Dave Roller, father of sophomore Emily Roller, carves detailed ice sculptures from 400-pound blocks of ice using a chainsaw.
He could still hear the soft chatter of the audience, even though there was a thick red curtain between him and the rest of the world. He took a deep breath and screwed his eyes shut, once more reciting the lines he already had etched in his memory. He could feel his blood move under his skin. He could feel his heart beat. The curtains opened. The light basked him in its glow. The stage was his. And he spoke.
Sophomore Esha Munshi wakes from a muddled dream. Words and memories swirl around her head, fragments just out of her reach. Munshi’s dream, however, differs from the average American teenager’s. She dreams in a mixture of four different languages.
From sectionals to state, and from district to nationals, senior Brian Goldfarb is making Huntley High School history on the Huntley High Speech Team. His most recent accomplishments include third place in IHSA and his national qualification in the...
The cold hits her first. As soon as she opens the doors to step onto the floor, she feels it. She hates the cold, but she loves the sport.
Sophomore Natalie Trzeciak sits, perched on the edge of her seat, her hands drumming an impossible rhythm. She can feel her hands getting clammy. She hates that. It makes the bow harder to hold and it makes her posture poorer.