Kollbaum Wins Award

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Nashville Middle School eighth grader Sabrina Kollbaum was one of ten southern Illinois junior high athletes honored recently with the inaugural SIJHSAA Jim Burnes Leadership Award. The SIJHSAA, one of two organizations in Illinois that sponsor junior high athletics, is composed of over 180 schools throughout Southern Illinois and is divided into ten geographical regions. This award, for 8th Grade students, is based on GPA, sports participation, community activities, specific honors, a typed essay, and recommendations from the school and the community. Sabrina is pictured here with Jim Burnes, who successfully headed the SIJHSAA for many years and for whom the Leadership Award is named.