Education

Lincoln Trail honors 'true patriot' Lee Jessup

In a rapidly changing academic world, creating a program that lasts more than 20 years is rare.

But students at Lincoln Trail Elementary School learned about the history of the annual Veterans Day program on Friday as the school honored retired Lincoln Trail Principal Lee Jessup.


Champaign address, but M-S students

By JULIA SMITH

For The Mahomet Citizen

Residents of Jacob's Landing in Champaign have described the subdivision as up-and-coming.

Jacob's Landing is on the southwest outskirts of Champaign, but it is in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.


Students orchestrate Veterans Day ceremony

The big-picture items were impressive.

Mahomet-Seymour's high school student council put together a Veterans Day program on Nov. 10 that included a breakfast for those who served, followed by an all-school assembly where former Bulldog Anthony Wirth was the keynote speaker.


Penguin Project is a positive program

It doesn't take much to give a child confidence.

Often, children build confidence through reaching a goal, feeling accepted and being independent.

But, many times, opportunities for children with developmental disabilities to build confidence are not as abundant as the opportunities their peers have.


School lesson turned out to be lifesaver

Ethan Thomas faced the ultimate test of his knowledge last summer.

School had been out for about two months when the sophomore-to-be at Mahomet-Seymour found himself in a life-and-death situation.

His father, 37-year-old Travis Thomas, had suffered a heart attack and was lying on the living room floor between the couch and a chair.


Eyes on the sky

Will Clodfelder is a teenager whose passion has him aiming for the stars.

The senior is a big-picture student at Mahomet-Seymour High School, and his vision for the future is in clear focus.

It's in astronomy.

Clodfelder has found it so fascinating, he shares with others.


Ukulele group shares passion for music

Ellen Phillippe has always been atuned to music.

It started when she was 31 / 2 and taught herself to play the piano.


Flushing Pheasant Video productions shares views from above

Mark Herman has had a life with film.

The Mahomet resident has impressive credits.

Among them are Michael Stevens and Barry Houser.

Herman's film roles have been behind-the-scenes or — more specifically the past three years — at the controls of a drone.


Veteran coach prepares to stop prepping Bulldogs

Steve Kreps has been working to make "Bulldogs" for more than 25 years.

But at the end of the 2017-2018 basketball season, Kreps — who retired from teaching in 2014 — will also retire from his football and basketball coaching assignments within the Mahomet-Seymour school district.


Bringing history to life

The legacy of Harriet Tubman is alive and well.

And thanks to Kathryn Harris, multiple times a year for nearly two decades, Tubman's spirit comes to life as well.

The Springfield resident was the featured speaker on Sunday at the Museum of the Grand Prairie to kick off the 10th annual Lincoln Lecture series.


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