As the end of the school year comes to a close, so too comes the opportunity to award not only students, but teachers that have worked their hardest in Clinton Unit District #15.
This past Friday morning was the newly minted CEA Spring Breakfast that combined the honoring of CEA Scholarship Recipients, Service Awards, Teacher of the Year, The Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" nominees, and those retiring after serving many years in the public school system.
CEA Scholarships were awareded to Greg Aughenbaugh, Quinnie Calvert, Wesley Conn, Riley Donelson, Isaac Fabris, Aaron Gamsby, Noah Griffin, J.T. Harrold, Maggie Inman, Deborah Lindquist, Levi Nettles, Allison Oswald, Lexi Peterson, Julia Sterr, Landon Wargel, and Tori Wilson. The scholarships were possible through CEA Fundraisers.
Service Awards were given according to years served. For 20 years: Katherine Ferguson, Debbie Howry, Kisha Maurer, Lauri Torbert, and Johnny Wise. For 25 years: Ray Kartcher, Charlotte Holland, and Sheila Wayne. And 30 years: Celeste Flanagan, Dorothy Harrold, Kris Hoke, Dean Karr, Annette McMath, and Debi Patrick.
Teacher of the Year was awarded to Tanya Donelson.
Among those retiring are Mary Diener, Principle of CES, and Kay Werts, CHS Physical Education teacher, both of whom graduated from CHS.