Thursday, May 16, 2013
Good news about Grayslake area graduates.
St. Olaf College Honors Day Joshua Kosberg, of Wildwood, was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the Minnesota college's annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Kosberg, a performance major, is the son of Robert and Rebecca Kosberg. Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Bob Jones University Dean's List Mariah Ferrier, a freshman Biology major from Lindenhurst, was among approximately 1,500 Bob Jones University (Greenville, S.C.) students who were named to the Spring 2013 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The "Pretty in Pink" party will be held May 8.
The Public Service Practicum class at Grayslake Central High School will host a party fit for a princess May 8. The event, "Pretty in Pink," will feature a number of magical activities for girls ages 4-7, including make-up, a tea party and a "make your own glitter" activity, said student Cara Engel. The event will cost $5, but the first 10 girls to sign up will receive a $3 discount. The students ask that interested participants RSVP by May 5 by calling (847)986-3334 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. "Pretty in Pink" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 8.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Journalism students from Grayslake Central and Grayslake North high schools have qualified for the IHSA journalism finals, to be held April 26 at Eastern Illinois University.
Grayslake Central Congratulations to the GCHS Rampage staff members who qualified for the IHSA state journalism competition finals by placing in the top 3 in their categories at the sectionals on Satureday at Belvidere North High School. Reeti Goyal placed third in both news writing and editorial writing. Nicole Swierczek placed third in newspaper design and feature writing. Congratulations also go out to students Saad Nasir, Sam Nusbaum, and Jackson Truskowski for placing in sectionals. Grayslake North Congratulations to the GNHS Knights Times staff, which placed third overall at Saturday's competition. Senior Sunny Muehleman placed first in advertising and third in editorial cartooning. Danielle Schafer placed first in news writing. …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
From driver's education to fine arts and science, Grayslake Community High School District 127 offers summer school courses for grades 9-12, beginning in June.
Summer school will be held at Grayslake Central High School this year.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Nick Sloan, a Grayslake Central High School graduate, recently won a national market research competition as an Aurora University student.
Tuesday, March 26
A team of four Aurora University marketing students, including Nick Sloan of Grayslake, won GfK's second annual Next Generation Market Research Competition, a contest designed to give undergraduate student researchers a chance to test their marketing knowledge by creating a research project that addresses a critical issue weighing on marketers' minds. GfK is one of the world's leading research companies. The study, "Exploring Uncharted Territories: Addressing the Emerging Hispanic Market," studied media and messages directed at the Hispanic audience. As part of the project, the students interviewed local Hispanic business leaders and conducted research among Hispanic consumers. "I am so proud of the students," said Dr. Brian Vander Schee, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Grayslake North High School students recently posted a YouTube video they created for "Operation Click," a program that aims to prevent distracted driving.
"I'm worth more than a text." This is the enduring message conveyed in a video created by Grayslake North High School students Alan Muellegger and Amanda Platt for "Operation Click," a program aimed at preventing distracted driving and reinforcing safe driving habits. The YouTube video takes viewers through situations that would not be appropriate to text—on a date, in the shower, at a job interview. So why, ask the students, would you text and drive? The video also included a cameo from a woman who was paralyzed as the result of a distracted driving accident. "This took over a month to film, and was filmed at many different venues around our school. We couldn't have done this without the help of all the students who agreed to participate …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Grayslake Central and Grayslake North will take on Antioch, Carmel, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Lakes, North Chicago, St. Viator, Vernon Hills and Wauconda.
Friday, February 1
The Grayslake Central and Grayslake North wrestling teams will compete in an important meet at Lakes High School on Saturday, Feb. 2. The top three individuals will advance into sectionals at Antioch next weekend, and the team champions will head to the dual-team sectional, the Daily Herald reports. Grayslake Central and Grayslake North will face off against Antioch, Carmel, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Lakes, North Chicago, St. Viator, Vernon Hills and Wauconda. The state individual tournament will be held Feb. 14-16 in Champaign, while the dual-team state tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 in Bloomington. The Feb. 2 meet starts at 9 a.m.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Grayslake Central Rams Cheerleaders took third place at the Illinois High School Association sectionals on Sunday, Jan. 27, securing a spot at the state championships in Bloomington this weekend.
Competing in the Medium Varsity Division, the Grayslake Central Rams Varsity Cheerleaders nailed a third place finish at the Illinois High School Association sectionals competition on Sunday, giving them a trip to the state competition this weekend. "They hit a flawless routine that lead me to tears. They left it all on the mat," said Jessica Reblin, varsity cheerleading coach. "When they announced that we placed third, the team was so excited that they got their ticket punched to state. I could not have been a prouder coach at that moment." The Rams placed second on the Fox side of the recent conference competition and fourth overall in the Fox Valley Conference. Working hard all year, the Rams knew they really needed to be ready to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
GNHS and GCHS cheerleaders participated in the Huntley High School Cheerleading Invitational on Jan. 20.
Most cheerleading competitions include back to back high energy, carefully choreographed maneuvers featuring custom mixed music tracks cranked up loud. This event did not disappoint, nor did our Grayslake cheer squads. The Grayslake Central Rams and Grayslake North Knights freshman and junior varsity teams competed at the Jan. 20 event in the morning sessions and put on a fantastic show. Our Grayslake North Knights JV team placed first place in the small division, while the Grayslake Central Rams JV team placing fourth in the small division. Both North and Central's freshman teams placed for a Superior Performance. Over 60 teams converged on Huntley High School to participate in the cheerleading invitational competition. The squads …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police say Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest shot Jessica Corinne Kenny, a 2000 Grayslake High School graduate, before turning the gun on himself in Las Vegas Friday.
Authorities in Las Vegas say Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest shot a 30-year-old concierge desk worker at a casino hotel before killing himself Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Jessica Corinne Kenny of Las Vegas was shot at the Excalibur resort, where she worked as the concierge desk worker for the travel website Vegas.com, ABC 7 News in Chicago reported on Monday. Brandt, 31, then shot himself in the head. Kenny was a 2000 graduate of Grayslake High School, according to the Daily Herald. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this most difficult time," Denise Kindle, assistant superintendent for personnel services at Grayslake High School District 127, told the Daily Herald. Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber said that …