Thomas Wilhoite, Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

Thomas Wilhoite of Yorktown High School is a recipient of the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, a four-year award that grants full tuition to any accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. The Lilly Scholarship also covers fees and provides an annual stipend for required books and equipment.

Thomas Wilhoite plans to study business. He is the son of Leland and Mary Wilhoite. Thomas has been an active member of DECA all four years of high school. This year, Thomas serves as the President of the Indiana DECA, leading more than 3,000 DECA members from across the state. Additionally, Thomas is a runner, participating on the track team and serving as captain of the cross-country team. He is involved in Riley Dance Marathon, four-year class president, a member of National Honor Society, and an active community volunteer.