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Hannah Wavrek, Staff Reporter

Dig Pink
October is national breast cancer awareness month.  To help bring awareness and raise money for research, the volleyball team sold “dig pink” bracelets.  The gym was decorated in pink, in honor of breast cancer, for the games vs Trinity High School, and the girls also sold festive tee-shirts.

National Testing Day and Senior Criminal Courts Trip
October 14 is recognized as the national day for testing.  Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior students took the PLAN, Explore, or PSAT/NMSQT tests depending on their class level.

The Seniors went on the annual field trip  to Chicago Criminal Courts Building.  The field trip serves as a supplement to their Government class, so students can see the real life application of the Judicial System.

Junior High Leadership Conference (JHLC)
On Thursday, October 8, Regina Dominican High School and Notre Dame College Prep hosted the Junior High Leadership Conference at Regina Dominican.  The day focused on students learning how to become an effective leader and how to grow as a person.

Regina and Notre Dame students helped out the middle school student during the several breakout sessions.

The keynote speaker, Meredith Knopp, spoke to the entire Regina student body as well as the young students in the the building.  Meredith Knopp is a US army veteran and currently is the vice president of The Mission Continues, an organization specializing on community service.  Her speech was well received by all and Regina Dominican is grateful for her addition to the day’s leadership conference. Read more from Meredith here.

Senior Kairos
In the beginning of October, seniors who did not go on Kairos as juniors, went on the 3 day spiritual retreat in Wisconsin. At the retreat, seniors not only connected to God , but with one another.

Junior Retreat
The Junior class had their retreat on October 26. Students and their advisers went to a Loyola University Retreat Center in Woodstock, IL.  Here, they did team bonding exercises and grew closer with one another.

This year, the raffle kickoff was Oct. 7, and concluded at the fall pep rally Oct. 30. PJ Weiland, Regina Dominican tennis coach and mother of Murphy ’18 and Kirby ’18, was the grand prize winner. Nina Menon ’18 was the school’s top seller, and the sophomore grade sold the most books.

Gnimocemoh (homecoming spelled backwards) officially launched on Oct. 17 with Regina Dominican’s Fall Fling dance.  The theme of the night was “Candyland.”  During Gnimocemoh, a different theme is introduced each day and students can dress based on that theme. The overall theme this year was “Lettuce Turnip”.  Students dressed up as cowboys for Ranch Day, wore togas for Caesar Day, and decked out in Hawaiian apparel for Thousand Island Day.

There was also advisory door and grade wall decorating contests.  Winners were Mrs. Murray’s advisory and the senior class.

Pep Rally 

On Friday, Oct. 30, Regina had its annual Fall Pep Rally and Student vs. Faculty competition, and seniors held their annual tailgate. This year, the competition changed from flag football to dodgeball, and the senior class swept the floor with the faculty. Other highlights include a sudden death round between the freshmen and sophomores, a dance to the Time Warp, and fun games organized by RDAA. And… WE GOT THE DAY OFF!


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