Anderson Scholarship awarded to DHS soccer player

Alexander Chavez is the 2021 winner of the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,500 scholarship is awarded each year by Christopher’s family to a senior DeKalb High School soccer player who is a good student and exemplifies the spirit, teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for soccer that Christopher demonstrated.

Chavez played soccer all four years at DHS.

DHS Head Soccer Coach PJ Hamilton said, ”Alex is an outstanding ambassador for the DeKalb boys soccer program. He has a passion for the game of soccer that is consistently displayed in both training and matches. His love for the game is contagious and he has a positive influence on his teammates. He consistently found ways to spark the training environment and established creative ways to challenge his teammates to become more competitive.

“Alex was the spark we needed this year. His love for the game and ability to motivate his teammates was one of the many reasons why this year’s squad was so successful. Alex has a bright future and is going to be extremely successful at Kishwaukee College next year. Alex is planning to study business administration/management at Kish with future careers goals that include owning his own business,” he said.

The scholarship was created in 2000 by the Anderson family in memory of their son and brother who was killed in a car accident on July 18, 1999, at the age of 16. The scholarship fund has grown each year through contributions made by his family and people in the DeKalb community and is managed by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.