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LT searches for new superintendent

LT hires search firm to help narrow applicants down for school board
January 8, 2021

With superintendent Timothy Kilrea’s retirement taking effect June 30, 2021, the search for a new superintendent for the fall of 2021 is underway. The school board is using a district search firm for...

Senior volleyball player prepares for collegiate career

Markworth goes up for a spike at a LT volleyball game (photo by Jason Markworth)
January 8, 2021

Evan Markworth ’21 has been patiently waiting to get back on the court. In the long offseason he’s been scrimmaging, working with teammates and staying prepared for the season. Even with all the uncertainty...

Sustainability Club works to make switch to recycled graduation gowns

Discussions with principal prove effective, club hopes to see change for 2022 graduation
January 8, 2021

During February of this year, Margaret Hall ‘21 read about colleges switching to 100% recycled graduation gowns in an effort to promote sustainability. Recognizing the potential for LT to follow in the...

Student creates motivational blog in freetime

Senior starts blog over quarantine
January 8, 2021

Victoria Zieba ‘22 launched her blog,, where she consistently posts content centered around advice, career paths, productivity and self-care. Her main focus is to inspire and uplift...

Renowned author visits classes virtually

Chris Crutcher gives presentation to students, teachers free of charge
January 8, 2021

Since 1985, author Chris Crutcher has been traveling thousands of miles to visit schools across the country and speak with students about his journey as a writer. Due to the pandemic, Crutcher began offering...

Hinsdale Central swimmer dies in car crash

“Kendall Pickering” (photo credit: Hinsdale Central High School Twitter)
Swimming community remembers her legacy
January 8, 2021

Hinsdale Central sophomore Kendall Pickering and father Robert D. Pickering were killed on Dec. 15 after colliding with a tree off a North Carolina interstate highway. According to Pickering’s swim club...

Zion Husmann ‘22 self-publishes comic book

Illustration from Husmann's original comic book. (Husmann)
LT student writes, illustrates comic books during early quarantine
December 18, 2020

Following school lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in March, Zion Husmann ‘22 embarked on developing his own comic book for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Hoping to make the MCA (Museum of Contemporary...

Businesses face challenges during pandemic

Two local businesses make adjustments to profit
December 18, 2020

In early March, the rise in COVID-19 cases resulted in restaurants closing for inside dine-in and a week later Illinois’ first stay-at-home order started. All non-essential businesses were closed, leaving...

English project leads to new hobby

Ella Ruppert '22 prepares for release of songs. (Mahaney/LION)
Ella Ruppert ‘22 releases original songs
December 18, 2020

Ella Ruppert ‘22 realized how much she enjoyed creating her own music when she wrote and sang a song for an English project two years ago. Since then, she has released four songs—three of which are...

Local theaters make adjustments

Theaters hold both virtual and in person classes and rehearsals
December 18, 2020

During the past eight months of the pandemic, local theaters have had to be creative in order to safely allow kids to continue to act, sing and perform.  Music Makers Theatre was supposed to have their...

Snowball plans virtual retreat

Directors prepare for new Zoom setting
December 15, 2020

When Snowball theatre director Lily Skwarek ‘21 drank her last sip of the famous Camp McClean hot chocolate, gave hugs to fellow participants and read her warm and fuzzy group notes on last spring's...

LT Board of Education hires new member

December 15, 2020

The LT Board of Education recently chose Micheal Thomas to serve out the recently resigned Barbara Rosinksy’s term.  Rosinksy announced her resignation in August 2020, and Thomas is now finishing her...

LT announces pause to in-person activities on Nov. 20

November 24, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 20, LT suspended all in-person activities, including winter sports. The decision was made using guidance from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), Illinois Department of Public...

LT graduate dies of COVID-19

Photo of Michael Lang courtesy of Kady Lang
LaGrange community comes together in midst of tragedy
November 23, 2020

LT graduate and University of Dayton freshman Michael Lang ‘20 died on Oct. 22 from COVID-19 at the age of 18. In the wake of his death, the LaGrange community has come together to honor and commemorate...

LT alum nominates teacher for award

Kristine Blachinski LT yearbook photo
November 17, 2020

Two weeks into June, Kristine Blachinski had finally relaxed after a stressful year of preparing students for their AP Calculus exam over Zoom when she received a letter in the mail from Christopher Clarke...

Well-renowned author to visit LT English classes

November 15, 2020

Since 1985, author Chris Crutcher has been traveling thousands of miles to visit schools across the country and speak with students about his journey as a writer. Due to the pandemic, Crutcher began offering...

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