Current Lilly Scholars

Only the best and the brightest of Vanderburgh County receive this scholarship award, and these students are to be commended on their exceptional academic performance, participation in school activities, their character, community activities, writing skills, and personal poise. We offer our congratulations to this year’s Lilly Scholars for their outstanding achievements!


Kristina DiDomizio

The daughter of John and Kathryn DiDomizio, Kristina has achieved an exceptional scholastic record at Reitz High School. She was president of student council and a member of the National Honor Society. She participated in the Social Studies Academic Team, Spanish Club, and the ensemble and concert choirs. She was a member of the Reitz Thespian Society and played Angie in her school’s production of “The Wedding Singer” and Anna, the king’s wife in “The King and I.” In addition to holding various jobs throughout high school, she was active in her church and a volunteer for a number of community agencies, including the American Red Cross, Chrysalis, and Race for the Cure. Kristina is pursuing a degree in business management at the University of Evansville.

Jacob Riggs

Another exceptional scholar, Jacob is the son of Mark and Rachel Riggs. He is a graduate of North High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Academic Team, and the tennis team. He is active at his church and has been a member of 4-H since the third grade, holding several leadership roles throughout his participation. Jacob plans to study engineering at Purdue University.

Emma Wargel

Emma is the daughter of Naomi and Timothy Wargel and a graduate of Memorial High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, History Club, Tiger Pride, Teens for Life, and Snowflake. She also was a member of the cross-country and track teams and lettered in basketball. In addition to working part-time during high school, she volunteered for the House of Bread and Peace, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, and Little Sisters of the Poor. Emma plans to study mathematics at the University of Southern Indiana.