​​JUDITH L. SNOW ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AWARD


Judith Snow, a 25-year Park Ridge resident and dedicated member of the League of Women Voters, gave selflessly of her time and talents. She was a courageous and ethical leader. Her many friends and colleagues described her as conscientious, decent, dutiful, full of integrity, honorable and principled. 

When Judith Snow died unexpectedly in 1995, the League of Women Voters created the Judith L. Snow Memorial Fund. The League donated this Fund to the District 64 Elementary Learning Foundation, which created the Judith L. Snow Ethical Leadership Award to honor the memory of this outstanding citizen of Park Ridge, as well as the mission of the Foundation.


PURPOSE 

The Judith L. Snow Ethical Leadership Award fosters awareness and respect for ethical behavior in a leadership role among District 64 8th grade students. Award recipients will be recognized at the end of the year celebration, as well as be presented with $250. The award is presented annually to one or two eighth grade students at each middle school who demonstrates “ethical leadership."

Ethical leadership is defined as knowing your core values (Think Emerson SOARS and Lincoln ROARS), as well as having the courage to live by them in all parts of your life in service to the common good. It aligns your internal beliefs and values with your external behaviors and values for the purposes of advancing the common good. Ethical leaders are principled and lead with:

INTEGRITY     SELFLESSNESS     DEPENDABILITY    CARING         FAIRNESS


ELIGIBILITY 

 All D64 8th Grade students are eligible for the award. Members of the staff and student body should encourage any student who has demonstrated ethical leadership to consider submitting an application. Any student applying must secure a recommendation from a teacher or staff member, as well as a non-District 64 community member (coach, clergy, charitable organization leader).  Student Application templates and recommendation forms are available online on the Emerson/Lincoln website.  Completed applications and recommendations must be submitted by Friday, May 20, 2022.


SELECTION 

A selection committee chaired by the D64 ELF trustee responsible for the administration of the Judith L. Snow Leadership Award will evaluate the applications and award the recipients at the end of the school year. The name of each award recipient will be engraved on the Ethical Leadership Award plaque displayed at each school.  District 64 ELF also presents a monetary award to be used by the recipient as he or she chooses.


SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection committee examines an applicant’s ethical and leadership skills, focusing on the following behaviors:

*Conduct within an organization or group. 

*Demonstration of dependability, respect from/to others, giving to others, integrity, teamwork.

*Involvement in an activity or activities demonstrating an understanding and implementation of ethical leadership.


*Recognition as an ethical leader by others.


CLICK HERE FOR THE JUDITH SNOW OVERVIEW SLIDESHOW 

FOR STUDENTS CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO APPLY


IMPORTANT LINKS:
Student Application Template
Teacher Recommendation Form 

Community Member Recommendation Form


​Remember to share your completed student application with the judithsnow.reviewer@d64.org

Questions? Please reach out to judithsnow.reviewer@d64.org​​

The 2021 Judith L. Snow Ethical Leader Award Winners are:

Lincoln Middle School recipients:  
Katherine Barker
Ryan S

Emerson Middle School recipients:  
Noah Munoz-Lo
Maeve Staunton

Congratulations!!