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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Isabella Shin

Isabella Shin, Features Editor

Isabella Shin is a senior and a Features Editor for the Blueprint. Shin has always had a love for writing and has a background in journalistic, creative and oral expression type of writing. She hopes to publish a book within the next few years and either study or minor in creative writing.

Through her writers website, Behind The Writers Book , Shin preaches on increasing collaboration and offering one on one help to other creative writers in hopes of creating connections with others that share the same love and passion for writing.

Shin is a member of the varsity track and speech team. She is also involved in the Distinguished young women program and won first place overall in interview, finalist in fitness, self expression and overall.

After school she loves to volunteer at Good Samaritan Advocate Hospital and Kindred Hospice. Shin also volunteers for the Dupage Senior council, 7 Cups Counseling and is the social media ambassador for the Letters for Rose program.

Through Blueprint, and her first year being a part of the team, she hopes to create a space for the spotlight to be shown on people whose stories deserve to be known and shared for the community of DGS as well as the outside community as a whole.

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Ever wonder which DGS teacher is most like you? Find out after taking this short quiz!

Which DGS teacher are you?

Isabella Shin, Features Editor
January 30, 2023
Throughout my high school years I have grown closer to people in ways I never would have expected and made memories that I will forever cherish.

Senior year: A year to always remember

Isabella Shin, Features Editor
November 23, 2022
Senior Hugo Pletcher struggles with understanding his physics homework and gets stuck on a problem.

Why DGS needs a science resource center

Isabella Shin, Features Editor
September 21, 2022
DGS students hugging to remember the importance of being there for one another.

September marks suicide prevention month

Isabella Shin, Features Editor
September 14, 2022
To be the best at their craft, hard work and determination is a must- but how does an athlete do that? What may seem like a complicated question can be answered with a simple answer, their mindset.

Mindset of an athlete

Isabella Shin, Freelance Writer
November 30, 2021
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