Category: Brain Games

Auburn student wins first speech title for District 205 in 57 years

PEORIA – Aryan Arora this weekend accomplished something a Rockford Public Schools student hadn’t accomplished since John F. Kennedy was president. Arora took first place in the IHSA Individual Events state meet in theĀ  Impromptu Speaking category. Arora was the first District 205 to win an IHSA state speech competition since Doug Adams of West […]

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J-Hawks win two events in IHSA speech regionals

DEKALB – Three J-Hawks advanced with two winning events at this past weekend’s IHSA speech regional. Senior Aryan Arora took first in impromptu speaking, while senior Jada Cox came in first in poetry reading. Cox read “The Autobiography of an Empire.” Andrew Nolasco and Olivia Vereb also advanced out of the regionals by taking third […]

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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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Rockford Robotics getting some off-season work in this weekend

ROCKFORD – Rockford Robotics, a group of students from all Rockford Publics Schools high schools, will be among 32 teams competing this Saturday in the Rock River Robotics Off-Season Competition. The seventh annual competition takes place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rock Valley College PE Center. FIRST Robotics is a national […]

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Auburn takes 8th in national scholastic bowl tournament

ATLANTA – Auburn High School’s scholastic bowl team tied for eighth place in a national competition this past weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The team of Ethan Strombeck, Justin Abel, Leif Verace and Lilly Chavez went 12-4 overall to tie with Arcadia of California, Montgomery of Maryland and LASA of Austin, Texas. The Knights […]

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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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