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March 2018 Senior Spotlight

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The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of March is Haley Hamilton. Haley is the daughter of Joe and Lisa Hamilton. During her high school career, Haley was involved in FCCLA, HOSA, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, SSA, NHS, and NTHS. She was also an ACE winner, a Writing Center tutor, and a class officer.

Her future plans are to attend JJC to study nursing. After two years, she will transfer to St. Francis in hopes of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.

Here are a few thoughts from Haley’s teachers.

Mrs. Rankin says that Haley “has a positive attitude in class and always gives her best effort, even when it’s difficult.” Mrs. Sukley believes that Haley “is a leader both on the field and in the classroom. She is always the first to offer help to any one of her classmates and teammates, and her infectious personality makes her someone worth wanting to be around.” Mrs. Leveille agrees that Haley “works well with others and has a pleasant disposition. She is friendly and has a positive attitude. She is always willing to help others out in class”. Mr. Klein believes that Haley is “one of the most selfless people I have ever met. She always put her team ahead of her own personal goals. Haley set the bar as high as it could possibly be set for all future Comet girls basketball players in terms of being a great teammate.” Mrs. Van Duyne appreciates that Haley “always had a positive attitude whether she was on the court or not.  She always gave it her all, and the younger players looked up to her for that.” Mrs. Benoit says that Haley is “a great student because she wants to learn the material.  She keeps her future goals in the back of her mind so she can learn as much as possible for her next step in life.  Since she takes challenging classes, she manages her time to ensure that her homework is turned in on time; she studies for her tests and her grades show that she puts in the effort and time. Haley has a positive attitude and is eager to help team members when questions arise.  She is not afraid to ask her teacher questions for clarification to make sure she ‘gets it’.” Mrs. Buggbelieves that Haley “will rule the world someday! She is reliable, compassionate and considerate. One of the most diligent kids in the whole school.  Her presence will be sorely missed next year.” Mrs. Valiente says that Haley “is wise beyond her years. Her compassion for others continues to astound me. Most importantly, her mom makes the best fudge ever, and I am forever grateful to Haley for always sharing in this wealth.Mrs. Johnston believes that Haley is “a sweetheart who always has a smile on her face.  She is truly a team player—even if she isn’t the star she will work hard and be her best at all times both in the classroom and on the court.” Ms. Faletti appreciates that Haley is “an absolute joy to have in class.  She is a diligent worker and always has a positive attitude!   These qualities contribute to her success as a student.” Ms. Baron says that Haley is “a dedicated and exceptionally creative student who isn’t afraid of a challenge.  She’s kind-hearted and a team player in class, on the court, and with peers.  Haley has a work ethic that makes her a stand-out no matter the task.”

As a final thought, Haley’s advice to younger students is, “Senioritis is a real thing! Get involved in as many school activities as you can because eventually, it will all come to an end. Also, do not procrastinate.”

On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Haley Hamilton as our March winner of the Senior Spotlight.

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Comets Upset Irish


The Comets Boys Basketball team ended the regular season on a positive note with a 74-60 victory over the Seneca Fighting Irish. Russell Page had a career-high 39 points and 17 rebounds in the win. Gavin Grace and Bryce Martis had 10 points apiece. Dylan Hutchison and Martis each had 4 assists and Martis added 4 steals. The Comets are in action tonight vs the Irish again at the Lisle Regional. Game time is 7:30.

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January 2018 ACE Award Winners


Congratulations to Breeann Stewart and Calla Kmetz for being selected as the January ACEA Award Winners.

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February 2018 Senior Spotlight

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The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of February is Crystal Boyle. Crystal is the daughter of Christopher and the late Joyce Boyle. During her high school career, Crystal was involved in Student Council, FCCLA, Yearbook, World Language Club, SSA, Speech, Book Club, Science Club and NHS. She was also a Class Officer and a Student of the Month.

 Her future plans are to attend JJC for two years and then transfer to Olivet Nazarene University to major in Nursing or Pre-Med.

 Here are a few thoughts from Crystal’s teachers. Mrs. Elliott says that Crystal “always has a smile on her face and is willing to help anyone.  She strives to be her best in and outside of the classroom.” Mr. Meyer believes that Crystal “is a joy to have in class; she is always interactive and witty. She is destined for great things.” Mr. Wolf appreciates that Crystal “is a bright, gifted, hard-working young woman.  She has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take herself too seriously.  She seems to have a great love of life and her smile brightens up the room.” Mrs. Valiente says that Crystal “is one of the most mature young ladies I have had the pleasure of working with. She knows how to handle an obstacle when it stands before her, and I commend her for having such great maturity at such a young age. She is kind, genuine, and wise, and I know she is going to do amazing things after high school.” Mrs. Leveille remembers Crystal “being quiet and always polite.  She smiled easily, was friendly to all students, and worked well with others.” Mrs. Terry appreciates that Crystal “is the first person to step up and pitch in when needed, even when there is nothing in it for her.  Not only is she willing to do what it takes to get a job done, she never fails to do it with a smile on her face, her infectious laugh lightening the mood in the entire room.”  Mrs. Johnston says that Crystal “is a sweet girl who always has a smile on her face and kind words for others.  She is a woman of her word and when she says something will be done, it gets done.” Mr. Carrescia believes Crystal “is a hard worker that is positive and hardworking all the time. She is fun to have in class and is very mature.” Mrs. Benoit appreciates that Crystal “is conscientious with her work and completes her tasks with high quality.  She is creative.  She thinks outside the box to build models or to solve problems.  She is goal-oriented and doesn’t let life get in the way to accomplish her goals.  She cares for others, thus she relates with classmates and is supportive always helping others.” Ms. Barber describes Crystal as “as mature, compassionate and caring. She will always go out of her way to exhibit kindness to another student or help someone out. She plans to study nursing in college and most certainly has the personality traits and work ethic for this vocation.” Mr. Welsh says that Crystal is “a new member of the National Honor Society, and she is the most dependable student I have worked with in my time at Reed-Custer. She is always willing to lend a hand. The image I most associate with Miss Boyle is that huge smile that lights up the room and always brightens my day!”

As a final thought, Crystal’s advice to younger students is “Never give up on your dreams or think that you are not good enough. Your dreams are just a reach away.”

 On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Crystal Boyle as our February winner of the Senior Spotlight.

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Boys Lose to Herscher on Senior Night


The varsity boys basketball team dropped a tough one to the I-8 Champs, Herscher, on senior night 76- 66. Gavin Grace led the Comets with 18 points. Josh Loomis had 15 and Russell Page had 13. Dylan Hutchison had 8 assists.

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Tough Loss for Comets at Riverton Shootout


The Comet Boys Basketball team dropped a tough one at the Riverton Shootout Saturday vs Kewanee Wethersfield 84-40. The Comets were led by Gavin Grace’s 29 points and Russell Page’s 25. Josh Loomis added 10 points for the Comets. Dylan Hutchison had 11 assists and Bryce Martis had 5 steals. The Comets are home (senior night) Tuesday vs the conference-leading Herscher Tigers.

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Chatter Newscast Episode 22

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