Thursday, May 23, 2013
Senior earned salutatorian honors with a 4.533 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Margaret Schlofner, of Crystal Lake, earned salutatorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Prairie Ridge High School. Schlofner was actively involved in musicals at Prairie Ridge in Crystal Lake and plans to pursue a major in opera vocal performance. About Margaret Schlofner: Grade point average: 4.533 College: DePaul University Intended Major: Opera Vocal Performance Parents: Denise and Tom Schlofner Activities while at Prairie Ridge High School: Proudest Accomplishment: Playing the role of Belle in Prairie Ridge's 2013 musical, "Beauty and the Beast" and being selected to sing the National Anthem at the IHSA State boys basketball tournament.
None of the students were seriously injured, according to the Northwest Herald.
A fifth grade picnic held inside the gymnasium at Algonquin Lakes Elementary School Thursday morning ended with six children being sent to area hospitals with minor injuries after an inflatable slide tipped over, said Gary Chester, a District 300 safety officer. Emergency officials were called to Algonquin Lakes,1401 Compton Drive in Algonquin, at 12 p.m. Thursday, according to an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. The accident occurred when several children climbed up the slide at one time, the slide started to sway and then tipped over, Chester said. In total, 17 children were evaluated for injuries at the school, according to the fire department news release. Of those children, six were taken Good …
Highcrest Middle School has broken the Guinness World Record for most twins in a single grade.
Highcrest Middle School is seeing double. The Wilmette school announced this week that it had broken the Guiness World Record for Most Twins in a Single Grade, with 23 sets of twins. Approximately 10 percent of the 5th grade class can claim the record as a twin. The previous record was 16 sets of twins. Luke and Ryan Novosel, dedicated readers of the Guinness Book, discovered that they could break the record when reading the book one night. "The boys were reading one Sunday night and started discussing the many sets of twins right in our neighborhood," Mike Novosel, Luke and Ryan's Dad, said. "My wife and I figured by the time they arrived at New Trier in a few years they could break the record. There were shrieks of excitement when Luke …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ryan DiCicco earned top honors in his class with a 4.613 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Ryan DiCicco, of Cary, earned valedictorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Cary-Grove High School. DiCicco participated in many extra-curricular activities while at Cary-Grove and plans to continue his education at the University of Notre Dame. The 2013 class salutorian for Cary-Grove High School is Hannah Phillips. About Ryan DiCicco: Grade point average: 4.613 College: University of Notre Dame Intended Major: Engineering Parents: Paul and Julianne DiCicco Activities while at Cary-Grove High School: Proudest Accomplishment: Chairing the Mr. Cary-Grove pageant during my junior year.
Phillips earned salutatorian honors by achieving a 4.585 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Hannah Phillips, of Cary, earned salutatorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Cary-Grove High School. Phillips plans to continue her education at Michigan State University. The 2013 class valedictorian for Cary-Grove High School is Ryan DiCicco. About Hannah Phillips: Grade point average: 4.585 College: Michigan State University Intended Major: Neuroscience Parents: Patrick Phillips and Karen Krause Activities while at Cary-Grove High School: Proudest Accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment is definitely being able to keep my grades up while juggling a busy schedule. I played varsity basketball from October to February, and then from March to the end of May I coached the sixth-grade girls …
Senior earned a 4.62 grade point average and plans to attend college in England.
Community High School District 155 announced Ann Bandolik, of Crystal Lake, earned valedictorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Crystal Lake Central High School. Bandolik has big plans for the future, with intentions to continue her education in England. The 2013 class salutorian for Crystal Lake Central High School is Ryan O'Toole, of Crystal Lake. About Ann Bandolik: Grade point average: 4.62 College: Durham University; Durham, England, UK Intended Major: Economics and Law Parents: Patricia and Steven Bandolik Activities while at Crystal Lake Central High School: Proudest Accomplishment: Winning this year's girls golf sectional as a team for the first time in District 155 history and continuing to state as a team for the second time in …
Senior earned a 4.582 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Ryan O'Toole, of Crystal Lake, earned salutatorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Crystal Lake Central High School. O'Toole plans to continue his education at Marquette University in Milwaukee. The 2013 class valedictorian for Crystal Lake Central High School is Ann Bandolik, of Crystal Lake. About Ryan O'Toole: Grade point average: 4.582 ACT: 32 College: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering Parents: Michael O'Toole and the late Angel O'Toole (passed away June 2011). Activities while at Crystal Lake Central High School: Proudest Accomplishment: There are many...I am really proud of my golf accomplishments and improvements.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cary Grove High School seniors will compete for the Mr. CG crown on Tuesday, May 21.
Wednesday, May 15
Eight high school seniors will compete for the title of Mr. Cary Grove 2013 during the 6th Annual Mr. CG Showcase this Tuesday. The competition - which focuses on the talents of the contestants - is set for 5:30 p.m. May 21, at Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Rd., Cary. The contestants will attempt to wow the crowd and judges with their individual talents. "This event is sure to provide some fantastic entertainment and certainly amuse audience members," a CG Student Council press release states. "Cary-Grove invites any and all community members to attend this annual act and hopes to see many come out to support our Cary-Grove seniors." The grand prize is a $1,000 scholarship. The competitors: Tickets can be purchased at the door…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Local students recognized for achievements at colleges and universities.
Alyssa Shershen, of Cary, Presents Work at Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship ROMEOVILLE 5/08/2013-- More than 280 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni showcased their scholarly and artistic work April 18 during the 2nd Annual Celebration of Scholarship. This year's event included the first-ever competition for research and scholarly poster presentations. Celebration of Scholarship posters that were accepted were selected from submitted abstracts through a blind-review process. Expert and lay judges evaluated the nearly 50 poster presentations that reflected the best of undergraduate and graduate scholarship for 2012-2013. Alyssa Shershen of Cary presented "Night Owl." Jamie Dimaggio, of Crystal …
Friday, May 10, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (once a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …