The Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 489 recently announced the winner of the 2019 Gold Star Member Scholarship in the graduating high school category. Tyler Bakel of Yorkville was named the recipient.
Bakel is a 2019 graduate of Yorkville High School. He has danced with Gold Star Dance Academy Competitive Dance Team and volunteered at the Caring Hands Thrift Shop.
He plans to attend Waubonsee Community College to pursue a degree in physical education.
Bakel is the son of Sean and Cara Bakel of Yorkville.