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Updated: December 5, 2011 8:09AM


Competition: The Grayslake North Marching Knights finished their competitive season this year at the Renegade Regiment MusicFest Marching Competition in Sandwich. The Knights had an outstanding performance that earned them 1st place honors in both Class AA Parade Competition and Class AA Field Show Competition. This is the third year that the Marching Knights have swept the competition in their class. In addition, for the first time, the Marching Knights were awarded the “Best Musical Performance Award” and “Grand Champions” of the entire Festival. They are led by Drum Majors Eric Delgado, Savannah Robinson and Ray Singleton and are under the direction of Candace Edstrand, Laura Bertermann, Michelle Ruotolo and Dan Bertermann.

Lake Forest

Performance: School District 67 Brainstormers will present “Greek Mythology One-Acts” Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Citadel Theatre, West Campus Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road. “Pandora’s Box” and “Demeter and Persephone” were written by Andrew Pond and directed by Jessica Lauren Fish. Students from Everett Elementary School include: Kailey Albus, Sarah Bryden, Mary Crawford, Edward Deng, Pauline Droege, Will Elliott, Meghan Joshi, Alex Kirages, Chris Kondiles, Julia Mendelson, Katiana Moreno, Kylie Perkins, Ava Schumann, Maliha Yousug. Students from Cherokee Elementary School include: Haley Banta, Nika Belova, Lila Brown, Susanna Crawford. Julia Epstein, Natalie Faloona, Evie Frentzas, Litza Kapsalis, William Thomas, Hannah Zipperstein. Tickets are $5. Details,

Lake Villa

Observance: All veterans are cordially invited to attend Lakes High School’s annual Veterans Day Observance Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium, 1600 Eagle Way. Join fellow veterans for refreshments, individual recognition, and an all-school assembly to observe Veterans Day and thank you personally for your service to our country. Ceremony will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest. RSVP to Peggy Koziorowski at (847) 838-7106 and indicate how many will be attending. Details, ]


Show and dessert: The award-winning Mundelein Sound, Lights, and SoundFX show choirs will be entertaining with their nationally recognized song and dance program during Mundelein High School’s annual Spotlight Concert and Dessert Extravaganza Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., 1350 W. Hawley St. Tickets are $15, and include both the concert and the Dessert Extravaganza immediately following, with desserts donated from local bakeries. The show choir is also selling raffle tickets, with prizes including an iPad2, a 32” LED HDTV donated by Best Buy of Mundelein and many more. Details, or call (847) 949-2200 ext. 1429.


Grant: Students at eight Waukegan elementary schools will soon see changes in their physical education, health education and nutrition, thanks to a nearly $1 million federal grant. Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 has been awarded the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant. The Board of Education officially accepted the grant at its Oc. 25 meeting. The federal grant will award $953,860 to District 60 schools over the next three years, including $341,858 this year. Elementary schools that will benefit from the grant include: Carman-Buckner, John S. Clark, Glen Flora, Greenwood, H.R. McCall, Little Fort, Washington and Whittier. The grant will focus on implementing new nutrition and health programs at schools, as well as improving physical education. There will also be aspects aimed at educating families on healthier food options. District 60 was one of just 76 organizations across the country to receive funding through the PEP grant. This marks the second time that Waukegan Schools will benefit from the PEP grant. From 2007 to 2010 District 60 received $1.4 million to upgrade physical education equipment and resources throughout the District.

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