As parents, we want the best education for our kids because the best education means more opportunities. More opportunities equals a better paying job and life. When we were looking at colleges for our daughter, Carly, we were basically sold a line that without paying the price of a large house for our daughter to go to college, she would not be afforded a quality education and most likely denied opportunities. She has totally blown that stigma out of the water.
After graduating from Guilford High School in 2016, Carly attended Southern Illinois University. She will graduate from SIU debt-free and with money in the bank, even after many study abroad trips. She was awarded a two-year Attorney General internship, and she was recently selected as a University Innovation Fellow by Stanford University. This summer Stanford will pay for Carly to study abroad in Dubai and teach a class about sustainability! We were told that experiences and internships of this caliber would only be awarded to students at expensive universities. We are quickly understanding that isn't true.
High achievement does not need to equal a high price tag. I truly believe there is power in taking advantage of those once in a lifetime opportunities during your college career. Any student can earn a fellowship or win a major internship.
Eisenhower, Flinn and Lincoln middle schools will host the Class AA Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Track and Field Sectional at Guilford High School's Swanson Stadium on May 11.
The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council is accepting applications.
Bricks from Thompson Elementary School will be available to the public starting Wednesday, April 17.
Interim Head Coach Carl Armato will take over the Guilford High School boys basketball program in the 2019-20 season.
Bricks from Cherry Valley Elementary School will be available to the public starting today. A limited number of bricks will be in a pile outside the construction fence, first come, first served.
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