The Millstadt Police Department presented their 15th annual D.A.R.E. College Scholarship, at the village board meeting on May 23rd. The money for the $1,000 scholarship is raised through the “D.A.R.E. to Run for BackStoppers” 5K/10K, which this year will be held Saturday, November 5th. The requirements for the scholarship include possessing at least a 3.0 GPA, submit three letters of reference, compose an essay on how good decision making can affect their future, and how volunteering and community service creates a better community. The candidate also had to graduate from MCS or St. James School.
Elizabeth Tribout is this year’s winner. Elizabeth is the daughter of Denny and Mary Beth Tribout. She is a 2018 graduate of Millstadt Consolidated School and recently graduated from Belleville West. She was active in student council where she served as spirit leader and was class president in her junior year. She was heavily involved in the Science Olympiad and was nominated as a member of the Illinois Science Olympiad Youth Advisory Board. She participated as a member of the German Club and German National Honor Society.
Through Belleville West Student Council and the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy she filmed and edited their video to submit to Chick-Fil-A for a project. The video was selected as the winning video nationwide.
Through the National Honor Society, she performed a great deal of community service for the Adapt 4 Autism Camp.
Due to COVID affecting small businesses, Elizabeth created the social media page called “Small Biz Lizz,” where she visited small businesses and spotlighted them on her page. This had a direct impact on benefitting the businesses.
This fall, she plans on attending the University of Arkansas and majoring in Agribusiness with a focus in sales and marketing.