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Craft fair

Warren Township High School will hold its annual Craft Fair Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 34090 Almond Road, Gurnee. It will feature 140 vendors including crafters and many home retailers. Holiday gift items will be available and there will also be raffles and a bake sale. All proceeds from space sales benefit the Warren Township High School band program. Details,

Updated: December 6, 2011 4:45AM


Awards: Grayslake Community High School District 127 announced that three students have been awarded recognition in the 2011-2012 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) through the College Board. Grayslake Central students Anastasia Kathrens and Emily Cullum, and Grayslake North student Anthony Crespo, are recognized as Scholars. This year, the NHRP is recognizing nearly 5,000 students selected from a pool of over 235,000 who took the 2010 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA test and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are designated as Scholars.

Scholar: Grayslake Community High School District 127 announced that Grayslake North senior, Hannah Mitchem, has been named an Outstanding Participant in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Hannah is among some 3,100 students who achieved the Outstanding Participant status in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who took the 2010 PSAT/NMSQT tests. A certificate will be presented to Hannah in recognition of her potential for academic success.

Scholar: Grayslake Community High School District 127 announced that Grayslake North senior, Bria Wilson, has been named a Semifinalist in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program. More than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated Semifinalists in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program were announced recenlty, by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials. To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.


Food drive: The Jackie’s Magic 2011 Food Drive will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Warren Township High School, 500 N. O’Plaine Road. There will two illusionists this year, Bill Blagg and Tristan Crist (featured performer at the Circus Museum in Baraboo, Wis.). Other entertainment will include Mark and Sue Holstein, Joe Diamond, Magic Sam, Fizbin Xanatos and Jim Stanislawski. This event also raises funds which have been used to help the transitional students from WTHS. Details, (847) 271-8702.

Lake Forest

Performance: Lake Forest High School’s Junior/Senior Play “Almost, Maine” will be performed Oct. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Moore Auditorium, East Campus, 1285 N. McKinley. Tickets will be available on-line and linked from “Almost, Maine” takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter; all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Northern lights hover in the star filled sky above, Featuring a cast of eighteen including Alex Levin, Lia Donovan, Sammy Dolgin, Liza Passalino, Andrew Piechota, Sara Ransom, Ellie Doyle, Mollie Blahunka, Connor Kenehan, Ingrid Lustig, Steven Schur, Alex Whittington-Baschoff, Colin Seikel, Mac Myles, Emily Neuberger, Jenny Poth, Erica Werner and Ross Kugman. The student director is Mari Uchida. Technical direction for the show is by Jenny Alaimo, Rachel Penn, Brett Pepowski and Greg Reinert. Scenic design by Jenny Alaimo and Rachel Penn, lighting design by Brett Pepowski, sound design by Jonathan Flusser, props by Allegra Levin and Kirsten Vold.

Recognition: Recently, a group of current and former Lake Forest High School Telecom students were acknowledged at the Chicago 48 hour film festival in Chicago. The entry, called “Midwest,” was awarded “Best Film runner-up” and “Best Cinematography.” The group placed in the top three in five other categories (direction, acting, writing, costume and special effects). The following contributors to this project included senior students Justine Burchall, Luke Landsell and former LFHS students, Jacob Hellinga, Frank Henderson, Hayden McAfee, Spencer Higbee, Geoff Neal, Max Moore, Kevin Davidson, Woody Tauke, Lain Kienzle and Jackson Moore.


Meeting: Libertyville Elementary District 70 will discuss plans for the provision of special education services to students with disabilities who attend private and home schools within the district boundaries for the 2011-12 school year Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St. The meeting is for administrators and teachers in private schools and parents of students in private and home schools. Details, Director of Special Education Marilynn Menuey at (847) 247-2694. Festival: The Highland Middle School Concert Choir will participate in the Libertyville High School Choral Fall Festival Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at 708 W. Park Ave. Choirs from the Libertyville High School and Oak Grove Middle School also will perform. Tickets are $3 and $2 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be bought in advance through a choral student or at the door the night of the performance. Concert Choir is a group of seventh and eighth grade students. Details, (847) 362-9020.

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