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