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Blueprint

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Blueprint

Ava Lafin

Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief

Senior Ava Lafin is an Editor-in-Chief in her second year on Blueprint Staff. She is on the varsity dance team and an officer of Orchesis Dance Club. Lafin is also involved in many leadership clubs such as Blue Crew, Snowball, Life of a Mustang, PE Leading and Changemakers.

Outside of school, Lafin enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies and TV, cooking and traveling. She enjoys a competitive nature as she grew up a dancer and partakes in performing at school. Lafin is an avid reader and collects secondhand books at home on her personal bookshelf.

Lafin found her love for writing when she was selected for her class newspaper in the 5th grade. From there she aspired to share her writing and performative abilities through articles, quizzes, videos and other multimedia. Lafin is excited for her senior year and plans on attending college next fall for chemistry.

All content by Ava Lafin
The team will compete in the  West Suburban Gold Conference Championship on March 16 at Willowbrook High School.

Track sprints into indoor season

Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2023
STEM classes with a high ratio of any gender compared to another can be isolating and scary.

STEM classes need female diversification

Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2022
The commons is where the administration, councilors, college and career and nurses offices are located.

[Photo] DGS Info

December 6, 2019
Senior goalie Andrik Vidaurri waits in the box as he warms up with his team.

DGS defeats Willowbrook in boys soccer

Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2022
Students wait in the small gym before getting their blood drawn.

DGS hosts blood drive

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
May 5, 2022
The rumor of Roe v Wade overturning has sparked activism among Gen Z.

Gen Z drives modern activism

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
May 5, 2022
DGS Varsity dance team placed second in the West Suburban confrence.

Why DGS Dance is a sport

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
April 19, 2022
“He really knows whats happening in our community whether its academically, athletically, activities or with the parents. I think hes the heart of South, Jennifer Martinez said.

Schwartz’s impact honored by award

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
March 28, 2022
One of my favorite traditions is finding my Elf on the Shelf every morning during December.

Top 10 Christmas songs

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
December 20, 2021
High school dress codes have rules that target female specific clothing creating a stigma for what girls wear.

The unwritten rules of being a girl

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
December 3, 2021
Ava on the streets: Fall trends

Ava on the streets: Fall trends

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
December 2, 2021
Its like you havent seen most teenage girls favorite movie, The Notebook.

Could you please write me a love letter?

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
November 10, 2021
Penne, Bow tie, Angel hair? Figure out what pasta shape fits you!

What pasta shape fits your personality?

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
October 18, 2021
What Outer Banks character are you?

What Outer Banks character are you?

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
October 18, 2021
The changing of the leaves makes fall the most satisfying season to watch progress.

Top 10 things to do this fall

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
October 18, 2021
This cartoon depicts the everyday stressors in the average high schoolers life.

Those darn kids and their phones

Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor
September 16, 2021
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