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Ashley Jackson practices their flag formations Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Carterville High School. This is the team's first practice in two months according to Coach Linda Drust. Illinois is now in Phase 4 under the Restore Illinois Plan allowing gatherings of up to 50 people. This is the team's first practice in two months according to Coach Linda Drust. Illinois is now in Phase 4 under the Restore Illinois Plan allowing gatherings of up to 50 people. The team and coaches now face the challenge of changing their practices to no touching, no stunts and no shouting their cheers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Worth the Wait

January 18, 2021
SIH PCU Nurse Glenda Mills is administered the Pfizer COVID vaccine Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Carbondale.

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December 17, 2020
SIH Infectious Decease Physician Sarah Altamimi is among the first to be administered the Pfizer COVID vaccine Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Carbondale.

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December 17, 2020
SIH PCU Nurse Glenda Mills is administered the Pfizer COVID vaccine Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Carbondale.

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December 17, 2020
Graduates celebrate as fireworks go off Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Fireworks go off as graduates celebrate Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Carterville graduates throw their caps into the air Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Carterville cheer and dance lead the 2020 graduating class in the school song for the last time Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Briant Bechtel removes his cap during the Benediction Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Salutatorians Julia Stroud and Maggie Chen move their tassels from right to left  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Cayleigh Rath reacts after receiving her diploma  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Rebecca Hertz reacts after receiving her diploma  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Abbey Crain and Lauren Cravens fist bump after getting back to their seats  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Graduates wait for their name to be called to receive their diplomas  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Valedictorian Christopher Battiste reacts after he received his diploma  Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Valedictorian Seth Heil addressed his peers during his speech Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Chairs were distanced six feet apart for the ceremony Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Carterville High School Principal Todd Rogers welcomes the class of 2020 and their families to the commencement ceremony Saturday, July 18, 2020.

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July 18, 2020
Family and friends watch as the 2020 graduates walk on to the field Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Graduates walk towards the field Saturday, July 18, 2020 during Carterville High School's graduation ceremony.

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July 18, 2020
Garry Wiggs loads boxes into cars Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Fire Chief Ron Rains loads boxes into cars Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Garry Wiggs waits for cars to pull up Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Jeannie Mitchell smiles as cars pull up Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Jeannie Mitchell puts boxes of food into cars Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Gina McCann loads boxes into cars Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Nicole Mathis loads boxes of food into cars Friday, June 19, 2020 outside of Carterville High School.

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June 19, 2020
Shalynn Malone of Carterville argues with Reopen Illinois protesters Monday, June 15, outside Crosswalk Community Action Agency in West Frankfort.

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June 15, 2020
Protesters wait for the governor to exit the building  Monday, June 15, outside Crosswalk Community Action Agency in West Frankfort.

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June 15, 2020
Minnie Riddle, from Orient holds flags  Monday, June 15, outside of Crosswalk Community Action Agency in West Frankfort.

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June 15, 2020
Governor JB Pritzker discusses the new grants Monday, June 15, inside Crosswalk Community Action Agency in West Frankfort.

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June 15, 2020
First grade teacher Lori Smith talks to a student during the school's curbside pick-up Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of Tri-C Elementary.

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May 18, 2020
First grade teacher Lori Smith talks to a student during the school's curbside pick-up Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of Tri-C Elementary.

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May 18, 2020
First grade teacher Alison Cheatham waves to a student in their car during the school's curbside pick-up Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of Tri-C Elementary.

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May 18, 2020
Senior Jeniah Thompson hugs friends and family after the assembly Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Carterville High School. Thompson scored the most points (20) during the game against Riverdale.

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March 1, 2020
Senior Megan Barton hugs friends and family after the assembly Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Carterville High School.

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March 1, 2020
Senior Abbey Crain reacts Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Carterville High School. The team came back from Bloomington, Illinois after placing third in the 2A state final.

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March 1, 2020
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