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Unity Starts With 'U'
Balmoral Elementary wins the Name Our New District Motto contest at this year’s Night of Leadership event hosted by the CM 201-U Board of Education


Student council members from Balmoral Elementary were all smiles as they held signs at this year’s Night of Leadership event hosted by the Crete-Monee Board of Education on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The school’s entry, “Unity Starts with ‘U’!” was the winner of the Name our New District Motto contest which invited parents and community members to vote in an online poll. Student government groups from every school submitted a motto for consideration. The party convention-styled event was also supported by local elected officials who encouraged students to continue to engage in the democratic process.
(PICTURED L-R): Trustee Paula Wilson, University Park; Principal Ghantel Perkins, Balmoral Elementary; Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.; Mr. Mike Turay, CM 201-U Board of Education; Mayor Jay Farquhar, Village of Monee; Mr. James Young, Monee Township; Mrs. Victoria Camp, Student Council sponsor; Trustee Heidi Gonzalez, Village of Monee; Trustee Jim Pop, Village of Monee; Mayor Vivian Covington, Village of University Park; Trustee David Holston, Village of Monee; Village Clerk Dee Jones, Village of University Park; Trustee Keith Griffin, Village of University Park; Trustee Joseph Roudez, Village of University Park; Dr. Nakia Hall, CM 201-U Board President; Trustee Jerome Brown, Village of Park Forest; Mrs. Kimberly Sanders, CM 201-U Board; Mr. Christian Anderson, CM 201-U Board; Mrs. Jennifer Gasbarro, CM 201-U Board; Mrs. Jeanine Galbraith, CM 201-U Board and Mrs. Janice Van Kuiken, Asst. Principal at Balmoral Elementary.

As a reward for nominating the winning motto, the entire school will receive an ice cream party, hosted by the Board of Education.


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