NNHS students pursue service academies

By Features Editor Shreya Narayan 
As Nov. 1 approaches, many students across the nation are scrambling to finish their college applications.
However, for several students at Naperville North, college applications were submitted two months ago in August.
Senior Tommy Bleiffus began his application for the Coast Guard Academy in May of his junior year, and he submitted …

NNHS establishes music honor society

By Managing Editor Taleena Nadkarni
This year, any student enrolled in a curricular music ensemble at Naperville North will have the opportunity to apply for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, according to Donald Stinson, co band director and founder of Tri-M’s NNHS chapter.
Tri-M, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, is a musical …

Update with James Wendt

NNHS graduate Marcus Zuky Montgomery performs “We All Try” as Update’s first musical guest.
By Social Media Manager James Wendt
Produced by Multimedia Managing Editor Jakob Wastek
Editing by Production Coordinator Kevin MacGregor & Jeff Leu

Boys cross country team succeeds at DVC

By Editor-in-Chief Katie Jenkins
On Oct. 17, the boys cross country team placed first in both the varsity and open races at the DuPage Valley Conference (DVC) meet.
The boys won the varsity race with a score of 35 points, dominating by an 11-point margin. NNHS swept the first three spots in …

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By Editor-in-Chief Katie Jenkins
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Senior Liz Risley’s heart thundered in her chest. Each anxiety-ridden step brought her closer to reality. Risley had been waiting for this moment for years.

At the end of the hallway, people crowded around the cast list posted just outside Room 269.

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Risley scored the lead role in this year’s fall play, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

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NNHS students pursue service academies

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Photo courtesy of Tommy Bleiffus

By Features Editor Shreya Narayan 

As Nov. 1 approaches, many students across the nation are scrambling to finish their college applications.

However, for several students at Naperville North, college applications were submitted two months ago in August.

Senior Tommy Bleiffus began his application for the Coast Guard Academy in May of his junior year, and he submitted his application several weeks ago.

Bleiffus was one out of 25 students in the nation who recently received a Letter of Assurance from the Coast Guard Academy stating his admittance. This means that upon final review of his application and after passing the Department of Defense medical examination, Bleiffus is guaranteed a seat in the Coast Guard Academy.

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NNHS establishes music honor society

October 20, 2014 Featured Stories, News No Comments

By Managing Editor Taleena NadkarniTriM

This year, any student enrolled in a curricular music ensemble at Naperville North will have the opportunity to apply for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, according to Donald Stinson, co band director and founder of Tri-M’s NNHS chapter.

Tri-M, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, is a musical organization that prides itself on character, leadership and service, Stinson said. The music department is currently accepting applications.

“I thought it’d be a great thing to bring to our kids here at North in terms of getting them to serve the community a little bit more,” Stinson said. “It might help them think outside of the box, musically.” … Continue Reading

Update with James Wendt

NNHS graduate Marcus Zuky Montgomery performs “We All Try” as Update’s first musical guest.

By Social Media Manager James Wendt
Produced by Multimedia Managing Editor Jakob Wastek
Editing by Production Coordinator Kevin MacGregor & Jeff Leu

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