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2013 Writing and Reading Program
Research shows that kids who do NOT read and write over the summer may lose 2 months or more of achievement gained in the previous school year!  Reading and writing over the summer means higher achievement in the fall.  At picture day a few weeks ago, younger players were given blank books to create their own original story, older players were given a reading list of books available at the library with a log for parent signatures. Children can read ANY 3 books to submit their entry.  There will be a chance for prizes at the end of the summer for all players who have turned in a completed book. 

NEW: Mayor Robert Lovero, is donating 60 tickets for the July 3 Chicago Fire game to support the program.  The first 20 players that turn in their completed books by June 30 will receive 4 tickets to the game.

There are 3 ways to submit a book or reading log:
1)  Players can turn in their book or reading log to their coach and the coach can bring it to the rec.  
2)  Player can turn in their book or reading log to Over the Rainbow Ice Cream Parlor at 6836 Windsor.  Players will get a FREE ICE CREAM CONE when they bring in their books or reading logs!
3)  Players can turn in their books or reading logs to office at The Rec.

Scholarship Information
Guided by our interest in promoting stronger involvement in our schools and investment in our children, each Spring, C.A.R.E.S. raises funds to support scholarships for Morton West High School students headed to college.  Our $1000 scholarships are intended to assist with the rising costs of college tuition.

How to Apply 
Applications are available through the Counselor's Office at Morton West High School.  Students are
rated on critieria which includes academic acheivement, financial need and extracurricular activities. 
Applications are due each April for consideration.  Recipients will be announced in May and will be invited to attend a special C.A.R.E.S. event in early May.

For more information on scholarships, please contact us.

Success Stories
Berwyn C.A.R.E.S. scholarships have gone to deserving local students headed for some of the top colleges in the country.  Previous recipients have been accepted to programs including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering and Business/Economics) and University of IL at Urbana-Champaign (Electrical Engineering).  Among their impressive academic acheivements, members of the National Honor Society, listing in Who's Who Among American High School Students and recipient of the President's Award for Educational Achievement.  There are more deserving students in need, please consider co-sponsoring a C.A.R.E.S. scholarship (details at right).

Downloads for the 2013 Writing & Reading Program:

Letter to Coaches
Sample Book
Reading Log


C.A.R.E.S. Scholarship Recipients

2010 Honorees
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Cassandra Cisneros
Jocelin Gamez
Iseli Hernandez
Julia Irmis
Diana Saavedra
Christina Soto

2009 Honorees
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Allison Demes
Justin Gonzalez
Monica Hernandez
Christina Mendez
Joseph Rodriguez

2008 Honorees
Nadia Abbasi
Peter Rizzo
Alexander Grozdic

2007 Honorees
Brian Hovorka
Daniel Kubaczyk
John Park

Name a Scholarship

For a contribution of $500 or more to our scholarship program, you have the opportunity to name a scholarship in honor of a person or group.  You can also attend a special event to present the check to the deserving Morton West student.  Take this opportunity to memorialize a loved one by creating a scholarship in their honor. Contact us for more information.

Thank you to our past donors:
The Page Family
Wayne Parthun
Nunzino Pizza
Lucille Evans

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