Trinity High School grad wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Aft Press

Julia Cuscaden, a 2013 graduate of Trinity High School in River Forest, Ill., is one of four highly accomplished high school graduates to receive a Robert G. Porter scholarship at the American Federation of Teachers national TEACH Conference.

Each year, the AFT presents an $8,000 scholarship to each of four outstanding high school seniors who are the children of AFT members. Recipients must show exemplary service to their community and plan to pursue a career in labor, education, health or government service.

In addition to excelling academically, Cuscaden, who lives with her family in Chicago, has been active outside the classroom. She was a part of several arts organizations, including the Art Club and the Film Club. She was a volunteer for the St. Paul Church after-school child care program, the Oak Park Animal Care League and a hospital kitchen. She was an active peer tutor for other students at her school, and was selected to be a member of the National Honor Society.

The Robert G. Porter Scholars Program is named in honor of the late AFT secretary-treasurer, who served for more than 30 years. Porter was known for his commitment to improving the quality of public education and public service.

Julia Cuscaden plans to attend DePaul University in Chicago, and majored in early childhood education and minored in cinematic studies. "I am very thankful for this scholarship because it will help me reach my goal of giving children a meaningful and strong education from an early age," she said.

Cuscaden is the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Cuscaden, both of whom are teachers. Her mother is a member of the West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571.

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