Examples in Excellence Rockford Students Making a Difference

Examples is a highlight of the school year’

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Examples in Excellence tenth year of students recognized Dr. Michael Shibler was the first of many speakers during the tenth annual Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference ceremony Monday, February 28 at the district administration building. Shibler called Examples a highlight of the school year. The program is a joint effort by the district, Douglas Photography and The Rockford Squire newspaper to recognize students for the difference they make in the lives of those around them. Each school in the district annually chooses one student for their strength of character and each principal describes that student before a crowd of family members, friends and the entire school board. This year’s Example in Excellence is available at the Squire, Douglas Photography and at the RPS administration building. Student biographies and photos will also be published in the coming editions of the Squire. Congratulations to each of the fine young men and women who were honored.

Stories of Excellence unveiled at RPS ceremony

February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

  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 unveiled Monday, February 8. Find your copy in this issue, pick one up at the Rockford Public Schools administrative building on Main Street or at the Squire at 331 Northland Drive. Each RPS school has selected one student based on their strength of character to be included in this once-a-year program. One youngster underwent open heart surgery this school year. Another has started her own non-profit organization to help the homeless to stay warm. It was standing room only during the ceremony as parents, siblings, grandparents, school staff and the Rockford Board of Education honored the students. Dr. Shibler, Rockford Superintendent, said he values the group effort this program requires. “I am so proud of the partnershipRockford Public Schools has with the Squire and Douglas Photography,” he said. “It is a tribute to our community and families that we have students such as these.” Examples in Excellence is possible because of the advertisers who support the program. Please take time to thank the ones you know and visit the ones you don’t. If you know the students in this year’s Example in Excellence, be sure to congratulate them  on this great honor.