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Omega After Hours Ep. 5 - Adios, After Hours
Omega After Hours Ep. 5 - Adios, After Hours
Meaghan Wernett, Owen Halfpenny, and Avery PawlakMay 22, 2024

Episode 5 - Adios, After Hours: Owen and Avery close out the year and recap the Omega's Senior Issue, reflecting on the successful year coming...

DGN welcomes english department chairperson
Owen Halfpenny, A&E Editor • May 10, 2024

Starting July 1, Community High School District 99’s Board of Education has approved Katie Wood to take over the position of DGN’s English...

A conversation with local celebrity Coach Josh
A conversation with local celebrity Coach Josh
Giulia Karrow, Feature Editor • May 10, 2024

Local celebrity Josh Porter, better known as “Coach Josh,” has played a role in many D99 students’ childhoods. Any kid in the Downers Grove...

Senior Assassin 2024 Recap
Senior Assassin 2024 Recap
May 10, 2024

Senior Assassin 2024 had it all: betrayal, deception, and ultimately three winners, seniors Jake Solecki, Reegan Lamantia, and Sydney Hnatiuk,...

Featured Athletes: Ava Gilley

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Junior Ava Gilley is on the rise as a top cross country and track runner in Illinois. In her third year, Gilley continues to impress by breaking school and personal records.

“Ava’s best asset is her energy. She brings a fun personality to practice and meets on a daily basis,” assistant girls’ track coach Timothy McDonald said.

At the Batavia Bulldogs Girls’ Invite Feb. 24, Gilley achieved a personal record in the 800-meter event, winning first place with a time of 2:17.57.

Gilley’s relay group broke the 4 x 800-meter indoor school record March 4, at the Mustang Relays. Gilley’s 800-split time was 2:13.20, another personal best. The group shattered the previously held time by over 13 seconds.

“Ava is a ferocious competitor. She comes off as an easygoing person, but when the gun goes off, she is here to win,” McDonald said.

At the 2023 IHSA State track and field meet, Gilley placed 11th in the 800-meter event. This year, she is hoping to establish herself as one of the best in the state.

“State last year was fun and a great learning experience but this year we will be more prepared,” Gilley said.

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Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief
It’s Senior Audrey Gorey’s first year on Omega Staff, and she’s coming in strong as Print Editor in Chief. When she’s not busy writing for the best student newspaper, you can find her in a constant state of online shopping or flipping through fashion magazines. Don’t hesitate to reach her at @[email protected] to talk about Taylor Swift, iced coffee orders, and anything in between.

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