The Illinois Elementary School Association has been recognizing students of Association member schools with the Scholar Attitude Award since 1999.
Fifteen outstanding individuals in eighth grade, one from each of the IESA geographic divisions, are recognized annually for academic success, activity participation and community involvement. Each member school is allowed to nominate only one student each year.
According to Steve Endsley, Executive Director of the IESA, the students are “… the young leaders in their school and community who dream to do great things as junior high school students and become the leaders in their high school years and beyond. Truly, every student who applies for the award is a winner and is an outstanding candidate. Unfortunately, only one student from each membership division will be chosen and recognized. In many cases, it is an honor to be the school’s nominee.”
This year the Antioch Upper Grade School was pleased to nominate Mia Silber from over 40 students who were eligible to be nominated. Mia is a very self-motivated student with a 4.0 GPA. In addition to going above and beyond in the classroom, Mia is involved in soccer, both on the school team and on a club team, a State Qualifying member of the AUGS track team and the president of the student-led organization Why Are You Here?
While she was not selected to represent our geographic region she is a Scholar Attitude winner in every sense of the phrase and we’re pleased to have had her represent our school and our community.