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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois student wins prestigious award

Amanda Rowland defines the word selfless. The special education senior used her time in Champaign to improve the lives of others—especially those with disabilities. And her effort hasn’t gone unnoticed. Rowland was honored with the 2013 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. The Lincoln Academy of Illinois recognizes students displaying overall excellence, in both curricular and non-circular activities. “I try to be an advocate for people with disabilities,” Rowland said. Rowland visited the old state capitol building and the governor’s mansion to receive the award. “I think the coolest part was that everyone there were the most amazing people. I didn’t