2016 NCHS Graduate Emily Harper was recognized by NCHS Media Center Director Leigh Ann Cloud at the June 27 meeting of the NCHS School Board. Harper, along with English Teacher Mrs. Jenny Olson applied for and were accepted to be on the reading committee for the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, the high school student choice reading award for the state. Harper familiarized herself with dozens of books (76, she said at the meeting), and with the committee, whittled that number down to 20 selected books. NCHS Sophomore Aja Mavers read all 20 of these books by Thanksgiving. For the upcoming school year, Mavers has applied to be on the reading committee.