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  • December 6JKB gift card collection for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off during lunches on Tues. & Thurs. in café or rm 203.

  • December 6Link Leader yearbook photos on Wed, Dec. 7th during your lunch. Meet by the attendance office.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

  • December 6JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

  • December 6There will be a yearbook informational meeting in room 216 Tuesday before OR after school in rm 216.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6Truth Seekers meets Friday after school in room 207. This is wild card Friday, so bring your own topic.

  • December 6Theatre Central will meet this Wednesday after school in the auditorium.

  • December 6GEMS will meet Thursday after school in rm. 34. Ms. Eier will talk about engineering at Molex.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6Spanish Club will watch Elf on Tuesday after school in room 102. Bring a snack to share.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5TC presents Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” Thurs. 7:30pm and Fri. and Sat. at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 each.

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

Club of the Month: Special Spaces

Yuna Lee, Staff writer

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Battling a life-threatening medical illness is no easy task. With a positive attitude and a big heart, Special Spaces Club makes an effort to help brighten the lives of children who fight a battle every day.

Special Spaces is a nationwide program, raising money and working hard to give children their dream bedrooms. Involved and inspired by this program, juniors Sam Welch and Tim Koo started their own Special Spaces Club at Central, reaching out to the Naperville Central community for support.

While the end result is rewarding, the process of fundraising money to renovate a room is no easy task.

“Each room costs about $4,000, and we try to raise $2,000 and find a local business willing to donate the other half,” Welch said. “There isn’t really a set amount of [rooms] we do. It all depends on how successful we are in raising money.”

Fundraising projects include a wide range of opportunities and can include almost anything. Currently, Special Spaces is selling wristbands during lunch. They will also host a soccer tournament on Feb. 19 at Players Indoor Sports. This tournament is open to all adults and high school students and is not limited to Central. Registration and sign up is required and can be done by contacting Welch through his email at [email protected]

“The local hospitals give us a list kid with a severe medical condition, and Special Spaces evaluates the families to see who needs a makeover,” Welch said. “Our club collaborates with Special Spaces to help raise money, and [we] eventually participate in the makeovers, which is the best part.”

Special Spaces meets every other Thursday morning on the second floor in Room 229.  The club continues to grow, with new members including juniors Cade Madson and Alison Ware, who are happy to have joined.

“I found it to be a really good opportunity to do something good for the community,” Madson said. “It’s a really fun club, and it’s also a good way to connect with the people around us.”

Ware shares this sentiment.

“I really like what we do,” Ware said. “Although it’s difficult and challenging at times, it always pays off.”

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