Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510

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April 2010


We have collected the best recipes from group members, family, friends and Chef Sager’s Culinary Arts Classes and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. The cookbook contains 221 well-loved recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and many others. Recipes include the contributor’s name, enabling you to find the recipes of family and friends. The one-of-a-kind cookbooks cost $10. All proceeds go to MCHS SkillsUSA club for leadership conferences and expenses associated with competitions. For more information contact: Mary Sager at or call (815)-568-6511 »


Share your pancakes with a kid from Cairo! Find out whether kids from Thailand really ride elephants. Think you’d like a new brother or sister who can read and speak Japanese? Open your home, heart and life to a new adventure by hosting an AFS exchange student!

The Northern Illinois AFS volunteer team is now accepting applications from local families who would like to host an exchange student in the 2010-11 school year. You do not have to have a high school student to host. We welcome all sorts of families (empty nesters, single parent, etc.). AFS host families provide a bed, meals and share their everyday lives with exchange students who live with them during the school year from mid-August through end of June. In return, the families become part of an international organization dedicated to bringing cultural understanding to the world.

Students and families receive training and year round support from a strong local volunteer team of experienced host families. To find out more, please contact our local AFS Volunteer Coordinator, Tammy Isom email:; phone: 815-943-4862 »


By: Rebecca Riley, Marengo FFA Reporter

On March 8, MCHS hosted the Ag Mechanics CDE. Marengo won the event with Callie Ebel placing 1st in surveying, Jon Holmes 1st in carpentry, Levi Martin 3rd in Ag power, David Ziller 2nd in welding, and Steven Bachleda 2nd in electricity. The state competition for Ag Mechanics will be held on May 18 at the University of Illinois. The Marengo FFA banquet will be held May 2. The Marengo FFA plant sale will start May 7 at 1:30 pm until 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 8, the plant sale will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If plants are still left, the sale will continue the following week, after school. The section 6 FFA banquet is going to be May 12 at Hiawatha High School. FFA officers have been elected for next year. The students picked their top two choices for each position and then the alumni helped to determine which of the candidates would become officers. The President is Kevin Sonntag, Vice President is Devynn Ziller, Secretary is Brittany Bookwalter, and Sentinel is Meredith Ziller.

An FFA quilt is being raffled off! The quilt is designed with the club’s previous t-shirt designs. To purchase tickets, contact an FFA member or Ms. Schlesser. Drawing of the raffle ticket will be done at the chapter FFA banquet May 2. »


On March 17th – 19th, nine HOSA students attended the 31st Annual Illinois HOSA State Conference. »


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Congratulations to SkillsUSA state competitors Ryan Spencer, Gabe Herrera, and Caleb Noble. Ryan did a great job in the CAD competition. Gabe received a 6th place ribbon for Automotive Refinishing, and Caleb Noble brought home a Silver medal and 2nd place trophy in Automotive Refinishing. Caleb also received $7500 in scholarships to post secondary schools. »


John Swanson grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was a very good student and outstanding athlete playing both baseball and football. He was offered several athletic scholarships and enrolled at North Central College. He later transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he lettered in football, was the co-captain of the football team in his senior year, and became a member of the Delta Sigma Kappa fraternity. »


At their regular meeting on April 12, 2010, the Marengo Community High School Board of Education presented Amanda Hart and Joey Moorhouse with Outstanding Student Achievement Awards. Amanda represented MCHS at the Class 3A Three Point Shootout competition at the Girls State Basketball Finals. »

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