Two area persons were named for honors by the Illinois High School Association. Patti Blumhurst was named official of the year in girls volleyball. Jerzy Marszalek of Sheridan was given the same honor for his work in Boys Track and Field. Blumhurst, Marszalek and and 20 others will be recognized July 11 in Normal during the IHSA's Officials Conference.

    To be selected, an official must be nominated by an Official's Association recognized by the IHSA. IHSA staff members then vote based on the candidate's character, skill as an official and the levels worked in the State Series.

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