The high school's Students in Action team received a national Jefferson Award this week.
The group of Stevenson High School students who traveled to Washington, D.C., this week left with more than a national award for community service. Brett Erdmann, the school’s community service coordinator, said students’ experiences during the four-day trip will leave them with lifelong memories. Eight Stevenson students, who comprise the school’s Students in Action group, headed to Washington on Sunday to represent their school at the annual Jefferson Awards ceremony, which bestows honors on community-minded individuals and groups. They left with top honors for student volunteerism efforts that instill the values of service, leadership and ethics. The award was based on a series of programs run by students during the 2010-11 school year…
Students in Action leaders received the honor for community service.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Stevenson High School was awarded Tuesday with the 2011 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service by a High School. The Jefferson Award, known as the "Nobel Prize for public service," honors community service and volunteer efforts. The award was presented to the school's Students In Action leaders during the 39th annual Jefferson Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Stevenson became eligible for the national award in April after it was selected as the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Regional Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School. This was the second straight year SHS has received the honor, which is given to schools that best meet the seven goals of the Students In Action program, and expand volunteerism. Representing Stevenson in …