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Campus visit day

[JAN. 14, 2002]  All high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about Lincoln Christian College are invited to come visit the LCC campus on March 3. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Warehouse (student center).

The day will include:

  • Admissions presentation
  • Campus tour
  • Lunch in remodeled cafe
  • Meet-the-faculty session
  • Attend an LCC class

Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 24. Call (217) 732-3168, Ext. 2228 or respond by e-mail to  coladmis@lccs.edu.

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2003 Technical Education Classes

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Honors & Awards

LCHS speech team places first at Snow Bowl

[JAN. 14, 2003]  The speech team from Lincoln Community High School participated in the Jan. 11 Snow Bowl and placed first as a team.

"This weekend was a wonderful morale booster," said Carrier Schreiber, co-head coach of the LCHS team. "After having several weeks off, the students really stepped up and did what they needed to in order to be prepared for this tournament."

Individual varsity placements

Erica Brickey, verse reading, first place

Ty Sank, special occasion speaking, first

Abrigail Sasse, radio speaking, first

Erica Brickey, prose reading, second

Betsy Buttell, dramatic interpretation, second

Kasey Pepperell, original comedy, second

Beth Boch, original comedy, third

Beth Boch and Corinne O'Donoghue, humorous duet acting, third

Brandon Davis, oratorical declamation, third

Brady Gerdts and Brandon Davis, dramatic duet acting, third

Betsy Buttell, prose reading, fourth

Tim Fak, extemporaneous speaking, fourth

Tim Fak, impromptu speaking, fourth

Katie Muck, special occasion speaking, fourth

Kasey Pepperell and Tom Swanson, humorous duet acting, fourth

Ty Sank, humorous interpretation, fourth

Julie Wood, original oratory, fourth

Audrey Beach, verse reading, fifth

Brittany Feese, prose reading, fifth

Brian Welter, radio speaking, fifth

Lindsay Boerma, humorous interpretation, sixth

Jamie Eckert, original oratory, sixth

Alex King, dramatic interpretation, sixth

Amy Schumacher, oratorical declamation, sixth


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Individual novice placements

Audrey Beach, radio speaking, first

Ruth Ohmart, dramatic interpretation, first

Ruth Ohmart, verse reading, first

Brittany Feese, verse reading, second

Dana Landess, oratorical declamation, second

Corinne O'Donoghue, prose reading, second

Amy Schumacher, impromptu speaking, second

Cynda Kleinman, dramatic interpretation, third

Miranda Merriman and Erica O'Neill, dramatic duet acting, fourth

Erica O'Neill, oratorical declamation, fifth

Lindsey Boerma, special occasion speaking, sixth

Luke Covey, impromptu speaking, sixth

Cynda Kleinman, original oratory, sixth

Zion geography bee winner

[JAN. 14, 2003]  Nick May, son of Scot and Stacy May of Lincoln, won the geography bee at Zion Lutheran School recently. The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 15th annual National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

Nick will join winners from other schools in taking a written test. Up to 100 of the top scorers will be eligible to compete in the state bee on April 4. State champions are provided an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national championship in May.

Michelle Eack, daughter of Kevin and Cindy Eack of Lincoln, was the runner-up in the Zion bee. Amanda Podbelsek, daughter of Dan and Ann Podbelsek of New Holland, took third place.

[Zion Lutheran School news release]

[Eighth-grader Nick May won the Zion Lutheran School geography bee.]

Illinois State Scholars announced

[JAN. 7, 2003]  Among this year's Illinois State Scholars are 28 students from Lincoln Community High School. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of those honored in the program, which recognizes high school students in the state for outstanding academic achievement.

Illinois State Scholars from Lincoln Community High School are Megan Boyer, Elizabeth Brooks, Justin Bruns, Erin Clark, Amanda Davison, James Ewins, Kirsten Gandenberger, Tyler Gehlbach, Thomas Gramley, Amanda Harmsen, Chelsea Jones, Brandon Judd, Jerrod Marten, Deborah Martincic, Sara Matthews, Lydia Moehring, Michelle Rogers, Abrigail Sasse, Miranda Schumann, Amanda Shelley, Lindsay Struebing, Gerardo Valdes, Adam Voyles, Collin Voyles, Deamondo Welsh, Jennifer Whalen, Eldon Wiggers and Melissa Windham.

Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the state's 135,600 high school graduating seniors are named Illinois State Scholars. Rankings are based on a combination of test scores from the ACT and SAT I and class rank at the end of the sixth semester in high school.

While the program does not provide a monetary award, the designation as an Illinois State Scholar can be listed on applications for college admission and scholarships.

"These students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,'' said Larry Matejke, executive director of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. "The commission congratulates them and wishes them the best in their future endeavors.''

[News release]


Lincoln Elementary Schools


(Milk served with all meals)

Monday, Jan. 20 -- No school; Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, Jan 21 -- Cereal, toast with jelly, juice

Wednesday, Jan. 22 -- Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice

Thursday, Jan. 23 -- Cinnamon iced pastry, fruit

Friday, Jan. 24 -- Cereal, doughnut holes, fruit


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(Milk served with all meals)

Monday, Jan. 20 -- No school; Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, Jan 21 Beefy macaroni and cheese sauce, green beans, bread and butter, pears

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Chicken and biscuit, peas, carrot sticks, jello with fruit

Thursday, Jan. 23 Sloppy joes, cole slaw, french fries, peaches

Friday, Jan. 24 French toast sticks with syrup, potato rounds, sausage links, fruit cocktail


West Lincoln-Broadwell Elementary School District 92

Monday, Jan. 20 -- No school

Tuesday, Jan. 21 -- Chicken fingers, cheesy potatoes, corn, peaches

Wednesday, Jan. 22 -- Chicken noodle soup, crackers, sub sandwich, raw vegetables, chocolate pudding

Thursday, Jan. 23 -- Spaghetti, meat sauce, salad, green beans, garlic bread, pears

Friday, Jan. 24 -- Sloppy joe on bun, french fries, slaw, sugar cookies

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Monday, Jan. 27 -- Turkey patty, bun, potato wedges, baked beans, applesauce

Tuesday, Jan. 28 -- Soft tacos, lettuce and  cheese, nachos, green beans, pears

Wednesday, Jan. 29 -- Tomato soup, crackers, toasted cheese, raw vegetables, jello, fruit

Thursday, Jan. 30 -- Open-faced beef sandwich, potatoes, mixed vegetables, peaches

Friday, Jan. 31 -- Tenderloin on bun, french fries, corn, fruit ice


State Bank of Lincoln offers scholarship program

[JAN. 17, 2003]  State Bank of Lincoln announces a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. The bank is working with Lincoln Community High School, Mount Pulaski High School, Hartsburg-Emden High School and Olympia High School to invite seniors to submit short essays on the theme: "Does technology help or hinder the philosophy of community banking? Why?"

The scholarship competition is part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community. State Bank of Lincoln is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, which formed the foundation in 1996.

A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be awarded to the author of the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation from participating Illinois high school seniors. Up to 12 additional $1,000 awards are available in each of the regions of the state. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner.


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William M. Hull, executive vice president stated, "Any high school senior student in the area served by the bank is encouraged to participate. Four past regional winners have been submitted to the CBAI by the bank. Winners were from Lincoln Community High School and Mount Pulaski High School."

Entries must be submitted to the bank by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10. The bank will then submit selected entries to the CBAI Foundation to be eligible for the statewide competition.

Information on the contest is available at the bank, through William Hull, at the schools and at http://www.cbai.com/schannual.htm.

Based in Springfield, CBAI is a professional association that represents approximately 520 banks and thrifts throughout Illinois.

[News release]

Scholarship fund established for
2003 State Farm Holiday Classic

[JAN. 2, 2003]  BLOOMINGTON -- To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bloomington-Normal basketball tournament (now known as the State Farm Holiday Classic) in 2003, the Classic Organizing Group is establishing a scholarship fund. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center on championship day of the 2002 State Farm Holiday Classic.

The scholarship fund, known as the Classic Organizing Group Scholarship Fund, will award four scholarships to eligible students from the 64 participating teams at the 2003 State Farm Holiday Classic. The scholarships will be awarded to two boys -- one from a McLean County school and one from a school outside McLean County -- and to two girls -- also one from a McLean County school and one from a school outside McLean County. The first recipients will be introduced during the final night of the tournament next December. All senior students from the participating schools will be eligible for the scholarship.

The Classic Organizing Group is currently developing guidelines and will announce them to the participating schools early in the fall.

"We feel this is a great way to give back to the students and schools that have helped us grow our tournament in the past 24 years," said Dan Highland, president of the organizers. "When this tournament started, I don't think the organizers knew it would ever grow into the largest coed holiday basketball tournament in the nation. We just want to keep building onto the illustrious tradition with this tournament."


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Highland said next year's awarding of the four scholarships will begin a new tradition with the tournament. "We'll start with four next year, with a goal to increase scholarships in the future," he said. "We're not just providing the 'Best Basketball this side of March,' but we want to advance the educational opportunities to students who don't have the full financial resources to attend a community college or four-year school."

The Classic Organizing Group Scholarship Fund has been established through the Community Foundation of McLean County, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations made to the fund are tax-deductible.

The Classic Organizing Group has other special activities in store to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the tournament. More details will be released in the fall.

For more information about the Classic Organizing Group or the State Farm Holiday Classic, visit the official tournament website, www.theclassic.org.

[News release]

Lincoln Junior Woman's Club scholarships

[DEC. 5, 2002]  The General Federation of Women's Clubs has announced a number of scholarships available for students planning to attend Illinois colleges or vocational schools during the 2003-2004 school year.

Included in the list are the Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship, $300; the GFWC Illinois Centennial Library Science Scholarship, $300; the Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship, $500; Illinois Cottage Park Ridge Vocational Scholarship for Girls, $500; the Lincoln Lodge Vocational Scholarship for Boys, $500; and the Lorado Taft Art Scholarship, $500.

The Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship, $500, is also being offered to students planning to make the field of public affairs their career. Vocations in the field of public affairs include the study of crime prevention, life safety, fire, police, historical preservation and veterans affairs.

A new scholarship being offered by the GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs for the coming year is the Illinois Cultural Exchange Student Scholarship for students planning to study abroad.


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Students for all of these scholarships must be Illinois residents attending an Illinois school.

Winners will notified by May 1, 2003, and scholarship funds will be disbursed to the college financial aid office after verification of student registration is received at the Illinois GFWC headquarters.

Applications for these scholarships are available from the guidance department at Lincoln Community High School or may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Lincoln Junior Woman's Club Scholarship Chairman Judy Rader at 132 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Completed applications must be returned to Rader no later than Feb. 8, 2003.

[Judy Rader]

Epsilon Sigma Alpha scholarships available

[NOV. 26, 2002]  The ESA Foundation of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, a women's leadership organization, is announcing the availability of scholarships for college-bound high school seniors, college students, trade school-bound students, as well as nontraditional students.

Individuals may go to the ESA Foundation website, www.esaintl.org/esaf, to find out more about the ESA Foundation and download the current application. The deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 1, 2003. (If you get only as far as the Epsilon Sigma Alpha website, click on "Foundation" located at the bottom of the left-hand pick list.)

To find out more about Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, visits the website: www.esaintl.org.

[News release]

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