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Chicago Auto Trade Association Awards Carol Cooling Scholarship

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the Carol Cooling Scholarship – a $1,000 grant to a deserving graduating senior who is heavily involved in school clubs or activities and holds leadership positions – to John Hersey High School senior Kimberly Roman last week during a school assembly. The CATA established the Carol Cooling Scholarship to honor John Hersey High School alumna and long-time NBC Chicago Special Events Director Carol Cooling, who passed away late last year after a battle with cancer.

The CATA describes Cooling as someone who worked tirelessly on behalf of the station, its employees and its business partners and made a positive impact on those with whom she came in contact. John Hersey High School administrative staff identified Kimberly Roman as someone who exemplifies these commendable traits and is deserving of the scholarship.

“I really appreciate what the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is doing to help students and honor Mrs. Carol Cooling,” said scholarship recipient Kimberly Roman. “I am honored to have been selected as someone who exemplifies Carol Cooling’s characteristics.”

Roman plans to attend Indiana University in the fall, and has already been admitted to its Kelley School of Business to study accounting and finance. She plans to put the scholarship funds towards college.

“We are very appreciative of what the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is doing to honor the wonderful Carol Cooling,” said John Hersey High School Assistant Principal John Novak. “She left a great legacy that will live on through this scholarship.”

“Those who were fortunate enough to have known Carol were no doubt touched by her passion for her work – not to mention her huge heart,” said CATA Chairman Colin Wickstrom. “Carol’s enthusiasm was contagious, her character admired and her work ethic unmatched. Our hope with the Carol Cooling Scholarship is to touch young people’s lives the way she touched ours, in the way she would’ve wanted her spirit to live on.”

John Hersey High School students will have the chance to apply for the Carol Cooling Scholarship again next year. The CATA will fund the scholarship for 10 years.

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