Sydney was nominated for this prestigious award based on her
academic success, attitude in class, and her participation in IESA
speech and volleyball.
Requirements for eighth-grade student
nominees are a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale,
participation in at least one IESA activity during each of their
junior high years and demonstration of outstanding citizenship
during their tenure. In addition, each student is required to submit
a typed essay titled "The Value of Sportsmanship" and to answer
several questions regarding participation and sportsmanship.
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"The students selected for our Scholar Attitude Award represent the
finest junior high school students in the state of Illinois," said
Steve Endsley, IESA executive director. "The students have
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.
These students will be the leaders of tomorrow."
More information regarding the IESA Scholar Attitude Award is
[Text from file received from
Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln]