The Ridgeview High School National Honor Society will be running a gently used toy drive for the holidays. Beginning Wed, November 18 – Friday, December 4, you may bring in your old toys to the main hallway at the beginning of the day. All toys will be donated to the Home Sweet Home Ministries. Rummage through the playthings of your youth, clean out the basement, and, most importantly, do a good deed during the holiday season. Contact Mr. Snell with any questions.
November 18 - December 4
SCOTS’ BARNES IS LEAGUE’S ELITE 20 WINNER
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Even before Monmouth and St. Norbert met for the Midwest Conference football crown last Saturday, Monmouth’s Matt Barnes (Colfax, Ill./Ridgeview) was declared a winner when the league proclaimed the junior the conference’s Elite 20 winner.
Modeled after the NCAA’s Elite 90 academic award, the MWC’s Elite 20 award is presented to the student-athlete at the league’s championships with the highest grade point average. Barnes, a business and Spanish double major, carried the highest GPA of the more than 200 student-athletes involved in the title game.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker also excelled on the fieldSaturday, leading the Scots with a game-high 15 tackles. For the season, Barnes recorded team highs of 98 tackles and 50 solo stops. His 9.5 tackles for loss tied for second on the team as Monmouth won the South Division title to earn a trip to last weekend’s league championship contest.
Barnes is the son of Robert and Kathleen Barnes.
Lorna Winn, wife of the late Bill Winn who was Ridgeview's first High School Principal (1989-when we consolidated). He was here until 1998. Ridgeview planted and dedicated a tree with a plaque honoring Bill Winn, who passed away last year. The tree is visible from the high school office where he worked. He was much loved!
Ridgeview's Annual Art Show to be held this weekend. Come out to view the wonderful works made by Ridgeview Art Students. Artwork will be on display this Friday, May 8 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, May 10 from 4-6 pm.
Update: Mrs. Durfee completes marathon with a time of 3:51:41
Ridgeview’s own, Tammy Durfee, will be participating in the 119th Annual Boston Marathon! To prepare for her Boston debut, Tammy began focused training in December 2014, running over 500 miles from then to now. Along the way, Tammy successfully ran in wintry, sub-zero temperatures; ran over 20 miles inside ISU’s Horton Fieldhouse; and ran over 50 miles in a single week. Throughout her training, she also wore out several pairs of running shoes, logging many of the runs in the dark morning hours before school.
Tammy ran her first marathon in 2013, completing the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in a Boston qualifying time of 3 hours 40 minutes and 58 seconds. In 2014 she successfully completed the Quad Cities marathon and earned an age group award at the Mahomet half-marathon on a muggy, rainy day. Tammy has also earned age group awards at the Springfield half-marathon, the Canal Connection 10K, and the Lake Run Club Park to Park 5 miler.
The Boston Marathon is always held on Patriot’s day, a holiday in Massachusetts. This year’s races will be held on April 20, with the first wave of runners beginning at 10:00 am and Tammy being part of the 3rd (Blue) wave, starting at 10:50 am. From the start in Hopkinton, MA, Tammy will run 26.2 miles to finish in downtown Boston, MA. Along the way, runners will pass the cheering crowds at the all-women’s college at Wellesley, Heartbreak Hill, Boston College, and Kenmore Plaza to finish on Boylston street, the site of the 2013 bombings.
Tammy’s bib number is 20728. To follow her on race day, tune in online to the Boston Athletic Association website:
written by Terry Plickebaum (coach)