Riverton High School

Jeb Brown and his son Colt Brown
Erica Brown

The Riverton Kiwanis Club is funding a food donation box in that community for residents in need.

This I Believe: The Power of Empathy

Feb 21, 2019
Kenzie Prindle
Tamarra Newbern / NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS

Humans are products of their environment and experiences. I am who I have been made into. I remember being a young girl working at a homeless shelter with my dad and asking, “Why is that man so angry? Everyone here is trying to help him.” My dad responded with a thought-provoking statement: “If you had struggled and been mistreated your entire life, how happy would you be?” 

Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion.

But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains.

In the latest report from the WUIS Health Desk, Peter Gray reports on a push for Illinois to follow the NFL and other states in limiting days of full contact football practice.

Reading Aloud

Feb 22, 2011
Claire Watson - Riverton High School
WUIS/Illinois Issues

I've written so many college application essays in the last couple of months that I almost didn't want to write another one for this contest.  I was so burned-out, and couldn't think of a topic once I decided to compete.  Then I remembered what I loved as a child: reading.  I was able to fly through this essay, as if my memories were commanding my pencil.  My essay is truly from the heart.