Unity Foundation Announces 2012 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipients

Unity Foundation Announces 2012 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipients

Two La Porte County students have been named recipients of full tuition, four-year scholarships as Unity Foundation of La Porte County 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Brittany Belkiewitz and Mitchell Orzech will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of their choice, and an annual $900 stipend for required books and equipment. Brittany Belkiewitz is a La Porte High School student and is the daughter of Jeffery and Marilyn Belkiewitz.  Brittany is ranked first in her class of 452 and plans to attend Indiana University to study International Relations, Russian and other foreign languages which will directly correlate with her goal to become a diplomat for the United States.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Ecology Club, Spanish Club, Athletic Advisory Council, Leadership La Porte County, Indiana Work Ethic Program, and Postponing Sexual Involvement, and has also been editor-in-chief of the school paper for two years.  Brittany competes in varsity cross-country and track and field.  She has volunteered at an orphanage in Chile and experienced three other mission trips with her church youth group.  For the past four years Brittany has aided in highway clean-Up, La Porte Teen Court, collected pledges for CROP, helped the local Salvation Army and provided homework assistance through READ La Porte County.  She has assisted with community initiatives for the Worthy Women’s Recovery Home and works as a transcriptionist for a local poet.  Brittany is a true leader in her service to others. Mitchell Orzech is a Michigan City High School student and the son of Michael and Nicole Orzech.  Mitchell is ranked first in his class of 416 and plans to attend Rose-Hulman Institute...