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St. Bede alum receives scholarship

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:10 p.m. CST

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN — Nicole Yaklich was recently selected as this year’s recipient of the Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship sponsored by The Secretariat at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To be eligible, a student must be a high school senior with plans to attend college in the fall of 2013. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership and academic achievement along with co-curricular involvement and significant community service. Applicants were required to submit an essay explaining their future goals and career plans.

Yaklich, a graduate of Saint Bede Academy and school ambassador, will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this August to major in Human and Family Development at the College of ACES. She will attend a presentation on campus to receive her scholarship award. She is the daughter of Julia and Gary Yaklich of Princeton.