Illinois Wesleyan to Host Minority Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony
July 13, 2017
Illinois Wesleyan University, in collaboration with the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Educational
Activity Club, will host the 23rd annual Minority Academic Achievement Recognition
Ceremony on Monday, July 17 at the Shirk Athletic Center (302 E. Emerson St., Bloomington).
Registration and a reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the awards
ceremony from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only.
The event will feature guest speaker Pastor William A. Bennett, City of Refuge Ministries
and performances by Avani Rai, Evans Junior High School and Madyson McSwain, Bloomington
Junior High School.
The ceremony will recognize almost 1,600 Bloomington-Normal minority youth in the
5th through 12th grades who have displayed outstanding academic achievement.
For additional information contact Barbara Sims-Malone, executive director, Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Educational Activity Club at (309) 706-6638 or Carl Teichman, director of government
and community relations, Illinois Wesleyan University at (309) 556-3429.