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Crone Champions Spring of 2021:


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Past Recognitions

Crone student Eric Klabel amazed his family, community, and school peers with setting a World Record during the 2020-21 School Year!

Eric Klabel, a 13-year-old Naperville middle schooler, is the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the tallest Popsicle stick structure. 


 Crone Student Abhinav Anne made it to the 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2021 National Finalists (top 10). He was also assigned a 3M scientist-mentor to work on the science challenge further, over the course of this summer, and present it at the 3M HQ in October (likely in-person). Abhinav also won State First in Robotics and other Math Competitions.

Links Below:

3M news release:

My submission:

Top-10 finalists:


Crone's very own Alyssa Dunn (8th grade) will be competing in Berlin, Germany representing Team USA at the 2015 Cup Of Berlin.

Team USA - The United States Figure skating Association, the same organization that selects our Olympic Competitors selects the teams that are to represent the United States at International competitions.




During the week of December 8th the Naperville Patriots 14U Team competed in Orlando for the YFL National Championship. The good news......they won! Congrats to Kyle Borske and Tommy Urso for being part of the championship team!



3 Teams of 4 Crone 8th graders competed this November against many other teams from schools around the area at the NFPA Challenge. The NFPA or National Fluid Power Association Challenge was a STEM event where students were presented with an engineering design challenge. They had 2 months to design and test a machine to lift "toxic" cylinders from one area and deposit them in another without dropping them. The students used hydraulics in the form of syringes as the power behind the movement. Students went to the competition with their tools and their design and had 3 hours to build their machines from scratch using the materials provided before testing at 1 PM.

There were 5 awards given out: Best Team Work, Best Portfolio, Best Design, Highest Score in Competition, and Best Over All. One Crone team: Sean Fu, Michael Han, Kyle Domingos, and Akshay Dugar took Best Over All and received the biggest trophy.


Regional National Science Bowl Accomplishments

Crone placed 2nd at the 2014 Regional National Science Bowl Battery Car Competition among 16 competing teams from the Chicagoland area.  Please congratulate Patrick Roche, Vasu Macherla, Navjot Rehal and Joshua Kim for the design, construction and racing talents.



2014 Reflections Honors

Congratulations to Madhumitha Prakash who advanced to state in Visual Arts category and Katreena Subramanian who received honorable mention in the Literature category for 2014 Reflections. 


Congratulations to Gavin Schwartz of Team 6-0! Gavin has won the BiblioNasium Award for Consistent Logging! Gavin was chosen from 1000's of students across the country. Gavin will be awarded a $15.00 ITunes gift card! Great work Gavin!




Crone Middle School congratulates Trevor Swier of Team 6-4!

Trevor's wrestling team placed 1st in country in the National Wrestling Meet in Council Bluffs, IA.  The competition had 30 teams.  Trevor placed first in his weight class and was the overall MVP at the meet.  Way to go, Trevor!

National Duals
Team trophy. 1st Place medal.
All-American plaque (8-0 record). Most Valuable Wrestler plaque.



Daniella Caracci took Gold in the 50m dash at the Special Olympics on Sunday, April 27th. (see photo below). She also brought home the silver in the softball throw.  Mrs. Kauling was very supportive and Daniella had a great experience.


Below are some more meorable moments from the Special Olympics this year.




On Sunday, October 6th, “Team SquattyGuy” participated in the Ron Santo JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at St. James Farm in Warrenville. Team SquattyGuy raised over $2300 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund! JDRF is a leader in research searching for the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Crone students participating in Team SquattyGuy include, from left: Patrick “Pman” Kelly, Kevin “Kevinator” Daneliak, Jared “Bullsfan” Bennick, Daniel “Squattyguy” Lilly, Bobby “Swagosaurus” Kenaga, and Jake “Cubezero” Hoekstra.

Recognizing Mr. Verdun... a published author!
College Football: Author Dan Verdun pens NIU history book:

Dan Verdun has written numerous articles on college athletics over the years, from historical pieces to feature stories.  And it’s his love for sports and history that now has this longtime middle school teacher a first-time published author.  His book,“Northern Illinois Huskies Football,” was released in March by NIU Press. He is scheduled to be on the school’s campus at the Barsema Alumni Center on Sept. 21 and on Oct. 12 to sign books.  Read more of this article:





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