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Runnersville: How did one Midwest town become a hub of running success?

Runnersville: How did one Midwest town become a hub of running success?

By Elle Metz

On a chilly morning last November in a sprawling Chicago suburb, the sun has barely crested the horizon when runners in bright clothing descend on the downtown from seemingly every direction.

3 sets of twins among record group of 98 Presidential Scholars

(From top and left) Max and Zach, Kayla and Marissa, Nicole and Natalie
North Central College’s record number of 98 Presidential Scholars this year includes three sets of twins.

If you think you’re seeing double in some of the classes this fall at North Central College, it’s not your imagination.

This year’s record crop of 98 Presidential Scholars includes three sets of twins. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central’s largest financial award based on academic merit.

How is it that three pairs of siblings who happen to be among the brightest scholars in their high school classes all ended up choosing to attend North Central together?

A Community of Learners


Every spring, the North Central College community celebrates the achievements of outstanding students in academics, co-curricular activities and athletics. Their accomplishments impress even the most veteran of faculty and staff, who have devoted their careers to student learning, critical inquiry and leadership development.

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