Duane Bonifer  |   Published March 02, 2021

Exploring Greek, Discovering Monmouth

Trustees’ Scholar Bailey Evans was attracted to Monmouth through virtual class, then ‘fell in love with the tight-knit community aspect’ of the College.

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College spoke to Bailey Evans when she heard Greek in one of the College’s virtual programs. The Speedway High School senior participated last summer in a special virtual mini-class about the Greek language.

BAILEY EVANS: Was introduced to Greek through a virtual mini-course from Monmouth. BAILEY EVANS: Was introduced to Greek through a virtual mini-course from Monmouth.“I absolutely loved it,” said Evans, who is the daughter of William and Suzann Evans of Indianapolis. “I’ve always been interested in Greek, but I had never been able to take a course on it at my school, so it was very nice to learn the Greek alphabet. Then I proceeded to sign up for a creative writing course, and I just absolutely loved that.”

Evans will have an opportunity to pursue both of those subjects, and more, at Monmouth, as she has been named one of the College’s four Trustees’ Scholars in the Monmouth Class of 2025. Trustees Scholars receive a full four-year tuition scholarship, worth more than $160,000, to the national liberal arts college.

Evans was selected from among 165 high school seniors from 15 states who interviewed for the College’s top scholarships this year.

Evans plans to major in English to prepare for law school.

At Speedway, Evans has earned several academic awards and honors, and she has been involved with many clubs, organizations and teams, including: Key Club, serving as its secretary; Environmental Club; Multicultural and Spanish Club; National Honors Society representative; student media; and the swimming and tennis teams. She’s also worked at the Speedway Public Library for more than 2-1/2 years.

Evans said she “fell in love with the tight-knit community aspect” of Monmouth.

“I really loved seeing how close-knit the community is,” she said. “I like the homey and family feel of the campus.”

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