Windsor High School 2014 Homecoming Court

Submitted Windsor High School 2014 Homecoming Court Windsor High School will host their homecoming dance on December 20 at the high school. Coronation will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the dance starting at 8 p.m. Pictured (back row left to right): freshman attendant Dalton Armes, sophomore attendant Anthony Curry, junior attendant Tristan Warner, king candidates Ken Chan and Uriah Jones. Front row: freshman attendant Amber Newell, sophomore attendant Jodie Harris, junior attendant Mercedez Austin, queen candidates Taylor Higgins, Claire Pfeiffer, and Lindzie Douglas. Not Pictured is king candidate Dalton Turner.

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Windsor High School 2014 Homecoming Court
Windsor High School will host their homecoming dance on December 20 at the high school. Coronation will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the dance starting at 8 p.m. Pictured (back row left to right): freshman attendant Dalton Armes, sophomore attendant Anthony Curry, junior attendant Tristan Warner, king candidates Ken Chan and Uriah Jones. Front row: freshman attendant Amber Newell, sophomore attendant Jodie Harris, junior attendant Mercedez Austin, queen candidates Taylor Higgins, Claire Pfeiffer, and Lindzie Douglas. Not Pictured is king candidate Dalton Turner.

SOV Football Awards 2014

Submitted SOV Football Awards Pictured, left to right: Nick Frerichs, most valuable offensive back, Ill. high school football coaches association 3A all-state team quarterback; Levi Nadler, most valuable defensive back, Dakota Clayton, most valuable offensive lineman, Zach DeVore, most improved defensive player, Ross Metzger, most valuable offensive scout squad; Brandon Fleshner, most improved offensive player; Max Todd, most valuable defensive scout squad; Dalace Ray, most valuable defensive player.

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SOV Football Awards
Pictured, left to right: Nick Frerichs, most valuable offensive back, Ill. high school football coaches association 3A all-state team quarterback; Levi Nadler, most valuable defensive back, Dakota Clayton, most valuable offensive lineman, Zach DeVore, most improved defensive player, Ross Metzger, most valuable offensive scout squad; Brandon Fleshner, most improved offensive player; Max Todd, most valuable defensive scout squad; Dalace Ray, most valuable defensive player.

OBOS 2014 Selection

Photo by Keith Stewart OBOS 2014 Selection Pictured is Sullivan Middle School’s reading club One Book One Sullivan who unveiled their book selection for the school and city November 24. This year, the club chose “Unstoppable” by former NFL defensive end Tim Green. The novel surrounds a jr. high student named Harrison who has aspirations to one day play in the pro football league, but is faced with an almost insurmountable challenge. The book club is encouraging the public to read the novel and then join them early next year for book discussions.

Photo by Keith Stewart
OBOS 2014 Selection
Pictured is Sullivan Middle School’s reading club One Book One Sullivan who unveiled their book selection for the school and city November 24. This year, the club chose “Unstoppable” by former NFL defensive end Tim Green. The novel surrounds a jr. high student named Harrison who has aspirations to one day play in the pro football league, but is faced with an almost insurmountable challenge. The book club is encouraging the public to read the novel and then join them early next year for book discussions.

NP Accepting Santa Letters

Photo by RR Best NP Accepting Santa Letters Cami and Conner Denton place their letters to Santa in his mailbox Monday outside of the News•Progress office. Letters may be dropped in the mailbox or emailed to santa2014@newsprogress.com up through Friday, December 12 by 5 p.m. For more information, call 728-7381. Santa letters will be printed in the December 17 edition of the News•Progress.

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NP Accepting Santa Letters
Cami and Conner Denton place their letters to Santa in his mailbox Monday outside of the News•Progress office. Letters may be dropped in the mailbox or emailed to santa2014@newsprogress.com up through Friday, December 12 by 5 p.m. For more information, call 728-7381. Santa letters will be printed in the December 17 edition of the News•Progress.

FFA Support Recognized

Submitted FFA Support Recognized Alan C. Horn of Sullivan was recently presented with a plaque of appreciation by local FFA officers for the more than 25 years of monetary support to the foundation. Horn accepted the honor on behalf of Camazi Corp.

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FFA Support Recognized
Alan C. Horn of Sullivan was recently presented with a plaque of appreciation by local FFA officers for the more than 25 years of monetary support to the foundation. Horn accepted the honor on behalf of Camazi Corp.

Lions Club Members Recognized

Submitted Lions Club Members Recognized Recently two members of the Sullivan Lions Club were recognized for their many years of service. John Ruscin is a 60 year member of Lions, while Bill VanKeuren has been a member for 10 years.  Those pictured, from left to right, are Cindi Reed, Sullivan Lion’s Club president, VanKeuren, Ruscin, and Bill Hazelhorst, District Governor who presented the awards.

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Lions Club Members Recognized
Recently two members of the Sullivan Lions Club were recognized for their many years of service. John Ruscin is a 60 year member of Lions, while Bill VanKeuren has been a member for 10 years.  Those pictured, from left to right, are Cindi Reed, Sullivan Lion’s Club president, VanKeuren, Ruscin, and Bill Hazelhorst, District Governor who presented the awards.

Boberg Arrives at SHS

Submitted Boberg Arrives at SHS The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed student teacher Jennifer Boberg, with SHS agricultural science instructor Don Lockwood. From January through April, Boberg will be teaching classes including Introduction to Agriculture, Eighth Grade Exploratory, Greenhouse Management, Agricultural Science, and Agribusiness. The student teaching experience will also include advising FFA activities such as career development events, leadership conferences, and FFA week promotions.

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Boberg Arrives at SHS
The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed student teacher Jennifer Boberg, with SHS agricultural science instructor Don Lockwood. From January through April, Boberg will be teaching classes including Introduction to Agriculture, Eighth Grade Exploratory, Greenhouse Management, Agricultural Science, and Agribusiness. The student teaching experience will also include advising FFA activities such as career development events, leadership conferences, and FFA week promotions.

OV NHS Induction 2014

Photo by Jeni Yantis OV NHS Induction Okaw Valley High School held its National Honor Society induction ceremony recently. Pictured are the inductees and ceremonial officers. Front row, left to right: Olivia King, Madison Uhlrich, Skyler Birch, Seth Yeakel, Tyus Brooks, Sydney Hagerman, Brianna Creviston and Catherine Dwyer. Second row: Devan Nave, Nicole Miller, Savannah Birch, Gretchen Macklin, Charli Uhlrich, Justin Vander Burgh, Caity Ohm, Paige Harlin, and Amy Orris. Third row: Amanda McClain, Abby Vander Burgh, and Keeley Benning.  Not pictured: Joe Jeffers and Nick Tipsword.

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OV NHS Induction
Okaw Valley High School held its National Honor Society induction ceremony recently. Pictured are the inductees and ceremonial officers. Front row, left to right: Olivia King, Madison Uhlrich, Skyler Birch, Seth Yeakel, Tyus Brooks, Sydney Hagerman, Brianna Creviston and Catherine Dwyer. Second row: Devan Nave, Nicole Miller, Savannah Birch, Gretchen Macklin, Charli Uhlrich, Justin Vander Burgh, Caity Ohm, Paige Harlin, and Amy Orris. Third row: Amanda McClain, Abby Vander Burgh, and Keeley Benning.  Not pictured: Joe Jeffers and Nick Tipsword.

OV FFA Attends National Convention 2014

Submitted by Aspen Cassady OV FFA Attends National Convention Okaw Valley’s FFA traveled with nine of its members to Louisville, Ky. in October for the National FFA Convention. While there students were involved in numerous activities including a private tour with Churchill Downs trainers and jockeys, a tour through the SeaWorld exhibit and numerous other educational exhibits at the convention center. Among all of this the students were able to witness several motivational speakers discussing how to prepare for the future. “The five hour journey always is a highlight for FFA members every year at Okaw Valley so this gives students something to work hard for,” said senior Amy Orris who was one of the nine chosen to go. In addition to this trip being educational, it also afforded members of what opportunities lie ahead for them in their FFA career. Since the National FFA Convention has one of the largest career shows, students may plan for their future with popular colleges and big companies.

Submitted by Aspen Cassady
OV FFA Attends National Convention
Okaw Valley’s FFA traveled with nine of its members to Louisville, Ky. in October for the National FFA Convention. While there students were involved in numerous activities including a private tour with Churchill Downs trainers and jockeys, a tour through the SeaWorld exhibit and numerous other educational exhibits at the convention center. Among all of this the students were able to witness several motivational speakers discussing how to prepare for the future. “The five hour journey always is a highlight for FFA members every year at Okaw Valley so this gives students something to work hard for,” said senior Amy Orris who was one of the nine chosen to go. In addition to this trip being educational, it also afforded members of what opportunities lie ahead for them in their FFA career. Since the National FFA Convention has one of the largest career shows, students may plan for their future with popular colleges and big companies.