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Recipients of 2023 WEY scholarships



Women for Evanston Youth scholarship recipients (from left) Samuel Roberson, Ava Moseley, Meg Houseworth and Sofia Shewfelt. Credit: Jan Ashton


Four graduating Evanston Township High School seniors have been awarded scholarships from Women for Evanston Youth.


Four graduating seniors from Evanston Township High School have been presented scholarship honors from Women For Evanston Youth. The students were celebrated at WEY’s recent scholarship tea and presented checks to go toward their university studies.


Meg Houseworth received the group’s highest honor, the WEY Youth Award, presented annually to the senior who identifies as female or gender nonconforming and who ranks first among the members of their class in all-around qualities. Nominated by her ETHS peers for the award, Houseworth distinguished herself with an exceptional academic record and dedication to social justice. In addition to her involvement in ETHS student organizations including SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and Emerge, she worked for the Restore Justice Foundation and interned at the Evanston History Center. Houseworth will attend University of California Los Angeles to study social and economics on a pre-law track.


The two winners of the WEY STEM Scholarships are both high achievers academically and in leadership roles within ETHS athletics and school organizations. Sofia Shewfelt, captain of the ETHS swimming/diving team, violinist in the school orchestra and paid intern at Northwestern’s civil and environmental engineering department, will attend the University of Chicago to study molecular engineering. Ava Moseley, a leader in Youth Technology Corps, First Tech Challenge and ultimate Frisbee team, will attend Purdue University, where she will study mechanical engineering.


Samuel Robers winner of the Joanne Murphy Trautwein Music Scholarship. He played trumpet for four years in the ETHS band program and was first chair in symphonic band this past year. He also played jazz guitar in the school’s prestigious jazz program and held a seat on its jazz ensemble. Roberson will pursue a major in jazz at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.





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