GRANITE CITY - Lawson Kimble has been chosen as an Illinois Principals' Association Outstanding Student and Citizen Award recipient. Lawson joins fellow Granite City student Abbey Haddix as one of the award winners.


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Kimble is the captain of the hockey and volleyball teams and vice-president of the International Thespian Society. He has participated in two spring plays produced by the high school, along with participating in multiple clubs and sports: Hobby Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hockey Club, Renaissance, Saturday Scholars Program, Secondary Honors, and Student Council.

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Kimble will be taking a gap year to play Jr. Hockey with future plans to play NCAA Division 1 while studying pre-law. He is attending a hockey camp at Harvard and Dartmouth this summer. Kimble's ultimate goal is to play in the National Hockey League and practice either sports or entertainment law.

Honors: Renaissance Top 10; Elks Student of the Month; Mr. Warrior; Illinois State Scholar; National Merit Commended Student; Personal Choice; May King; MVCHA Hockey Champion for two years; MVCHA Hockey All-Star; GCHS Hockey Nate Ryckman Hockey Award; GCHS Hockey 110% Award.

Parents: Darin and Melissa Kimble.

Another story is on today about Abbey Haddix.

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