Excellence in Education

The completion of a high school education is a cornerstone to a successful life.  A higher graduation rate will increase the affluence of our families, the caliber of our workforce and the quality of life throughout the Stateline.

This springWMBD-TV and WYZZ-TV are launching Excellence in Education, a fully-integrated major media campaign.  The campaign celebrates the best of our schools, students and teachers while showcasing participating sponsors.

News anchors will team up with senior class presidents from area high schools in Central Illinois to share stories of great lives shaped by parents, teachers and schools.  Our senior class presidents will serve as role models for younger students to stay in school and graduate on time. 

Excellence also includes a special series of education salutes and CEO addresses to showcase your company. Sponsors join WMBD-TV and WYZZ-TV in recognizing the achievements of local students and teachers and the commitment of your company to Excellence in Education.   

We invite you to join us in this rare opportunity to make an investment in your business that will benefit your company and our schools.  Help shape the future of the Central Illinois with Excellence in Education.

For more information on how your business can be associated with our Excellence in Education campaign, please contact Nancy Linebaugh at 309-686-9431 nlinebaugh@wmbd.com in Peoria, or Wayne Carey at 309-664-9411wcarey@wmbd.com in Bloomington.

School Districts

Astoria CUSD 1
CUSD 3 Fulton County
Spoon River Valley CUSD 4
Canton Union SD 66
Lewistown CUSD 97
Henry-Senachwine CUSD 5
Midland CUSD 7
Havana CUSD 126
Illini Central CUSD 189
Midwest Central CUSD 191
LeRoy CUSD 2
Tri Valley CUSD 3
Heyworth CUSD 4
McLean County USD 5
Lexington CUSD 7
Olympia CUSD 16
Ridgeview CUSD 19
Bloomington SD 87
Pleasant Valley SD 62
Norwood ESD 63
Bartonville SD 66
Oak Grove SD 68
Pleasant Hill SD 69
Monroe SD 70
Peoria SD 150
Farmington Central CUSD 265
Brimfield CUSD 309
Limestone CHSD 310
Limestone Walters CCSD 316
Il Valley Central USD 321
Elmwood CUSD 322
Dunlap CUSD 323
Peoria Heights CUSD 325
Princeville CUSD 326

Illini Bluffs CUSD 327
Hollis Cons SD 328
Bradford CUSD 1
Stark County CUSD 100
District 50 Schools
Central SD 51
Washington SD 52
Creve Coeur SD 76
Robein SD 85
East Peoria SD 86
Rankin CSD 98
N Pekin & Marquette Hght SD 102
Pekin PSD 108
South Pekin SD 137
Pekin CSD 303
Washington CHSD 308
East Peoria CHSD 309
Spring Lake CCSD 606
Deer Creek-Mackinaw CUSD 701
Tremont CUSD 702
Delavan CUSD 703
Morton CUSD 709
Metamora CCSD 1
Riverview CCSD 2
Fieldcrest CUSD 6
El Paso-Gridley CUSD 11
Lowpoint-Washburn CUSD 21
Roanoke Benson CUSD 60
Germantown Hills SD 69
Eureka CUD 140

Top reasons companies participate in Excellence campaign:

  • Ties your company into a campaign that encourages kids to stay in school and graduate.
  • Clearly demonstrates your company’s commitment to educational excellence in the Stateline.
  • Gain greater visibility for the commitments you and your employees have already made to education.
  • Attracts a greater pool of applicants and a higher quality of applicants when you hire.
  • Improves caliber of the future workforce for your company.
  • Benefits your company as you give recognition to the successful students, teachers and programs that are working in our schools.
  • Excellence salutes enable your company to target communities and demographics important to your business.
  • Sponsorship increases employee morale and improves employee retention.
  • Opportunity to recognize and salute your clients and potential clients for the work they are doing for excellence in education.
  • Ties your company to a prestigious campaign and to the success of cause marketing.