“Hard work” was a catchphrase used by students, teachers and parents to describe what it took to get to the Riverbend Arena for the 31st annual Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Awards Banquet, held Thursday, March 21st at Lewis and Clark College.
“I feel completely honored,” said Marquette Catholic High School senior Kennedi Koetzle. “It’s a recognition that all the work I’ve put in school is finally being recognized. It’s nice to see that.”
Over 800 parents, administrators, teachers and students gathered at LCCC to recognize the top 8% of area public and private schools.
Participating schools included Alton, Brussels, Bunker Hill, Calhoun, Carlinville, Carrollton, Civic Memorial, Connect Christian School, East Alton-Wood River, Edwardsville, Father McGivney Catholic High School, Gillespie, Greenfield, Jersey Community, Marquette Catholic, Metro-East Lutheran, Mississippi Valley Christian, Mount Olive, North Greene, Roxana, Southwestern and Staunton high schools.