Community Service Opportunity


Do you need still need community service hours for graduation? The historical society is looking for volunteers for cleanup, landscaping, and general help around the depot on May 12 around 10am. For more details, you can read about it in next week’s Braidwood Journal.

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Chatter Newscast Episode 31

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This Week in Sports


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Mazon Leads the Way Against Wilmington


Varsity softball defeated Wilmington last night with a score of 10-7. Leading the way offensively was Haley Mazon who went 4-4 at the plate. Antoinette Hill got the win for the Comets, striking out 10 batters!

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2018 Prom Court



Congratulations to the 2018 Prom Court Members:


  • Skylar Allen
  • Madelyn Alton
  • Cammy Esparza
  • Natalie Pacholski
  • Emily Wolf


  • Daniel Fierro
  • Dylan Hutchison
  • Clirim Marku
  • Russel Page
  • Graham Perrott

Students will be voting for Prom King and Queen this week in their English classes. The coronation takes place on Saturday at the Pre-Prom in the Auditorium.

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7th Inning Rally Leads to a Win

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The Comets pulled off a come from behind win against Plano to improve their record to 4-0 in the Interstate 8 and 7-1 overall. Down 5-2 starting the 7th inning, the Comets rallied to score 5 runs and win 7-5. Jack Stellano ripped a 2-run double to tie thing at 5, and Nate Smith added a 2-run double of his own to put RC ahead 7-5. Smith, Trevor McLaughlin, and Caleb LaGrange each had 2 hits. Gavin Grace earned the win by throwing 3 2/3 innings of relief with 5 strikeouts and only allowing one hit.

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Chatter Newscast Episode 30

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Dillon Leads Comets in Decisive Victory


Four RBIs for Kelsi Dillon brings victory for our Comets Varsity Softball team over Westmont. The Lady Comets record is now 4-2 after a decisive 21-4 win on Thursday. Dillon drove in runs on a home run in the second and a triple in the third.

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Stellano Goes the Distance

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The Varsity Comets improved to 3-0 in the Interstate 8 and 6-1 overall after beating Westmont 9-4 on Thursday, April 12th. Jack Stellano went the distance on the mound allowing 1 ER on 5 hits. At the plate, Danny Fierro led the way with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Trevor McLaughlin and Max Lepper also had a pair of hits, while Nate Smith, Gavin Grace, Josh Loomis, Jack Stellano, and Cody LaGrange each chipped in a single.

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April 2018 Senior Spotlight

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The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of April is Jackson Dillon. Jackson is the son of Robert and Shaleen Dillon. During his high school career, Jackson was involved in Madrigals, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Fall Plays, Spring Musicals, Yearbook, Golf, Bowling, Speech, and NHS. Jackson was also President of the Thespian Club, a Homework Depot tutor, an ACE winner, and a Student of the Month.

His future plans are to attend Illinois State University to study Acting and Theater Education.

Here are a few thoughts from Jackson’s teachers.

Mr. Gleixner says that Jackson is “a model student and a great person. He is always smiling and is a great leader to the younger students.” Mrs. Bugg believes that Jackson is “gifted academically and musically!  He is an honest, hard-working young man that will achieve any goal he sets.  Awesome in every way!” Mrs. Rankin believes that Jackson is “a hard worker with an infectious smile. He brightens the day of everyone around him.” Mrs. Valiente appreciates that Jackson has “truly grown into a mature, thoughtful, entertaining young man. His consistent wit and charm never fails to make me smile.” Mrs. Leveille enjoyed that Jackson “was great about helping others with their work.  Jackson is energetic and has a positive attitude.  I was so impressed after seeing him perform as one of the stars of the spring musical:  Putnam County Spelling Bee!!! Wow, such talent! He always looks like he is enjoying himself! He even asked me as part of our biology class, if he could bring in a deer heart. He did and we were all able to dissect it!” Mr. Mangan is grateful that Jackson “is an extremely talented actor and singer. He is a leader and sets a great example to other students in choir and the drama productions.” Mrs. Johnston agrees that Jackson “is a very talented young man with a beautiful smile.  He showed real courage when he joined the speech team his Senior year, and it paid off when he qualified for State.  He is a hard worker who will go far.”

As a final thought, Jackson’s advice to younger students is, “Be true to yourself and do what you love, and you’ll be living life to its fullest.”

On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Jackson Dillon as our April winner of the Senior Spotlight.

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