The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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Ava Amato
Illuminating the night, the Lemont logo and state champion signs can be seen by entering the building off of Julia Street.

Over spring break, a new sign was posted upon the sidewall of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Julia Street. A Lemont High School “L” logo is displayed with the infamous words “We Are Lemont” underneath. To the right of the logo, the title of “State Champions” is given to 20 smaller signs from 1998 to 2024. 

Like the front entrance of the school, the PAC is where many students enter and exit every  day, therefore the new sign was quickly discovered and discussed among students and staff. 

“The new signs are really cool and make the outside of the PAC more interesting,” sophomore McKenna Crane said.  

As the school did not properly inform students of the new signs, many students didn’t expect any new additions to the school as they came back from spring break. 

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“The timing of putting up the new signs is really random,” Crane said. “The signs kind of appeared.”

The 20 state champion signs start with the marching band, which won eight consecutive state champion titles from 1998 to 2005. Cheerleading is also included with their seven state champion wins, including their recent 2024 win. With  back-to-back state champion wins, softball is proudly displayed on the wall with their 2022 and 2023 titles. In addition, 2014 and 2016 baseball state champions are exhibited along with wrestling, which won their state champion title in 2020. 

Despite only five sports shown on the list of state champions within a span of 26 years, the wall has a lot of space below the new signs for future achievements. Overall, there is room for growth as well as opportunities for sports, and the new signs are here to document those accomplishments. 

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Ava Amato
Ava Amato, Staff Writer
Starting her sophomore year and second year on the Journalism staff, Ava Amato looks forward to the 2023-2024 school year. While Ava’s heart is mostly filled with writing, she also has a special place for the LHS Track & Field team as she throws shot put and discus in the spring. Outside of school Ava spends her time listening to podcasts, reading cringe-worthy romance novels and gushing about shows like “Gilmore Girls” and “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” Ava looks forward to a successful year filled with friends, family and laughs. 
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