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Lincoln-Way West’s Weekly Warriors include (from left) JoshuPage Kurt Butterfield Haley SawJosh Langlois. | Supplied Photo

Lincoln-Way West’s Weekly Warriors include (from left) Joshua Page, Kurt Butterfield, Haley Sawa and Josh Langlois. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: January 21, 2013 3:21PM



Here is a look at what’s going on in the Southland.

News includes New Lenox, Frankfort and Orland Park.

NEW LENOX

L-Way West honors Weekly Warriors

Lincoln-Way West High School’s Pupil Personnel Services Department recently recognized students Joshua Page, Kurt Butterfield, Josh Langlois and Haley Sawa during its Weekly Warrior program.

Each week the PPS department asks for nominations of students who have displayed the four qualities of the school’s Warrior Code: wisdom, respect, courage and honor.

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Students win writing contest

Five Lincoln-Way Central High School students recently won top honors in the New Lenox VFW Post 9545 Voice of Democracy writing contest. Winning students include Natasha Bateman, Stephen Beck, Jenna Jankowski, Sarah McDaniel and Stephanie Jones.

Winners will be honored at a banquet in January.

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FRANKFORT

District 157-C honors board members

Frankfort School District 157-C recently celebrated School Board Member Day.

“Our school board members serve without monetary compensation to make public education the best it can be for every child,” Supt. Thomas A. Hurlburt said.

Honorees included Brian Klene, Patrick Usher, Jean Stanker, Edie Adamski, Christopher McFadden, Cari Ann Mills and Mike Turner.

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Chelsea performs ‘The Jungle Book’

Third-grade students at Chelsea Intermediate School in Frankfort recently performed the musical “The Jungle Book.”

The show also benefited the Frankfort Township Food Pantry by asking attendees to bring a food donation as admission.

Students actors included Sean Dore, Leyla Eames, Molly Diehl, Gabriella Velazquez and Shane Crean.

The musical is based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling and was directed by third-grade teacher Tracey Lazzo and music instructor Shannon Diehl.

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Stack their way to world record

Nearly 450 students at Indian Trail School in Frankfort recently broke a Guinness World Record for “Most People Sport Stacking in Multiple Locations in One Day.”

Sport Stacking, is a program that involves quickly stacking cups up and down various pyramids in specific patterns for 30 minutes.

Indian Trail was one of the many locations that added to the Guinness totals.

Staff reports

Students share passion for reading

Grade-school children shared their love of reading recently with students at Lincoln-Way North High School during Future Phoenix Reading Night.

“Younger students look up to older students,” said Erin Venezio, the reading department chair at L-Way North who organized the event. “This is a great opportunity for the younger students to see the older students modeling a positive view of reading.”

Dozens of children who will one day attend Lincoln-Way North High School attended the event, gathering in the school cafeteria to read with a teenager.

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L-Way East students inducted into NHS

More than 150 students at Lincoln-Way East High School recently were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Students were chosen for induction based on scholarship, service, leadership and character.

The honor society also presented world languages teacher Carol Book with a Faculty Award.

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School hosts Performance Day

Rogus Elementary School recently hosted its Performance Day, which allowed students to take private instrument lessons and then perform a musical piece.

After students performed, their classmates took turns asking questions that pertained to each performance.

“This helps build confidence in the musicians, and it also sparks an interest in music for other students,” school officials said in a news release. “If students start learning how to play an instrument at a young age, they can grow and build their talents to become master performers.”

Staff reports

LINCOLN-WAY

L-Way art students recognized

Lincoln-Way East senior Luke Shepard and Lincoln-Way North senior Gina Sipka recently were recognized during an awards ceremony at the Joliet Junior College Area High School Art Exhibition.

Every year, JJC invites area high schools to submit up to five pieces of student artwork per school to display in its High School Art Exhibit.

Among them were a Shepard’s pencil drawing of stack of lumber and Sipka’s pencil drawing of a pair of shoes still in the box.

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Students perform at Chicago’s Palmer House

String orchestra students from Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North high schools took their show on the road recently, performing for guests at Chicago’s Palmer House.

Members of the Lincoln-Way East/Lincoln-Way North String Orchestra performed a classic holiday repertoire for guests as they entered and exited the lobby of the Palmer House.

Afterward, they attended a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert.

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ORLAND PARK

Youth commission receives donation

The Orland Township Youth Commission recently received a $500 donation from Cook County deputy sheriff Terrence Camodeca, of Orland Park.

The youth commission received the donation after raising $500 on its own through service projects such as baking and selling dog biscuits and organizing a car wash.

Staff reports



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