February Daily Announcements
February 20, 2024
Today in honor of Black History Month we highlight Minnie Riperton. Mariah Carey is heralded for her whistle register, which is the highest the human voice is capable of reaching. But Riperton perfected the singing technique years before and was best known for her five-octave vocal range. The whistling can be heard on her biggest hit to date, “Lovin’ You.” The infectious ballad was originally created as an ode to her daughter, Maya Rudolph of Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live fame However, before she could become a household name, Riperton died from breast cancer at the age of 31.
The YHS Speech Team competed in the IHSA State Tournament this past weekend in Peoria. After two days of competition, Lily Smogor made the cut to the Final Round, and placed 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking! With this accomplishment, Lily is now the all-time points leader in Yorkville High School history! Go Foxes!
Congratulations to our SPC Journalism competitors for a great conference tournament this weekend! Sophomore Luke Brosted-Gajewski placed 5th in Editorial Writing and 6th in Copy Editing; sophomore Dessa Massey placed 6th in Yearbook Double Page Spread design; sophomore Will Rockford competed in Photo Storytelling, and sophomore Jessie Valadez competed in both Advertising and Editorial Cartooning. Congratulations to all of our competitors!
Art club is canceled today Tuesday the 20th. We will make up today’s art club this Thursday the 22nd after school until four. Apologies to the art club. See you then.
Congratulations to the Boys Swim and Dive that competed at Sectionals!
The IMSA/Yorkville boys Swim Team had a fantastic showing at this year's Sectionals meet held at Metea Valley High School. Our boys recorded 16 season best times and best times for the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
On the diving team Zach Collins-Dornink scored a personal best of 240.95, placing 8th overall. To kick off the swimming portion of the meet, Quinn Kauffold swam a personal best in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Next, Chase Kauffold raced to two personal best times in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. Mattson Uhlenhopp swam two personal best times, one in the 50 freestyle placing 12th overall and 100 freestyle placing 14th. Following the first break, Tim Campbell raced in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke nearly tying his personal best times.
The IMSA/YHS team also had Carson Converse qualify for the State Championship meet in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.32 placing 5th overall and the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.85 placing 4th.
Congratulations to all our swimmers and divers on an incredible season and good luck to Carson Converse next week at State!
Girls soccer open gym will NOT take place before school Friday. It has been rescheduled for after-school TODAY outside at Campbell Field.