■ Scholarly Pursuits

WPNT Ltd.’s Steve Johnson is pursuing college excellence as part of the Evanston Scholars program. He’s committed six years to seeing students through high school and college graduation.

Over the past year, WPNT Ltd.’s Steve Johnson has played mentor to a pair of Evanston Township High School students. One of them graduated this summer.

Graduate Devenere pictured here with Steve is attending Columbia College in the fall to study music production. The goal of the Evanston Scholars program is to see more students start AND finish college. Open to juniors, the program is built to support them for the six-year stretch to college graduation.

The organization provides mentors and learning opportunities to bolster students’ support systems – improving their chances of obtaining a college degree. Steve continues to guide his other mentee Tyler with ACT/SAT testing and the application/financial aid process.  Tyler has an eye toward studying sports therapy at either Butler University for University of Wisconsin at Madison.