At Wednesday’s public meeting, the Harvard CUSD 50 Board of Education honored students for recent accomplishments.
Ten students from Harvard High School were named Illinois State Scholars by the IASC for outstanding academic achievement.
Blake Bischke, Ruby Galarza, Pernille Gast, Ian Hlad, Alexis Martinez, Janie Montemayor, Gavin Perkins, Mariana Pichardo Mercado, Reid Stricker, and Aaliyah Torres were all named Illinois State Scholars.
The board recognized senior Brianne “Breezy” Busse for her selection as WHIW Harvard Community Radio‘s Athlete of the Month for cheerleading. Senior Andrew Cooke was WHIW Harvard Community Radio‘s Athlete of the Month for boys basketball. Each student received a $20 gift certificate from First Place Promotions and Awards. Busse and Cooke were not in attendance because both athletes were competing on Wednesday.
The board convenes every month in open, public meetings to discuss district business and hear citizens’ concerns. An agenda is posted publicly in advance of board meetings. The meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are available on the board’s web page. The next public meeting will be February 20 at 7 p.m.