by Shari Lankow On Thursday, April 20th, the Neoga Healthcare Club took a tour of the Allied Health Division at Lake Land College. The students received information about all the programs available at Lake Land College . . .
On April 10th, Cedric Anderson, 53 entered North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, seemingly, to see his wife, special education teacher, Karen Smith, also 53. He signed in, recognized by staff as . . .
Nicole Sultana Miah, of Neoga, is the daughter of Chad and Tonya Hill. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, running, gardening, making jam, reading, jeeping, participating in Health Occupations, spending time with family, and . . .
by Mr. Steve Poggendorf
Each year, I teach Henry David Thoreau’s Walden to the juniors in my English 3 class; it is one of my favorite American literature pieces to read with young people. One of his points, however, I want my students to ignore, at . . .
Cheyenne Howald, of Neoga, is the daughter of Amanda Gavis and Jason Gavis. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, sleeping, socializing with a select few people and her dog. She participated in cross country, and she earned a varsity letter. . . .
Rachel Ewing, of Neoga, is the daughter of Samuel and Kim Ewing. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, listening to music, going to concerts, photography, and spending time with friends and family. She has been involved in FCCLA, . . .
February Athlete of the Month – Neoga High School Student Name: Vicki Alumbaugh Sports: Track and Field/Cross Country Favorite Sport: Track and Field Favorite Movie: La La Land Favorite Food: N/A Favorite . . .
Sam Beard, of Toledo, is the son of Daniel Beard and Kim Farmer. He has been involved in chorus during high school. After graduation, he will attend Lake Land College. Cheyenne Renee Curry, of Neoga, is the daughter of Toni and Randall . . .
Luke Baker, of Neoga, is the son of Ron and Pam Baker. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and camping. He has been involved in the Science Club and chorus. After graduation, he will attend Lake Land College to earn a CD to become a heavy . . .
Caleb Hill: Neoga High School’s December Athlete of the Month Sports: Baseball and Basketball Favorite Sport: Baseball Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious . . .
Down Under Sports is pleased to announce that Cheyenne Curry from Neoga High School has been invited to represent Illinois on the 2017 Illinois Central Conference Track and Field Team. Cheyenne will depart for Queensland, Australia, on . . .
Kierstyn Breauna Natalia Albin, of Neoga, is the daughter of Randal and Dawn Albin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, taking care of her animals, working, stressing, and watching . . .
Lady Indians Senior Night by Molly Sheehan 2/17/17 The Lady Indians had their Senior Night on February 2nd, facing the Dieterich Maroons. The Lady Indians seniors this year . . .
So this is where we leave things; Destroyed and burned, ashy and empty. Charred limbs brittle and breaking. Falling away, falling to the ground Faster than our time together. You grew . . .
Neoga High School recognizes student athletes who go “above and beyond” by awarding them with the “Athlete of the Month” title. These athletes not only excel in the sport in which they participate, but also display . . .
NHS Variety Show By Mackenzie Saunders 2/3/17 The variety show is a big part of the Neoga community. Each year the high school holds the variety show, which is where the students that go to the high . . .
As the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year begins, it is important to recognize those students who exemplify the most positive attributes of a high school student. The Neoga High School Student of the Month award is reserved for . . .
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the faculty to choose the winner of Neoga High School’s Spirit Award! However, not just anyone can win this award. To start, you must be a senior this year. Next, of course, is how . . .
NHS Homecoming By Blake Ballinger 12/16/16 Neoga High School recently held their annual Homecoming Week. Each year, high school students dress up and participate in activities . . .
Each year, students at Neoga CUSD 3 donate food items to the Thanksgiving food drive. At the high school, each grade is assigned a specific item (stuffing, canned fruits and vegetables, etc.), and the homeroom students and teachers in that . . .
The 2016-17 season for volleyball has been a pretty decent one. The Varsity volleyball team finished with a 16-17 record, with some big wins over St. Anthony, Altamont, and Okaw Valley. The team headed into Regionals on Tuesday, . . .
Back row: Ross Moran, Justin Yurs, Sam Beard, Tristan Stumpf, Blake Ballinger Front Row: Machelle Morgan, Jaycie Roy, Nikki Miah, Chloe Padgett, Ashley Dryden Homecoming game: Friday, December 2nd (vs St. . . .
Mole Day By Cheyenne Vondrak 11/14/16 At 6:02 on October 23rd, twenty-four dedicated chemistry students gathered in a classroom to celebrate Mole Day, an annual holiday created to increase interest in . . .
NBA Champion Adrian Branch By Mackenzie Saunders 11/15/2016 NBA champion Adrian Branch came to Neoga ,and he talked to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. He had two main quotes, “ little . . .
Serve, pass, dive, kill Adrenaline, an endless thrill Black and red dream of gold Earnest effort, daring bold Buzzers sound, sneakers squeak Roaring crowd, on their feet Team and team, . . .
NHS Volleyball By Cheyenne Vondrak 10/20/16 The volleyball team has started their ‘16-’17 season with new Head Coach Abby and returning Assistant Coach Fritcher. With a loss to Arcola on . . .
Some poems are about the bad time and some are about the good. This one is about the bad times, or both, depending on how you look at it. The thing I find the most interesting about the dark spots in life, . . .
by Chloe Winchester
“Viva la Mexico!” We shouted this famous war-cry in excitement for the Independence of Mexico. The Spanish classes at Neoga High School are celebrating Independence Day. We brought food and watched videos about Mexico gaining . . .
Go for the gold! NHS senior, Lauren Greuel, recently participated at the Special Olympics held at Eastern Illinois University. She earned a gold medal in the 100 meter walk, and she earned a bronze medal in the softball throw. She . . .
This May, NHS teachers selected students who displayed exemplary behavior in the presence of their peers, faculty members, administrators, and support staff. Teachers introduced this award as a way to celebrate those students . . .
Student of the Month 5/23/2016 As the 2015-2016 school year ends, it is important to recognize those students who exemplify the most positive attributes of a high school student. The Neoga High School Student of the Month award is . . .
by Tiffany Roderick
Neoga Lady Indians Softball Team From left to right First Row: Tiffany Roderick , Ashley Dryden, Baylee Necce Back Row: Kyndra Turner, Kolby Vaughn, Cheyenne Vondrak, Jessica Atwell, Kinzey Romack, Taylor Lee, . . .
Neoga High School Spirit Award 4/29/2016 It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the faculty to choose the winner of Neoga High School’s Spirit Award! However, not just anyone can win this award. To . . .
This March, NHS teachers selected students who displayed exemplary responsibility in the presence of their peers, faculty members, administrators, and support staff. Teachers introduced this award as a way to celebrate those students whose . . .
Enamored Every time I close my eyes all I see is you. I love the things that you do you make me smile too. Heavyhearted It’s a bitter cold . . .
by Tiffany Roderick
It’s softball season again in Neoga! This year, there are two seniors -- Bayley Neece and myself. Bayley is our pitcher, but she likes to show her range, so sometimes our coach puts her in the outfield. II play . . .
February Citizenship Award 3/22/2016 This February, NHS teachers selected students who displayed exemplary honesty in the presence of their peers, faculty members, administrators, and support staff. Teachers introduced this award as . . .
Spotlight- 5/5 Unrelentless. Unreal. Heart-pounding. Awful. Beautiful. There are so many adjectives to describe Spotlight that you couldn't fit them on ten pages. The acting and the script are two things that truly stand out in this . . .
Fade Away by Bianca Rice Slipping away Little every minute As time passes I grow further apart from you All I see is shades of gray Beneath the sorrow Distress See shadows of gray . . .
Film Review By Blake Ballinger 3/3/2016 The Danish Girl- 4.5/5 Let me start off by saying that The Danish Girl is a story that needs to be heard around the world. It's amazing, and beautiful how far we have . . .
New Google Chromebooks 3/3/2016 The Neoga High School English department received quite a technology boost recently with a set of new Google Chromebooks. Due to this advancement, students in Mr. Marty Gibson’s and Mr. Steve . . .
The Revenant- 4.5/5 With Leo's best performance yet, and Alejandro G. Inñarítu's always dazzling direction, it's no wonder this film is nominated for so many Oscars this year. A must see film on the big screen that . . .
Pearls of the Sea 2/12/2016 By Andi Schaefer I walk on the spongy sand, My feet are completely submerged. I look to the blushing sunset, the counterpart of the world. A girl is sitting in . . .
This January, teachers selected students who displayed exemplary courage in the presence of their peers, faculty members, administrators, and support staff. Teachers introduced this award as a way to celebrate those students whose actions and . . .
Ten Years from Now 1/29/2016 By Alyssa Cravens Ten years from now, I do not know where I will be or what I will be doing. I cannot tell you who will be important in my life and who will not. I cannot pretend to . . .
NHS Scholar Bowl By Josh Fraser 1/14/2016 The JV Scholar Bowl team, consisting of members Ben Althoff, Josh Fraser, Sarah Thomas, Kenneth White, Cheyenne Vondrak, Ian Fain, and Gabe Henderson, finished the first half of their . . .
I see her when I wake up, And as I go to bed. She fills me with happiness, But often times dread. I wonder at times if we are in different worlds, But I don’t mind as I straighten my hair curled I talk to . . .
Neoga High School Spirit Award 12/17/2015 It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the faculty to choose the winner of Neoga High School’s Spirit Award! However, not just anyone can win this award. . . .
Sacre-Coeur By Alyssa Cravens 12/7/2015 As I stood high above it all, I felt a refreshing peace. The city of love could not look better from anywhere else, not even the top of the Eiffel Tower. –I . . .
New Year By Cheyenne Vondrak 1/8/2016 We see our past choices like floats on parade life’s little joys bob like balloons on display. On the first, the party did come to an . . .
November Citizenship Award 12/17/2015 This November, teachers selected students who displayed exemplary respect to their peers, faculty members, administrators, and support staff. Teachers introduced this award as a way to celebrate . . .
Silence of Solitude by Andi Schaefer Life hangs in the balance, Hear the pendulum swing. That easy way out, Can’t be the only thing. “You have so much to live for, . . .
NHS Athlete of the Month 12/2/2015 Neoga High School recognizes student athletes who go “above and beyond” by awarding them with the “Athlete of the Month” title. These athletes not only excel in the sport in . . .
Memorable Friends By Jesse Wright 11/6/2015 What do your friends mean to you? Are they special to you in one way or another? Do you want to make a memorable moment with them during this school year? These two . . .
Former Neoga Graduate Donates Work By Alyssa Cravens 12/11/2015 Recently, Kenneth Meyers, a Mt. Vernon resident, donated some . . .