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The student news site of Collinsville Community Unit School District 10

The Kahoki

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CHS Senior goes above and beyond

Senior Elliott Schusky goes above and beyond for students, staff, and classes, throughout his busy schedule
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The C3 award stands for Collinsville Community Collaboration, is a partnership between the school district, the city and the Chamber of Commerce.  Elliott Schusky was this year’s winner of the student C3 award. “I’ve always hoped I’d accomplish bigger things” said Schusky.  When asked how he felt about receiving this award, he said, “I felt very grateful, and in my speech at the ceremony I specifically gave a shout-out to Ms. Olsen for being awesome and helping me with anything I’ve ever needed.” Elliott who is at the top of the 2024 graduating class and has recently been named a National Merit Scholar. For academics, he has been in band since the 5th grade and has always excelled in different subjects. He is also a leader in the band and he helps the younger students with their marching and helps teach the music to them. He was recently selected for the Illinois Music Education Association. He has a drive that gets him and his peers through the hard practices and competitions.  Elliott’s family was very happy he received the award. Elliott’s family was very happy to hear that he had received the C3 award, especially his mom Mrs. Linduaer, and his dad, Mr.Schusky. “My family mostly made fun of my sister, Margot, for being the only one of us who has not received a C3 award,” said Schusky.  Margot is the younger sister of Elliott and still has time to receive this prestigious award. Elliott believes that some promising candidates in the junior class have worked hard and deserve this award. Elliott is also a part of the Modul UN Club here at CHS. Model UN encourages students to engage themselves in politics, cultures, and problems. His involvement in Modul UN led him to an internship with Civitas St. Louis. It’s a non-profit organization that promotes active citizenship and world awareness to students. Elliott thinks that receiving this award has helped him get recognition from a lot of important Collinsville figures. The mayor of Collinsville and some city council members were at the ceremony. “I am very glad to have interacted with them and maybe it’ll lead to some awesome opportunities,” said Elliott.

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Braelynn Scott, Staff Writer
This is Braelynn Scott! She is a senior this year and it's her first year writing for The Kahoki! She is involved with the Student Council, executive board, and multicultural club! She is excited to write about our school sports teams and events throughout the year. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, and going to football games. After high school, Braelynn plans to be a 911 dispatcher.

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