Rebecca Johnson Named 2020 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Judson senior Rebecca (“Becky”) Johnson of Mount Prospect, Ill., was recognized as Judson University’s 2020 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in a special Facebook Live event held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8.

Every fall, a meritorious senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate. Typically, this award is bestowed during a special ceremony in Springfield, Ill., that includes all the student laureates, their families, and university leaders. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Springfield event became a virtual presentation with Governor J.B. Pritzker. Judson University recognized her achievement in a special presentation via the Facebook Live event on December 8 to allow Johnson’s friends and family as well as the Judson community the opportunity to celebrate her accomplishments.

Johnson will graduate this spring with a degree in Worship Arts. Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Director Dr. Warren Anderson describes her abilities as “combining excellent analytical skills with a prose style that is a pleasure to read.”

Johnson is also described as a student who excels both inside and outside of the classroom. She has served as a chapel worship leader, a Judson University Choir officer, and an Upper Room leader. Before the pandemic, she served in the worship ministry at Willow Creek-North Shore regularly as one of the worship leaders.

“Becky has been placed in numerous positions of influence in various arenas and has flourished as a strong leader,” Anderson said.

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