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2019-2020 Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors Announced

Scheck Hillel Community School is honored to announce the 2019-2020 Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors: outstanding students who exemplify leadership and achievement in academics, extracurricular activities or service learning. They represent the school's values, striving to reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners, and stand tall among our rising generation of committed, knowledgeable leaders. The Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassador Program was established in 2009 as Scheck Hillel's first merit-based scholarship of its kind. Since then, it has named almost 90 Ambassadors, now alumni and college students living around the world.

Mazal Tov to Our Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors!
With great appreciation for the Gilinski family, mazal tov to this 11th class of Ambassadors. Scheck Hillel is blessed and proud to have so many talented, accomplished students. The number of Ambassadors for each year is limited; five of the nearly 50 students who participated in the rigorous application process were named Ambassadors. The application requires students to write short essays, produce a video and formulate a resume. Finalists advance to the second phase and also complete a panel interview. All applicants are applauded for participating in this rigorous application process.

"These students embody our Scheck Hillel Community School values and remind us why we dedicate ourselves to creating opportunities for our students to maximize achievement, explore passions and foster identity," said Vanessa Donaher, Head of School. "With utmost thanks to the Gilinski family and special recognition for faculty advisor Andrew Butler and the 2019 application review committee, please join me in congratulating these students and their families." 

The vision of the Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassador Program is to honor students who show exceptional commitment to education and Scheck Hillel, encouraging the lifelong learning and leadership that Jewish continuity requires.