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WUIS' This I Believe
2015 marks the ninth class of high school seniors WUIS has asked to share what they believe. This I Believe was started by journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1951 to allow anyone able to distil the guiding principles by which they lived.
The Rotary Club of Springfield, Sunrise has partnered with WUIS each year and provides a scholarship to each of the selected authors.
WUIS will air the essays in their authors’ voices the last two weeks of February at 7:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 4:45 PM, and 7:45 PM. The audio may also be streamed here at WUIS.org.
This I Believe is WUIS' annual essay program for central Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they are about to enter the adult world.
The program began in 2007 and has been supported by the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise each year. The club provides each selected author with a $100 scholarship when they read their essay at a Rotary meeting.
- Mason Lott - Pawnee HS - A Squirrely Story (February 17)
- Katherine Bowman - Southeast HS (February 18)
- Stephanie Dunn - Lanphier HS (February 19)
- Don Knott - Jacksonville HS (February 20)
- Abagail Perrero - Southeast HS (February 21)
- Pauline Kersjes - Springfield HS (February 24)
- Gabrielle Gardner - Southeast HS (February 25)
- Alex Brosseau - Southeast HS (February 26)
- Kelsey Hubble - Southeast HS (February 27)
- Amelia Paries - Lanphier HS (February 28)