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Naperville Now 4-20-18

Naperville Central Walkout

Naperville Central students took part in another national school walkout this morning in order to continue the conversation on gun control. In honor of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, students walked out of class at 10 a.m. to Rotary Hill where there were speeches, a voter registration table, and a station to write letters to representatives. Members the League of Women Voters, Moms Demand Action, and parents came out to show support for the students, who will stay on the hill until 3:10 p.m.


Kindness Walk in Tallgrass

And while the Central students were walking out, some younger students walked TO school. Three moms in the Tallgrass subdivision organized a “kindness walk” in their neighborhood. About 100 people threw on their orange clothes, tied orange ribbons on the trees, and walked to school. The organizers said they felt their kids were too young to fully understand the activism going on at area high schools today, so they decided to promote general kindness instead – something we all can get behind.


Rock the Mic!

Get ready to rock! The Naperville Jaycees, in partnership with NCTV17, will be hosting their annual “Rock the Mic!” lip syncing contest tomorrow night at Center Stage Theater. Local celeb Danielle Tufano will host the fun evening full of raffles, audience participation, and snacks and beverages provided by Two Brothers Artisan Brewing. Tickets are $30 and the doors open at 6:15 p.m.


Boy’s Gymnastics Duel at DVC

The boys gymnastics seasons is wrapping up their dual meets and invites and heading into the state series, but first, they had to compete in the Dupage Valley Conference meet hosted by Naperville Central. Redhawk Damian Dedivitis showed his strength on the parallel bars with nice full extensions and received a 6.75. Teammate Griffin Irle went full speed ahead at the vault, didn’t stick the landing but still received a solid 7.9 score helping the team to an overall of 111.85 points. Rivals Naperville North were also in attendance and Micheal Hunter Jr. would place 2nd on the podium with his vault routine with a 9.0, helping them to a third place overall finish with 130.3 points.


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