Medal of Honor Veteran Speaks
Naperville North High School honored veterans this morning with a speech from Medal of Honor recipient Harvey C. Barnum Jr. Barnum spoke to the entire school on his experiences as a Marine and gave some life advice to students. The assembly also included musical performances and recognition of faculty and staff who have served. Local veterans will also host their annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony at Veterans Park on Gartner Avenue tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.
Aurora’s Paramount Theatre was the top winner at the 2016-2017 Jeff Awards, taking home eight honors including best musical for Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Paramount received four other awards for Sweeney Todd and three awards including puppet design for its production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Art is Instrumental
A new art exhibit titled Art is Instrumental is opening tomorrow at the DuPage Children’s Museum. Children will be able to play, hear and move to the sound of a variety of instruments. The exhibit will also feature live musical performances on Saturday and Sunday. You can find more information on the DuPage Children’s Museum website.
High School Girls Tennis
The post-season accolades continue to pour in, this time for our local girls tennis players in Class AA. Metea Valley freshman Meera Baid is an All State second team singles selection. She also finished third at the sectional meet. Jacquelyne Qi of Naperville Central earned a spot on the third team singles list. The Redhawks sophomore was the sectional runner up. The sectional champ was freshman Allyce Gaborik. Her performance at the state meet earned the young Redwing second team singles honors. Joining her on the All State list are teammates Kendall Schrader & Daniella Nenadovich, who were selected second team doubles. Another doubles pair from Naperville North, Tiffany Zhang and Kavya Rachapalli are the final local All State members, finishing as third team doubles.