Categories of Election of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Activities pertaining to the use and development of food resources and to betterment of farm and rural life.
THE ARTS AND PERFORMANCE ARTS
The visual arts, literature, musical composition, or other endeavors, requiring inventiveness and artistic skills, or excellence in the performance, production, or staging of drama, music, the dance, or other theatrical creations.
BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND COMMUNICATIONS
Service in the management of public or private capital for projects which have proved beneficial to the public good: trade, manufacturing, transportation, or private enterprise: or service to the public by an individual regularly employed in mass communication.
Service to the teaching profession, for the development of effective new or improved methods which result in an increase in learning, for the development of successful administrative procedures by which schools may operate more effectively and efficiently, or for other related activities which result in an increase in literacy and the general advancement of knowledge.
GOVERNMENT AND LAW
Devotion to civic duty and outstanding public service on the national, state, or local level, or, advancement of jurisprudence, teaching of the law, administration of justice, and enforcement of law at the national, state or local level.
Reduction of labor-management conflicts and increase in the productivity and well-being of wage earners.
MEDICINE AND SCIENCE
Development of new or improved methods and practices in the field of medical science, dedicated personal service for the good of the general public, or contributions to the scientific knowledge, principles, and practices in the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, or mathematics: skill in the mechanical or industrial arts, or for the development of techniques or devices which have enabled man to control his physical environment.
Exceptional effort to advance religious knowledge and understanding among citizens of different religious persuations, thereby fostering interfaith harmony, religious tolerance, and community goodwill
Outstanding work, at either the professional or volunteer level, toward the betterment of social conditions.
Skill as a professional or nonprofessional participant or instructor in individual or team sports, for the promotion of physical training fitness, or for the impairing of the spirit of good sportmanship.