Lipinski Hands Out All American Boy & Girl Awards
On May 9, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski held his annual All American Boy & Girl Award Ceremony for 7th and 8th grade students at the Mayfield Banquet Hall in Chicago.
The 97 award finalists were selected from several thousand applicants to appear before a panel of judges for a formal interview. Following the interviews, 13 winners were selected representing each grade and gender.
“The All-American Boy & Girl Awards now date back roughly 40 years,” Lipinski said. “The goal of the program has always been to recognize the dedication and commitment to education and achievement not just of our students but also of their parents, family members, teachers, coaches, and many others throughout the Third District. Its success and longevity are a testament to the strength and vitality of our community.
"As always, I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to congratulate our finalists and our winners on their success and encourage them to continue their efforts. We call them All-American because it is their hard work and character and that of many others like them that assures a bright future for country.”
Each finalist was awarded a certificate for their hard work and superior essay. The 13 winners were awarded a special plaque and a U.S. savings bond.