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Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After many students placed at regionals for Future Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), competitors are preparing for state at Springfield the first week of April. “Overall it went well. This was some of the students first time in competition so they learned from their mistakes and... Read more »

Showcase builds teamwork through art

Showcase builds teamwork through art

By Theresa Carriveau, Reporter/Photographer
January 27
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and tap dances were performed at the Dance Production Showcase Jan. 19 and 21. Nineteen girls and 23 dance numbers were featured in the performance. The girls worked all semester in their gym class and in after school rehearsals starting in October. Putting on t... Read more »

Horticulture celebrates holiday party

Horticulture celebrates holiday party

By Cathy Yanez, Contributing Writer
December 20
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Horticulture Club is holding its annual holiday party Thursday after school. They will be making crafts from pines and rosemary to make snowflake shaped ornaments during the party. Sophomore Cynthia Flores encouraged the club to search Pinterest for holiday ideas. The club agreed the ornaments w... Read more »

Can drive exceeds expectations

Can drive exceeds expectations

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
December 8
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Over 845 cans were donated for the SkillsUSA/FCCLA annual Food Drive. Northern Illinois Food Bank, the organization working with SkillsUSA/FCCLA, required a total of 15 boxes worth of cans to be donated. SkillsUSA/FCCLA raised 18 boxes, exceeding the required amount. Part of the outcome was due to the p... Read more »

Disney World opportunity stretches choir’s talents

Disney World opportunity stretches choir’s talents

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
December 8
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

For the first time, the honors a capella chamber choir group will perform in the Disney World Candlelight Processional on Friday. The group wanted to take part in something that was unique and different to them. “Generally, I have the groups travel every other year. We did travel last year, b... Read more »

WeGo Global collects donations for chickens

WeGo Global collects donations for chickens

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 22
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The rubber chicken trophy was up for grabs as students competed to win WeGo Global’s Chicken Challenge fundraiser. WeGo Global works with Heifer International for this fundraiser. “We’ve always worked with them. Part of what WeGo Global does is when we raise money we research the organizations t... Read more »

Turkey suit fundraiser brings out competitors

Turkey suit fundraiser brings out competitors

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 16
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The race to see who will wear the turkey suit costume this year is on.     For many years Student Council has used the turkey suit event as a fundraiser. “Every year that we’ve done it, we’ve picked a charity to use the money to go towards. It varies from year to year. Last ye... Read more »

‘Harry Potter’ up next for Book Club

‘Harry Potter’ up next for Book Club

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 15
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Any students looking for books, crafts, chats, and fun should come to Book Club’s next meeting. Book Club will meet on Dec. 16. Every month, the members of the club pick a book to read and discuss. “This month we selected 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs. We... Read more »

Chronicle receives recognition through many awards

Chronicle receives recognition through many awards

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 7
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The award-winning school newspaper, the Wildcat Chronicle started off the year with success after receiving more awards for its online website. Quill and Scroll awarded the paper the International Honor Award with two marks of distinction for school life and for photographs and videos. The Nat... Read more »

Seasonal pumpkin contest encourages students to participate

Seasonal pumpkin contest encourages students to participate

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 1
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Pumpkin carvers are encouraged to take part in Horticulture Club’s annual season inspired contest. For four years, Horticulture Club has held their pumpkin carving event. “Participation has been increasing. The first year we only had seven pumpkins. Last year we had 20 pumpkins. It keeps buildi... Read more »

Group promotes togetherness and individuality

Group promotes togetherness and individuality

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
October 29
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Everyone is different. Everyone goes through hard times throughout high school. It happens to everyone. You are not alone. ROAR breaks down the walls and cliques at school, according to ROAR adviser Jennifer Culbertson said. “It is a wonderful in-school field trip opportunity that allows them to come and ... Read more »

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