Marist High School is proud to announce that senior Brooke Arundel was awarded the Butler University Chicago Partnership Award, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.
Arundel, has been a part of the HFS Chicago Scholars program during her high school years, which is an organization that provides mentorship, college readiness support, and academic excellence programs. She has been deeply involved in community activities, especially with floChicago, a youth development organization. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has served as the Marist softball team manager since freshman year.
HFS nominated Arundel for the scholarship which is open to students from the Chicagoland area. She had to have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, participate in an interview, and meet other requirements.
Arundel credits her family for teaching her to value education. “[Education] is my opportunity for more,” she said. “While in college, I get the chance to be independent, learn about the field I am passionate about, and experience a whole new environment. None of those things would be possible without my academic experiences. Arundel plans to major in accounting during college and hopes to work for one of the “big four” firms upon graduation.
“I believe that Brooke was chosen for this award because she has taken advantage of all opportunities available to her both at Marist and within her community,” Marist College Counselor Nicole Peterson explained. “She has a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a resiliency that is at the forefront of everything in which she takes part.”