Updated: June 11, 2012 8:10AM
Danceline team wins state
On March 17, the Hinsdale South Varsity Danceline Team competed at the Illinois Drill Team Association and walked away with two first place finishes. The team won in the categories or 3A Kick and 3A Pom. The team as well as their coaches, Courtney Gillette and Heather Riggs, and parents were present to receive congratulations from the Board.
Thomson earns two more medals
Danny Thomson finished his Hinsdale Central swimming career with a total of ten medals from the state competitions over the past four years. This year, Thompson earned first place in the 500 yard freestyle for the third year in a row and first in the 200 yard freestyle for the second year in a row. Thompson will compete in the Olympic trials in June and plans to attend Stanford University in the fall.
Mock trial team wins big
Hinsdale Central’s Mock Trial Team placed first in the Illinois State Bar Association State Championship on March 30 and 31. The team consists of ten members representing the plaintiff and defense. The ISBA Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public provides a hypothetical case to argue. Hinsdale Central’s team will now represent the state of Illinois at the national championships in New Mexico in May.
Okoro wins triple jump championship
Hinsdale South Senior Uzo Okoro placed first in the triple jump competition at the IHSA Indoor State Championships on March 24. Uzo also placed fifth in the long jump competition. Uzo will compete in the outdoor state championship in May
Red apple award
District 86 received the Bright Red Apple Award from SchoolSearch again this year. This award is given to districts which are rated strong in five primary areas: academic performance, pupil/teacher ratio, expenditure per pupil, educational level of teachers, and average teacher salary. District 86 is one of 79 Illinois school districts out of a total of 868 to receive this honor.