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Lincoln Magnet student wins IESA Scholar Attitude Award

April 6, 2015
Zaire Harris

Lincoln Magnet School eighth grader Zaire Harris has received the 2015 IESA Scholar Attitude Award. He is one of 15 winners statewide.

Harris is a member of the cross country, scholastic bowl, track and basketball teams. He has also served as captain on each of those teams. He is president of Beta Club and was vice president last year. He is a straight-A student and participates regularly in community service activities. He is the son of Angela and Darryl Harris.

“We are so very proud of Zaire and all that he continues to accomplish,” said Lincoln Magnet Principal Nichole Heyen. “He is a dynamic individual who cares so very much about his academics and those around him. He wants everyone to succeed and often lends a hand to ensure that. He is also a dedicated athlete that demonstrates amazing sportsmanship.”

Harris and the other award recipients will be recognized at a luncheon in Bloomington on May 5.

To be eligible for the Scholar Attitude Award, a student must have eighth grade status, minimum 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and participation in at least one IESA activity during each of his or her junior high years and demonstration of outstanding citizenship during their tenure. In addition, each student is required to submit a typed essay titled "The Value of Sportsmanship.”