Great things come in little packages Allison Stephens, age 18, is the daughter of Maureen and Robert Stephens and sister to Kelly Stephens, Michael and Colleen Hastings, and Timothy and Molly Matusak. Allison was chosen as Rockford High School’s Example in Excellence for qualities of introspection, honesty, compassion, and open-mindedness. She exhibits these qualities in her many extracurricular activities such as coordinating blood drives, coaching for Special Olympics, working on the Rockford Relay For Life as a team captain, as well as volunteering for Elves and More and Migrant Head Start. In school, Allison is the president of Youth Initiative, a Student Council officer, a National Honor Society member, and a student guide. Staff at school describe Allison as “always positive and upbeat. Allison is willing to make sacrifices for others and is committed to fulfilling her potential.” Allison’s motivation comes from having a sincere desire to better the people in her life, her school, and her community, and this makes her an Example in Excellence. Her family, friends, faith and education are all important to this generous student. Rockford High School staff is proud to recognize Allison as an Example in Excellence.