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DANFORTH — For Tess Cummings of Danforth, who has grown up caring for Nubian dairy goats and a quarter horse on her family’s farm, the decision to start working on 4-H veterinary science projects was an obvious one.
This year, her passion and hard work paid off in a big way. Cummings was recently awarded the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association’s 4-H Veterinary Science Award.
GIBSON CITY — The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has selected six schools — including Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School — for its national teen driver safety program, Project Ignition.
The program is operated in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to effectively and specifically work to increase seat-belt usage among teens.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board was issued a “clean opinion” on its annual audit.
Russell Leigh & Associates of Hoopston found the audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was in compliance with the Illinois statutes.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School has named students to its honor roll and high honor roll for academic achievement in the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year.
High honor roll
CHARLESTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduates Richard “Corky” Emberson and Alyssa Swan have been recognized by the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University as the 2014 Leadership & Service Award winner and the 2014 Hamand Award winner, respectively.
Richard “Corky” Emberson
PAXTON — Property owners in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district likely will pay a higher tax rate to support the local school system next year, Superintendent Cliff McClure said.
The rate increase, however, will only be for one year.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board agreed last week to pay up to $10,000 per year to cover students’ tuition next year in the Early College & Career Academy at Parkland College in Champaign.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will get its first look at the school district’s preliminary 2014 property tax levy Wednesday night.
Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.:
BUCKLEY — High school seniors in Illinois can enter a statewide essay-writing contest for the chance to win a college scholarship that will award $1,000 per year for up to four years of higher education.
PAXTON — The Paxton Church of Christ is seeking 11 additional mentors for its after-school mentoring program, Kids Connection.
The homework/mentoring program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade is offered at the church each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.