Whiz Kids' Names: Cody Hornyak, Erin Reynolds, Gianna Salzbrunn, Julia Schultz, Rebecca Jasutis, Maddie Dearborn, Nicole Doles, and Julia Megazzini.
Whiz Kids' School:
Whiz Kids' Accomplishment: The girls cross country team finished 10th out of 30 teams in Normal on Oct. 15. Cody Hornyak, who represented the boys team, ran a 2-mile time of 11:14 to place 42nd out of more than 250 runners.
Particularly Noteworthy: The girls team "became the first sports team in YMS history to finish in the top 10 at the state level," Coach Derek Miller wrote in a news release. "Congratulations to the YMS Cross Country team on a great season!"
Thanks to a partnership with each Whiz Kid receives a free 12-in thin-crust cheese pizza redeemable at the Yorkville or Sandwich locations.
A Whiz Kid is innovative, caring, creative, smart, responsible, savvy, interested, determined, strong, trustworthy, respectful or faithful. (Or any other adjective you can think of to describe a cool kid doing something positive). To nominate a Whiz Kid, email Yorkville Patch editor Jillian Duchnowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.