Eyan Simms, a sixth grade student at Chute Middle School, was recently named a Pop Warner Academic All-American through his participation on the North Shore Panthers football team. As a result of his hard work in school and the grades he has earned, Eyan is in the top 2 percent academically of more than 350,000 kids across the country who participate in the Pop Warner program.
"I am very proud of Eyan for being named an Academic All-American and, more importantly, for his incredible work ethic both on and off the field," said Superintendent Goren. Eyan was recognized by the School Board and Administration at the September 26, 2016 board meeting which also turned out to be his birthday. Eyan is the first Evanstonian to be honored with this recognition in the 40+ year history of the program.