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Ninja Business

Lacy Bellino’s freshman homeroom play ninja to de-stress after a long week.  These students are competitive. Freshman Zander Baxter, who usually initiates the game said, “I really like to play with my friends.  It’s lots of fun.” Pictured in the back from left to right are freshmen Isaac Schneider and Nathaniel Jordan.  Pictured in the front from left to right are freshmen Ryan Demos…

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Kaitlyn Wilson

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Sports

  • Tennis Titans
    The four prodigies of Ottawa High School seniors Ellie Gallagher and Natalie Tabor; junior Regan O’Fallon; and freshma
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    Female Athlete of the Month: Katie Kraft
    Not everyone is born a runner, but for some it just come natural. Senior Katie Kraft began her long distance cross count
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    Fantasy Football
    Fantasy football is a great way to encourage fans of the NFL to compete with their friends and random people. “It make
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    College Football Fanatics
    The beginning of October means many things to a lot of people. Going to pumpkin patches, preparing for Halloween, etc. F
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    Bet Your Team Will Win
    “Legal sports betting will take over illegal sports betting but only time will tell, it could be soon or might take a
  • Male Athlete of the Month: TJ McDonnell
    Junior TJ McDonnell is a 17-year-old kid who loves spending his time on the weekend hanging out with his friends, but wh

Student Life

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    Ninja Business
    Lacy Bellino’s freshman homeroom play ninja to de-stress after a long week.  These students are competitive. Freshman
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    Help the Less Fortunate Have a Good Holiday
    Imagine it’s Christmas morning and you come down the stairs to see all the presents under the tree. You can smell the
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    Artist of the Month: Shelbi Walsh
    Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Pablo Picasso, senior Shelbi Walsh. Walsh landed this month’s spot for artist of th
  • Tennis Titans
    The four prodigies of Ottawa High School seniors Ellie Gallagher and Natalie Tabor; junior Regan O’Fallon; and freshma
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    Dress Up Recap
    Did you dress up and show some pirate pride for homecoming?  Starting the week off was band/concert T-shirt day.  Many
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    Homecoming Parade
    The cheer squad leads the pirates down Lasalle Street. They ran their pep routines along the way to get the crowds fired

Teachers

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    Flash the Fish
    Losing a pet is hard, recently special education teacher Ashley Carls had to go through it. Her class Betta Fish, Flash,
  • Assembly Surprise
    The Ottawa Township High School cheerleaders and their handpicked teachers showed OTHS how the “In My Feelings” chal
  • Helping Hand from Mr. H
    Auto shop teacher, John Hladovak, or “H” as all of his students call him, is teaching one of his students, RJ Cherry
  • Get Your Head in the Game
    Senior Matt Mezel proudly displays his cardboard cutout of head football coach Chad Gross. This is Gross’s first year
  • Cafeteria Workers Tell All
    Everyday they arrive before school, and spend the morning preparing food for a school of almost 1,500 students. Cafeteri
  • Humans of Rm. 911
    In Room 911, there are pictures of people’s life stories and pictures all over the wall. English teacher, Erin Byrd, m
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Band/Choir

  • ILMEA Audition Prep
    Several OTHS Band and Choir students participated in  Illinois Music Education Association auditions on Saturday, Octob
  • Band Camp
    Even with a gas line break, the Ottawa Township High School Band met everyday to prepare for their 2018 marching season
  • Voter Registration
    Voting allows citizens the right to use their voice, and seniors at Ottawa Township High School who are or are soon to b

General

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    Ninja Business
    Lacy Bellino’s freshman homeroom play ninja to de-stress after a long week.  These students are competitive. Freshman
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    Help the Less Fortunate Have a Good Holiday
    Imagine it’s Christmas morning and you come down the stairs to see all the presents under the tree. You can smell the
  • What to Wear to Holiday Parties
    Depending on your style, holidays mean something different for everyone. Some might wear pajamas all day, while others s
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    Hot Chocolate for Breakfast
    What’s a better way to start a cold winter morning than a hot cup of cocoa to warm you up? Hot chocolate is now offere
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    Holiday Cards Competition
    The winter holidays are dawning on us once more and the card competition is going on in the art classes. The classes hav
  • Riva’s Marriage Project
    In Chase Riva’s Adult Living class, you can hear the wedding bells ringing. The students are planning weddings and wil

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