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S.H.S. holds homecoming week

S.H.S. holds homecoming week

Yana Ibarra, Name Editor October 19, 2023

      Homecoming is something everyone looks forward to. Somehow, this year's homecoming was even bigger and better than the last.       During the summer, Student Council members held...

Junior Cole Stumpenhorst sits in yellow chair. Stumpenhorst came across this chair when walking around the different gardens.

Horticulture classes visit Cantigny Park

Abrianna Ibarra, News Reporter September 13, 2023

A field trip to a garden kicked off the school year for Sterling High School’s horticulture students. The horticulture students visited Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Ill. At the start of the summer, Cantigny...

Seniors Kael Ryan and John Paul Schilling high five after a good play. This year was Schillings first year playing high school football.

The Class of ’23 reflects on their best moments

Yana Ibarra, News Reporter May 12, 2023

  As the year comes to an end for the seniors, we look back to remember the good times they had at Sterling High School. Although it may be sad to think our seniors are leaving us, let's recognize some...

Juniors Macie Brady and Neveah Frey sell prom tickets during lunch A. Students can purchase tickets during both lunches and after school in the commons.

Juniors prep for prom

Yana Ibarra, News Reporter April 21, 2023

  Prom is right around the corner. Sterling High School’s junior class is doing many tasks in preparation for the big day as the goal is for the 2023 Prom to be enjoyable for everyone who attends.    A...

Sophomore Kaedon Phillips picks up his chicken George lunch in the field house. Phillips was one of many students that received chicken George for having good grades, great attendance, and no discipline referrals.

Academic Booster Club provides incentive lunch

Yana Ibarra , News Reporter February 15, 2023

  There are many ways students are acknowledged at Sterling High School. The incentive lunch is one of the ways that the Academic Booster Club and S.H.S. administration honors students.    The incentive...

Past guy/girl dancers performing in front of SHS fans. The guys learned the dance for tonight a week before the game.

Poms team plans for annual guy/girl dance

Yana Ibarra, News Reporter February 2, 2023

  On February 10, the Sterling High School poms team is putting together a fun performance for the Sterling basketball fans to enjoy.    S.H.S. Poms have a guy/girl dance performance to bring a...

Teacher Jenny Maloolys door for the 2022 Christmas door contest. This is Jennys first year winning the Christmas door contest.

S.H.S. door decorating contest

Yana Ibarra , News Reporter January 18, 2023

  Every year, SHS student council provides a friendly competition for the whole school to participate in. The holiday door decorating contest has been going on since 2016, with only a year off in 2020...

Head boys swimming coach Kyle Ruiz and assistant boys swimming coach Jamie Ruiz return to the helm once again. After retiring momentarily from coaching, the Ruizes decided to come back for another season.

Ruizes return to swimming

Yana Ibarra, News Reporter November 15, 2022

  The end of the 2022 boys swim season was the last year for the husband and wife coaching duo of Jamie and Kyle Ruiz, so they thought. The Ruizes were planning to retire after coaching swimming for 27...

Teacher Dan Paufve joins Maggie Rowzee and Olivia Melcher on the night honoring teachers. The volleyball team brought this event back after a pause due to COVID.

Volleyball honors teachers at Quincy match

October 17, 2022

  On September 29, 2022, the Sterling High School Volleyball athletes chose a teacher to walk out with before their game against Quincy. Athletes did this Teacher Night to show appreciation for the teachers....

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