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  • January 5Boys’ XC coach John Sipple wins Illinois Coach of the Year

  • December 6Senior P Sampson Cogger commits to Albion University

  • December 2Boys’ XC finishes 4th at Nike Nationals in Portland

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Girls’ volleyball bonds over success

Zain Bando, Sports Editor
December 7, 2017

Matt Carbon, Sports Editor
December 13, 2017

As a Saint Louis University commit, senior Ellie Benge wanted a college that would foster her love for swimming and passion for nursing. “I knew I needed a school that fit me academically as well as athletically. SLU was by far my top choice, and after going on my recruiting trip, I knew it was the place for me,” Benge said. Benge got interested in swimming when she was five, and she hasn’t...

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PAID ADVERTISEMENT: American Legion Announces Oratory Scholarship Program

Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80 of the American Legion, Downers Grove announces the 81st Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.

This Constitutional Speech Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in Downers Grove South and Downers Grove North High

Each contestant will prepare and deliver an 8- to 10-minute original speech on a topic of his or her choice related to some aspect of the United States Constitution, Articles and Amendments. Contestants will also deliver a 3- to 5-minute speech on an assigned topic chosen from a group of Constitutional Articles and Amendments which are announced in advance of the competition.

Participation in this competition should give students a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution as well as insight into the rights, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship.

Winners at local (American Legion Post) contests will be awarded modest cash prizes and will advance through District and Department (State)contests culminating in the National Finals program in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2018. Finalists in the National Competition will share college scholarship prizes ranging from $1,500 to $18,000.

The first round of competition will be held during the first week of January 2018 at the American Legion Post at 4000 Saratoga Avenue in Downers Grove.

Interested students and parents should contact the College and Scholarship office in their high school or the American Legion Oratory chairman at [email protected]


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