EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College has selected four incoming freshmen from the class of 2022 as Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program.
The new Reagan Fellows are Katherine Germann of Sunbury, Ohio, Jackson Nannie of East Peoria, Ill., Emmalyn Paul of Eureka and Zachary Walter of Sherman, Ill. The group was chosen from a group of more than 70 semifinalists.
The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full‐tuition scholarship over four years and global travel and professional mentorship opportunities.
Germann will graduate from Big Walnut High School in Sunbury where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the German Club and participated in tennis, mock trial, and the quiz team. She plans to continue debate activities and major in chemistry at Eureka.
Nannie is set to finish his studies as a graduate of Metamora Township High School next month. He was one of 30 students selected nationwide to serve as a US Senate Page during the 2016-2017 school year. A decorated honors student, he was also heavily involved in Key Club, a member of the MTHS speech team and MTHS student council. At Eureka, Nannie plans to participate on speech team and pursue various community service as well as political internships and fellowships.
Paul is a Eureka native that will graduate from Eureka High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Paul was also captain of EHS color guard, a member of the dance team and selected as a delegate to attend Capitol Forum, an Illinois Humanities program. She plans to continue her involvement in chorale and the dance team at the College and also intends to pursue musical theatre ‘Neath the Elms.
Walter will be a 2018 graduate of Williamsville High School. He was a state runner-up in scholastic bowl and also a second-place winner the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) essay contest. Walter was also selected as the school’s most valuable newcomer in cross country. At Eureka, he intends to continue participating in debate and other various academic endeavors.
Besides receiving full tuition, Reagan Fellows participate in workshops and retreats throughout the school year. During the summers of their sophomore and junior years, Reagan Fellows participate in mentorships with leaders in their field within the United States and abroad. The program provides funding to support travel and living expenses for the mentorships.
The Reagan Leadership Program is in its 34th year. The program is named for Ronald W. Reagan, 40th president of the United States and a 1932 graduate of Eureka College.