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Naperville School Welcomes Back Kevin Cordes

Students at White Eagle Elementary School recently had an Olympic start to their morning.

“Good morning White Eagle Wolves, this is Kevin Cordes, member of the USA Olympic Team, gold medalist and former White Eagle student,” said Kevin Cordes as part of the morning announcements.

The Olympic gold medalist and Naperville native was at his elementary alma mater, taking pictures, visiting classes and even being interviewed by a few members of the student council.

But the visit was about more than just pictures.

“The PTA is doing a fundraiser this year and it’s all about goal setting, and so we figured we’re lucky enough to have a former student athlete but we thought he’d be a great person to talk to us about setting goals and working hard toward them and achieving them, but also setting more for yourself,” explained Cordes’ former fifth grade teacher and current teacher at White Eagle, Julie Sarno.

It was a message the students were eager to hear.

Cordes also attended Still Middle School and Neuqua Valley High School.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.


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