Effingham, IL -(Effingham Radio)-  A group of Effingham area business leaders recently presented Collin Hartke of Dieterich High School the Jan. award for Mathematic/Scientific scholastic achievement known as Hall of FAME, which represents Fantastic Area Mathematicians (Scientists) Extraordinaire.

Collin was selected by his school staff based on preset standards. Presenting the award is Pat Gebben of Merz Heating. Collin enjoys Science & Mathematics and wants to become a nurse anesthetist. Sponsors not able to attend were Dr Brian Ogan, Stevens Industries, H & M Concrete, Effingham Urology Associates, Milano & Grunloh Engineers and Effingham Prompt Care.

The leadership of these businesses knows that excellence in academics play an important part in the growth and vitality of our area and wish to encourage the scholastic endeavors of our leaders of tomorrow. Also thanks to the educators at DHS & his parents for the direction given to Collin and all students.