It was a pleasure to recently represent USI Insurance Services in partnership with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools at the 2018 INCS Conference. This was a special moment as I had the distinct privilege to award two 8th grade students and 4 seniors for their outstanding scholarship and strong leadership. There are approximately 63,950 students in charter schools in Illinois today. So, as you can imagine, this is a very competitive award, and INCS received more nominations than ever last year. The awardees needed to demonstrate more than academic achievement and leadership, they also needed to show:
• an embodiment of their school’s mission, and
• exceptional involvement in their school and community.
Congrats to Alain Locke Charter School, KIPP Chicago, Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park, Intrinsic Schools, Noble Network of Charter Schools and Southland College Preparatory!