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Lincoln High School speech team sectional results

[FEB. 22, 2003]  The speech team from Lincoln Community High School placed fourth in the IHSA Sectional at Belleville East High School on Feb. 15.

The following students advanced to the state tournament:

Betsy Buttell and Doug Rohrer, dramatic duet acting, first place

Betsy Buttell, dramatic interpretation, first

Tim Fak, impromptu speaking, second

Abrigail Sasse, radio speaking, third

Placements for those not advancing to state competition:

Tim Fak, extemporaneous speaking, fourth

Ty Sank, humorous interpretation, fifth

Abrigail Sasse, oratorical declamation, fifth

Julie Wood, original oratory, fifth

Ty Sank, special occasion speaking, fifth

Erica Brickey, verse reading, fifth

Audrey Beach, Lindsey Boerma, Brandon Davis, Jamie Eckert, Brittany Feese, Brady Gerdts, Kathryn Muck, Amy Schumacher and Brian Welter in performance in the round, fourth

[LCHS news release]


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Lincoln Elementary School District 27

Breakfast

(Milk served with all meals)

Friday, Feb. 28 -- Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice

Monday, March 3 -- Cereal, doughnut holes, juice

Tuesday, March 4 -- Sausage gravy with toast, fruit

Wednesday, March 5 -- Cereal, toast with jelly, juice

Thursday, March 6 -- Cheese toasty, fruit

Friday, March 7 -- No school; parent-teacher conferences

 

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Lunch

(Milk served with all meals)

Friday, Feb. 28 -- Turkey roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, bread and butter

Monday, March 3 -- Chili dog on bun, french fries, pretzels, baked beans

Tuesday, March 4 -- Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, bread and butter, pears

Wednesday, March 5 -- Max cheese sticks, corn, carrot sticks, peaches

Thursday, March 6 -- Barbecued chicken sandwich on bun, potato rounds or hash brown, peas, strawberry shortcake

Friday, March 7 -- No school; parent-teacher conferences


West Lincoln-Broadwell School

Friday, Feb. 28 -- Tenderloin on bun, potato rounds, salad, mixed fruit


Announcements

Lincoln College announces college visit dates

[FEB. 25, 2003]  Lincoln College has announced the dates of upcoming college visits on the local campus for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution.

Representatives of the following colleges and universities are scheduled to be on campus:

March 4 -- St. Ambrose

March 6 -- Illinois College

March 18 -- Eastern Illinois University

March 20 -- Western Illinois University

March 25 -- Eureka

April 3 -- Aurora

April 7 -- Western Illinois University

The visits are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be located in the foyer in the Meyer-Evans Student Center. If you would like more information, please contact Jim Bixby, director of counseling and retention, at 732-3155 Ext. 293.

[Lincoln College news release]


LCHS announces freshman orientation night

[FEB. 18, 2003]  On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Community High School will host an orientation for all incoming freshmen and their parents.

The evening will begin in the high school auditorium with presentations by administrators, other school personnel and two students. In addition, information concerning the individual departments will be given.

Three events, at approximately 7:15, will follow the presentation in the auditorium. An activity fair in the cafeteria will acquaint the incoming freshmen with the extracurricular activities offered, members of the student government will lead guided tours of the building, and the culinary arts class will provide refreshments in the cafeteria.

[LCHS news release]


IMSA application deadline drawing near

[FEB. 12, 2003]  AURORA -- The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy welcomes applications from students looking for an educational program that offers a wide variety of challenging honors-level courses in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities. In addition, the residential academy also offers a wide variety of fine and performing arts, clubs and organizations, and interscholastic sports.

The application deadline for fall 2003 admission is March 1. Qualified Illinois students interested in attending the academy in the fall should begin the application process immediately. Illinois students enrolled in the equivalent of a ninth-grade program are eligible to apply.

IMSA, which opened in 1986, has an enrollment of 637 students representing all areas of the state. Admission is highly competitive.

For more information about IMSA or to request an application, contact the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Office of Admission, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506-1000, (630) 907-5027, or in Illinois 1 (800) 500-IMSA, or visit the IMSA admissions website at http://www.imsa.edu. A downloadable application form is now available from the IMSA website.

 

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Located in Aurora, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an internationally recognized pioneering educational institution created by the state to develop talent and stimulate excellence in teaching and learning in mathematics, science and technology. IMSA's advanced residential college preparatory program enrolls 650 academically talented Illinois students in grades 10-12. More than 14,000 teachers and 20,000 students in Illinois and beyond have benefited from IMSA's professional development and enrichment programs. IMSA serves the people of Illinois through innovative instructional programs, public and private partnerships, policy leadership, and action research.

[IMSA news release]


Agriculture scholarships available

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Girl Scouts announce scholarship opportunities

[JAN. 24, 2003]  SPRINGFIELD -- Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council is announcing college scholarship opportunities to all eligible Girl Scout members within the 6-county jurisdiction who are continuing their education at an accredited college or university.

Girl Scouts attending an accredited college, university or technical school may apply for the Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council Scholarship. This scholarship is a one-year, $1,000 award and is renewable. To qualify, girls must be currently registered with Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council and have been a member with the council for a minimum of three years.

Active Girl Scout members enrolling as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college or university are eligible for the Linda S. Culver Scholarship. This scholarship is a one-year, $1,500 award and is renewable. To qualify, girls must be registered members with the Land of Lincoln Council and have been so for a minimum of three years.

Girl Scouts enrolling at Springfield College in Illinois also have the opportunity to apply for the Springfield College Girl Scout Scholarship. This scholarship is a $500 award and is renewable. For more information, please contact the college's financial aid office directly at (217) 525-1420.

 

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Finally, Senior Girl Scout Gold Award recipients graduating in 2003 are encouraged to apply for the Elks National Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is a $6,000 award.

Information on all Girl Scouts scholarships is available upon request by calling the Girl Scout Service Center, (217) 523-8159, or visiting www.girlscoutsllc.org. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. Please note the Springfield College Girl Scout Scholarship has its own deadline.

Girl Scouting helps cultivate values and real-life skills so all girls will succeed as adults. Through the power of Girl Scouting and its all-girl environment, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

[News release]


Health career scholarship applications available

[JAN. 21, 2003]  Applications for the Dwight F. Zimmerman Scholarship, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, are currently available.

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Lincoln Community High School, Mount Pulaski High School, Olympia High School, Hartsburg-Emden High School, Delavan Community High School, Illini Central High School or students currently attending Lincoln College.

All applicants who are chosen as finalists to interview with the scholarship selection committee will receive an award to be applied directly toward tuition, fees and books. The two top applicants will receive scholarships of $1,500. Other finalists will be awarded $500 scholarships.

 

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Applications are available in the guidance offices of the above-listed schools. Applications are to be submitted to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656. The deadline to submit an application for the Zimmerman Scholarship is April 4. For more information, call the foundation office, (217) 732-2161, Ext. 405.

People who wish to contribute to the scholarship fund may send their contributions to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.

[ALMH news release]


Zonta scholarships

[JAN. 20, 2003]  The Zonta Club of Lincoln again will sponsor health career scholarships for residents of Logan County who are enrolled in or accepted to a health care professional curriculum.

The scholarship award is for one academic year and is contingent upon the student's sustained academic achievement. Former recipients may reapply. Application forms are available by request at the high schools in Logan County, ALMH, several long-term care facilities and pharmacies in the county.

All completed applications, including references, are due to the scholarship committee by March 10 to be considered for interview. For applications and information, contact Mary Bruns, 778 Prairie St, Lincoln, IL 62656.

[News release]

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