The Scratching Post

  • Seniors set out to create their own paths

    Seniors set out to create their own paths

    Katy Brennan, Managing Editor

    May 17, 2018

    Sam Lemme For many high schools students, their free time is spent in front of the camera, always striving for the best Instagram shot to flood their followers’ feeds. Yet, for Sam Lemme (12), th...

  • Art students paint portraits for refugees

    Art students paint portraits for refugees

    Katy Brennan, Managing Editor

    May 17, 2018

    Monday, April 23, 11 Vernon Hills High School art students were honored by the District 128 Board of Education for their participation in The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a non-profit that...

    AP art students pose with their finished portraits before they are sent to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  • Nostalgia Fights

    Nostalgia Fights

    Owen Laser, Staff Reporter

    May 17, 2018

    While taking a ride on memory lane, you might as well drive on down to Flavor Town because you won’t be left hungry after this food fight. Lunchables present a superfluous amount of flavors with multiple combinations of meats and crackers, while Uncrustables are the answer to a child’s worst nightmare: Sandwich crusts. Unfortunately for those who enjoy the flavor of Uncrustables, they weren’t lunch-able to win because Lunchables brings more than one sandwich to the lunch table.

  • To play, or not to play

    To play, or not to play

    Nicole Pinter, Staff Reporter

    May 17, 2018

    For a majority of my high school swim season, it felt like I had to choose whether I was going to continue my swim career after high school or not. It tore me apart. It didn’t help any that right af...

    I (left) prepare for my next event in the bullpen at TPCC (Go Tigersharks!) in Saline Michigan.

Students attend WE Day’s activism event
Service Community: Students and staff participate in VH Day of Service

Service Community: Students and staff participate in VH Day of Service

April 10, 2018

JSA hosts voter registration for upcoming elections in attempt to Fight Apathy

JSA hosts voter registration for upcoming elections in attempt to Fight Apathy

March 9, 2018

D128 adopts its first graduate profile

D128 adopts its first graduate profile

March 9, 2018

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Seniors commit to a different path

Luc Gudmundson, Copy Editor
May 17, 2018

The autumn after graduating from high school is a time when most students pack their cars and drive to their new homes for the next four years. In three months, the majority of Vernon Hills graduates will...

VHHS bids farewell to dedicated teachers

May 17, 2018

Cheryl Ballenger How long have you been teaching at VHHS? "14 years" Why did you want to be a teacher? "I was in business for many years before teaching. My dad was a high school math teacher,...

Alumni share tips from life outside VHHS

Rachel Chung, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2018

By late summer of this year, 329 VHHS graduates will rush into the real world. Although many students are excited and ready for this new step in their lives, they might also feel fear and anxiety for the...

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