2006 IESA Scholar Attitude Award

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2006 Scholar Attitude Winners
Scholar Attitude Winners

Carly Kaminke, Heath Moore, Austin LeClere, Brendan Kimble, Jacob Kirk, Matthew Niendorf, Abby Olson

Josiah Moore, Katherine Althoff, Maddie Fetter, Alie Sermak, Aylla Lashaway-Mueller, Wil Ward, Lance Niebrugge

The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 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 on Friday, April 21, at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington. It begins 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 at the luncheon. 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.

To be eligible, 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 is 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 100 applications were received.

"The students selected for our 8th 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 2006 are:
Aylla Lashaway-Mueller, Palatine Quest
Austin LeClere, Forreston
Matthew Niendorf, Frankfort Summit Hill
Carly Kaminke, Streator Woodland
Heath Moore, Brimfield
Josiah Moore, Camp Point Central
William Ward, Normal Chiddix
Ali Sermak, Danville Oakwood
Abby Olson, Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell
Jacob Kirk, Morton JHS
Katherine Althoff, Taylorville VisionWay
Madelyn Fetter, Springfield Grant
Lance Niebrugge, Teutopolis
Brendan Kimble, Jerseyville St. Francis HG

  "The IESA Scholar Attitude Award honors those students who have maintained a high-academic standard while pursuing participation in their school community through IESA activities. We would like to congratulate the selected students on their focus, passion, and pursuit. We look forward to the leadership they will provide in the future and we are pleased to be a part of their journey."

Charlie Shempf
IESA Assistant Executive Director
Administrator for Scholar Attitude Award
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