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Student Recognition Program

Press Release

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Eric J. Guenther
Chief of Police
847-968-3775

For Immediate Release

Lake County Circuit Court Judge and Mundelein Police Chief Team Up to Recognize Students for Exceptional Academic Achievement, Behavior Improvement

Mundelein, IL—04/11/17— Lake County Circuit Court Judge Daniel B. Shanes and Village of Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther are proud to partner once again with Carl Sandburg, Fremont, and West Oak Middle Schools to recognize Mundelein middle school students for exceptional academic achievement and/or behavioral improvements in the 8th grade.

Judge Shanes along with the Mundelein Police Department began recognizing local middle school students for academic achievements in 2011. The program recognizes students who have worked diligently and shown significant improvement, often overcoming a variety of obstacles.

Throughout the school year, local school administrators have been closely observing students looking for signs of improvement and assessing the amount of effort given to school work, in search of students who have made the most significant progress academically and/or behaviorally.

“It is important to recognize children for the amount of effort they put into being successful at school.  They truly set an example for their fellow students to follow,” Chief Guenther remarked.

“Many of our students achieve in different ways and it is important for our community to recognize and support their achievement,” Judge Shanes said.  “Recognizing kids who demonstrate great effort and improvement at school provides vital support and boosts their ability to excel.  This is an opportunity to laud their success and encourage them to stay away from peers who may lead them astray.”

This year, three previous award-winners, who are now high school students, will attend the ceremony.  “It will be exciting to have three of our past recipients join us this year. After overcoming their own challenges in middle school, they are working hard and enjoying great success in high school.  They are terrific role models for this year’s students,” Judge Shanes added.

Students and their parents are invited to attend a recognition ceremony officiated by Judge Shanes at the Lake County Courthouse at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 12, 2017.   Afterward, they will return to the Mundelein Police Department at Noon where a celebratory luncheon will be held in their honor.

The press is invited to attend both the recognition ceremony and/or the luncheon.  To attend the courthouse segment, please contact Jennifer Marshall at 847-968-3775, so the necessary arrangements can be made with court security.

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