Haddix and Kimble Receive Principals Award


Granite City, Ill., May 13, 2022 – Granite City High School seniors Abbey Haddix and Lawson Kimble were chosen as the Illinois Principals’ Association Outstanding Student and Citizen Award recipients, as announced by GCHS Assistant Principal Chris Hutchings.

“Lawson and Abby represent the best of GCHS. Their leadership and work ethic have excelled in the school and community,” said Hutchings. “It is our privilege to celebrate these students on behalf of the Illinois Principals’ Association.”

Haddix is the president of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a three-year soccer player, and a member of the Renaissance club. She is planning to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to study political science and Spanish.

Honors: Renaissance Top 10; Personal Choice Award; Illinois State Scholar; May Carousel Court; Secondary Honors.

Parents: Don and Mary Haddix.

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.  

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 two years; MVCHA Hockey All-Star; GCHS Hockey Nate Ryckman Hockey Award; GCHS Hockey 110% Award.

Parents: Darin and Melissa Kimble.

For more information about Granite City School District #9, visit www.gcsd9.net.

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