​Who is Judith Snow?

  • 25 year Park Ridge resident
  • dedicated to League of Women Voters
  • described by friends as  conscientious, decent, dutiful, full of integrity, honorable and principled

When she died in 1995, an award was created to honor her memory.  This award fosters awareness and respect for ethical behavior in a leadership role among District 64 8​th grade students.  It is presented annually to one or two eighth grade students from each middle school who demonstrate “ethical leadership.”  


Judith L. Snow Ethical Leadership Award Recognition

  • All D64 8th Grade students are eligible for the award.
  • Winners are announced at the End of the Year assembly.
  • Winners are recognized at the Promotion ceremony.
  • Winners receive $250 from Elementary Learning Foundation.
  • Winner’s name are engraved on Judith Snow Award plaque continuously displayed at each of the school.

​Judith L. Snow Award Application Process

  • Interested students must secure the following:
    • Student Application
    • One Teacher Recommendation
    • One non-District 64 Community Member Recommendation (ie. coach, clergy, charitable organization leader)
  • Student Application templates and recommendation forms are available online at bit.ly/judithsnow or on each middle school and D64 ELF websites.  
  • Completed applications and recommendations must be submitted by: May 21, 2021.

​What is Ethical Leadership?

  • Ethical Leadership is defined as knowing your core values (including Emerson SOARS and Lincoln ROARS) and having the courage to live by them in all parts of your life in service to the common good.
  • Ethical leaders are principled and lead with:
    • CARING

​​The 2020 Judith L. Snow Ethical Leader Award Winners are:

Lincoln Middle School recipients:  Cecelia Tecu and Alana Voris
Emerson Middle School recipients:  Emma Donohue and Henry Morrison

To read more about the winner's accomplishments, please read HERE.