Rock Island Academy student honored at Statehouse
State Sen. Neil Anderson honored Laticia McCray-Brown from Rock Island Academy in the Illinois Senate and welcomed her to Springfield as his Page for a Day January 30. Laticia, a sixth-grade student from Rock Island Academy, was chosen as one of two winners of State Sen. Neil Anderson’s Veterans Day Essay Contest last year. The contest asked students to write an essay explaining the history of Veterans Day and the importance of celebrating the day each year. Laticia was joined on the Senate floor by her father, Calvin Brown.