A pair of students from MacMurray College and Illinois College excelling in civic engagement will be honored on Saturday in Springfield.
Governor Bruce Rauner announced this week that the selected students will be recognized by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m.
Among the 54 students receiving recognition include MacMurray’s Shannon Young and Illinois College’s Kavita Patel.
The yearly award is presented to seniors from each state, who also earn a $1,000 educational grant and certificate of achievement.
The Lincoln Academy was established more than 50 years ago and honors the distinguished citizens from around the United States.