Shank receives award, scholarship at EIU


CHARLESTON — Ben Shank, of Rochelle, a senior at Eastern Illinois University, was recently recognized with a certificate for academic scholarship, leadership skills and program commitment during a special awards ceremony held on Dec. 16 in Lantz Gymnasium at EIU.
In addition, Shank, who is majoring in special education, was also awarded $1,000 in scholarship travel funds from EIU to attend the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference held Feb. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla.
Shank attended several workshops and seminars geared at providing and supporting special education teachers with valuable and practical tools and approaches they can implement in their field of study and in classrooms.
Shank, who is the son of John and Maria Shank, is a 2014 graduate of Rochelle Township High School.

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