NORMAL- A family is helping others in remembrance of a loved one.
Casey Hrouda and Jessica Fujimoto from Normal Community High School were both awarded the Kirbie Nicole Brittain Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarships were given out during the Senior Awards Ceremony at Normal Community High School. Students were given awards for overcoming difficulties in their lives during their senior year.
The two finalists were not told beforehand about the awards and they were quite surprised.
Scholarship winner Casey Hrouda said, "I knew it was between me and Jessica. We were both really afraid because each of us wanted the other to get it, we both wanted it. we didn't know who would get it and it was a really big surprise that we both got it."
"I feel really honored. It was an incredible moment. I'm just glad I can honor someone's life," said other scholarship winner Jessica Fujimoto.
This is the second time the award has been given out. Each student was given a one thousand dollar scholarship.