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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

12th Annual Officer David White Scholarship awarded to Samuel Wehrli

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Scholarship awarded at June 14 Naperville Park District board meeting

The 2018 Officer David White Scholarship was awarded to Samuel Wehrli, son of Naperville Park District Police officer Scott Wehrli. Park Police Chief Carl Schnibben and Officer David White presented the award to Mr. Wehrli at the park board meeting on June 14.

The $2,000 scholarship honors the compassionate public service demonstrated by Naperville Park Police Officer David White, whose actions helped save a young man’s life in 2006.

“The scholarship panel agreed that Samuel clearly models the attitude of service and concern for others that this award stands for,” stated Chief Schnibben.

The scholarship is open to an individual age 25 and under who either is a son or daughter of an active duty Naperville police officer, park police officer, or firefighter or someone who is serving in one of these roles themselves. Naperville Police Explorers and Naperville Fire Explorers also are eligible.

Initially funded by an anonymous donor for a period of ten years, the scholarship is now in its 12th year, thanks to the continued generosity and dedication of the donor.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.
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