Celebrating Compassion:

In the spirit of honoring compassion, resilience, and unwavering kindness, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation is delighted to announce Greta Kulat (pictured second from left) as the esteemed recipient of the 2024 Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Scholarship. Greta, a senior at Lyons Township High School, exemplifies the very essence of what this scholarship stands for – embodying Kelli Joy’s legacy of spreading joy and making a positive impact in the world.

At Lyons Township, where Kelli Joy once walked the halls, Greta has carved out her own path of excellence and service. Her commitment to her community, both locally and beyond, shines brightly through her involvement in various activities, including cheerleading, lacrosse, yearbook, and leadership roles within her church youth group and student section. Greta’s dedication to these pursuits reflects her deep-rooted passion for uplifting others and effecting meaningful change.

Greta’s essay eloquently captures her experiences of selflessly serving others, from volunteering in shelters to participating in mission trips across different states. Her heartfelt recounting of moments shared with individuals facing adversity illustrates the profound impact of simple acts of kindness and companionship. Through her words, we glimpse the empathy and compassion that drive Greta to make a difference in the lives of those around her.

Moreover, the glowing recommendation provided by her teacher illuminates Greta’s exceptional character and leadership qualities. As the Digital Marketing Editor of Tabulae Yearbook and a respected figure within her school community, Greta has demonstrated remarkable initiative, creativity, and dedication. Her ability to inspire and empower her peers is a testament to her natural leadership and genuine desire to uplift others.

It is especially poignant that Greta hails from Lyons Township, the alma mater of Kelli Joy herself. In honoring Greta’s achievements, we also pay homage to the enduring legacy of compassion and resilience that Kelli Joy embodied during her time at Lyons Township. Greta’s selection as this year’s scholarship recipient is a testament to the indelible mark she has already made on her community and her unwavering commitment to carrying forward Kelli Joy’s legacy of kindness and generosity.

As we celebrate Greta Kulat’s remarkable accomplishments and her embodiment of the values cherished by the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Foundation, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and deepest gratitude. Greta’s journey of compassion and service is a shining beacon of hope and inspiration for us all, reminding us of the profound impact that one individual can make in the lives of others. We eagerly anticipate the incredible contributions Greta will continue to make as she embarks on her academic and personal endeavors, knowing that she will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world.

Congratulations, Greta, on being named the 2024 Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Scholarship recipient. Your compassion, resilience, and unwavering dedication to making a difference are an inspiration to us all.

All 2024 KJO Scholars pictured from Golf Outing