2021 Education to Empowerment Scholarship Recipient
Leilani Carreno lives in Huntley and graduated from Huntley High School. Her goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Iowa, with a double major or minor in dance. She hopes to become a speech therapist, working with young children in a private clinic or hospital, or eventually opening her own clinic. Leilani believes that education is essential to becoming a well-rounded person and that it teaches you how to face and overcome challenges. She made the President’s Honors list during the last school year and is proud to be receiving A’s in all of her college classes. She also works as a dance instructor and nanny.