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Foundation seeks nominations for education awards

Genoa-Kingston High School student Austin Rausch (second from right)recognizes school librarian Tara Wilkins (second from left) during last year’s Excellence in Education Awards. Students are encouraged to participate in the nominations and the award ceremony.
Genoa-Kingston High School student Austin Rausch (second from right)recognizes school librarian Tara Wilkins (second from left) during last year’s Excellence in Education Awards. Students are encouraged to participate in the nominations and the award ceremony.

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation is seeking community nominations for this year’s Excellence in Educations Awards.

Awarded each year in March, Excellence in Education Awards show appreciation for education professionals in DeKalb County. The deadline for community nominations is Nov. 1.

Excellence in Education Awards fall into five categories: teachers in grades Pre-K to five, grades six to eight, grades nine to 12, school support staff and administration. Award winners receive $1,000 and are recognized during a ceremony in March. Online applications and additional details are found at dekalbccf.org/eie.

Funding for the Excellence in Education Awards comes from an endowed fund at the foundation. Thanks to Yvonne Johnson, a retired elementary school teacher from Sycamore, for her generosity and desire to honor outstanding educators throughout DeKalb County. 

For information, contact Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.

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