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IPF awards Illinois high schools with $25,000 in grants for 2017

21 schools receive funds in to help their scholastic journalism programs thanks to the Illinois Press Foundation

May 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Press Foundation, the 501(c)3 arm of the Illinois Press Association, has announced the awarding of $25,000 in grants to Illinois schools, according to Director Kate Richardson.

Congratulations to the following Illinois high schools that received mini-grants:

• Argo Community High School; Nicholas Berrios, adviser
• Belvidere High School; Kathy Jerbi, adviser
• Carlyle High School; Gina Shook, adviser
• Downers Grove North High School; Liz Levin, adviser
• Fulton High School; Jeffrey Hoese, adviser
• Greggsville-Perry High School; Andrew Crivilare, adviser
• Guilford High School; Daniel Bingley, adviser
• Havana High School; Jennifer Cooper, adviser
• Jacksonville High School; Cammie Symons, adviser
• Metea Valley High School; Adam Page, adviser
• Normal Community High School; Brad Bovenkerk, adviser
• Okawville Jr./Sr. High School; Dana Donovan, adviser
• Pearl City High School; Brian Greene, adviser
• Phoenix Military Academy; Katie Comeford, adviser
• St. Charles North High School; Brian Callahan and Alice Froemling, advisers
• Taylorville High School; Stephen Steele, adviser
• Thornridge High School; Erika Zachery and Lisa Joseph, advisers
• Thornton Township High School; Kimberly Gaitor, adviser
• Thornwood High School; Marlene Matthias, adviser
• Vienna High School; Joan Clayton, adviser
• Washington Community High School; Jennifer Reiser, adviser

A big thank you to the Illinois Press Foundation for its lasting commitment to support scholastic journalism in Illinois!

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