SPRINGFIELD -- Three students from Central Illinois will be among the state's outstanding college students honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
The Academy will recognize the students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.
The Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state's four-year colleges and universities, and one student from among all the community colleges in Illinois. At the Student Laureate Convocation, each will receive a Student Laureate Medallion, along with a $1,000 educational grant and a certificate of achievement. This event will mark the 39th year that students have been honored by the Academy.
STUDENT LAUREATES FROM CENTRAL ILLINOIS
School Student, Home Town
Eastern Illinois University Zachary D. Samples, Decatur
Illinois Institute of Tech. Miriam R. Schmid, Cissna Park