As the school year is coming to an end, we wanted to share that several district students were recognized at the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Student Recognition banquet early this year.

The banquet took place on Thursday, March 1, at the Double Tree in Mt. Vernon. Accompanying the students at the banquet were their building principals. The guest speaker for the event was Susie Bishop, retired East Richland teacher, Educational Consultant, Author, and former Carmi resident.

The IPA Student Award is a special recognition that only is given to outstanding students who demonstrate the characteristics of hard-work and kindness.