Congratulations to 8th graders Andrew DeJager and Isabelle Kryczka on their outstanding writing accomplishments this year. Isabelle Kryczka was awarded Honorable Mention by the Scholastic Art and Writing committee for her outstanding short story "Astral."
Isabelle short story was one of almost 10,000 entries in the contest for artists and writers in grades 7-12. Andrew DeJager was awarded as a finalist for his writing for the VFW youth sponsored "Patriots Pen" competition. He was one of fifty students in Northern Illinois to be honored and was one of three finalists in the Villa Park district for his writing on "The America I Believe In."