(Left to right) Lincoln Academy of Illinois Chancellor John B. Simon, Saint Xavier University student and Lincoln Academy 2008 Student Laureate award recipient Alyson Kelley and Illinois Deputy Governor Louanner Peters at the Annual Student Laureate Ceremony on Oct. 18 in Springfield, Ill.
Chicago (Oct. 27, 2008) Saint Xavier University elementary education major Alyson Kelley, of Aurora, received The Lincoln Academy of Illinois 2008 Student Laureate Award on Oct. 18 in the Hall of Representatives of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
Kelley was recognized for her overall excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. She maintains a 3.66 grade point average and student teaches social studies and reading for fifth and sixth grades at Chicago’s Mount Greenwood School as she works on her middle school endorsement. Kelley also served as team captain of the SXU softball team in 2007 and 2008 and worked as a resident assistant, Quest Retreat and FOCUS leader and worked with the Peer Ministry program.
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