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2002 IESA Scholar Attitude Award

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14 Individuals Named as 2002 Scholar Attitude Award Winners

2002 Scholar Attitude Winners
Scholar Attitude Winners

Jessica Glass, Normal Parkside; Anna Fairbairn, Channahon JHS; Katie Nett, Spring Valley Kennedy; Kaycie Rueter, Beecher City; Mary Jo Sprout, Roseville; Aubree Cantrall, Athens

Megan Murphy, Divernon; Erica Rund, Catlin; Sarah Gorham, Elmwood; Stephanie Millard, Carlinville; Lara Seelhoefer, Sullivan

Blaise Carie, Mt. Zion JHS; Frank Trager III, Burr Ridge Gower; Brian Lambert, Pontiac St. Mary's



The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2002 Scholar Attitude Award. Fourteen (14) students from across the state who attend IESA member schools were selected by a panel of judges and will be honored with a luncheon.

The luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the Radisson Hotel in Bloomington starting at 11:00 a.m. The 14 award winners, two guests of each award winner, and the school principal will be guests of the IESA to recognize this tremendous accomplishment. All award winners will receive a plaque, an award medallion, and a $100.00 savings bond. Mr. Robert Kanaby, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, will be the guest speaker.

In order to be eligible for consideration, a student from an IESA member school must be of 8th grade status, have a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must have participated in at least one IESA activity during each year of their two-year junior high career, and demonstrated outstanding citizenship during their junior high tenure. In addition, each student was required to submit a typed essay titled "The Value of Sportsmanship."

Only one student from each IESA member school was eligible for consideration. One student from each of the 14 IESA Board of Directors geographic membership divisions was selected. Nearly 150 applications were received.

"The students selected for our 4th annual Scholar Attitude Award represent the finest junior high school students in the state of Illinois," said IESA Executive Director Steve Endsley. "The tradition of naming a Scholar Attitude award started in 1999 and that first group of students selected set the expectation bar at a high level. This year's class has met the challenge and has demonstrated their abilities in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in their communities. It is refreshing to see that the youth of Illinois are preparing for their high school careers and beyond. Our judges had a difficult time selecting only 14 students. These students will be the leaders of tomorrow."



Named as Scholar Attitude Award Winners for 2002 are:
Frank Trager III, Burr Ridge Gower
Katie Nett, Spring Valley Kennedy
Anna Fairbairn, Channahon
Brian Lambert, Pontiac St. Mary's
Sarah Gorham, Elmwood
Mary Jo Sprout, Roseville
Jessica Glass, Normal Parkside
Erica Rund, Catlin
Blaise Carie, Mt. Zion
Aubree Cantrall, Athens
Lara Seelhoefer, Sullivan
Megan Murphy, Divernon
Kaycie Rueter, Beecher City
Stephanie Millard, Carlinville

  "The students selected for our Scholar Attitude Award represent the finest junior high school students in the state of Illinois," said Steve Endsley, IESA Executive Director. "The students have demonstrated their abilities in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in their communities. It is refreshing to see that the youth of Illinois are preparing for their high school careers and beyond. These students will be the leaders of tomorrow."

Steve Endsley, IESA Executive Director, Administrator for Scholar Attitude Award
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