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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the event Saturday.
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the Saturday event. We have video of Grayslake's Brandon Uribe finishing third in the 200 meters attached to this post.
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. …
Grayslake North High School is among the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the Washington Post.
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Grayslake North High School? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, GNHS is among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, Grayslake North High School ranks 25. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to a press release. The index takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at the school next year and divides it by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. “With a…
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, March 1, 2013
At the IHSA's Class 4A 3-point basketball shootout on Thursday, Grayslake North junior Kendall Detweiler showed them who had the goods. She advanced to finals Friday.
Congratulations to Grayslake North High School basketball player Kendall Detweiler, who led the way at Thursday's Illinois High School Association's Class 4A 3-point basketball competition at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. Detweiler, a junior at GNHS, made 9 out of 15 shots as the sixth shooter in Class4A, reported the Daily Herald. Her top shooting score held up through 26 additional shooters, earning her a spot in Friday's finals. Today's winner advances to Saturday's Queen of the Hill competition, reported the Daily Herald. "I just want to relax, have fun and do well," Detweiler told the Daily Herald. "I'm happy to have made it this far." In the spring of 2011, Detweiler placed second out of 120 people in a 3-point shooting contest in …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Congratulations to Ryan Ornstein, a 2009 graduate of Grayslake North High School who has accepted a clubhouse management position with the New York Yankees!
Play ball! Ryan Ornstein, who graduated from the Grayslake North High School in 2009, has just accepted a clubhouse management position with the New York Yankees, according to the District 127 Website. Ryan will graduate in June from DePaul, and will head to Tampa, Florida to begin work with their minor league team the Gulf Coast Yankees. Ryan has been working and traveling as a student manager for the men’s basketball team at DePaul for 4 years while attending classes at the Lincoln Park campus. He has traveled as head manager with the team for the Big East conference games, as well as tournaments in Florida, California, Cancun and France. Ornstein is the Head Men's Basketball Student Manager at DePaul University, according to his Twitter…
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.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
GNHS senior Heather Richey has qualified for the Illinois American Legion's state oratorical competition in Peoria on March 2.
Heather Richey, a senior at Grayslake North High School, will be speaking at the Illinois American Legion State Oratorical Competition on March 2 with her formal reflections on American citizenship and the Constitution. She qualified for the state competition after delivering two speeches at the 10th District American Legion competition, held at Grayslake Central High School on Jan. 12. The purpose of the contest is to develop deeper knowledge of the Constitution and what it means to be a citizen among high school students. “Preparing for this experience encouraged me to learn more about how the Constitution protects our rights today. I have learned a lot myself and have talked to many friends who have also taken an interest in it,” she …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Grayslake North Knights Cheerleaders took second place at the Illinois High School Association sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 26, securing a spot at the state championships in Bloomington next weekend.
The Grayslake North Knights varsity cheerleaders put out their best on the mat at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) sectionals competition on Saturday, Jan. 26. The team placed second and secured their spot at the state championships in Bloomington next weekend. Saturday morning's sectionals started with a rally cry from team leaders, "We are the Fighters," building on a theme from the music video Gym Class Heroes. The GNHS cheerleaders competed with an expanded team this year to meet the requirements of IHSA "Large School" category. A larger team means more coordination among more cheerleaders and constant practice to get the routine perfected, said head coach Jennifer Garza. In competition, you only have one chance, and the …