One Vermillion County student has been named recipient of a full tuition four-year scholarship as the Vermillion County Community Foundation 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar – Vermillion County.
Lauryn Silver will receive full tuition to the Indiana private college or public university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Lauryn is the daughter of Holly Silver of Clinton and Jon Silver of Terre Haute. She will graduate in June 2019 from South Vermillion High School with a Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma with a 3.99 GPA. She has taken several honors and AP classes as well as dual credit courses. She plans to continue to be a pediatric dentist and forensic odontology.
Lauryn’s high school guidance counselor Mrs. Linda Avenetti enthusiastically recommends her for this scholarship based on her excellent academic accomplishments, leadership abilities, work ethics, ambition, motivation to succeed and character. Mrs. Avenetti continued by saying, “She is a well respected student by her peers and teachers. This young woman will be successful in whatever college she attends and career she chooses.”
Lauryn is a member of National Honor Society and honored as an Academic Excellence awardee. She is a 4 year member and team captain of the SVHS soccer team with varsity letters for 3 years and Defensive Player award for 2 years. She is also a 4 year member of the SVHS girls basketball team with varsity letters for 3 years and earning the Sixth Man Award. Lauryn has a letter in cheerleading and ladies tennis. She is a 10 year Vermillion County 4-H member. Lauryn contributes to the community participating in National Night Out, assisting with the community tennis clinic and biddy basketball. Besides being a student athlete, Lauryn works in the office of the Vigo County Prosecutor Child Support Division year round.