M-S valedictorian Xin Yi Ren headed to California Institute of Technology

Xin Yi Ren is the one who did the work that enabled her to be valedictorian in the Mahomet-Seymour Class of 2017.

She said she had plenty of help.

“My family values education very much,” she said. “They put pressure on me and I put pressure on myself.”

The assistance Ren received extended to her peer group.

Mahomet community grieves 'a great kid'

Dan Ryan acknowledges “I don’t know what it would be like for a parent to lose a child,” but there is one thing the Mahomet-Seymour mathematics instructor does know.

M-S salutatorian handles juggling act

Isaac Bushue’s academic record represents a paradox as he reflects on his four years at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

By any standard, he’s a success after compiling a 5.12 cumulative grade-point and earning salutatorian honors.

And yet, the competitor in Bushue finds it a bit difficult to find that totally satisfying.

Mahomet icon Mark Cabutti set to retire

For 61 consecutive years, there has been a person named Cabutti involved with educating children in Champaign County.

Before Mark Cabutti was born, his father, Lee, was teaching and coaching at Champaign Central.

Mahomet house looking for staff

This is not a story about a typical vacant house where hopeful residents can’t move in because of the cost to purchase it.

An empty house in Mahomet has everything needed — including some furnishings — except the finances to pay workers.

Two M-S juniors achieve ACT perfection

Ben Dahl and Melissa Singleton have stories to tell about their ACT experience.

Like many juniors at Mahomet-Seymour High school, throughout the state and across the nation, they took the exam which is offered multiple times a year and are often helpful 

in the college admission process.

Leading the way on stage

Since graduating from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 2013, Caitlin Richardson has been a gangster and a poised Southern woman.

How many people have those notations on their resumes at age 22, along with a line indicating they are a college graduate?

Richardson’s life has been the epitome of busy during her four years at the University of Illinois.

Mothers stars of the holiday

Of the days in a year, Sunday is but one of 365.

For many, it is truly a special day.

It’s Mother’s Day.

Since 1914, it has been an official holiday in the U.S. The celebration of motherhood, however, can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.

The day has different meanings for area women.

Lincoln Trail turns 50

It was a day for stories and memories.

It was a day when former teachers and students were in attendance along with current teachers and students.

The 75 or so persons who turned out Sunday to celebrate Lincoln Trail’s 50th birthday enjoyed the afternoon and the chance to reminisce.

Lori Larson joins school board

Lori Larson is:
— a wife and mother;
— a business co-owner with her husband, Mike;
— a former social worker in the Mahomet-Seymour school district;
— a member of the seven-person M-S Board of education.
The background is part of th


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