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  • Arielle Christopher, 13, of Streamwood, is crowned Northern Illinois Scholarship Program Community Ambassador at the Northern Illinois Scholarship Program fall pageant.

      Arielle Christopher, 13, of Streamwood, is crowned Northern Illinois Scholarship Program Community Ambassador at the Northern Illinois Scholarship Program fall pageant.
    Courtesy of Lee Christopher

 
Submitted by Lee Christopher

Arielle Christopher, age 13, of Streamwood, was appointed Northern Illinois Scholarship Program Community Ambassador at the Northern Illinois Scholarship Program Fall 2012 Pageant held at the village of Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Christopher received a crown, sash, bouquet of roses, and the yearlong privilege to represent the Northern Illinois Scholarship Program in her community.

The Northern Illinois Scholarship Program is a "Program with a Purpose."NISP is one of the most rewarding programs for young ladies and women based in Northern Illinois. NISP is a program with a pageant in Illinois that embraces the importance of community service. One example of NISP's dedication is the R.E.A.C.H. program, which stands for: Responsibility, Educating our youth, Achieving goals, Commitment and Helping others which was designed to teach the importance of community service.

"The whole experience made me feel like I was gaining a new family today", said Miss Christopher. "I believe this will help me to be an even better volunteer."

NISP states, "Our yearly pageant is not a beauty pageant!" We take pride in our youth -- their goals and achievements. We are looking for genuine, sincere, congenial citizens that want to "Make a Difference" by giving to and sharing with others.

Christopher has been active in her community by volunteering at local charities. In 2008, Arielle was awarded Illinois House Resolution No. 1507; in 2009, the President's Volunteer Service Award; and she was awarded an Illinois Senate Certificate of Recognition in 2012.

The Northern Illinois Scholarship Program is based in Wauconda. For information, contact Diane Calabrese, NISP director, (847) 778-9961, or visit www.nisprograms.com.

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