My name is Chloe Proffitt, daughter of Owin Proffitt. I just recently graduated from Wilmington High School. I will be attending Eastern Illinois University where I will continue my athletic and academic career. I will be majoring in Dietetics while running Division 1 cross country and track. Outside of running I have participated in a wide variety of activities. I was the secretary of the NHS, a part of the Student Council, and an intern at The Free Press. Outside of school, I help to advocate for mental health. My dad has always been a huge part of my life. Most importantly my dad taught me to work for whatever I strive for. When it comes to running my dad taught me to always put in the extra work and not give up when it gets hard. This is a trait he has demonstrated my entire life, from work to family, he has always given it his all.

I am extremely grateful for OPICMA and Local 11. The Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund will greatly affect my future. I am extremely blessed to be granted this opportunity to help expand on my dreams and further my education.