Education

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

First-graders find Legos a snap

You start with Legos.Then you add engineering elements that include structure and design.The final result is a competition that ends at the University of Illinois.Did we mention that the contestants are first-graders?Mahomet-Seymour’s 10 first-grade classes took a field trip Friday to the UI’s Newmark Civil Engi


Plant sales underway at MSHS greenhouse

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present or just looking  to enjoy the colors of spring, agriculture students at Mahomet-Seymour High School have a deal for you.


M-S hires new elementary principal

Mahomet-Seymour’s series of new administrative hires got its latest entry on Monday night, as the school board approved the hiring of Wendy Starwalt as pre-K-2 principal.

Starwalt—whose husband Jeff is principal of Lincoln Trail—is currently principal at Dr. Howard Elementary in Champaign.


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