DeKalb cheer coach Tricia Peabody has been honored as the IHSA Official of the Year for cheerleading.
Peabody was one of 19 officials chosen for the award during the 2012-13 school year and will be honored during a ceremony at the 14th annual IHSA Officials Conference this weekend in Peoria.
The 2013 IHSA Officials Conference culminates with a reception and awards program early Saturday evening. The honorees include officials who reached milestone years of service (15 years, 25, 30, 40, 50) and the IHSA Officials of the Year.
Note to readers: A previous version of this post listed Peabody as from Sycamore.