April 27, 2017

Students inducted into world language honor societies

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter On April 9, WHS’ World Language Division honored students who have achieved academic excellence in learning a new language. Two different awards were given to the students: the achievement award and honors award. The qualifications of the achievement award include having taken a language for three years, maintained a weighted B average, and showed interest in the language along with its culture. To receive the honors award, the students must have maintained a weighted A average for three consecutive years. “I am proud of the fact that the honorees take pride of their language and…

Daaawns find competitive edge

Hard work leads to first time placement in seven years by Paige McCoy, Asst. Feature Editor For the first time in seven years, The Daaawns have made their mark at a competitive level as they placed grand champions at Wheaton Warrenville, which is one of the biggest competitions in the midwest.  They also placed first runner up at the Chicagoland Showcase and placed sixth in finals at the El Paso competition. “I think that placing well in our competitions is going to give us much more confidence for next year,” Nisha Karwal, junior, said. This year, The Daaawns received a…

Dussling receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism award

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief William Dussling, District 214 board member, has been selected as one of the five “Friends of Scholastic Journalism” national honorees for 2012 by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). “Friend of Scholastic Journalism” Award recipients are nominated by JEA members for their support, service, financial sponsorship or personal dedication toward the betterment of scholastic journalism. Dussling was nominated by Stan Zoller, Rolling Meadow High School’s newspaper adviser. The honorees are known for helping strengthen the values of free speech and civic engagement. Dussling will receive his honor at an awards luncheon at the JEA and National Scholastic…