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Drones used to capture high school football action

Oct 24, 2014 • RedEye Chicago
The future of sports looks like a UFO, sounds like a weed trimmer and has spent this fall floating 30 feet above the grass of South Elgin High School's football field. The school is one of the first in the area to use a camera-equipped drone to record ... More

It's a bird, it's a plane -- no, it's South Elgin's drone

Sep 24, 2014 • Chicago Daily Herald
Eight years later a drone flies over South Elgin's football field filming every home game. The innovative program has become the area leader in the technology, among the first in Illinois to shoot game films via a Phantom drone. To see the unique ... More

Duly Noted: HS football team turns to drone for filming action (Video)

Oct 24, 2014 • Chicago Business Journal
South Elgin High School's football team is on the leading edge of sports programs that use drones to film action. Instead of setting ... There were some initial questions about safety, but the Illinois High School Association gave permission for the ... More

South Elgin wins Schaumburg tennis sectional

Oct 18, 2014 • Chicago Daily Herald
The South Elgin girls tennis team won the program's first sectional championship Saturday, scoring 26 points to take top honors at Schaumburg. The Storm's depth led them to the title, which they won without any of their players reaching a championship ... More

South Elgin runs with the law for Special Olympics

Oct 11, 2014 • Chicago Daily Herald
The South Elgin Police Department sponsored Run With the Law Saturday -- an event to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The community event was designed to increase funds and awareness for Special Olympics in ... More

Students, parents call District U46 grading system 'an unmitigated disaster'

Sep 30, 2014 • Elgin Courier News
They were inspired to come after South Elgin High sophomore Allie Dunsing complained to the board at its last meeting that “with the new system, it's almost impossible to get A's.” That began a heated discussion about the grading system on unofficial ... More

SEHS student's goat business provides lawn service, all-natural soap

Oct 16, 2014 • Elgin Courier News
Gavin Burseth, a junior at South Elgin High School, works with his older brother Derek running Thor Goats ECO Lawncare, which is based in Woodstock. Derek serves as president and general manager while Gavin holds the title of CEO. Derek, formerly of ... More

Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

Sep 24, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Gavin Burseth, a student at South Elgin High School, said the biggest problem area was around the water pump that campers frequent, and along the path connecting the 64 camp sites. But the goats, confined by a temporary fence, had eaten that clear of ... More

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