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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Ashley Boak

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor

Ashley Boak is a senior at DGS and the Photo Editor for the Blueprint. This is Boak’s first year on the Blueprint staff, but she freelanced for the Blueprint throughout her junior year. Boak swims for DGS and is involved in Mustang Way leading, Operation Snowball, Mad Dash and the student board for the school construction.

Boak spends her summers working at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park as a deck attendant and a swim instructor. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family or having long movie marathons. Boak also enjoys driving to Stevens Point, Wisconsin to visit her sister.

In the future, Boak wishes to attend either Indiana State University or University of Wisconsin Stevens Point to study elementary education. She also hopes to receive a minor in early childhood. Boak has a dream to become a first-grade teacher.

All content by Ashley Boak
Senior Ashley Boak has an obsession with the Gonzaga basketball team.

Gonzaga b-ball has my heart

Ashley Boak, Photo editor
March 9, 2020
The varsity wrestling team hoists up one of their coaches after he participated in the staff tug of war competition against the juniors. The staff won the overall tug of war competition.

Feb. 14 spirit assembly recapped

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
February 14, 2020
These lollipops are the superior Valentines Day candy that you are sure to find me eating on Feb. 14.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day candies

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
February 11, 2020
Cigrand deciding his method to shooting the perfect free throw.

[Photo] Q&A with Connor Cigrand

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor
December 17, 2019
Junior Megan Stapelton getting in the zone while playing against Proviso East on Fri. Dec 13.

[Photo] Q&A with Meghan Stapleton

Kira Matheson, Online Opinions Editor
December 17, 2019
Ive been in love with fall since November 2002 when I was only three months old.

I’m in love with fall

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
November 22, 2019
A group of offensive linemen gathering together during a timeout. The temperature was cold enough to see the breath coming from their mouth and the steam coming off of the players jerseys while they were sweating.

A crosstown rivalry recapped

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
October 29, 2019
Sports teams will utilize the new turf field this week during upcoming games.

Weekly Preview 10/7-10/11

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
October 7, 2019
The Jonas Brothers performing Cake By The Ocean at their most recent Chicago tour stop on Sept. 20.

Jonas Brothers burn up Chicago

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
October 4, 2019
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