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John Kean, Sports Editor


10 Oswego athletes put pen to paper to play at the college level

Senior Kela Jagoda signs to Case Western Reserve University and is surrounded by family and coaches

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 Oswego High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Assistant Athletic Director Mark Johnson hosted the signing event; Head Athletic Director Darren Howard was unable to attend due to illness. Johnson opened the event with a heartfelt statement about what it means to play sports at the collegiate level. Principal Mike Wayne was also in attendance, showing his pride for the Panther athletes taking their talents across the country.

Noah McIntyre, freshman, dies at 15

15 year-old Noah McIntyre smiles for a photo

Freshman Noah Allan McIntyre, 15, unexpectedly died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. He passed away with his family surrounding him at Loyola Hospital. He was born on Oct. 27, 2004 in Aurora, Illinois.

Wayne Cochran, OHS groundskeeper, dies at 64

Wayne Cochran smiling for the camera.

Mr. Cochran served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was very satisfied with his job as a groundskeeper at Oswego High School, as it was a life-long aspiration for him. Mr. Cochran was a fan of Chicago sports teams, such as the Chicago Bears White Sox. Spending time with his 15 grandchildren was his favorite thing to do.

William Nunamaker, assistant principal and activities director, dies at 43

William Nunamaker presents artwork of a bird to class of art students

Mr. William Allan Nunamaker, age 43, lost his hard-fought battle with brain cancer on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, after being diagnosed a little over one year ago. He was born on Sept. 27 1976, and lived in Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Nunamaker was the assistant principal for building and operations at Oswego High School since 2012, also serving as OHS’s activities director.

OPINION: Parent drop-off fiasco

Cars lined up at parent drop off outside the school in the morning prior to the start of classes.

Traffic in the front parking lot of Oswego High School is terrible at 7 a.m. Students who drive themselves to school are not the issue here; parents who drop their kids off are. The effectiveness of the student drop off system is so inefficient, it causes more harm than anything else.

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