The stories of our alumni create a common history, increase our sense of community, and strengthen our pride. Alumni achievements are evidence of the quality education that children receive in Jacksonville Public Schools. The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni and is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. The Award will recognize anyone who attended school in the Jacksonville School District. The nominee must have been out of high school for at least 10 years and have notably distinguished themselves in their chosen career; skill, trade, or business; in civic duties; in military service; in philanthropy; in volunteerism; in the arts; in the sciences; in education; in religion, or any other field, endeavor, or pursuit.
Nominations may be made using the form below or by submitting the form online at www.jsd117.org. Supporting documents (i.e., clippings, resume, etc.) are encouraged. Multiple nominations are allowed. A selection committee comprised of Foundation members and community representatives will evaluate the nominations and select the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. All nominations will be kept on file and reconsidered for five years. After five years, a candidate must be renominated for consideration. Anyone may submit a nomination including the nominee. Posthumous nominations will be accepted. If a nomination is made by a committee member, the member must recuse themselves from the selection process.
The Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation and Alumni Association’s committee will announce honorees annually through various methods and honor each recipient with the appropriate recognition. The number of recipients each year is at the discretion of the committee. Recipients must be able to attend the award ceremony to be eligible for consideration. The inaugural class of honorees will be inducted during the Jacksonville District 117 sesquicentennial banquet scheduled for November 11, 2017.
To nominate a Jacksonville School District alumna or alumnus for a Distinguished Alumni Award, please complete the online form at www.jsd117.org or mail the form to: Amy Albers, Director Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation 516 Jordan Jacksonville, IL 62650
Forms must be submitted by May 1, 2017. Please contact Amy Albers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 217-243-9411 ext. 1133 with any questions.