Congratulations to Belvidere North High School student, Johnathon Giesecke for winning a 2019 Illinois High School Association nominee for a "Heart of The Arts" Award.  


Giesecke has nearly 30 accolades from local, state and national competitions in high school.. With help from his debate coach, Nicole Kroepel, Geisecke has been able to make the most of his opportunities in high school.

Geisecke and his classmate Burke Cochran also recently won the 2019 IHSA State Public Forum Debate Championship. The "Heart of the Arts" Awards have been sponsored by the NFHS since 2014. The names of the students who competed are:
*Burke Cochran 
*Johnathon Giesecke
Lauren Shelton 
Michael Milles 
Mara Parker 
McKenna Major 
Hailey Worthy
Maya Moucharrafie 
Nicholas Goymerac

To learn more about the honors, click here‚Äč.