PATTI LEACH SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
LANSING | Applications are available in the main office at Thornton Fractional South High School, 18500 Burnham Ave., for the Patti Leach Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500.
Applicants must live in Lansing and must have attended a public school in Lansing Elementary School District 158 from kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition, applicants must have attended T.F. South High School for four years.
All applications must be returned to the main office no later than May 1. For more information, call the high school at (708) 585-2000.
Donations also are being accepted to endow the Patti Leach Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship program is designed to be a perpetual memorial to Leach, who served as a physical education teacher in District 158 from 1968 to 2005.
In addition to a distinguished teaching career, Leach was a 21-year member of the Lan-Oak Park District board of commissioners, served as a village trustee for eight years and was a District 158 board member for one year.
She was the first female member of the Lansing Lions and was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. She died Aug. 29, 2010.