Mac senior named Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

January 4, 2017 | 10:54 AM

MacMurray College senior Jasmine White was honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 42nd Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony this past November. White is double-majoring in criminal justice and homeland security.

The Lincoln Academy’s Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from the community colleges in Illinois. This is the 42nd year Lincoln Academy has celebrated students’ excellence in Illinois.

White attended the Student Laureate Award Ceremony in Springfield on Saturday, November 12th at the Old State Capitol. She was joined by representatives of the College.

Governor Bruce Rauner, President of the Lincoln Academy, and First Lady Diana Rauner welcomed all the students and awarded each one with a certificate of merit, a medal of Lincoln, and a $1,000 check.

“President Lincoln’s legacy is a reminder of the power of public service and civic engagement here in Illinois and across the country,” Governor Rauner said. “The students chosen to receive this honor have exemplified the principles and ideals of the greatest Illinoisan through their hard work and dedication to their schools and communities.”

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