Acadia Reynolds

McKendree University
from New Orleans, LA
Major: Elementary Education
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, 2016

Lincoln Academy

I was awarded The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award in 2016. With me in the picture are Mrs. & Governor Rauner and Lincoln Academy Chancellor Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall (far right).


Hi, I’m Acadia Reynolds, I have chosen Elementary Education as my career. Just this month of April, 2017, I was hired as a second grade teacher.


Here are some of my awards and recognitions from McKendree University:

2017 Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award

2015 Newman Civic Fellow

2015 Student Hall of Fame, as a sophomore

2014 “The Spark” Award

Community Service Scholar

Young Feminists President


“I have known Acadia for three years and have taught her in five elementary education courses. Acadia is the best student that I have had in more than 15 years.” Eunice Cordry, Professor, McKendree University.


I’ve done some choreography. “Hair of the Dog” Choreographed by Acadia Reynolds
MUSIC BY: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I also enjoy exercise and keeping fit.