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Eli’s Cheesecake Provides $10,000 in Scholarships to The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

Eli’s President Marc Schulman, CHSAS Graduates and Scholarship Winners, Charlie Herrera and Alexandria Goins, with FFA Chapter Advisor Sheila Fowler and Eli’s Vice President, Jeff Anderson  at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences FFA  Banquet on May 1, 2013. At the FFA Banquet for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences held on May 1st, 2013, Marc Schulman, President of the Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Purchasing and Operations, presented three scholarships for CHSAS Graduates.

 The scholarships were awarded as follows:

Charles Herrara, President of the FFA Chapter at CHSAS, will be attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majoring in Ag Economics. Herrara received the Aaron Easter Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the son of University President Robert Easter and Cheryl Easter) for $2,500 and also the Eli M. Schulman & Robert Hatoff Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the founder of Eli’s Cheesecake and his dearest friend, the late Robert Hatoff, the owner of Allen Brothers Meats) for $2,500.

Carly Trinley will be attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majoring in Animal Science. Trinley received the Aaron Easter Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the son of University President Robert Easter and Cheryl Easter) for $2,500.

Alexandria Goins will be attending Bradley University. Goins received the Eli M. Schulman & Robert Hatoff Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the founder of Eli’s Cheesecake and his dearest friend, the late Robert Hatoff, the owner of Allen Brothers Meats) for $2,500.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is proud of its partnership with CHSAS over the years, and is glad to be able to support education and the future of Agriculture through these students.

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Wisconsin FFA Chapters make a special visit to Eli’s Cheesecake on the Road to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis

Today it was our honor to host six FFA Chapters from northern Wisconsin on their way to the National FFA Convention starting Wednesday in Indianapolis. It was a pleasure for all of us at Eli’s to greet the students and teachers and to share our common interest in agriculture through our work with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. We also all gave praise to Dean Molly Jahn of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is a leaders in supporting agricultural education throughout all of Wisconsin and helping our students at Wright College and at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

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wisconsin ffa on the road

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Congratulations to the FFA Chapter of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on 22 Years of Achievement

On Wednesday, May 2nd, it was my pleasure to join over 350 parents, staff, industry and community supporters to honor the students of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. We want to give special thanks to the Senior FFA Chapter Officer who have provided great counsel and support to the students and the business partners throughout the year. The senior officers, their colleges and area of concentration are:

Ryan Jameson-President-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Agribusiness)

Melissa Janisch-Vice President-University of Notre Dame (Biology)

Alicia Thompson-Secretary-Roosevelt University (Biology)

Moises Navarro-Reporter-Purdue University (Food Science)

Whitney Carter-Treasurer-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Animal Science)

Rashawn Franklin-Sentinel-University of Kentucky (Agriculture Economics)

Lakelyn Pikowski-Student Advisor-Western Illinois (Hospitality Management)

Every year, I marvel at the energy of the FFA leaders at CHSAS and the amazing energy of Lucille Shaw, the FFA Advisor. At the end of evening, Ms. Shaw and Ryan Jameson, the FFA Chapter President, surprised me with the presentation of the FFA Blue & Gold Award.

A long list of students were recognized with awards at the banquet. In dollars, tens of thousands of dollars were given to students along with many opportunities for future enhancement. A most special award was made to Matt Basile, who was recognized for his work in aquaculture, with a summer fellowship in Australia from the Steve Irwin Foundation.

For myself, my co-chairs, Rouhy Shalabi and John Volk, and all of us on the CHSAS Advisory Board, we wish all of the graduates great success and we look forward to working with the next year’s sophomores, juniors and seniors. We thank Principal David Gilligan for his support and leadership of the school. Very few schools in the country are fortunate to have the leadership and commitment of principal, teachers and staff to make the high school and ag experience so beneficial.

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