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L-W East, North Poms Squads Earn Top 10 Honors at State

Plus: Grand Prairie students go on a musical tour, L-W schools win regional gold, and four Frankfort residents make Moraine Valley Community College dean's list.

L-W East and L-W North Poms Compete at State

The and Poms took their award-winning routines to state recently, finishing in the top 10 of their divisions.

“We had a great team this year that worked really well together and had goals set to achieve,” said Lincoln-Way North Poms Coach Monica Bozek.

“This season has been truly a great one for the whole squad,” said Lincoln-Way East Poms Coach Maria Gaytan. “The team was a very talented bunch of young ladies, and they all worked hard to achieve the goals we set in the beginning of the season.”

Lincoln-Way East’s Poms competed in the Class AAA division and captured 6th in Hip Hop and 11th in Poms.

Lincoln-Way North’s Poms competed in the Class AA division and took ninth place overall.

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Grand Prairie Students Take Musical World Tour

students enjoyed a musical tour of the world sponsored by the Frankfort School District 157-C Family School Partnership organization. 

The harp was played by Donna Novack of Harpbeat, part of the Midwest Assembly School Presenters. Children participated in singing many songs from around the world and some were able to try various instruments.

L-W Winter Color Guard Wins Gold at Regional Championship

The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Winter Color Guard captured gold recently at the Winter Guard International Regional Championship in Dayton, Ohio.

The group of 18 students from Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West high schools have been practicing after school and on weekends to prepare for the competition.

On March 5, they placed first in the Scholastic Open Class with a score of 82.2.

Forty color guards participated in the March 5 regional competition.

The Winter Guard will compete next March 20 at Sandburg High School in Tinley Park. They also plan to perform at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit competition on March 27 at Lincoln-Way East High School. The public is welcome to attend.

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Four Frankfort Students Named to MVCC Dean's List

Joel Buishas, Robert Jass, Andrew R Koulouris and Kevin M Robinson, all of Frankfort, have been named to the Dean's List at Moraine Valley Community College.

L-W East, L-W North Latin Students Take 2nd at State Convention

More than 300 Latin students from northern Illinois and Iowa gathered in Itasca recently to bond over their mutual love of Latin and to do battle in several academic competitions at the annual Illinois Junior Classical League convention.

Among them was a group of Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North high school students who, working as a team, won second place in points scored per capita and fifth place in total points.

“Our kids work hard in class every day,” said Lincoln-Way Latin teacher Matthew Katsenes who accompanied students on their trip to Itasca on Feb. 24-26. “It’s great to see them have so much fun and perform so well on the state level.”

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L-W Students Head Overseas for Spring Break

More than four dozen Lincoln-Way High School District 210 students are headed overseas for spring break to practice their foreign language skills in Italy and Spain.

Fifty-two Spanish and Latin students from all four Lincoln-Way high schools will join World Languages Chair Peg Bobber, Spanish teacher Linda Egnatz, Spanish teacher Brooke Vesely and Latin teacher Sean Maher on an 11-day tour of Madrid, Toledo and Barcelona.

“Students will have the opportunity to experience the cultures they have studied in the classroom first-hand,” said Bobber. “In addition, they will be able to apply language skills learned at Lincoln-Way to communicate and participate in real-life experiences.”

Students taking next month’s trip to Spain and Italy will begin their tour in Students will head to Spain on April 21 and return May 1.

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