‘Spot Shorts: News Briefs – Week of April 11

FFA Food Science team competes at State

FFA’s Food Science team placed 3rd in the State Food Science Career Development Event (CDE) hosted at Southern Illinois – Carbondale on April 9. 

The team of Drexel Douglass (’22), Evan Alvarez (’24), Juliana Bernardi (’22), and Peter Metivier (’23) created and marketed a food product for retail.

In addition to the team’s success, Alvarez finished 4th as an individual. 


Tree planting fundraiser raises $1300 

A collaboration between FFA and Environmental club raised $1300. Proceeds from the “Putting Down Roots” fundraiser allow the planting of 262 trees in the community.


Cybersecurity team places 3rd

Team Iron placed third at the Central Illinois High School Cyber Defense Competition hosted by Illinois State on Friday, April 8.  


FFA members win election

Peter Metivier (’23) won the presidential election for Section 9 of Illinois FFA for the 2022 – 2023 school year on Wednesday, April 20. 

Lily Garcia (’24) will join him on the sectional officer team as Secretary. 


NHS cleans up trail

National Honor Society, as part of their initiative, collected trash along sections of the Constitution Trail on Thursday, April 7, and Saturday, April 9.