8 Great Naperville Moments of 2012

Taking a look back at the best "feel-good" moments and stories of the year.

As the new year approaches, we thought we'd take a look back and share some of our favorite moments and stories from 2012.Β 

Naperville Patch's 8 Great Moments of 2012:

Naperville North Shows Off School Spirit in Digital Age

Students and staff from Naperville North High School created a "lip dub" YouTube video, which combined lip synching, audio dubbing and dancing into one amazing clip.


Naperville Central High School students raised money in order to donate new bicycles to Africa, while two teachers matched every dollar by biking a mile.

Dr. Seuss' Grinch Statue Steals Spotlight at Naper Boulevard Library

A crowd of about 100 people of all ages gathered to get the first look at a new Dr. Seuss sculpture depicting The Grinch at Naper Boulevard Library.

VIDEO: Second Naperville Teacher Awarded Golden Apple

Naper Elementary School first-grade teacher Pam Kelly got a surprise visit from friends, staff and the Golden Apple Foundation.

Second grade teacher Kathy Burns also received a surprise visit from staff and family after she became recipient of a Golden Apple Foundation award.

Naperville Raises Thousands of Dollars for St. Baldrick's

Hundreds of people came out on a Friday night in March to watch as locks were shorn to raise funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

District 204 Speech Therapist Asks Community to Rally 'Round Danielle

Jennifer Thorsen is hoping the community will help make a once-in-a-lifetime trip possible for a deserving student.

VIDEO: St. Patrick's Day Parade Highlights

Scenes from downtown Naperville captured during this year's Irish holiday.

What was your favorite moment of 2012? Share it in the comments below.

Randy Russell December 27, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Naperville Sister Cities Commission sponsored the 4th Young Artist competition in cooperation with the Sister Cities International organization. Over 50 Young Artists from Naperville High Schools particpated. The winners and all artists were honored with a reception in April at City Hall. The winner (from Nequa Valley) was sent to the international competition. In late spring we learned that the Naperville winner was awarded one of the top 10 spots in the international competition. In September, the Naperville artist was honred at her high school. Throughout September and early October, we displayed the traveling exhibit of the 10 international winners at various venues throughout Naperville. The most prominent display occurred at the Riverwalk Art Festival. This year was the 4th year the Sister Cities Commission had space at the festival. We displayed the international winners from the Young Artist competition as well as art from our two sister cities; Nitra, Slovakia and Patzcuaro, Mexico. Plans are already underway for the 2013 Young Artist competition and the River Walk Art Festival.


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