(April 29, 2010) – Pekin Hospital and Lite Rock 107 are proud to recognize Pekin Community High School students Dylan Broombaugh and Austin Flynn as recipients of the Pekin Community High School (PCHS) Student Award for April.
Dylan Broombaugh, a senior, was nominated by Mrs. Pat Smith, a guidance counselor. In her nomination, Mrs. Smith cited Dylan’s involvement in Stand Up and Save Earth, Peer Mediation, boy’s swim team, girl’s swim team manager, People to People, and Operation Teen Safe Driving. She explained, “Dylan goes beyond expectations. He is willing to help in and outside class. He is polite, helpful, works exceptionally well with others, and is a true leader.” Mrs. Smith also indicated that Dylan stood out among his peers because he “is always the first to volunteer his services. He follows through with the plans and is very responsible.”
Austin Flynn, a junior, was nominated by Mr. Joel Steger, a faculty member. In his nomination, Mr. Steger cited Austin’s classroom involvement by helping manage lab computers and helping other students. Mr. Steger said, “Austin stood out among his peers because he is very honest and hard working. He really understands computers and helps out. He comes in extra just to help out.”
Each month two PCHS students who excel in moral character, positive attitude, volunteerism, demonstrate ideal role-model behavior, and who contribute to the classroom are nominated by teachers, counselors, and high school personnel. The students must be a junior or senior and show remarkable qualities which help them prepare for a promising future.
Ann Donnelly, Student Development Coordinator at PCHS said, “This award is a great way to promote the positive contributions that students at PCHS make everyday. The teachers and staff enjoy nominating the students and I am grateful for the opportunity to help present the award to the winning students.”
Pekin Hospital and Lite Rock 107/WSWT are proud to sponsor the student award program for the students of PCHS.