Lakota Beach Wins Great Galesburg Shake 2016

Lakota Beach Wins Great Galesburg Shake 2016
Posted on 04/28/2016
Lakota Beach

Great Galesburg Shake

Handshake - Eye Contact - Social Grace - Engagement - Confidence - Sense of Humor

And the winner is.... Lakota Beach, GHS North Senior!

Congratulations! :)
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The Great Galesburg Shake Committee would like to thank all of the people who helped make the event possible:

Thank you to the Ron Clark Academy for allowing us to steal their idea of an Amazing Shake and make it our own.

Thanks to District 205 for allowing us to keep the Great Galesburg Shake alive.

Thanks to our Donors who made it all possible.  Due to their generous donations we were able to “Dream BIG”:

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways 

Jet Air, Inc.

Galesburg Community Foundation

Blick Art Materials

Galesburg Public Schools Foundation

Galesburg Cottage Hospital

OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Lombard Booster Club

Churchill Jr. High School

Gale Elementary PTO

Steele Elementary PTO

Galesburg High School Student Council

Nielson Elementary PTO

King Elementary PTO

Thorn’s Pets & Supplies

Century 21, Tucker-Swanson

Chuck Ross Mel Foster

Full Gospel Church

Music Makers, Dave Plunk

Watson Thomas Funeral Home & Crematory

MetLife, Ron Koehler

Patti & Mike Bibo

Heather Duchene

Matthew LeClere

Dickerson’s Photography

Cooks and Company

Galesburg Hy-Vee Stores

Pam Davidson

Jimmy John’s

Q’s Cafe

Chuck Ross

Mike & Patti Bibo

Bill Hayes

Hosts of Events:

GHS Field  House

American Legion

United Way of Knox County


Knox Prairie Community Kitchen and
the Central Congregational Church

Galesburg Community Foundation 

Prize Basket Donors

Galesburg Area Vocational Center

Cooks and Company

Rivet Boutique

Dakota at Primrose Salon

Amanda Pilger


Dawn Hutchison

Knox College

Carl Sandburg College

Barb Sandstrom

Kristen Lingafelter

Laurie Aten

Thanks to all the wonderful community members who volunteered to be judges!


Original Post - April 08, 2016

The Great Galesburg Shake is an opportunity for students in grades 4 - 12 to use their manners and conversational skills in a professional environment. In 2015, Galesburg CUSD #205 adopted the 12 Tools for Triumph to teach students how to give a proper handshake, use eye contact, and present themselves for today’s opportunities as well as in the future. Several educators from District #205 have attended the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA.  At RCA, they hold an annual competition called The Amazing Shake, which inspired the Great Galesburg Shake.

April 20, 2016

Round 1 - 90 students (10 from each school), will make first impressions on Galesburg business professionals.

Round 2 - The top 25 students advance to a luncheon to be scored on their social skills and etiquette.

Round 3a - The top 12 students will visit and learn about how community agencies serve the Galesburg community.

April 21, 2016

Round 3b - The top 12 students will share how the community agency they visited serves the Galesburg community.

Round 4 - The top 8 students will serve and dine with citizens of Galesburg at a Community Dinner at Central Congregational  

Church. All members of the Galesburg community are welcome to attend the dinner at 5:30 pm.

April 24 - 27, 2016

Round 5 & 6 - These rounds will be taking place out of town at a surprise location. 5 students will continue on to Round 5.  

          Round 6 will be a competition between the top 2 students. The winner will be announced Thursday, April 27, at 6:00 PM, in front of GHS.       

          You can follow Rounds 5 & 6 on Twitter at @205GreatShake.

For more information or to make a donation to the Great Galesburg Shake:


Twitter: @205GreatShake 

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