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A success for this year’s engineering entrance interviews

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River Lee

May 1, 2018

he first step for all students in Engineering Academy, besides taking the introductory course, is going through the interview process. Students taking the Principles of Engineering course prepare themselves for a real-world interview from three engineering officials that work around the area. Tea...

College fair provides stepping stones for students on the search

The college fair event in action. (Photo credit: @HHScounselors Twitter)

Emily Kindl

April 25, 2018

On April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., Huntley High School held its second annual college fair. With 150 colleges from across the nation represented by well-dressed and prepared admissions workers, the event drew a multitude of attendees from several high schools in the area. Before attendees walked thro...

A weary walkout at HHS

Students in New York City participating in the National School Walkout. (Photo credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)


April 24, 2018

n Friday, April 20, students orchestrated the second national walkout protesting school gun violence, which was also the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. The first walkout, which occured on March 14, was a huge success as students from all across the country poured ou...

Happy National SAT Day to all the HHS Juniors

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Skylar Sharkey

April 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again: last minute prep sessions, sharpened pencils, and the rapid flipping of flash cards. The fear and anticipation is practically tangible as Huntley High School’s junior class prepares to take an exam that could possibly determine the course of the next few years of their ...

‘It’s our story. We want to tell it.’

The Eagle Eye staff of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School after receiving their gold crown award at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (Courtesy of M. Simons, CSPA).

Alex Landman

March 23, 2018

Last week, members of The Voice staff had the opportunity to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in New York.  There, staff writers and editors attended journalism sessions with schools from around the country.  They were able to learn from professors and professionals, as well...

March 15 board of education meeting

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Riley Murphy

March 19, 2018

On March 15, the creek of plastic chairs and the murmurs of voices stirred in the room as the monthly board of education meeting started. Proud parents sat with their cell phones ready to capture the moment when their daughter or son was honored with a medal of recognition. This month’s open meeting...

Bencko Benefit at Nick’s Pizza raises $12,451 for Debbie Bencko

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Maggie McGee

February 25, 2018

he impact that Huntley High School test room aide Debbie Bencko has had on people’s lives was once again visible on Wednesday Feb. 14 at Nick’s Pizza and Pub. It was a night full of love, support, raffles, and pizza. The event, “Our Hearts are with You” benefit, was hosted by special educa...

Raging Students and Roads of Snow, HHS snow day policy explained

Raging Students and Roads of Snow, HHS snow day policy explained


February 15, 2018

The snow day last Friday has brought up some questions about Huntley High School’s snow day and cold day policy, as most snow days or cold days do. The current policy for snow days, according to the video posted on the District 158 twitter account last Thursday, is that the school officials looks ...

Huntley takes second at IHSA Speech Sectional

Junior Braeden Clements and Christina Giorgi share in a group hug with other state qualifiers in their event. (F. Losbanes)

Faith Losbanes

February 14, 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Huntley High School hosted 27 schools for the 2018 IHSA Speech Sectional Contest. Dekalb High School took first in the team sweepstakes, with Huntley following behind in second. Freeport, Cary Grove, and Byron High Schools placed in the top five as well, succeeding Huntley ...

Color Guard starts the preseason off right

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Jenna Link

February 11, 2018

Their feet pound on the hard linoleum floor of the cafeteria as they count the beats in their heads. Each movement is carefully planned and executed to be in sync. They flow from one component to the next with each step having some meaning to match the music. The HHS Color Guard adds the visual componen...

Feb. committee meeting: solar panels and HHS summer school

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Braden Turk

February 3, 2018

“Day one: post-DJB,” District 158 Board President Donald Drzal said. This humorous statement opened this month’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the first hearing of the board since former Superintendent Dr. John Burkey’s departure from District 158. Because Burkey’s goodbye took place dur...

Course Selection Night held for incoming freshmen

Eighth graders Maya Pavithran and Emmalyn Cohen talk to science teacher Brian Lundeen about taking Physics as freshmen next school year. (F. Losbanes)

Faith Losbanes

February 1, 2018

n January 23-25, Huntley High School hosted its yearly Course Selection Night for incoming freshmen of the 2018-'19 school year. The night began at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC with a presentation from a few staff members. In front of a nearly full house of eighth graders and their families, Principal Scott ...