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Redhawk of the Week: Khaled Khatib

Redhawk of the Week: Khaled Khatib

Jacek Kulak, Inaaz Mirza, and Ben Erickson
April 25, 2016
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Khaled Khatib discusses his passion for flight and future goals as a pilot.

Central alumna wins scholarship in national giveaway

Central alumna wins scholarship in national giveaway

Neya Thanikachalam, nthanikachalam.ct@gmail.com
April 20, 2016
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The crowd cheered as Kotryna Staputyte, a Naperville Central alumna who graduated in 2015, launched a football into the air… and it landed in an oversized Dr. Pepper bottle. Staputyte was one of the PAC-12 Finalists competing for a $100,000 scholarship given away at the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaw... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Rick Li

Redhawk of the Week: Rick Li

Julie Park, jpark.ct@gmail.com
April 2, 2016
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Since his junior high days, junior Rick Li has been an avid science enthusiast. Now as one of the captains of Science Olympiad, he is currently preparing for the next level of competition at State on April 16th. From participating as a freshman junior varsity member to joining varsity as a sophomore... Read more »

Freshman Daniel Keeling is a ‘triple-threat’ in performing arts

Freshman Daniel Keeling is a ‘triple-threat’ in performing arts

Freja Sonnichsen, fsonnichsen.ct@gmail.com
March 28, 2016
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“I kind of always knew I would get into this.” Freshman Daniel Keeling has been dancing since he was about three years old, acting since the 7th grade and singing for the past year and a half; it’s no surprise he immersed himself into the theater and choir programs at Naperville Central upon... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Jordan Gowgiel

Redhawk of the Week: Jordan Gowgiel

Emily Ware, eware.ct@gmail.com
March 26, 2016
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The Central Times asked junior Jordan Gowgiel about his experience as a part of Theatre Central's production of "Footloose." Q: What prompted you to try out for the musical? A: A lot of my friends had been in the musicals in the past and they would always tell me how much fun it was and what an amazi... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Faith Alindog

Redhawk of the Week: Faith Alindog

Neya Thanikachalam, nthanikachalam.ct@gmail.com
March 12, 2016
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When she was younger, sophomore Faith Alindog never expected to become a dancer. Now she’s a co-president of the Urban Arts Club (UAC), after teaching herself how to dance, inspired by a performance she put on for her family the summer before her freshman year, directed by one of their family f... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Julie Kurz

Redhawk of the Week: Julie Kurz

Lindsey Pruett, lpruett.ct@gmail.com
March 5, 2016
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Attending the Professional Cooking, Baking and Service program at Technology Center of DuPage, junior Julie Kurz has fueled her passion for baking since she was around seven or eight years old. “I enjoy doing it and I feel so energized [when baking], it’s like my stress reliever when I’m upset o... Read more »

Junior Katie Ladin nurtures a bond with her horse, Derby

Junior Katie Ladin nurtures a bond with her horse, Derby

Julie Park, jpark.ct@gmail.com
February 25, 2016
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Junior Katie Ladin discovered her passion for horses during a summer camp in Oswego when she was 8 years old. “I asked my mom to do a summer camp and she was like, ‘Oh you’re not going to like this I’ll let you do this camp,’ and I liked it and I continued doing it,” she said. Eag... Read more »

Redhawk of the Week: Noah Cuff

Redhawk of the Week: Noah Cuff

Maneesh Somisetty and Jacek Kulak
February 12, 2016
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Senior Noah Cuff discusses his experiences in Jazz Band and music preferences.