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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident
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Chicago High School Student Suffers Hilariously Painful Gym Accident

After you watch the video you'll be glad you didn't have to do whatever this poor student was trying to do during gym class.

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Byron Freshman Wows Crowd With National Anthem Rendition
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Byron Freshman Wows Crowd With National Anthem Rendition

Before the IHSA boys swimming sectional this Saturday, a local student riled up the crowd with his own rendition of the National Anthem.

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Sterling High School Student Lands On ESPN SportsCenter
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Sterling High Student Lands On ESPN’s SportsCenter

ESPN's SportCenter is usually reserved for athletes on the pro or collegiate level. Rarely does a high school student land on the show.

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Is Rockford One of Illinois’ Smartest Cities?

The career expert website Zippia has just released their list of the "Smartest Cities in Illinois," and you might be wondering how Rockford and surrounding communities fared in their rankings. Well, it's kind of a good news/bad news scenario.

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Wait, Your Mascot is a What?

Growing up in nearby Oregon, Illinois, our high school mascot was a hawk. We were the Oregon Hawks. Nothing really unusual or noteworthy about that one. However, one of our conference opponents at the time, Polo, had the unusual team name of "The Marcos." That's right, the Polo Marcos. I've heard that the name is in reference to something or someone, but I wasn't really paying attention in history class at that time, so I don't know...

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famous alumni from rockford high schools
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12 Notable People Who Went to High School in Rockford

CEO's, authors, comedians and more have graced the halls of our beloved Rockford High Schools.

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Japanese High Schooler’s Unorthodox Antics at the Plate

Almost 10 million people have checked out the clip above. Not a whole lot of info to go on, other than this is a Japanese high school baseball player demonstrating a rather unusual routine for taking a few practice swings...

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East High School Wins Bronze Medal From U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has awarded Rockford East High School a bronze medal for the second consecutive year in its rankings of Best High Schools.

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Hidden Ball Trick Wins State Tournament

Ah, the old hidden ball trick.

In case you're unfamiliar, Wikipedia defines the hidden ball trick as:
In the game of baseball, the hidden ball trick is a play in which the defense deceives the runner about the location of the ball, in an effort to tag out the runner...

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High Schooler Accepted by All 8 Ivy League Colleges [VIDEO]

In the fantastic Wes Anderson film Rushmore, the character Max Fischer is attempting to impress Miss Cross when he discloses his college plans:
My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne...

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