Multicultural Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony
BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Wesleyan University, in collaboration with the Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Educational Activity Club, hosted the 27rd annual Multicultural Academic Achievement
Recognition Ceremony on Monday, July 16 at the Shirk Athletic Center (302 E. Emerson
Registration and a reception were held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the awards
ceremony from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance at the ceremony was by invitation only.
The event featured guest speaker Shri Chandak, Vice President, Hindu Swayam Sevak
Sangh (HSS) Midwest USA. Avani Rai, Evans Junior High School, performed the national
anthem. The event included a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers.
The ceremony recognized over 1,300 Bloomington-Normal multicultural 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.