O'Fallon Progress

OTHS madrigals to host dinner theater concert this weekend

Members of the O'Fallon high school Madrigal singers hand out candy and sing for the crowd during the annual Santa parade. The group has a performances on the Milburn campus the first weekend in December.
Members of the O'Fallon high school Madrigal singers hand out candy and sing for the crowd during the annual Santa parade. The group has a performances on the Milburn campus the first weekend in December. dholtmann@bnd.com

The O’Fallon Township High School Chamber Ensemble is hosting its 39th Annual Madrigal Concert this weekend.

The fun begins with Beggar’s Feasts at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at the OTHS Milburn cafeteria with a performance to follow.

Tickets are $10 with open seating. Royal Dinners are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 with reserved seating.

Tickets can be ordered online at http://othsmadrigals.ezregister.com. All tickets will be distributed at Will Call before each performance. Tickets for Beggar’s Feasts will be sold at the door on a space-available basis. For more information, contact Shannon Sanders at 707-344-8069.

Girl Scouts

Thirteen Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois were recognized for selling the most nuts, candies and magazines this year, including Barbara Wilson, of O’Fallon, for the O’Fallon/Shiloh area. In all, 3,892 girls sold nearly $603,000 worth of fundraising items.

O’Fallon District 90

Seven metro-east students were honored at the Nov. 15 Do the Right Thing ceremony, including: Naudia Campbell and Leine Moreland from Union School in Belleville District 118; Adrian Paredes and Carlos Raiford from Westhaven School in Belleville District 118; Camden Cox from Delores Moye in O’Fallon District 90; Kortez Rupert from Marie Schaefer Elementary in O’Fallon District 90; and Kael Speichinger from Eagleview Elementary in Columbia District 4.

McKendree University

Twelve McKendree University students, including Tyler Amenn, of O’Fallon, represented Venezuela during American Model United Nations conference on Nov. 19-22 in Chicago.

Kyle Nordmann and Cole Nordmann, a graduate of Althoff High School in Belleville, won an outstanding delegate award in the disarmament committee.

Also participating as Venezuelan delegates were Andrew Wagner, of Waterloo, in the general assembly; Tyler Amenn, of O’Fallon, and Hannah Voudrie, of Belleville, in the economic and finance committee; Kara Schnoeker, of Okawville, in the social, cultural and humanitarian committee; Nicholas Perrin, of Granite City, in the special political committee; Brandon Hokeness, of Okawville, in the international atomic energy agency; McKenna Scaturro, of Granite City, in the human rights commission; and Max Aviles, of San Bernardino, California, on the security council.

Maggie Canizales, of Florissant, Missouri, served as a judge on the international court of justice, and Justin Fausz, of Valmeyer, was a journalist in the international press delegation.

McKendree students will represent Saudi Arabia in the Midwest Model United Nations conference to be held in St. Louis in February.

SWIC

Students have an opportunity to earn their high school diploma at the same time as their associate’s degree through Southwestern Illinois College’s Running Start program.

Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are home-schooled are invited to an informational meeting about the program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Liberal Arts Complex room 2311-2313 on the Belleville campus.

For more information and to make a reservation, contact Jane Sparks at 618-235-2700, ext. 5490 or jane.sparks@swic.edu.

Jamie Forsythe: 618-239-2562, @BND_JForsythe

Reporter Lexi Cortes contributed to this report.

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