Raul Rincon, a student at Lincoln-Way East, moved to Illinois from Venezuela when he was in junior high school. Through the obstacles he has faced since that time, his dedication and perseverance both at school and as a caddy at Prestwick Country Club led him to receive an Evans Scholarship. This program is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies. Congratulations to Raul on this outstanding achievement! To read more about Raul's journey to becoming an Evans Scholar, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/article/993570
The LWC robotics team competed over the weekend and won the prestigious design and engineering award. We are very proud of all of their hard work and engineering skills. Now that the competitive robotics season has concluded, these students will still be working hard designing and programming for next year's competitions.
The Regional Bridge Building contest was held Tuesday, January 31st at the Illinois Institute of Technology. There were just over 40 bridges from over 20 schools entered in the contest. Students from all three schools competed, and District 210 took 7 of the top 10 spots. Jack Hughes (East) won the contest with an efficiency of 2250, and Charlotte Osowski (Central) came in second with an efficiency of 1531. Jack and Charlotte are now eligible to represent Lincoln-Way at the International Bridge Building Contest, which will be held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on April 29th. Well done, and good luck!
We are so proud of all three schools on their performance at the IHSA cheerleading state finals! The Griffins took first place, the Warriors came in second, and the Knights took fifth place at this year‘s competition. Way to go on a great season!
The Lincoln-Way welding program is once again teaming up with SkillsUSA for its annual welding competition, which better prepares our students for future contests and for competing in the working world upon graduation. The contest includes a variety of welds as well as a written test in categories of Welding 1 and Welding 2/3.! On Thursday, March 9th, the top Lincoln-Way welders will compete for prizes, and you have a chance to win big, too! Purchase a raffle ticket for $10 from your favorite welding student (or the Lincoln-Way Central main office) for a chance to win a CFMoto ZForce 950 HO EX side by side UTV with an estimated value of $17,000! Proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit the American Heart Association in memory of Andy Hegeduis, a former Lincoln-Way career and tech education student who passed away in 2016 from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. To learn more about Andy’s story and the welding contest, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/article/986962
Congratulations to these student athletes for committing to their future during winter college signing day! To see where they're going after graduation, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/o/east/article/984893
Congratulations to these four students who represented Lincoln-Way Central High School at the 2023 Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria, Illinois this past weekend! They were selected from thousands of students across Illinois to represent District 1 of the Illinois Music Education Association. Their selection to the state conference was due to their excellent online auditions in October and their successful performances at the District 1 Festival held at Elmhurst University in November. For more information, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/o/central/article/983153
Twenty-four students from across the District attended the SWSC Journalism Conference at Stagg High School last Friday. During five sessions, students learned about a variety of different types of journalism from print to television. Speakers included Jeff Vorva (local freelance writer), Colleen McCormick (CBS news) , Lauren Traut (The Patch), and Joe Ward (Block Club Chicago). Awards were given to the best articles this year. Piper Eggener (West) placed first in the Features category, Charlotte Rohn (Central) placed third in the Editorial category, Chase Cygan (Central) placed second in the News category , Will Hayden (East) placed 3rd for Sports and Victoria Robinson (East) placed 2nd for Editorial/Opinion. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to these two LWC students who placed at the Future Business Leaders of America Central Northern Area Conference on Saturday, January 28th at Illinois Math and Science Academy. There were over 150 students from 7 schools participating in this competition. Anthony Kowalski received 1st place in Advertising and Justin Stengel placed 2nd in Political Science.
East Scholastic Bowl team's Annual Teacher Scrimmage had an incredible turnout by students and teachers. There were two full games - one Varsity and one Frosh-Soph. It was an exciting match amongst both squads! In the Frosh-Soph game, the team jumped out fast, building a 170-point lead. The teachers came back with a strong second half led by Mrs. Arme's 50 tossup points to close the gap, but the Frosh-Soph players were able to put up just enough points to hold on to win 310-250. Ms. Graham, Mr. Watters, Mr. Olson, and Mrs. Venezio also put up points for the teachers. In the Varsity game, it was the teachers who sprinted out of the gate, led by Mr. Eiden and Mr. Leonard, taking a commanding 170-60 lead. This time it was the players who clawed back, rattling off 6 straight tossups, and winning 11 of 13. Varsity won by a score of 410-300, with Mr. Trayser, Mrs. Gonzalez-Jensen, and Ms. Reusz also contributing points on tossups and bonuses for the teachers.
Lincoln-Way art students competed in the 2023 Scholastic Art Competition and were recognized with several awards for their work. The Scholastic Art Show is the most recognized and prestigious high school art exhibition in the nation. In our region, 46 area schools submitted 2,347 works of art with only a small percentage of pieces awarded and accepted into the show. Eight Lincoln-Way students won a total of 14 awards, consisting of 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 8 Honorable Mention awards. The award winning students are: Faith Hogan - central Haley Ramos - central Paulina Gutierrez - east Lauren Staszak - east Taryn Burton - west Marie DeSilva - west Caeley Doran - west Madeline Dul - west Congratulations to all of our student artists!
St. Mary School held a science fair and invited Lincoln-Way students to serve as judges at the event! Thanks for having us!
Registration for the Lincoln-Way preschool program opens on Monday, January 30th! Visit our website for more information: https://www.lw210.org/article/967313
Congratulations to the LWE JV and varsity competitive dance teams for becoming SWSC Conference Champions for the first time in Lincoln-Way East history!
Congratulations to LWC student Rachel Svancarek for receiving the J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship! The scholarship provides 100 cadets a four-year scholarship with benefits including four years 100% paid tuition, in addition to university-owned/on-campus housing fees ($10,000 max per year), a book stipend, and the standard AFROTC cadet stipend. The scholarship can be used at any AFROTC host or crosstown university. Visit the website for more on this story: https://www.lw210.org/o/central/article/960123
LWE's production of The Theory of Relativity was selected for performance at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival. On January 13th , students from Lincoln-Way East will present the 75-minute musical from Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life) to high school theatre students from across the state at the the annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival at The University of Illinois. For more information, visit https://www.lw210.org/o/east/article/955841
We will see you all back at school on Tuesday! Enjoy your weekend!
We know you're up to so many fun activities over break, but we want to remind you to take some time to relax, too!
We hope all of our students and staff take some time to rest and recharge over winter break! We will see you back on January 10th!
Lincoln-Way Central's Chapter of the Illinois Music Honor Society had an eventful fall semester hosting the 2022 Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Junior Festival November 5th, raising over $1000 with their annual cheesecake sale to help support needy families over the holidays, and attending DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Chicago's Nederlander Theater December 18th. IMHS capped off their busy semester with their annual 30-minute Gingerbread House team competition and holiday party.