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Blueprint

  • August 30National Honors Society applications due Sept. 9
  • August 30Young Hearts for Life screening Sept. 16
  • August 25FAFSA informational session on Sept. 8
  • August 24Second Vaccination Clinic held at North High on Aug. 24
  • August 24Curriculum Night on Aug. 26
  • August 23Senior focus group presentation in English classes on Aug. 25
  • August 20Online Freshman Play auditions due on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
  • August 20Freshman Play auditions on Aug. 23 at 3:40 p.m.
  • August 17Home football game on Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.
  • August 12Late start and Mustang Way on Aug. 16.
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

Nora Joy

Nora Joy, News Editor

Nora Joy is a junior at DGS in her first year on the Blueprint staff working as a News Editor. In addition to Blueprint, Joy is a member of the varsity cross country and track team which fosters her competitive spirit. When she is not running, other ways she gets involved at DGS include being a member of the ACE club, Bluecrew and peer tutoring in the literacy center.

In her life outside of school, Joy spends her time hanging out with friends, baking and spending time outdoors. Her family also often travels to their grandparents’ lake house on the weekends to enjoy boating, swimming and water sports during the summer.

As a student, Joy has made the honor roll every semester. She enjoys the academic challenge of all of her classes but no class can compete with her enjoyment of English classes. Joy cannot wait to use her passion for writing to inspire other students at her school.

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Coach Doug Plunkett speaks to the junior varsity team before they make their way to the start line in hopes of a first place team finish.

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September 9, 2021
Seniors Madi Sisson, Angie Hernadez and Jules Rossi share their final pieces of advice with underclassmen ahead of their first invitational cross country race.

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September 9, 2021
Sophomore Fence Rodi along with other freshmen and sophomore runners pose as they excitedly await their race to begin.

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September 9, 2021
Freshman Lilliana Jaeger pulls away from a pack of Oak Park River Forest runners just past the mile and a half mark.

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September 9, 2021
Freshman Mikaela Cresse rounds the corner into the wooded area of the Fenton cross country course.

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September 9, 2021
Seniors Madi Sisson, Alex Spang and Kelsey Casella pose with the trophy after the Mustangs ran their way to a first place finish at the Fenton Invitational.

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September 9, 2021
Junior Madelyn Sumlin and seniors Renee Kowalski and Sarah Homberg form a strong pack as they continue to pull away from the rest of the field just past the first mile.

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September 9, 2021
Senior Bella Lapacek and junior Anjaili Kota continue to work together in the final two-thirds of their race.

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September 9, 2021
Junior Madelyn Sumlin sprints her way into the finishing shoot, walking away with a third place finish in the girls junior varsity race.

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September 9, 2021
Senior Sarah Homberg recovers after finishing the three mile course in a time of 0:21:53 at Fenton High School.

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September 9, 2021
The Varsity team (Kelsey Casella, Elizabeth Culcasi, Nora Joy, Madi Sisson, Alex Spang, Holly Johnson, Sophia McNerney, Arianna DeLeon, Lindsay Spear and Skyler Tomeki ) celebrate their team win at the Fenton Invitational by posing for a photo.

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September 9, 2021
Senior Sarah Homberg and junior Madelyn Sumlin embrace after both placing in the top six at their first invitational of the year.

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September 9, 2021
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