Friday Flyover: Naperville Central

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This week, we feature Naperville Central High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports. (WLS)

This week, we feature Naperville Central High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

The Naperville Central Redhawks face off against rival Naperville North Huskies at the Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College in Naperville at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in the big Crosstown Classic. An estimated 10,000 people will be in attendance.

High School Football gets into high gear every Friday with a full slate of games supplied by the High School Cube. ABC7 Sports will air highlights of some of these games on TV during ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 10 PM.

Naperville Central or NCHS is a public four-year comprehensive school ranked in the top 3 percent of high schools nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The school is a part of the Naperville Community Unit School District 203. The school is notable for its strong academic standing and history of athletic accomplishments.

PHOTOS: Naperville Central Redhawks rally ahead of Crosstown Classic
-Naperville Central High School is a public, four year comprehensive high school with 236 certified staff members, a majority of whom have a Master's degree or beyond.
-Naperville Central's enrollment for the 2013-14 school year is 2,907 including 714 freshmen, 733 sophomores, 718 juniors, 708 seniors and 34 transition students.
-Naperville Central has been named one of America's Top High Schools by both U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek magazines.

-New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton
-Naperville Mayor George Pradel
-Olympic basketball star, WNBA's Candace Parker
-Former NBA player Anthony Parker
-David Eigenberg of"Sex in the City"

Famous Naperville Central High School alumni.

-738 graduates, based on a 99 percent return of our Senior Survey
(98 percent attending college, 76 percent to 4-year institutions, 22 percent to 2-year institutions, 2 percent entering military, apprenticeships, gap year programs or workforce)
-207 Illinois State Scholars
-22 National Merit Finalists
-23 National Merit Semi-Finalists
-22 National Merit Commended Students
-3 National Hispanic Recognition Scholars

-80 percent of students participate in extra-curricular athletics or activities
-School newspaper, Central Times, recipient of 12 Pacemaker awards
-8A Football State Champs 2013
-Tiffany Chen Tennis No. 1 Singles State Champ
-Member DuPage Valley Conference
-Boys soccer No. 2 in state three consecutive years
-Sydney Dusel Girls Diving State Champion
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