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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Abigail Culcasi

Abigail Culcasi, Editor-in-Chief

Abigail Culcasi is a senior at DGS and an Editor-in-Chief in her second year on Blueprint staff. She competed in the IHSA Journalism State Series in 2022, where Culcasi placed third in Photo Storytelling at sectionals and qualified for state.
In addition to journalism, Culcasi enjoys dancing and is a four year member of the dance team at DGS. She is also a choreographer and officer for Orchesis in addition to competing outside of school.
Culcasi loves to volunteer as the Vice President of Key Club at DGS and a Chapter Head for Letters for Rose. She is also a Blue Crew Leader, Class Board Member, member of Spanish Honors Society, NHS member and is a peer tutor for both English and Spanish.
Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her friends and twin sister, Elizabeth. Culcasi enjoys traveling and visiting her family in New England. She also is an avid baker and can always be found in the kitchen whipping up a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies.

All content by Abigail Culcasi
The DGS Speech Team, or the “Mouth of South,” placed 
14th at the IHSA State Speech Tournament.

Speech team performs at state

Abigail Culcasi, Editor-in-chief
March 10, 2023
The DGS Speech Team smiles for a picture after placing second in individual events at state.

DGS Speech Team places second at state

Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor
March 25, 2022
Senior Bella Chlada sits in front of the Key Club table to sell Cupid Notes during sixth period lunch.

Chlada creates community of caring at DGS

Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor
February 17, 2022
The Pintos hold their opening pose at the conference championship. They won the West Suburban Conference Championship with a performance of their jazz routine to ‘Bottom of the River’ by Delta Rae.

A look back at the Pintos competition season

Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor
January 31, 2022

Meet the twins of mustang country

Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor
January 14, 2022
The DGS football field where the 2021 homecoming dance will take place.

DGS to host outdoor homecoming Sept. 25

Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor
September 17, 2021
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