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PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s annual Academic Awards Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the commons area at PBL Junior High School.
Seniors will be recognized for outstanding achievements or scholarships earned during their senior year.
BUCKLEY — Hannah Teske, daughter of Doug and Kara Teske of Buckley, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Foundation for Community Banking.
PAXTON — The Ford County Historical Society will award a $500 scholarship to Lindsey Bertrand, a senior at Tri-Point High School, at the group’s May 17 meeting.
As a memorial to Dr W.W. Sauer, who organized the Ford County Historical Society in 1968, the scholarship was established in 1998 for excellence and interest in the study of history.
ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension unit serving Ford and Iroquois counties has announced the winners of four 4-H Scholarships for 2013.
PAXTON — Parents of students in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district are invited to join the district in celebrating its young authors during The Celebration of Writing, an event scheduled for 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the commons area at PBL Junior High School. On display will be writings from the entire 6th-grade class.
CHAMPAIGN — Busey Bank is accepting applications for a $1,000 Community Reinvestment Act Scholarship for low- to moderate-income students in Champaign and Ford counties who are pursuing studies at a college or university.
The scholarship must be used during the upcoming academic year and can cover tuition, fees, books and supplies.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board plans to apply for a $50,000 state grant to help fund proposed security upgrades at the district’s schools — but the work will be done regardless of whether the grant is awarded, Superintendent Cliff McClure said.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board recently held a special meeting to seat new board members and to elect officers.
After certifying the April 9 election results, the oath of office was given to new members Adam Elder and Jamie Zbinden at the April 30 special meeting (see sidebar for profiles).
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board retained its slate of officers for the next two years after seating its newly elected board members last week.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s summer band camp will begin Monday, July 22, and conclude Friday, Aug. 2, with a public performance titled “Phantom of the Piano Studio.”
“We will take our audience on a tour of a haunted piano studio with famous piano songs including the ‘Knuckle Concerto,’” band director Tim Hess said of the performance.