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2003 IESA Scholar Attitude Award

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14 Individuals Named as 2003 Scholar Attitude Award Winners

2003 Scholar Attitude Winners
Scholar Attitude Winners

Justin Woodmancy, Peoria Hollis; Carrie Hilliker, Bradley Central; Carrie Kuhns, Sullivan; Hannah Reeley, Danville North Ridge; Jaleese Sipe, Chenoa; Alexis Westerhausen, Girard; Natalie Piper, Barrington Station

Matthew Wetmore, Macomb; Heidi Isermann, Streator Northlawn; Katelyn Atteberry, West Lincoln-Broadwell; Sarah Cotner, Washington Central; Hannah Goodrich, Forreston; Eric Waldman, Springfield Grant; Tiffany Gould, Brownstown



The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 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, May 1, 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. Stephen Bargatze, of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, 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. Over 100 applications were received.

"The students selected for our 5th 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 2003 are:
Natalie Piper, Barrington Station
Hannah Goodrich, Forreston
Carrie Hilliker, Bradley Central
Heidi Isermann, Streator Northlawn
Justin Woodmancy, Peoria Hollis
Matthew Wetmore, Macomb
Jaleese Sipe, Chenoa
Hannah Reeley, Danville North Ridge
Katelyn Atteberry, Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell
Sarah Cotner, Washington Central
Carrie Kuhns, Sullivan
Eric Waldman, Springfield Grant
Tiffany Gould, Brownstown
Alexis Westerhausen, Girard

  "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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