Normal West celebrates Leah Marlene Day

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — On Monday, students and staff at Normal West High School cheered on a former Wildcat as she continues to chase her dreams.

The school celebrated ‘Leah Marlene Day’ in anticipation of tonight’s American Idol episode, in which the Normal West alumnae competes in the top-24 round of the popular singing show.

Students and staff wore yellow, and yellow adorned the halls of the high school because it is Marlene’s favorite color.

The choir she sang in at Normal West also serenaded students and staff alike during the passing period. The school has also been sending her good luck videos virtually.