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The Morgan Lee Buerkett Scholarship has been established at The High School of Saint Thomas More in memory of Morgan “Moe” Buerkett and her parents, Jon and Dana, who were taken from us on July 24, 2011. Morgan was a graduate of the Class of 2010. Her friends describe Morgan as having been “larger than life”, a friend to everyone who knew her, a leader of every sports team she joined, and a striking beauty sought out as a model. At The High School of Saint Thomas More, Morgan helped lead both the volleyball and track teams to the IHSA state finals. She was an exemplary student achieving a place on the school’s honor roll, serving as an STM Ambassador, participating in both the “Saber Pack” and cheerleading squad, serving as a student mentor, and participating in the Spanish Club. Morgan’s teammates remember her leadership, sense of humor, willingness to be silly, as well as her easygoing and compassionate ways. Morgan was to begin her sophomore year at the University of Chicago where she was studying journalism. She was a middle blocker for the UC volleyball team and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Jon, Dana and Morgan Buerkett were genuine stakeholders and believed in The High School of Saint Thomas More. The entire school community will forever mourn the loss of Jon, Dana and Morgan and remain eternally grateful for their time, talent, treasure, and commitment to The High School of Saint Thomas More.