Category: Academics

East brings home four top-six finishes in IHSA journalism

NORMAL – East’s journalism program had five students finish in the top six in four categories of the IHSA state journalism competition Friday at Heartland Community College. The IHSA holds statewide competitions in 18 different categories. Braulio Saucedo had the highest finish, taking third in info graphics. Saucedo’s finish is the best by East in […]

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Two Auburn students win Science Olympiad title

CHAMPAIGN – Junior Victoria Wu and sophomore Phuong Pham teamed up to win a state title in Saturday’s Illinois Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois. Fifty schools qualified teams for the Olympiad and they were broken into the A and AA divisions. Auburn had 23 students compete in the Olympiad and 13 finished fifth […]

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Auburn just misses third scholastic bowl state title

PEORIA – For the second straight year, Auburn hopes of a third state scholastic bowl title were dashed in a 430-390 loss. In 2017-2018, the Knights made it to the title match only to lose to Lincolnshire Stevenson, 430-390. Friday morning, Auburn reversed that loss by beating Stevenson, 480-380, in the final match of pool […]

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Auburn dominates scholastic bowl sectional

BELVIDERE – Auburn’s scholastic bowl state dynasty was never threatened Saturday as the Knights qualified for the IHSA state tournament for the 18th straight year. The Knights won their three Class AA sectional matches in dominating fashion, beating Crystal Lake Central, Belvidere and Burlington Central by a combined score of 2,290 to 190. Only the […]

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Targeted tools help athletes prepare for college

The goal of Rockford Public Schools is to develop outstanding students and adults – and athletics and extra-curricular activities are a part of that process. Eight years ago, the Rockford Public Schools athletic and curriculum departments began focusing on improving the tools to help athletes meet the requirements to qualify to play in college. Read […]

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Two RPS students place in Top of the State speech competition

ROCKFORD – Aryan Arora of Auburn and Jada Cox both brought home top five finishes in the Top of the State speech competition Saturday at Jefferson. The IHSA holds a state competition for a number of different speaking competitions and Auburn and Jefferson will be in the DeKalb regional this Saturday. The state competition is […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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SSAC opens leadership doors for students

Madalyn Miller is Editor-in-Chief of the Rockford East newspaper and graphics editor of the yearbook. So Madalyn already is active and plugged in. Madalyn, though, found another outlet when she joined the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Click here to read about what she’s learned so far.

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This year’s Academic All-Star nominees a historic group

The annual Academic All-Star Athletic awards will be handed out at the Coronado Theater on May 21 and the judges this year will have an amazingly difficult time choosing the most outstanding male and female student-athletes. The male nominees this year: Auburn, Angel Martinez Martinez has won six national boxing championships¬†since 2014, including a 2017 […]

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