The Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Awards are presented for
excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors
from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and
universities in Illinois. At the convocation, each student will
receive a medallion, along with an honorarium check and certificate
of achievement. This event will mark the 35th year that students
have been honored by the Lincoln Academy.
"These students have
exhibited a personal commitment to excel as seen by their remarkable
academic accomplishments," said John B. Simon, chancellor of the
Lincoln Academy. He added: "They serve as role models to other
Illinois students. With hardworking and dedicated young leaders such
as these, Illinois and the rest of the nation can look forward to a
Judge Richard Mills of the United States District Court for the
Central District of Illinois will deliver the keynote address. The
invocation will be delivered by academy trustee Rev. Ruben I. Cruz,
and the benediction will be given by Dr. Samuel Goldman, chancellor
of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Sangamon Woodwind
Consort will provide music, and a luncheon at the governor's mansion
will follow the convocation.
The Lincoln Academy, unique among the 50 states, was established
45 years ago to honor Illinois' most distinguished citizens with the
state's highest award, the Order of Lincoln. The 2010 Order of
Lincoln Convocation will be April 17, 2010, in Chicago.
(School, student, hometown)
-- Max C. Peterson, Mundelein
-- Jessica J. Wernli, Sterling
University -- Maria Jauch, Palatine
-- Brett Allen, Staunton
-- Marcus J. Belin, Chicago
University -- Quiana M. Hardy, Richton Park
University -- Amanda J. Finke, League City, Texas
-- Francisco Valencia, Chicago
University -- Cicely Bonilla, Chicago
University -- William M. Wolf, Erie
-- Robert J. Strzemp, Oak Park
Eureka College --
Elizabeth C. Hoff, Hendrum, Minn.
University -- Adam A. Taylor, Matteson
-- Stephen M. Groves, Greenville
-- Lydia M. Martin, York Springs, Pa.
of Technology -- Daniel J. Votipka, Nashville, N.C.
University -- Douglas M. Johnson, Gibson City
University -- Emily C. Vock, Bloomington
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Knox College --
Sarah T. Kurian, Elburn
College -- Jaime Perez, Highland Park
-- Ashley D. Jones, Naperville
Lincoln College --
Mubeen A. Khan, Wheeling
-- Antonio Giron, Chicago
-- Melissa J. Naberhaus, Warrenville
-- Margaret L. Rahmoeller, Webster Groves, Mo.
University -- Amanda L. McMillion, Oswego
-- John A. Kaiser, Hanover Park
College -- Stephanie R. Ryding, Naperville
Illinois University -- Sunil Mahadeshwar, Chicago
University -- Shay M. Galto, Wheaton
University -- Lukas E. Dahlstrom, Etna, N.H.
University -- Jasper P. Taylor, Flossmoor
-- Chelsea B. Kendrick, Bethesda, Md.
-- Kari D. Miller, Camp Point
-- Alix A. Sauld, Ripon, Wis.
University -- Mallory A. Umar, Chicago
University -- Sarah A. Rakauskas, Chicago
University Carbondale -- Toni D. Whitfield, Johnston City
University Edwardsville -- Stephen J. Garland, Pontoon Beach
University -- Jonathan E. VanderWoude, Cutler Bay, Fla.
International University -- Stephanie K. McDearmon, Morrison
Chicago -- Anya Thetford, Chicago
Illinois Chicago -- Esther A. Ogedengbe, Bolingbrook
Illinois Springfield -- Priyanka N. Deo, Chicago
Illinois Urbana-Champaign -- Mark H. Paik, Des Plaines
University of St.
Francis -- Matthew M. Bisek, Palos Hills
University -- Matthew J. Barr, Belvidere
Lewis and Clark Community College --
Kary M. Holliday, Alton
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