Meadow Ridge presents Schuring as Example in Excellence

Lukas Schuring, 10, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Student is known for his ‘come on, keep trying’ attitude Luke Schuring, 10, is the son of Kathy and Jason Schuring and sibling to Haylee, 13, and Derrik, 8. Open-minded, willing to try new things, honest and thoughtful of others are the words Luke’s teachers use to describe him. An example of this young man’s […]

Parkside presents Derby as Example in Excellence

Megan Derby, a fifth-grader at Parkside Elementary School, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Megan is a leader in and out of the classroom Megan Derby, 10, is the daughter of Ed and Jennifer and the sister to Josh. All who meet her describe her as kind-hearted and sweet. Megan is described by her teachers as a thoughtful young lady, a willing helper, and very bright student. She goes […]

Tenth annual Examples unveiling to be held

Families often take pictures following the Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference Ceremony.

by BETH ALTENA “I can’t believe it’s been ten years,” said Rockford photographer Dan Davison of Douglas Photography. Davison brought the Examples in Excellence program to Rockford Public Schools (RPS) a decade ago. In the years since RPS, Davison and The Rockford Squire newspaper have been working together to recognize a very special group of […]

Cruden, optimist, faces adversity with confidence, compassion

Rachel Cruden 10, has recently been named as one of Rockford Public Schools' "Examples in Excellence" for 2010.

Rachel Cruden, 10, is the daughter of John and Lisa Cruden and sister to Andy, 9, and Hannah, 7, and has been named as one of the “Examples in Excellence” for 2010 through Rockford Public Schools. This hardworking student is committed to accomplishing her goals and is helpful to her teachers, her classmates and at […]

Stories of Excellence unveiled at RPS ceremony

CHOSEN FOR CHARACTER—this year’s Examples in Excellence students. These students go out of their way on a regular basis to make a difference in the lives of others. They were honored at a special ceremony Monday.

  It has been nearly a decade since Rockford Public Schools (RPS), Douglas Photography and The Rockford Squire newspaper have teamed up to recogonize special students. Over the years their stories have been moving and inspirational. This year is no exception. Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making A Difference, a supplement to the Squire was […]