Great People Sought for Local Recognition

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Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:26 am
By: 
Alice Dreger

Rachael Eubanks (East Lansing High School Class of 1999) was appointed as Michigan’s 47th State Treasurer by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Know of an East Lansing High School alum who has distinguished him- or herself, or know of people in the community — not necessarily ELHS alumni — who deserve recognition for community service?

The East Lansing Educational Foundation (ELEF) is asking people to nominate individuals for their annual awards to be presented at a dinner and program on May 14, 2020. Nominations for the awards are due October 18, and are to be submitted using an online form.

There are a number of awards for which you can nominate someone:

Distinguished Alumni Award: Given to a person who has “spent the majority of their K-12 education in EL schools” and has “accumulated a record of distinguished achievement and community service but not necessarily limited to service within the EL area.” Winners are recognized for having achieved “professional distinction at the national or international level.” Last year's winner, Doug Johnson (pictured below), is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1982. 

Outstanding Alumni Honor Roll: Also given to someone who has “spent the majority of their K-12 education in EL schools” and whose life functions “as a professional and/or personal example and/or inspiration to EL students.” This past may, Rachael Eubanks (shown in top photo) was given this award. She graduated from ELHS in 1999 and was appointed as Michigan’s 47th State Treasurer by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

ELEF Award: Open to anyone (regardless of schooling history) who has “accumulated a record of service to East Lansing Public Schools and/or the East Lansing Educational Foundation.”

Theda Assiff Award for Distinguished Community Service: Open to anyone (regardless of schooling history) and awarded “for ongoing, consistent, and outstanding service to the East Lansing community.”

Spartan Village G.L.O.B.A.L. Education Award: Bestowed on an employee of ELPS who has shown excellence in the areas of: “preparation of children to participate in a diverse, global society; collaboration with colleagues to learn and share knowledge and methods and share innovative ideas of colleagues; demonstrate fostering of family participation in the educational and community settings; celebrate the diversity of an international population and engage them in the educational and community setting.”

Want to learn more? Check out the award information page.

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