Quick News: Support teen driving
October 18, 2013 10:56PM
Updated: November 21, 2013 6:43AM
Lemont High School students are participating in the State Farm “Celebrate My Drive” program, which encourages and supports safe teen driving.
Lemont residents also are invited to participate along with the high school students by visiting
www.celebratemydrive.com. Participants are asked to make a safe driving commitment every day until the program ends Saturday. If enough safe driving commitments are made through the website, Lemont High School will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant and a concert from Grammy Award-winning singer and “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson.
Plainfield East student heading to Washington
Plainfield East High School senior Lauren Ransom has been chosen to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders conference in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 14-16. Ransom’s goal is to be a pediatrician.
About 2,500 students nationwide are expected to attend the Congress, an honors program for high school students who want to go into the medical field. The conference is the first of its kind.
Plainfield North band places in state championships
Plainfield North High School’s marching band earned a third place at the State of Illinois Marching Band Championships on Oct. 12 at Illinois State University. The band competed in Class 6A, the division for the largest schools in the competition.
In four straight trips to the state championships, this was only not the band’s highest finish but also the best placing for any marching band from Plainfield School District 202.
There were 35 bands competing in the preliminary rounds with 14 advancing to the finals.
Volley for the Cure
Lemont High School is hosting a “Volley for the Cure” event during a non-conference girls volleyball game against Lincoln-Way West on Monday. “Volley for the Cure” is a fundraising effort for breast cancer research and breast cancer awareness.
All three levels of the Lemont volleyball program will collect pledges based on the number of kills the varsity team gets in its match with Lincoln-Way West. Donations also will be taken at the door.
The sophomore game starts at 5 and the varsity at 6 p.m.