The Academic Achievement Awards are presented to students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance for the 2013-2014 school year. This year, 188 students were honored. The Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following area students:
Cowden-Herrick Junior High School: Ashley Bartels, Bianca Lawrence, Cameron Lawrence, Keegan Martin, Nicholas Miller, Hailey Persinger, Luke Senteney, Amanda Smith, Alayna Thompson, Royce Thompson, Dylan Webster
Cowden-Herrick High School: Kody Durbin, Sierra Jones, Heather Lawrence, Tianna May, Sky Lackey
Pana Junior High School: Destiny Benavides, Meghan Burrell, Camille Cole, Brailey Coulter, Marissa Cravens, Haleigh Cross, Chelsea Cunningham, Taylor Daily, Madison Eldridge, Sara Eldridge, Mallory Gordon, Kaylee Hubner, Emily Jones, Kyndall Jones, William Koontz, Abigail Lutz, Ricci Reed, Jospehine Semro, Lauren Stalets, Kailee Stewart, Christian Taylor, Tamra Thevenot, Rachel VanMeter, Eric Wakeland, Hadlie Wessel
Pana High School: Jeremy Adams, Chayli Blackwell, Jacelyn Blackwell, Kylee Strom, Megan Cothern, Abbregail Cunningham, Timothy Davis, Daylee Denton, Mackenzie Eilers, Tasha Ellithorpe, Brianna Garland, Nelainey Harris, Levi Howse, Michael Hrabak, Brooklyn Jewsbury, Clinton Jones, Sydney Jones, Taran Keifer, Brandon Kirkbride, Terra Palmer, Logan Plummer, Aubrey Puckett, Raegan Reed, Danielle Simpson, Susan Smart, Dana Stalets, Brooklyn Thompson, Rebecca VanMeter, Tristan Wooldridge
Two scholarships were awarded during the event. The Destination College Scholarship went to Kylon Weaver, Mattoon, who plans to attend Washington Harold University in Chicago. Likewise, the Lake Land College Foundation Scholarship went to Brandi Waterman, St. Elmo, who plans to attend Lake Land for cosmetology.
The Lake Land College Destination College program provides college, career, tutoring, financial aid activities, information and experiences to more than 600 students in 16 different middle schools and high schools in the LLC district each year.
Qualified students who show the potential for college enrollment are given the resources, skills and support to enroll in a program of postsecondary education after high school graduation. Destination College also provides students in 6th to 12th grade with new opportunities, career site observations and college visits to various locations at no cost to the student.
Destination College is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for middle and high school students within its target schools. For more information, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu/triodc.