Top of the Morning, April 17, 2018

Top of the Morning, April 17, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Judah Christian's KIM DILLMAN, a talented senior who is headed to Ball State in the fall.

The salutatorian of a 17-member class is finishing off a long run at Judah, where she enrolled in preschool and stayed put.

"In a way, I'm excited to leave, in the best way that can sound," she said. "At the same time, I'm kind of scared because there are big changes ahead."

On Thursday, Dillman will take us behind the scenes when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

What will we learn about the school on Prospect Avenue in Champaign?

"A lot of people think (Judah) is extremely different, but that's not the case," she said. "We're very similar to other schools. That might be a big shock to people."

Online audience

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