Hope Beelman was born and raised in the Illinois Valley and is a senior at LaSalle-Peru Township High School in LaSalle, IL. She attended WJMC in the summer of 2019 and is excited to help with the development of the next conference. Not only is she currently in her second year of leading her school’s Ell Ess Pe Yearbook staff as editor-in-chief, but she is also involved in Link Crew and Key Club. Throughout her high school career, Hope has represented her school as a state qualifier and medalist at the IHSA Journalism Competition. She plans to continue her education at a four-year university with a major in either Education or Journalism.