December News Briefs

William Tong and Vivian Zhao

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Central VEX Robotics Team Competes at Batavia Invitational

Naperville Central’s robotics team competed at the Batavia VEX Robotics tournament on Nov. 24. 

“Each year there’s a different game or objective, and this year, it was basically to stack plastic cubes on top of each other,” team member Kevin Chen said. 

They progressed to the quarterfinals round. 

“It was pretty good… for a season opener,” Chen said. “Hopefully next competition we can do better, we already have big plans for improvement.” 

They compete in January next, at Neuqua Valley High School. 

 

Mr. NCHS contestants chosen to move on

Students auditioned for spots in Mr. NCHS, Naperville Central’s annual beauty pageant hosted by Student Advisory Council (SAC). 

Seniors Jason Lee, Neil Gupta, Myron Querbin, Rohan Bhargava, Ed Skrabacz, Ange Eklou, Patrick Julian, Spencer Roehll, Richie Holmberg and Isaac Noren were chosen move on.

 

Central Sci-Oly Team Competes at Palatine High School Invitational

Naperville Central High School’s Science Olympiad team competed at an invitational at Palatine High School on Nov. 23. The team did not place, nor did any individual events win awards. They will compete again in January at Crystal Lake. 

 

Students raise money for cancer patients

The Special Spaces Fundraiser Dodgeball Tournament was held on December 7 here at Naperville Central, organized by sophomores Ryan Schwartz and Steven Mander.  The junior division (grades six through eight) included six teams, and was held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The senior division (grades nine through twelve) included thirteen teams, and was held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  

“It went very well. Towards the end, things started getting very competitive, but it was a really fun event and I think a lot of people enjoyed it,” Schwartz said.   They raised $702 in funds, which will go to building dream bedrooms for children with cancer.