Nominations sought for recognition of LJHS alumni

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[February 13, 2014]  Lincoln Elementary District 27 is seeking nominations for alumni to be honored by Lincoln Junior High School. A Wall of Distinction in the LJHS commons recognizes notable District 27 graduates. Its purpose is to promote pride in Lincoln and District 27 as well as to provide positive role models for current and future students.

Anyone who wishes to nominate an honoree may contact Susan Rohrer by email at Nomination forms are also available at the district office, 304 Eighth St., or by calling the office at 217-732-2522. Nominations are due by March 21.

Individuals nominated will be considered for recognition this year, and those not selected will be considered in future years. Honored graduates will be selected by a committee consisting of members of the board of education, teachers and members of the community.

District 27 is proud of the contributions its graduates have made at the local, state and national levels in law, medicine, education, engineering, religion, business and the arts. The district has helped establish the educational foundations for their accomplishments and feels the graduates and their achievements are worthy of recognition.


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The following LJHS graduates have been recognized in previous years as Most Distinguished Alumni:

  • Langston Hughes, '16
    Poet, playwright, novelist

  • Armin Meyer, '27
    U.S. ambassador and diplomat

  • Robert J. Woods, '34
    Attorney, philanthropist

  • William E. Gossett, '37
    Business and civic leader

  • John Guzzardo, '61
    Business and civic leader

  • Dr. Lynn L. Carpenter, '87
    Faculty member of University of Michigan

  • Roland Ginzel, '35
    Artist, teacher, pioneer abstractionist

  • Dr. D. Leigh Henson, '56
    Professor, scholar, author

  • William B. Bates, '68
    Attorney, civic leader

The alumni selected for recognition will be honored at a dinner hosted at the American Legion on April 5.

[Text from file received from Lincoln District 27]

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