Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Help Recognize a "Grand" Elgin Teacher

In conjunction with the City of Elgin’s 2011 Fourth of July Parade, which steps off Monday, July 4 at 9AM, the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) of Elgin is asking your assistance to help us in recognizing outstanding teachers in the Elgin community by nominating them to be one of our 2011 Parade Grand Marshals!

We are asking parents, local PTO members, school administrators or students to write a brief essay about why they feel their teacher is “grand” in the classroom and therefore deserves to be honored as a Grand Marshal in the 2011 Fourth of July Parade.

The competition is open to any teacher (K-12) currently working in an Elgin public or private school. Additional guidelines and restrictions are outlined in the nomination packet.

To download the nomination packet, click here!

Nomination packets will also be mailed out to all Elgin public and private schools.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association will accept nominations through Monday, May 23.

Our parade committee will then select three winners from all of the nominations to serve as Parade Grand Marshals and will ride in a special classic car at the front of the parade. They will also each receive an official City of Elgin Fourth of July Parade t-shirt and other goodies.

PLEASE NOTE: Those teachers selected must be available the morning of the parade from approximately 8AM until 12PM.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Jason Pawlowski, DNA Promotions Coordinator, at (847) 488-1456 or e-mail

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