Sophomore Claire Embil was crowned champion of Niles West’s school-wide poetry out loud competition and will compete in today’s Regional Final at the Des Plaines Public Library.Read more
Seventeen students will represent their schools in today’s competition. The top two students will advance to Springfield’s state final, scheduled for Friday, Mar. 13.
“I don’t expect to move on to
Niles West offers a lot of wonderful music programs, but while students usually dedicate their musical talents to only one or two activities, senior Matthew Small finds more time in his day for music than most.Read more
In fourth grade, Small learned his first instrument, the trumpet, for the Park View school band. Freshman year, Small taught himself
Senior Alex Rivera started playing trumpet in fourth grade at Park View school. However, he’d like to erase all but the last two years of playing from his mind– he doesn’t feel he started playing well enough for his own high standards until his junior year of high school.Read more
Now eight years into his trumpet career,
Every Wednesday after school you can find a wide variety of students walking their instruments over to Niles West’s Rock and Roll Club. Typically split up between two classrooms, students break themselves up between the acoustic and electric rooms. The acoustic room has a more relaxed vibe as opposed to the hard rock of the theRead more
Music is a big aspect in sophomore Merima Mackic’s life and it isn’t going away anytime soon.Read more
Mackic began playing the violin when she was in the fourth grade. Back then, she just found it interesting. It wasn’t until junior high, when she began to tackle some difficult pieces, that she discovered how much she truly
Music has always been an important aspect in Walter Lindwall‘s life. He grew up listening to his older sister practicing her viola, and just like any other fourth grader attending Lincoln Hall middle school, Walter got pulled into the beginning of his musical orbit. At a young age, you could see that he was aRead more
Boys’ Gymnastics coach Adrian Batista received his 2014 Illinois Coach of the Year last Saturday for his work with his gymnastics team.Read more
In a year with Niles West coaches being inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s only fitting that Batista were to get Coach of the Year.
Sports Director Kendall Griffin was very pleased with the recognition given to