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 […]

Parkside Elementary School’s Madelyn McConnon, an Example in Excellence

Madelyn McConnon

Madelyn is one to step up for what is right Madelyn McConnon is daughter to Matt and Deb McConnon and sister to Austin, Dylan and Gideon. She is described by teachers and staff at her school as a selfless student who leads by serving. She consistently demonstrates respect for others, kindness, responsibility, honesty and shows a […]