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An award well deserved

ELC Foundation honors Greigs

September 30, 2009
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer

With her family applauding her, Jan Greig accepted the Champions of Education award on behalf of her late husband, Hugh, and her family from the Estherville Lincoln Central School Foundation Tuesday night.

A packed house was on hand at the Estherville Elks Lodge to see Greig and her daughter, Susan, accept the award. In presenting the award, George Shadle noted what strong advocates of learning the Greigs really are and their dedication to "imparting knowledge with good judgment and good wisdom."

Shadle offered a number of aphorisms and anecdotes about education and learning - all to one extent or another indicative of the spirit of the Greig family:

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George Shadle presented the Champions of Education award to Jan and Susan Greig at the Estherville Lincoln Central School Foundation banquet Tuesday night.

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

-Will Durant, historian and classicist

"Education isn't all just learning."

- Bertrand Russell, philosopher

"I never let schooling get in the way of education."

- Mark Twain, 19th

century American author.

Shadle noted among Hugh and Jan Greig's many gifts to learning their founding of the junior-high history awards. He also recognized the Greigs for their contributions to the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation, Emmet County Museum, Emmet County Historical Society, Estherville Public Library, Avera Holy Family Health, Estherville Airport Commission, National Guard and Eastern Star.

The Greigs were "always for the betterment of Estherville and the surrounding area," Shadle said.

"It's our privilege to have grown up in Estherville, to be educated in the Estherville school system," Jan said.

With five generations of Greigs attending school at ELC, the latest generation includes Susan's daughter, Savannah; great niece, Taylor Greig and great nephew Clayton Greig.



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