Category: Academics

Auburn speech champion reflects on journey

Auburn’s Aryan Arora talks about what it took to win the first speech state championship by a District 205 student since the 1960s in the latest 205 VIBE post.

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RPS students win 18 events in Auburn Science Olympiad

ROCKFORD – The Science Olympiad programs at Auburn and Guilford had a big day Saturday, taking first place ribbons in 18 events of 23 events at the 10-team Auburn Science Olympiad Invitational. A number of Knights were multiple winners, including Jay Gupta, Ryuto Thew, Isabella Hernandez, Raneem Qassem, Osaro Omusuzu and Richelle Watson. The champion […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 10 – Vincent Do dominates again

Auburn junior Vincent Do is simply the best high school chess player this area has ever seen. For the second straight year, Do dominated everyone he played at the IHSA state chess meet, going a perfect 7-0. He was one of just two players out of 125 to go undefeated on the state’s top chess […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 16 – Auburn scholastic bowl

Auburn’s scholastic bowl team came within a question of winnings its third IHSA scholastic bowl state title. Instead, the Knights had to settle for finishing second for the seventh time after losing the IHSA Class 2A title match to Urbana University Laboratory High School, 430-390, in March. In April, Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck won the […]

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Auburn wins four events in Science Olympiad invitational

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn students won four of 23 events in a 30-team Science Olympiad Invitational at Harlem High School this past Saturday. Overall, students from Auburn and Guilford brought home 29 medals. Jay Gupta, an Auburn sophomore, took first place in sounds of music and chem lab with AJ Bernardo, also a sophomore. Jillian […]

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Quiz Bowl season is underway!

The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl tournament started for 2019-2020. Learn more about the competition that encompasses schools from nine counties in the latest blog post from Guilford quiz bowler Jeff Snedegar.

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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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