Our Mission

To identify, foster, and celebrate high school innovators in the state of Illinois whose contributions are exceptional, or inspirational and to innovate educational techniques through the use of pioneering interdisciplinary curriculum designed to empower students, to collaborate with a spectrum of students and professionals in multiple contexts, and to foster student initiative

Our Purpose 

To recognize and celebrate students whose contributions are innovative, creative, or inspirational, that are Illinois students part of the 2017-2018 GRADES 9-12 and home school students who are implementing innovative ideas. CHSI is looking for students who are innovative, and inspiring in whatever they are passionate about.

Celebrating High School Innovators 


Contact Us: 


Paul Ritter - Director, Celebrating High School Innovators 

Paul Wever -  Coleman Entrepreneur Resident, Illinois State University 

Kate Flemming - Program Coordinator, Millikin University


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