IL Other News of the Week: (Week of April 22, 2019)


ACCPA Wins Big at NSBE

Twenty-two African Center College Preparatory Academy students attended the National Society of Black Engineers Convention in Detroit, Michi­gan in the NSBE First Lego League, and the NSBE Math Video Challenge on March 30, 2019.

The Pharaoh Engineers (ACCPA’s video students) won 1st place in the Math Video Challenge, and the video is now being judged to determine if they advance to nationals. The Wakanda Engi­neers (ACCPA) also won the First Lego League Teamwork Award, as well as a Lego Trophy and individual medals for their performance.

IL All-Conference Wrestling Team


Coach of the Year:

Robert Swapshire, Southeast

Wrestlers of the Year:

Amari Conn Commits!

On April 17, 2019, Lincoln College Prep junior guard Amari Conn verbally committed to play Division-1 basketball at Texas Christian Univer­sity (TCU) in the 2020-2021 school year.

Conn, who tore her ACL in the state quarterfi­nals this season vs. Kearney on March 3. Known for her intense defensive pressure, Conn helped lead the Lincoln Blue Tigers basketball team to a 22-5 record and the state runner up trophy. (Photo by Renne Smith)