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2019 Annual Campaign

September 2019, To all of our loyal supporters, We hope you enjoy looking through our Annual IMPACT Report which will show you the tremendous impact you are making on our kids. When you finish, I hope you feel a sense of pride from knowing YOU HELPED! I am sharing just a few of the hundreds of thank you notes received each year. “Thank you for my book. I am not [...]

2019-10-07T20:37:22-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Annual Campaign|0 Comments

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee, Kendra Workman Smiley

  The Foundation is proud to partner with the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Hall of Fame. The first class of distinguished members was inducted into The PBL Hall of Fame in 2014. Since the very beginning, The Foundation has provided financial support for this worthy program that recognizes outstanding achievements of our alumni. This recognition serves the dual purpose of spotlighting the member’s contribution to society while also serving as role models for today’s students. Alumni [...]

2019-09-28T08:09:26-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Hall of Fame|0 Comments

2019 Eastern Star Scholarship

Mikayla Jones, daughter of Glenn and Amy Jones of Paxton, was recently awarded the Prospect Chapter 367 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship.  Currently administered by the PBL Education Foundation, the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of PBL High School and is based on character, citizenship, dedication, integrity, service to school and community, and academic achievement. While attending PBL High School, Jones was a Straight A Honor [...]

2019-06-16T11:09:35-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|0 Comments

2019 Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois Scholarship

Bridget McMullin, daughter of Jen and Kelly McMullin, of Loda was named the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois scholarship winner for 2019. The award was presented by Nicholas Reutter of FMBI at the PBL Senior Academic Awards Night held recently. McMullin, a 3-year member of the National Honor Society - serving as President her Senior year, a 4-year member of the Student Council - serving as Vice-President her Junior and Senior [...]

2019-06-16T11:02:47-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|0 Comments

2019 Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Swanson, son of Kirk and Michelle Swanson of Paxton, was recently awarded the Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship. Currently administered by the PBL Education Foundation, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of PBL High School who intends to pursue a degree in education or child development and is based on academic achievement, participation and leadership in community, school and the work place. During his time at PBL [...]

2019-06-16T10:58:08-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|Comments Off on 2019 Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship

2019 Senior Awards Night

The PBL Education Foundation hosted the annual PBL Senior Awards Night on May 21, 2019 at the PBL High School. The night began with opening remarks by Connie Ross, a 15 year member of the Foundation's board. She said, "The PBL Education Foundation was created over 20 years ago. Our single purpose is to raise money for all of our district schools. The funds raised are used for academics. The [...]

2019-05-27T21:11:02-05:00May 27th, 2019|Scholarships, Senior Awards Night|Comments Off on 2019 Senior Awards Night

2019 May Student of the Month – Tim Kennedy

Junior Tim Kennedy of Paxton has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for May. His parents are Deb and Ray Kennedy. Rachel Fleming, PBL High School Teacher, nominated the junior, writing in her nominating letter, “When I think about our school community, I think about the kids who sometimes are on the outside of things. Those kids can have a hard time finding their place in [...]

2019-05-20T18:55:02-05:00May 20th, 2019|Student of the Month|0 Comments

2019 April Student of the Month – Dalton Busboom

Junior Dalton Busboom of Ludlow has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for April. His parents are Derek and Holly Busboom. Sheila Pickens, PBL High School Math Teacher, nominated the junior, writing in her nominating letter, “Dalton is taking our most rigorous classes at PBL including Ag Business Management, AP English, AP Calculus, Chemistry 2, and Spanish 3. In the classroom, Dalton is second to none. [...]

2019-04-22T20:42:10-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Student of the Month|0 Comments

2019 March Student of the Month – Bridget McMullin

Senior Bridget McMullin of Loda has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for March. Her parents are Kelly and Jen McMullin. Sheila Pickens, PBL High School Math Teacher, nominated the senior, writing in her nominating letter, “Bridget challenges herself by taking some of the most rigorous classes at PBL including AP English, AP Calculus, and Physics. She strives for excellence in her grades and also in [...]

2019-03-18T18:13:12-05:00March 18th, 2019|Student of the Month|0 Comments

2019 February Student of the Month – Rhiannon Jeffries

Junior Rhiannon Jeffries of Paxton has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for February. Her parents are Matt and Karen Jeffries. Emily Wood, PBL High School Art Teacher, nominated the junior, writing in her nominating letter, “It is without hesitation that I nominate Rhiannon Jeffries for PBL February Student of the Month. I truly do not think I have met a more kind and patient student [...]

2019-02-24T10:28:29-06:00February 24th, 2019|Student of the Month|0 Comments