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District 153 honors three students with Dockweiler Award

Three students — Chloe Pease, Kingston Bailey and Maximillian Escamilla — were presented with the 2021 Tom Dockweiler Award for their outstanding achievements in the 2020 school year.

The award is named for former Homewood District 153 school board member Tom Dockweiler who gave 21 years of service to the board before he retired in 2007. Dockweiler set a goal for students to show improvement from year to year. This year’s honorees were recognized at the Oct. 12 school board meeting.

Chloe was recognized for her efforts as an eighth grader at James Hart School. She is now a freshman at . . .

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