Top of the Morning, Feb. 6, 2018

 

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On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Westville's CHARLIE DUMACH, a talented senior who will study music at Eastern Illinois in the fall.

Her first name is Emily, but she prefers Charlie, a play off her middle name (Claire).

Like many of her classmates, she digs Westville — especially "how all the teachers are involved in activities and encourage students to be involved in as many activities as they want."

On Thursday, Charlie will give us a tour of Westville when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

What will we see?

"What Tiger Pride means to our staff and students," she said.

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