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June 24, 2024

Adriana Gordon recipient of the 2024 Dieterich American Legion Scholarship

(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – June 14, 2024)

Adriana Gordon has been named the first recipient of the newly established Dieterich American Legion Scholarship. A recent graduate of Dieterich High School, Adriana plans to pursue social science studies at Eastern Illinois University.

The Dieterich American Legion Scholarship is awarded to seniors at Dieterich High School based on financial need, academic performance, and community involvement.

The scholarship was created by the members of Dieterich American Legion Post 628 following the sale of the American Legion building in 2022.

The Dieterich American Legion Scholarship is a fund of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 200 funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. For more information, contact Alex Pleasant, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217.342.4988 or

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