Honors & Awards,
Class comedian for career class
local man not only informed but also amused Lincoln Community High
School students during a recent class session in career
education. Joe Hackett talked about jobs in the entertainment
field. He told of his experiences as a DJ with his own business, as
a talk show host on CITV Channel 5 and (no joking) his performances
as a clown as well.
Hackett, who is also a retired
educator, addressed what kind of schooling is needed for
various entertainment-related occupations.
The teacher for the class, Judy Radar,
said, "The kids just loved him."
teacher Amanda Denning was in charge of the unit.
[photo supplied by LCHS]
Hackett's clown suit hangs on the board behind him.
ZLS student wins Logan County Spelling
annual Logan County Spelling Bee was at the Logan County Courthouse
on March 6. There were 13 school representatives in this year’s bee,
which went 10 rounds and consisted of 69 words.
Amanda Podbelsek, daughter of Dan and
Ann Podbelsek, won by correctly spelling the word "tribunal." Amanda
is in the eighth grade at Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.
Joshua White, a sixth-grade student at
Central School, was in second place, and Sam Hageman, a
seventh-grader at Mount Pulaski, was third.
Mary McKeeth from the Bloomington
Public Library was the pronouncer. The Pantagraph representative,
Ernie Hamilton, presented the winner with a trophy, and George D.
Janet, regional superintendent of schools, presented each of the
three top placers with a new dictionary.
These three young people will represent
Logan County at the Pantagraph Spelling Bee on March 15 in
Office of Education and the Pantagraph sponsor the spelling bee
[photo by Sandy Blane]
Ernie Hamilton, presents Amanda Podbelsek with a
Area students on honor lists at Lincoln College
College is proud to announce that the following students from the
Logan County area have been named on academic honor lists for the
fall semester 2002.
Students on the Special Honors List
include Catherine Bailey, Jessica Bryant, Tiffany Carvalho, Victoria
Cooper, Risa Kopp, Ashley Kurtz, Kristofer Langellier, Max Letterly,
Josh Long, Angela Maestas, Joshua McMullen, Shannon Merritt, Heather
Miller, Shana Reed-Harper, Trudy Shumard, Sallie Snyder, Debra
Vincent and Amber Wright, all of Lincoln; Elizabeth Harbin of Mason
City; Todd Diebert of Mount Pulaski; and Kyle Peperell of New
Holland. Requirements for this honors list are that students achieve
a grade-point average of 4.0 with a minimum class load of 15 credit
hours for the semester.
Area students on the President's List
are Angela Couch, Jason Crowe, Kelly Dowling, Matthew Kurtz, Aaron
Matson, Dale Miller, Angel Quiles and Stephanie Savery, all of
Lincoln; Jennifer Florey of Beason; and Larry Jones Jr. of
Hartsburg. The criteria for this list are that students achieve a
grade-point average of 3.75 through 3.99 with a class load of at
least 15 credit hours for the semester.
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Area students on the Dean's
List are Nathan Buss, Ashley Chinowth, Christinna Dye and Kristien
Tabor, all of Atlanta; and Jonathan Ashley, Candy Battin, Ashley
Bowen, Micole Caskey, Sara Farkas, Aaron Freesmeier, Terae Frontone,
Andrew Frost, Jerry Gossett, Coyne Kaylor, Christina Kennett,
Jennifer Knight, Matthew Kodatt, Jessica Shawgo and Tiffany Short,
all of Lincoln. For listing in this category, students need to
achieve a grade-point average in the range of 3.25 through 3.74 with
a minimum class load of 15 credit hours for the semester.
College news release]
Lincoln Elementary School District 27
(Milk served with all meals)
Friday, March 21 -- Cereal, toast
with jelly, juice
(Milk served with all meals)
Friday, March 21 -- French toast
sticks with syrup, sausage links, hash brown, strawberry applesauce
Friday, March 21
-- No school
Monday, March 24 -- Chicken fillet on bun, cheesy potatoes,
green beans, applesauce
Tuesday, March 25 -- Tacos, lettuce and cheese, nachos, corn,
Wednesday, March 26 -- Creamed turkey on biscuit, potatoes,
peas, fruit crisp
Thursday, March 27 -- Breaded pork patty and gravy, potatoes,
bread and butter, pears
Friday, March 28
-- Cheese pizza, french fries, lettuce, chocolate chip cookie
Monday, March 31
-- Cheeseburger on bun, potato rounds, baked beans, mixed fruit
College announces college visit dates
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
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
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.
announce scholarship opportunities
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
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. Please
note the Springfield College Girl Scout Scholarship has its own
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.
career scholarship applications available
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.
wish to contribute to the scholarship fund may send their
contributions to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, 315
Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
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