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Q & A: Senior Athletes Speak Up

Q & A: Senior Athletes Speak Up

April 17, 2020

Tonight, Friday, April 17, NCHS would have hosted the 2020 Normal Community Co-Ed Track Invitational and recognized the senior athletes of the boys and girls track teams. However, like so many other events, that meet is canceled. Kailah Carter (‘20), a 2018 and 2019 State track and field qualifier, “was hoping to have an amazing track season...

Loving Valentines cards and decorations were made from the eco-friendly paper they created; a positive effort made to spread compassion while helping the planet.

Earth Club’s reusing and repurposing: Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2020

One for you, and you, and you. Walking around the classroom, elementary school students traditionally place their Valentine’s day cards into the decorated shoeboxes of their classmates, saving their favorite for a special someone. Decked out in red, pink, and white paper, the Valentines usually end up thrown away. The widespread wastage of paper...

The athletic trainers utilize the Healthy Roster App to insure a smoother system of treating student injuries.

Athletic trainers implement Healthy Roster

February 14, 2020

The 2019 fall athletic season marked the implementation of the Healthy Roster app into the athletic training program, allowing for improved communication of injury documentation between parents, coaches, and athletes. Through NCHS's partnership with The Orthopedic and Sports Enhancement Center, the trainers are now utilizing the Healthy Roster program. Head...

Movie Guide: How to spend your Valentine's Day

Movie Guide: How to spend your Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2020

Celebrate the day of love by spending the night watching a romance, by yourself, with your significant other, or with friends and family.

Sivani Sayani (left) and Sunny Shaheen (third from left) collaborate with other interns while developing the framework for the CSHS.

Computer Science Honor Society boots up for first year

December 18, 2019

Three seniors launched the NCHS chapter of the Computer Science Honor Society this year, with the help of faculty adviser Mrs. Amy Feeney, in an effort to celebrate computer science students’ academic achievement. Passionate about computer science, the students worked 40 hours a week as full-time State Farm interns this summer, building web systems...

Anya Weber

December 9, 2019

“Strangely, one of Anya's biggest obstacles this season was peanuts,” Mr. Brandis Heffner, girls diving coach, said. It may sound funny, but Heffner was serious.  Anya Weber (‘20) had to overcome an allergic reaction on two occasions throughout the season, which prevented her from attending multiple practices. However, she was able to “bounce back and finish 2nd in a really close meet” after experiencing a reaction “just two days before our conference [tournament],” Heffner added.  Although the outside factors and physical aspects can be challenging at times, gett...

Julia Heimstead

December 9, 2019

As the cold water splashed onto her face, Julia Heimstead took a deep breath and went back into the water for the last time in her high school career. Heimstead has set multiple school records, will be swimming collegiately and competing in the US Nationals as a result of her competitive nature.  “I’m never satisfied with where I’m at, I continuously looking for ways to get better,” Heimstead said.  Heimstead’s hard work and persistence has played a key role in her athletic success.  “She spends a lot of time in the pool, she trains very hard all year...

Lady Iron swim & dive seniors cap off  their athletic careers

Lady Iron swim & dive seniors cap off their athletic careers

December 9, 2019

Two senior state-qualifying athletes ended their high school athletic careers with a splash

FFA members pose with their award.

FFA recognized among nation’s top chapters

November 11, 2019

The NCHS FFA Leadership team competed at the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis from October 29 to November 1. The top ten individuals and the national winning team members in each of the competition's categories were awarded cash prizes to recognize their success in the event.  The FFA organization began as the Future Farmers of America, but...

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