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2004 IESA Scholar Attitude Award

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14 Individuals Named as IESA Scholar Attitude Award Winners

2004 Scholar Attitude Winners
Scholar Attitude Winners

Hannah Esker, Effingham St. Anthony; Josie Millard, Carlinville; Katie Thomason, Peoria Limestone Walters; Alex Rhea, Camp Point Central; Landon Frye, Easton Illini Central; Hillary Monier, Walnut Bureau Valley North; Ashley Lucas, Elgin St. Laurence

Rachel Schultz, Herscher; Jessica Stout, Taylorville; Brian Hills, Piper City Tri-Point; Danielle Daluga, Pontiac St. Mary’s; Matthew Wolfson, Chatham Glenwood; Kelsey Erickson, Mahomet-Seymour; Luke Butts, Warrensburg-Latham



The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2004 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 29, at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center 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 6th 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 2004 are:
Ashley Lucas, Elgin St. Laurence
Hillary Monier, Walnut Bureau Valley North
Rachel Schultz, Herscher JHS
Danielle Daluga, Pontiac St. Mary's
Katie Thomason, Peoria Limestone Walters
Alexander Rhea, Camp Point Central
Brian Hills, Piper City Tri-Point
Kelsey Erickson, Mahomet-Seymour
Jonathan Butts, Warrensburg-Latham
J. Landon Frye, Easton Illini Central
Jessica Stout, Taylorville JHS
Matthew Wolfson, Chatham Glenwood
Hannah Esker, Effingham St. Anthony
Josie 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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