Young volunteers from across the state are being nationally recognized and one Altamont volunteer was one of the top choices.
Paige Logan, a senior at Altamont High School, was named one of the top two youth volunteers in Illinois by the Prudential Community of Spirit Awards, a national program honoring middle school and high school students for outstanding volunteer service.
"My mom told me I got it and I am really, really, really excited," Logan said." I'm really honored to represent Illinois and the U.S."
Logan has been involved with national and state anti-bullying efforts, 4-H and the Student Advisory Committee for the Illinois School Board.
As a state honoree, Logan will receive $1,000, a silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
"We're going on a cruise on the Potomac," she said. "I've been to D.C., but it was always on business. I'm excited to go on the cruise and meet with other people that have the same interests."
Logan said as her time in high school comes to an end, others will see what she's done and be inspired to volunteer.
"I'm excited to see if someone takes the initiative," she said. "I want to inspire others to pursue their own goals and dreams."
Jackson Adams can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 131, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Local News
Brownstown man sentenced for meth possession
A Brownstown man was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for possession of methamphetamine.
Origin of school facility sales tax dates to 1990s
While Effingham County voters are getting their first shot at approving a sales tax increase that would — proponents say — help county school districts finance capital improvement and maintenance projects, the concept is far from a new one. In fact, the concept dates back more than a decade.
Local farmer speaks out against wind project
Last month, the Effingham County Board heard from an advocate for a wind power transmission line that could pass through Effingham County.
Heroin suspect Church faces old charge
While the trial for one of the two men charged in connection with a recent heroin-related death has been delayed until June, Albert D. Church isn't done with court until then.
No foul play suspected in woman's death
No foul play is suspected in the death of 46-year-old Lynda Jakubowski.
Greene's recovery a 'miracle'
Every once in awhile, Aaron Greene says his knee hurts. After what he's been through in the past nine months, he feels fortunate that the knee is the only thing that hurts.
Greene, now 18, is the Teutopolis teen who was nearly killed when he was hit by a vehicle while visiting relatives in Rockford June 12. The force of the collision drove his right arm into his shoulder socket, broke his collarbone and left arm, caused elbow and knee injuries and left him in a coma.
Opinion: Current conditions incite cavorting
At this juncture in our journey, all manner of careening and cavorting takes place here on Earth.
Daylight saving time begins
The promise of spring is closer as time moves forward an hour Sunday. When it does, the Effingham Fire Department is reminding residents to use time change as a reminder to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Longtime Jasper Co. sheriff hanging up badge
In 1989, Ed Francis was just looking for a part-time job for a little extra money on pay day. He saw an opening for a correctional officer at the Jasper County Sheriff's Department and figured he'd give it a shot.
Effingham Co. sheriff's candidate forum video
See video of Friday's forum sponsored by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Video is courtesy of Premier Broadcasting.
- More Local News Headlines
- Brownstown man sentenced for meth possession