Naperville Now 01-31-18

Student Stress Survey Results:

Last night KidsMatter presented the results of their October stress survey conducted with North Central College psychology professor Patricia Schacht. The survey, which was distributed to seventh and tenth graders in districts 203 and 204, showed that the highest stressors are school, competition and peers. Students said their top daily stressors are parent pressure, self-pressure and conflict with parents. Some things students did not list as stressful were competition for material possessions, cultural and religious expectations, and coaches and teachers.

Super Blue Blood Moon:

Over 100 people were out at the Greene Valley Forest Preserve before dawn to catch today’s lunar eclipse – made special, as it was a Super Blue Blood Moon. That means the lunar eclipse occurred while the moon was at its closest point to Earth and during the second full moon of the month. Another cool effect stargazers were supposed to see was a selenelion, which is when you can see the sun and the fully eclipsed moon at the same time. Unfortunately, clouds covered up this morning’s sunrise at Greene Valley, but the moon was still quite a cool sight.

Free Dental Screenings at DCM:

This Friday kids can stop by the DuPage Children’s Museum for free dental screenings. That’s thanks to the DuPage County Health Department along with the American Dental Association, who are observing national Give Kids A Smile Day. The screenings by volunteer dentists will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and are open to those ages 1 to 18, along with those with special health care needs up to age 21.

Girls Gymnastics Regionals:

Girls Gymnastics started their series to state last night with Naperville North and Neuqua Valley traveling to Hinsdale Central for regionals. For the Huskies, freshman Kelsey Sumser rocked it on bars placing 3rd overall with a score of 8.625. Her teammate Chloe Tsao also did extremely well on bars, placing 7th and beam, placing 6th, pushing her to a 5th place finish in the all-around. For the Wildcats, Jane Riehs had another strong showing. After landing first place for her beam routine at the DVC invite, she went on to place first on the floor this week with a score of 9.2. She would finish 2nd in the all-around standings with a score of 36.125. For the regional plaque, hosts Hinsdale Central would take it home, with Neuqua in second and North finishing in third.

 

 

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