From Connect Tristates.com
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — TheÂ Lincoln Academy of IllinoisÂ will honor outstanding senior college students and one student from among all of the community college students in Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6 the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.
The Lincoln Academyâ€™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.Â At the Student Laureate Convocation, each will receive a Student Laureate Medallion, along with an honorarium check and certificate of achievement.Â This event will mark the 36th year that students have been honored by the Academy.
“These students have exhibited a personal commitment to excel as seen by their remarkable academic accomplishments,â€ said Thomas S. Johnson, Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy, who added, â€œThey serve as role models to other Illinois students.Â With hard-working and dedicated young leaders such as these, Illinois and the rest of the nation can look forward to a bright future.â€
Student Laureate M. Elizabeth Judson of Eureka College will speak on behalf of all the Laureates.Â The invocation will be delivered by Dr. Roger Taylor, President of Knox College, and the benediction will be given by Lincoln Academy Regent Rev. Stanley L. Davis, Jr.Â The Sangamon Woodwind Consort will provide music, and a luncheon at the Illinois Executive Mansion will follow the Student Laureate Convocation.