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Full Text of HR0589  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are pleased to honor Charleston High School
4 teacher Tina Winings for her many accomplishments and accolades
5 throughout her career; and
6     WHEREAS, Tina Winings was born on July 1, 1956 in
7 Indianapolis, Indiana; she married Larry Winings in 1978; and
8     WHEREAS, Tina Winings received her bachelor's degree in
9 speech communication from Eastern Illinois University in 1978;
10 she received her master's degree in speech communication from
11 EIU in 1979 and her master's degree in English from EIU in
12 1984; and
13     WHEREAS, Tina Winings has had a long and distinguished
14 career in education; she has taught English, honors English,
15 speech, and theatre at Charleston High School since 1980; she
16 helped to design and implement 6 honors English classes taught
17 at CHS; she taught beginning literature night courses at
18 Lakeland College in the fall of 1981; she taught basic English
19 at EIU during the summer of 1982; and she taught summer speech
20 oral interpretation workshops from 1994 to 2003; and
21     WHEREAS, Tina Winings has coached and directed many



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1 theatrical performances and training camps, including the EIU
2 Speech Camp, the Charleston High School Speech and Drama Team,
3 CHS Drama and Group Interpretation events, the Homecoming
4 Variety Show, the SCOTIE Tourney, the Spring Variety Show, the
5 Spring Comedy and Drama Revue, the CHS Annual Spring Novice
6 Tourney, the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, the CHS
7 Annual Class Talent Competition, and the Charleston Middle
8 School Speech Program; and she organized and implemented a
9 National Forensic League Charter at CHS in 2007; and
10     WHEREAS, Tina Winings has served as mentor for student
11 teachers and practicum students from 1982 to 2006; she
12 participated in the New Teacher Mentor Workshop in August 2004;
13 and she organized the New Coaches Mentoring Workshops of 2003,
14 2004, and 2006; and
15     WHEREAS, Tina Winings has received many awards and honors
16 during her career; she was selected as a Charleston Business
17 and Professional Women's Young Career Woman of the Year in
18 1986; she was selected to be on the State Speech Advisory
19 Committee for Individual Events from 1994 to 1996; she was the
20 SCOTIE Coach of the Year for 1995; she received the Education
21 is the Key Award in 2003; she was a member of the IHSA State
22 Drama and Group Interpretation Committee from 2002 to 2007; and
23 she received the ISTA Edith Harrod Award in 2006; and



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1     WHEREAS, Tina Winings has served in various positions with
2 the Charleston United Way, the Special Commission on
3 Tournaments and Individual Events, the Charleston Education,
4 the ISTA, the Soaring Schools Initiative, and the Consortium of
5 Information and Telecommunications Executives; she currently
6 serves as the Membership/Public Relations Chair for the ISTA;
7 and she is a member of a creative team selected to design and
8 implement new teacher induction programs for Charleston
9 Community Unit School District #1; and
10     WHEREAS, Tina Winings' dedication to her profession has
11 truly been a model for the people of the State of Illinois;
12 therefore, be it
15 honor Tina Winings for her many accomplishments and accolades
16 throughout her career and wish her continued success and
17 happiness in the future; and be it further
18     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
19 presented to Tina Winings as a symbol of our esteem and
20 respect.