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New Faces of Normal

September 17, 2020

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Bloomington Area Career Center Culinary Arts students gathered together before they began their Regional events.

BACC culinary students roast the competition at SkillsUSA regional; COVID simmers State competition hopes

April 25, 2020

Four Bloomington Area Career Center Culinary Arts students -- Emma Feit ('21), Madelyn Burton ('21), Kennedy Coe ('21), and Gavin Regnier ('20) -- qualified for the SkillsUSA State competition after participating in the Regional culinary competitions at Southwestern Illinois College in Granite City on February 21.  The four were first-time competitors ...

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...

Kennedy (left) and Piper (right) Coe model two different patterned masks they sewed.

Sewing for safety: Coe family combats coronavirus

April 12, 2020

  The struggles of those combating COVID-19 have hit home for the family of Kennedy (‘21) and Piper (‘20) Coe. Utilizing their sewing skills and passion for helping others, the sisters started crafting homemade masks a month ago, distributing them to friends, family, health-care workers, and those with impaired immune systems.  ...

Q & A: Seniors Speak Up

Q & A: Seniors Speak Up

April 12, 2020

School closures due to COVID-19 present unique challenges for all students. However, for senior athletes in their last semester at Normal Community, the experence is on a different level. Missing out on their senior season, and that final chance to make memories in Normal Community colors has led to seniors running the gamut of emotions. This is the second installment in a series of articles where seniors detail their experiences through the COVID-19 crisis, featuring soccer player Sheri Stewart.

Q & A: Seniors Speak Up

Q & A: Seniors Speak Up

April 8, 2020

School closures due to COVID-19 present unique challenges for all students. However, for seniors in their last semester at Normal Community, the experence is on a different level. Possibly missing out on a variety of senior memories, and having to transition to E-learning has led to seniors running the gamut of emotions. This is the first installment in a series of articles where seniors detail their experiences through the COVID-19 crisis, featuring Sabrina Chang who spoke to the Inkspot during Spring Break.

Feeney; Christopherson on championship appearance [video]

Feeney; Christopherson on championship appearance [video]

April 2, 2020

After 5 rounds of the first-ever Inkspot March Madness Teacher Tournament, only two teachers remain. Mr. Dave Feeney of the English department and Mr. Jeff Christopherson addressed the media going into the final day of fan voting. Cast your vote for NCHS’s favorite teacher from the core four departments by clicking the link and entering your email address.  Voting for the final round closes Friday, April 3 at 5...

Finals: NCHS' Favorite Teacher - March Madness

Finals: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

April 1, 2020

The English department's Mr. Dave Feeney and Social Studies' Mr. Kelly Keogh were early favorites in the first-ever Inkspot teacher tournament, a trend that continued through the first four rounds of voting. In the Semi-final round, Keogh's run came to an end at the hands of Mr. Jeff Christopherson. Christopherson narrowly advanced to the Semi...

Semifinals Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

Semifinals Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

March 29, 2020

The conclusion of round four of the first-ever NCHS' Favorite Teacher competition left only one teacher from each core content area. Mr. Dave Feeney from the English department defeated Mr. Brad Bovenkerk; Ms. Lori Endsley from the Math department took down Mr. Lance Bergmann; Mr. Jeff Christopherson of the Science department overcame Mr. Michael...

Round Four Update: NCHS' Favorite Teacher - March Madness

Round Four Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

March 23, 2020

When round three of the first-ever NCHS' Favorite Teacher competition ended only 8 remained. In the English department, Mr. Dave Feeney secured the most votes; Ms. Lori Endsley led the Math department; Mr. Jeff Christopherson was the front runner in the Science department; Mr. Kelly Keogh held his spot atop the Social Studies department. View t...

Round Three Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher - March Madness

Round Three Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

March 20, 2020

When round two of the inaugural NCHS' Favorite Teacher competition closed, the pool was again cut in half - leaving only 4 teachers from each of the core departments standing. The matchup between Social Studies' Mr. Dave Witzig and Mr. Kevin Shackley ended in a tie. Round one votes were added to the teacher's round two scores as the tie-breake...

Round Two Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher - March Madness

Round Two Update: NCHS’ Favorite Teacher – March Madness

March 17, 2020

Round one of the inaugural NCHS' Favorite Teacher competition closed Monday at 5 p.m. When the digital-dust settled, half of the pool was eliminated, narrowing the field to 32 teachers. Five matchups were decided by a single vote, propelling Ms. Kaitlyn Baez, Ms. Christine Konopasek, Ms. Heather Gotschall, Ms. Christy Perez, and Mr. John Bergman...

NCHS' Favorite Teacher: March Madness

NCHS’ Favorite Teacher: March Madness

March 13, 2020

Updated: 4/1/2020 With the cancelation of the NCAA March Madness tournament, fans should not be prevented from fulfilling their bracket-filling fix. While basketball might not be airing on CBS, the Inkspot’s Teachers of NCHS: March Madness bracket attempts to fill the void, pitting 64 teachers against each other from the school's core depar...

Iron's Got Talent: recap

Iron’s Got Talent: recap

March 11, 2020

Thirteen students took the auditorium stage at the annual Iron's Got Talent variety show on Tuesday, February 25 - hoping to be selected as the audience's favorite act. After auditioning for the Junior Class Board, 10 acts, including singers, dancers, comedians and impersonators were selected to perform. Ultimately, freshman Nelson Scott was voted...

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