Naperville Now 02-27-17


17-year-old Samia Abdul-Qadir has been invited to attend President Trump’s first joint session address to Congress tomorrow. The Naperville North junior was invited by U.S. Representative Bill Foster. She recently attended a community discussion held by Foster about the president’s executive order imposing a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries, where she shared some of her experiences with harassment.


There’s a 25 million dollar project in the works at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. Project New Leaf is a five-year revitalization effort that will update and enhance the gardens and grounds, refresh and redesign the First Division Museum, and improve and preserve the McCormick House. Some renovations are already underway, and the park will remain open during the updates.


Last night pet owners turned artists as they attended the Naperville Area Humane Society’s fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette. The “Paint Your Pet” event allowed owners to create their very own pet portrait using a photo of their furry friend, all while raising money for a good cause.


The boys state swim meet was held at New Trier on Saturday. Neuqua Valley’s best finish was the 200-meter relay team finishing 7th after winning the consolation race. Horace Qiao made the finals for Naperville North in two events, taking 6th in the 100 fly and 5th in the 200 individual medley. Jared Simpson of Waubonsie Valley took 4th in the 100 back, while Connor Mitsch of Metea Valley came in seventh, winning the consolation flight of the 100 back with a school record time of 51.10. Naperville Central’s Phillip Sajaev had two third place finishes in both the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke. Naperville Central and Naperville North tied for 9th as a team, while Lyons Township celebrated its second state championship in a row.








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