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LCHS graduate initiated into prestigious honor society

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[April 21, 2008]  MACOMB -- Danielle Schilling, a 2006 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, has been tapped for membership in Mortar Board, a prominent national honor society for college seniors.

Schilling is majoring in law enforcement and justice administration and holds minors in both sociology and homeland security at Western Illinois University, from which she plans to graduate in May 2009. In addition to her membership in Mortar Board, she is also involved in the Western Anthropology and Sociology Club, Delta Zeta sorority, and Lambda Alpha Epsilon American Criminal Justice Association. She also serves as the public relations chair for the Panhellenic Council and will be a student orientation staff leader this fall.

One of her numerous accomplishments is being named a member of Rho Lambda, the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society.

She is the daughter of Angie Schilling and Mike Hedrick, and Steve and Christine Schilling, all of Lincoln; and granddaughter of Jim and Carol Kiel of Lincoln and Gerald Schilling of Belleville.

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Mortar Board is a prestigious national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the organization has grown from four founding chapters to 225 chartered collegiate and 25 active alumni chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation. The Arista chapter at Western Illinois University was chartered in 1976.

Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Lance Armstrong and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Learn more about Mortar Board at

[Text from file received from Mortar Board]


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