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Eli Johnson is 2022 Lilly Scholarship Recipient


Eli, a Norwell High School senior, is the son of John and Nichol Johnson. He is a two-year member of National Honor Society. He has maintained distinction honor roll throughout his high school career. Eli participated in the Wells County Youth Leadership Forum and received an Outstanding Scholar Award from The Wells County Foundation, Inc./Bluffton Rotary Club.

Eli has been active in 4H Junior Leaders and has served as secretary of the Lancaster Achievers. Active in wrestling for four years, he received 1st Team Academic All-State, Team Captain, State Qualifier, Conference Champ, Sectional and Regional Champ. In soccer, Eli received 1st Team Academic All-State, All Conference Honorable Mention. He is also a four-year member of the Norwell Baseball Team, earning 1st Team Academic All-State. Eli was the recipient of an Indiana Rising Stars recognition.

He has served his community through volunteering at Itown Church, providing set-up and tear-down for the services each Sunday. He was a fundraising organizer for Champions Together – Indiana Special Olympics. He is a member of Wells County Teen Court. Through his involvement in 4-H, he planted trees, packed weekend food bags, taught at health fairs and shopped for the Angel Tree program.

Eli currently Works at J&N Acres and Optimum Performance Sports.

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