Top of the Morning, Jan. 9, 2018

Top of the Morning, Jan. 9, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Bement's SYDNEY GADBURY, who is well on her way to becoming a dental hygienist.

For the past year, the senior has worked as an assistant for Monticello's Dr. BRUCE WINTERSTEEN. She' so determined to follow her mom's career path that she'll spend her spring break at work, and in the fall, she'll head to Parkland College to study dental hygiene.

On Thursday, she'll get to show Bement High — and how cozy it is — when she takes over our Snapchat account.

"You might be surprised how small some of the classes are," she said. "There are three of us in my math class."

Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

"We have a lot of school pride," she said. "I can't wait to show that."

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,124,874 pageviews:


1. New Cunningham assessor fires 2 workers, hires ex-county official facing misconduct charges

2. Za's Italian Cafe closes both of its locations

3. Probe underway in death of woman found outside nursing home


1. Change coming for Illini after loss?

2. Eboigbodin shines in breakout performance

3. Tate: Illini continue to take on water


1. A friendly game of pond hockey in Mahomet

2. Underwood: 'We made mistakes that you can't make'

3. Game of the Week: Central at Centennial boys' basketball


1. Signing Day: Locals heading to college

2. HS Boy's Basketball: Central vs. Centennial

3. Prairie Fruits Farm

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