NCC Commencement Address
CBS news anchor and reporter Jim Williams is set to give North Central College’s 2019 commencement address. Williams has won several awards for journalism, including an Emmy. He will give the address to NCC’s 154th commencement on June 8.
Starting today, Washington Street will be reduced to one lane between Osler Drive and Martin Avenue going northbound. The closure will accommodate construction on a nearby residential property. The lane closure should last through Thursday.
Eyes were on the prize at the Naperville Public Library’s NaperLauch Pitch Competition over the weekend. Three finalists pitched their business plans to judges for a $3,300-prize. Dapo Kolawole won first place with his mobile app idea, Citispoon. The app lets you see real life wait times as you’re deciding on a restaurant. The runner-ups were Pankaj Parashar and Theresa Puskar.
Congratulations to our local girls badminton athletes for a great performance at the state tournament this weekend. Waubonsie Valley sophomore Sonali Monoharan won the consolation bracket and finished fifth overall. Metea Valley had its best team finish in school history by taking sixth place overall. Neuqua Valley finished in fourth as a team, while Naperville North took home the third place state trophy. Leading the Huskies were Stephanie Liang and Taylor Zhou, who finished fourth in doubles, while sophomore Bhaavya Manikonda dominated all weekend, winning the singles state championship without losing a single set.
Meteor Caught on Cam
And finally, there was a soaring surprise for a Naperville Police Sergeant. In a rare chance, a meteor was caught on dash-cam, while driving on 75th Street and Rickert Road on Friday night.