2023 IESA Scholar Attitude Award

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5 Individuals Named as IESA Scholar Attitude Award Winners

The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Scholar Attitude Award winners. A panel of judges consisting of coaches, athletic directors, principals, and officials, reviewed the applications and selected five students representing 5 different division groups. To be considered, a student from an IESA member school must be of 8th grade status, have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, have participated in at least one IESA activity during each year of their two-year junior high career, and has demonstrated outstanding citizenship during their junior high tenure. In addition, each student is required to submit an essay titled "The Value of Sportsmanship and the Lessons I have Learned from Participating in Athletics and Activities"

The five award winners will receive a medallion and a $500 gift card. In addition, they will be recognized on the field at IESA State Track Meet at EastSide Center, in which their school participates.

Complete listing of prior winners is available at the following link:

Named as Scholar Attitude Award Winners for 2023 are:
Sedona Semradek, Crystal Lake Lundahl
Kaitlyn Glover, Dunlap Valley MS
Vanysah Hickman, Watseka JHS
Alexandra Neely, El Paso-Gridley
Harrison Hays, Paris Mayo

  "The IESA Scholar Attitude Award honors those students who have maintained a high-academic standard while pursuing participation in their school community through IESA activities. We would like to congratulate the selected students on their focus, passion, and pursuit. We look forward to the leadership they will provide in the future and we are pleased to be a part of their journey."

Charlie Shempf
IESA Assistant Executive Director
Administrator for Scholar Attitude Award
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