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Tanmayi Sharat

Tanmayi Sharat

Tanmayi Sharat is a junior, and this is her first year on the news journalism staff. She is a news reporter and loves to read mystery and classic novels. If she is not in the library, you will usually find her outside with her dog, or hanging out with her family and friends. She loves to drive,listen to music, and to build things.

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Badminton players take a photo with a Metea banner.

[Photo] Serving at state: Girls’ badminton place fifth in doubles and sixth as a team

Grace Davidson, Sports Editor
May 18, 2022

Players showcasing their skills on the court.

School administrators re-enforce school rules

School administrators re-enforce school rules

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines reporter
May 18, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, announcements are made about staying focused and finishing the year strong. The focus has been on keeping students' phones in their bags, getting to class on time,...

Participant from different schools gather to take part in the Youth and Government State Assembly.

Youth and Government has record-breaking weekend at the State Assembly

Tanmayi Sharat and Sarah Holzman
April 26, 2022

Members of Youth and Government spent a weekend in Springfield for the State Assembly, where all six legislative groups were successful in passing the bills that they proposed to become a youth law. The...

Flannery Crump, teen services librarian, represents Aurora Public library in their program to offer students library cards.

Aurora Public Library offers students an opportunity to sign up for library cards

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
April 12, 2022

Representatives from the Aurora Public Library came to Metea Valley to give students an opportunity to sign up for library cards on Friday, April 8. The public library has partnered with other schools...

OLAS club is selling tickets for their cultural experience dance happening on March 18th.

OLAS organizes a Latino dance in hope of sharing their culture

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines reporter
March 16, 2022

The Organization of Latin America Students (or OLAS) is hosting a Latino dance program on March 18. This is a program to display the diverse culture that the Latino community has to offer. The variety...

Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist for medical drugs and plants trailblazing the way for Black scientists everywhere.

Percy Lavon Julian: The chemist and entrepreneur

Tanmayi Sharat, News Reporter
March 2, 2022

Another person who required a copious amount of education was Percy Lavon Julian. He was a chemist and entrepreneur. Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama. he was the son of a railway mail clerk and the...

Black History Month helps show students at Metea whom we have to thank for so many things in the world.

Black History Month serves as a reminder that Black History is not solely confined to the fight for racial equality

Black History Month is more than to educate others on Black pioneers in various fields. This month also had an important time of year to reflect on our nation’s complicated history surrounding race relations...

The new mask update will allow students to decide if they want to wear mask or not

Students and staff navigate new choices with the mask mandate

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
March 2, 2022

Masks have gone from required to recommended for District 204 staff and students as of Feb, 22. There has been a lot of debate on the necessity of masks due to rising vaccination rates and decreasing COVID-19...

The Board meeting was supposed to be a discussion about improving the district, however some parents decided to not wear their masks leaving the board members to adjourn the meeting.

Parents unwilling to wear masks force board meeting to adjourn

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
February 11, 2022

District 204 held a board meeting to discuss topics, such as new roofing for certain schools, a change in the elementary level social studies curriculum, new policies on suicide and depression prevention...

The day of service was canceled because of the rising dangers of the new COVID-19 variant.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service was canceled this year due to the rising risks of COVID-19

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
January 20, 2022

Due to the surge of the new variant of COVID-19 affecting our school and local area, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, held every year on Jan. 17, was canceled. The day of service is an opportunity...

District 204 introduces two new boundary plans to the community.

School board leaders finalize two possible concepts for new boundaries for Indian Prairie School District 204

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
December 3, 2021

There has been much concern over the student capacity in District 204 high schools. The large capacity is affecting daily schedules and because of COVID-19, the crowding is very dangerous to students and...

English teacher and bowling coach Mrs. Kristen Mansmith won the Tireless Teacher Award.

Kristen Mansmith receives the October PTSA Tireless Teacher Award

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
November 15, 2021

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Tireless Teacher award is an award where students nominate the teacher that receives it. The PTSA hands out the award each month to a teacher to appreciate...

Metea Valley administration takes precautions to prevent fighting and violence in school.

Administrators concerned over increase in fights

Allison Davids and Tanmayi Sharat
October 26, 2021

Metea Valley administrators have seen a rise in verbal altercations and physical altercations this school year with 28 fights happening so far this year. Two years ago, there were only six fights reported...

Student governments sophomore class participating in the spirit week which they planned.

Student government members create awareness about upcoming opportunities to get involved at school

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines reporter
October 14, 2021

After the big homecoming dance on Oct. 2, Metea Valley’s student government met to devise plans for new events for the school to increase school bonding experiences. Each grade convened with their respective...

Miss Jordan instructing her students during PE class.

[Photo] Meredith Jordan named the 2021 Northeastern District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Allison Davids, Headlines reporter
October 13, 2021

Miss Jordan instructing her students during PE class.

The bus driver shortage in district 204 has impacted student’s transportation to and from school.

Bus driver shortages cause students to question school transportation

Sarah Holzman and Tanmayi Sharat
September 17, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, bus drivers were left without work and turned to search for higher paying jobs. As school has started to return to how it was prior to the pandemic, there have been less...

Freshman sit in a circle a connect with their upperclassman as they tell stories of their freshman year.

Freshmen meet outside to create new social connections for Fresh Connect

Tanmayi Sharat and Sydney Burleyson
September 14, 2021

As students are getting into the rhythm of a normal school day, the freshmen were newly introduced to Fresh Connect. As new ideas like meeting outside and different activities have been implemented, this...

Students hopeful return for the 2021-2022 year

Students’ hopeful return for the 2021-2022 year

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
September 3, 2021

Many students, while happy, were skeptical of their return to school for the following year when the school bell rang on March 13. As the 2021-2022 school year has started as of Aug. 19, new and old students...

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