Kishwaukee College student Levee Callahan has been selected the winner of Kish’s 2019 Paul Simon Student Essay contest. Callahan, of Sycamore, received a $500 Kish scholarship check along with a certificate of achievement at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 9. His essay was forwarded to the statewide competition.
The Paul Simon Student Essay contest is held annually by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. All ICCTA member colleges may enter one student essay in the statewide competition each year. If Callahan’s essay is selected as the statewide winner, he will be invited to the annual ICCTA awards banquet in June, his essay will be published in the Illinois Trustee newsletter, and he will receive another $500 scholarship.
Contestants were asked to write an essay on the topic: How My Community College has Changed My Life.
Callahan’s essay examines how his career-planning class influenced his career trajectory and how the college has made a lasting, positive impact on his life.
To read Callahan’s essay, visit www.kish.edu/iccta.