Neuqua Valley’s Red Carpet Rally

The fourth annual “Red Carpet Rally” was a flashy pep rally where student accomplishments were recognized in front of all of their peers.

Neuqua Valley’s state title winning rugby team, Riziki Covington, winner of ACT-SO’s National Earth and Space Science Competition, and Joyce Zhou, who was selected as a student delegate by the International Monetary Fund were just some of the people being recognized.

“We live in a very competitive state, a very competitive nation. For students and staff to be at the top in whatever they’re competing, whether it’s the IMF like Joyce or distinguishing themselves in ACT-SO, or in rugby, that’s an amazing thing to be on a national or state stage,” said Neuqua Valley Principal Bob McBride. “It’s worth celebrating.”

Another big achievement being celebrated was Neuqua Valley being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education this year.

Neuqua Valley was one of just forty high schools nationwide to receive the honor.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

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