Lindbergh High School seniors gathered together May 7 to be awarded well over $200,000 in scholarships and receive a number of academic achievement awards.
More than 40 scholarships were awarded in all, including 22 from the Lindbergh Schools Foundation that totaled $31,500. Foundation scholarships are given in honor or in memory of former teachers, alumni, coaches, students and administrators.
Senior Emma Diestelkamp received a $180,000 scholarship from the US Marine Corps’ Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, and 18 International Baccalaureate diploma candidates received their gold stoles, which they will wear at graduation May 29.
Each year, Lindbergh High School presents the Renaissance Man and Woman of the Year awards to the top two seniors who best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship and community service. This year’s recipients are Mackenzie Hempe and Kendall Helbert.
Both recipients are seven semester Platinum Renaissance recipients. Hempe is an IB Diploma Candidate, a National Merit Commended Scholar and a Harvard Book Award winner. She has been a member of RAD, Venture Crew, LHS Interact, National Honor Society, Character Council, DECA, and Principal’s Council. Helbert is a National AP Scholar, a National Merit Finalist, and a RPI Medal Award recipient for excellence in math and science. He has been a member of DECA, All-Suburban Honors Band, Varsity Football, and Varsity Baseball.