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Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet
Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet
Posted on 05/04/2018
Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet

Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet

 

May 1, 2018

Rockton, IL – On Friday, April 13 the Stateline Chamber held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize member businesses for their success and contributions to the community. The Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson were both nominated by the community and each were selected by the Chamber as finalists.

Hononegah Community High School District was awarded the Pride of the Stateline award. This award recognizes a business or individual that shows a dedication to community service, both literally and figuratively.

When reading about the Hononegah Community High School District, Chamber Vice President John Broda stated “The #1 reason why people move to this area is for the high-quality education their kids receive from HCHSD.” HCHSD is frequently rated among the top districts in Illinois and the nation. The general sentiment is that as Hononegah goes – so goes the Stateline.

“Thank you for recognizing Hononegah with the Pride of the Stateline Award.  The commitment from our Hononegah family - staff, students, families, and community – is what keeps the Legacy of high standards thriving and makes this award possible,” said Dr. Lynn Gibson. 

Dr. Lynn Gibson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award. This award recognizes a business or individual that has a strong history of excellence. Long-term sustainable success is hard to come by. To look back on your life with personal pride is a wonderful achievement. This award is a way of showing that their peers look back with them and share that same level of pride.

When the Hononegah Community High School District announced that Dr. Gibson was retiring, it came as no surprise that the community wondered who could possibly fill her shoes. She has been an amazing leader for the district, working with the community on plans that have developed Hononegah into the beacon of pride we have today.

“Lynn is a consummate educational leader. She is always on the cutting edge of new educational ideas and a tireless advocate for students.  The District has learned from her the importance of leaving a Legacy and the value of knowing how to connect the dots. We are so proud of her.” said David Kurlinkus, Board President.

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Contact: Dr. Lynn Gibson, HCHS Superintendent, lgibso@hononegah.org, 815-624-2010

About Hononegah Community High School District

Hononegah is a public school district in Rockton, Illinois, located between Rockford and the southern border of Wisconsin.  The District serves over 2,100 students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. The District provides an inspiring and challenging educational experience that promotes reflective critical thinking, civic engagement, and personal development.