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Students at LFHS finish strong!

The Siemens Foundation and the College Board recently announced that Lake Forest High School is a recipient of the 2005-06 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. As one of 50 high schools nationally to win the award this year, Lake Forest High School will receive a $1,000 grant to support science and math education. Now in its eighth year, the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement exemplifies the strong partnership between the Siemens Foundation and the College Board to widen the pool of math, science and technology talent that we will need for the continued growth of business and industry in the United States and globally. This award recognizes that Lake Forest High School is one of those leading the nation in AP participation and performance in those disciplines. The announcement of the winners of the 2005-06 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are posted on the Siemens Foundation website at More Top News!


Congratulations to the Class of 2006!

On Saturday, June 3, 440 students graduated on the front lawn of Lake Forest High School. Sunny skies and temeratures in the low 70's made for a perfect afternoon! Superintendent Dr. Harry Griffith provided the "Welcoming Remarks," followed by speeches from Senior Class President, David "Wicks" Barkhausen on "Our Most Valuable Lessons," and Student Council President, Emily Modlin's "Skydiving." Principal Jay Hoffmann presented the "Distinguished Teacher Award." The Balladier and Forester Singers performed And So It Goes by Billy Joel and The Lord Bless You and Keep You by Peter Lutkin. The Roll Call of Graduates and the Presentation of Diplomas were the highlight of the day. Congratulations and best of luck to the Class Junior students Drew Beeson of 2006! and Maeve Sheahan were

crowned Prom King and Queen. NEWSLETTER TO DISTRICT 115 FAMILIES AND STAFF Dr. Harry Griffith, Superintendent; Jay Hoffmann, Principal

Thank you to everyone that supported the junior class this year! The Class of 2007 student council representatives: Back Row: T. Callahan, Sarah Mynhier, Brian Short, Hannah Alley, Danny Chapman, Sissy Peters. Second Row: Taylor Cox, Colin Murphy (Vice President), Sarah Friedman, Frankie Malin, Elise Heilman. Front Row: Paige Ryder, Sarah Quon (President), Catherine Venson, Kristin Hickey, Kirsten Hardy. Not Pictured: Molly Geldermann, Rudy Dell, Mike Kopsick

Academic Spotlight

National Honor Society Board of Education Janet Nelson President 847-234-1844 Tom Neri Vice President 847-615-8241 Mary Ritter Secretary 847-234-8215 Jim Carey Member 847-234-4917 Sharon Golan Member 847-234-1414 Marilyn Harlow Member 847-604-8611 Pat Ottensmeyer Member 847-910-5481 Dr. Harry Griffith Superintendent 847-582-7301 You may send a message to all Board Members at this address: [email protected]

Contratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society inducted April 19:

Latif Alam Glenn Blackmon Lauren Basler Drew Beeson Bobby Binkley David Blowers Brigid Bower Laura Briskman Maeve Carberry Catherine Carstens James Cascarano Daniel Chapman Cathleen Christensen Ashley Claveria Colette Conway Taylor Cox Elizabeth Coyle Brady Cushman Michael Desnick Justin Dill Jessi Dorman Jacqueline Draper Matthew Engel Brittnee Fitzgerald Sara Friedman Lauren Furlong Marisa Gaither Molly Geldermann Ian Goldbeg Andrea Hansen Kirsten Hardy Elise Heilman Kristin Hickey Samantha Hills Amy Hoffmann Allie Hoffman Kristen Hughes Cecily Jaros Andy Johnson Kristen Kashul Bill Knorr Susan Lape Vanessa Lee Melissa Li Sarah Ludmer Francesca Malin Nathan Mathew Gabriel Molina-Moughamian Carolyn Monroe Ryan Moore Katherine Moreno Kelsey Moutvic Britt Myers Sarah Mynhier Sarah Nedeau Sissy Peters Tracy Pierret Sarah Quon John Ratliff Joey Raudabaugh Andrew Remissong Samantha Rossman Alexandra Rowley Matt Russell Paige Ryder David Saginur Kate Schreiber Kimberly Seymour Maeve Sheahan Brian Short Dan Sirus Mark Stelter Michael Sternberg John Swisher Tim Terhaar Brian Tung Maria Vastardis Aaron Wang Charles Warfield Jenny Williams Valerie Winton Garrett Wren Andrew Ziccarelli

Local Students Nominated for National Scholarship Program

Amy Szerlong and Matt Bernardi, seniors and members of the Lake Forest High School National Honor Society, have been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Jay Hoffmann, the principal of Lake Forest High School, recently announced the nomination, which places both Szerlong and Bernardi in the national competition. Two hundred national NHS winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships. Jay said that "Amy and Matt are innovative leaders with high character who enthusiastically render service to LFHS and to the community. They are positive, resourceful and dependable and they continually make us proud." High school National Honor Society chapters from across the country were eligible to nominate two senior high members to compete. Nominees were selected based on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations and clubs; achievements in the arts and sciences; employment experience; and academic record. They also were required to write an essay.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:00 PM Baggett Room, Lake Forest Dist. 67

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation's high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership.



June 2006

Academic Spotlight

National Merit Scholarship Congratulations to the National Merit Finalists in the 2006 Competition from Lake Forest High School: Willis H. Buck Alexa M. Claire Christian A. Csar Kent C. Haeger Nina R. Mires Erin C. Strahan Martha C. Turewicz Sarah Wang Austin C. Woodruff Paul M. Zarian Each year the PSAT/NMSQT test, given to all juniors, serves as an initial screen of more than one million entrants to the National Merit Program. In the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, 50,000 academically able high school students are honored. The program was initiated in 1955, is a not-for-profit organization, and awards a sizable number of scholarship awards annually.

LFHS Students win Awards!

Congratulations to Danielle Moss who placed 3rd in the Skills USA Team Regional competition in the First Aid/ CPR category. She is studying to be certified as a paramedic/ firefighter at the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus.Twelve Lake Forest High School students attend the Technology Campus studying various disciplines not offered at Lake Forest High School. Congratulations to Matt Deromedi who earned the honor as "Student of the Quarter" in Auto Collision Repair. Criteria for selection include: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Demonstration of various employability traits including possessing a positive work ethic and attitude, and displaying leadership ability, and active participation in program activities and involvement in Technology Campus extra-curricular activities.

Congratulations to Lake Forest High School student Nicole M. Mitchell who was recently recognized as one of the top 70 finalists for the Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Team Scholarships. Panels of educators and citizens involved in educational issues served as judges for the 235 entries that were received. Her achievements both in and out of the classroom were recognized with a medallion.

NHS & Cum Laude Induction 2006

Congrats to...

Grace Kronauer (Class of 2006) who received a $1,500.00 scholarship from the American Red Cross of the Greater Chicagoland Area for her dedicated work and effort in social work throughout her 4 years at LFHS. She will attend John Hopkins University in the fall.

Congratulations to Eunice Buhler who placed first in USA Today's 2006 All-USA High School Academic Team. Eunice founded Cultures for Youth, a non-profit organization to advance cultural acceptance internationally.

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related news regarding an The next Regular Meetings event, activity, fundraiser of the Board of Education of or student "kudos," please Lake Forest Community contact Joy B. Murawski High School District 115 at 847-582-7376 or e-mail will be on Monday, to [email protected] December 12, 2005 4:00 PM submit your information. at Lake and non-digital Digital Forest High School Library and on Monday, pictures are also welcome January 23, 2006 7:00 PM at and encouraged! Lake Forest High School Library. January's at your Pictures taken reports include presentations from child's sporting event the Mathematics and are also of interest. Electives Departments. Please e-mail any pictures taken of your child's sports for publication in the next edition!

Ginnie Hayes, a sophomore at Lake Forest High School who recently completed the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, D.C. in February. The Forum on Law is a six-day program that introduces outstanding high school students to challenging careers in the legal profession. Founded in 1992, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is a nonprofit educational organization established to help prepare extraordinary young people for their professional careers. Forums are offered in 11 cities across the United States in a wide variety of career fields, such as defense, intelligence and diplomacy, law, medicine, nursing and technology. Over 50,000 young people have attended NYLF programs. For additional information, visit us at

June 2006



Athletic Spotlight

Boys Basketball

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 Matthew Bernardi Jeffrey Collins Thomas Bernardi Matthew Kocanda Britton Myers Brian Short Michael Small

Sports Highlights Winter 2005-2006 Nearly 300 student athletes participated in the Winter Athletics program. Over 700 student athletes participated in the Spring Athletics program. Many congratulations to the following teams for all the hard work and dedication that has lead to their respective successes! All-Academic Athletes include Junior/Senior student athletes who have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or in our case, 4.5 on a 5.0 scale).


Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2007 Samantha Rossman 2007 Maeve Sheahan

Boys Swimming & Diving

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 Andrew Calcutt Paul Zarian Brady Cushman Tyler Geitner Karl Mohrmann Colin Murphy Andrew Remissong Benjamin Steadman Brian Tanabe

Pom Pon

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 Katie Ellis Priscilla Seeds Ashley Claveria Sarah Quon Paige Ryder Maria Vastardis

Boys Wrestling

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 Brian Deyoung 2006 Thomas Knorr 2007 William Knorr 2007 Geoffrey Latham

Girls' Basektball

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 Nichole Moran Marjorie Schuetz Jamie Staudt Lauren Furlong Kimberly-Claire Seymour

Girls' Gymnastics

Winter 2005-06 All-Academic Athletes: 2006 Erin Dow

The Lake Forest High School Competitive Dance Team participated in the UDA National Dance Team Championship in February at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This year the team placed 2nd in pom and 3rd in jazz--the highest combined ranking for any LFHS team. Both routines were broadcasted on ESPN.



June 2006

Athletic Spotlight

Sports Highlights Spring 2006

Boys' Baseball

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 07 07 07 07 07 07 Wicks Barkhausen Matthew Bernardi Jeffrey Collins Ian Goldberg R. Andy Johnson Britton Myers John Ratliff Brian Short Michael Small

Boys' Water Polo

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 07 07 07 07 07 Andrew Calcutt Brady Cushman Tyler Geitner Andrew Remissong Benjamin Steadman Brian Tanabe


Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 Hana Laurila 06 Marjorie Schuetz 06 Julia Ventola


Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 Deepika Sriram

Boys' Lacrosse

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 Brian Bell 06 Kyle Ferguson 07 Joey Raudabaugh

Girls' Lacrosse

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 07 07 Rachel Feinberg Sutton Kauss Lisa Landoe Katie Lindquist Julie Seidel Jamie Staudt Alexandra Tupper Julia Allen Brigid Bower Maeve Carberry Elizabeth Peters Molly Schreiber

Boys' Tennis

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 07 Mcneil Parker Stephen Salterelli Alexander Wyckoff Alex Nemerov

Boys' Volleyball

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 Daniel Elies Carl Hamming Daniel Sharman Erik Sierks Justin Dill Matthew Kocanda Christopher Stanuch

Boys' Track

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 Evan Beckett Andrew Borrasso Kyle Farver William Jacobs Alex Karasik Michael Karras Anthony Larson Geoffrey Latham Curtis Mccoy Frederick Schmitz James Sperzel Austin Woodruff Jamie Baik David Blowers Matthew Engel John Murphy Mark Stelter John Swisher Aaron Wang

Girls' Soccer

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 07 07 Emily Modlin Nichole Moran Brooke Ousterhout Katherine Taubenheim Megan Wark Taylor Cox Brooke Hruskocy Cecily Jaros Carolyn Monroe Sarah Mynhier

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Athletic Spotlight

Sports Highlights Spring 2006

Classroom Spotlight

Electives Department

Art Lake Forest High School senior Chris Bailey was the first place winner in the photography category at the Best of the Best LISA show held at the James R Thompson Center on Sunday, May 21, 2006. This show is sponsored by the Great Frame Up stores, owned and run by Dave and Marlowe Klitsky. Twenty eight schools from the greater Chicagoland area participated, each having individual shows at their local Great Frame Up stores during February and March. The Best of the Best show was comprised of the 5 best of show pieces taken from the 25 that each school had displayed in their individual shows. Chris received a $2,000 cash scholarship to the school of her choice.

Girls' Track

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 07 Francesca Baruffi Claire Birkhauser Katie Darraugh Regan Grumley Courtney Jeffery Amanda Lundahl Andrea May Nicki Mitchell Emily Novak Chloe Bohm Elizabeth Cole Lauren Furlong Theresa Loos

The LISA show also provided the opportunity for Lake Forest High School art students, their teachers and parents to be honored with a wonderful reception that included displays of their matted and framed work. The art teachers from each school are asked to select the best work from their school, five pieces from the categories of drawing/printmaking, graphic design, photography, painting and 3-dimensional.

This year's best of each category winners include:

Cece Cunningham - Painting

Girls' Water Polo

Spring 2006 All-Academic Athletes: 06 Rachel Lazzara

Erin Dow - Graphic Design Courtney Jeffery - 3D Alli Shaller - Drawing Chris Bailey - Photography

The 5th Annual Egg harbor photography exhibit and displayed the work of LFHS photography students. Patrons of the restaurant were asked to vote for their favorites. Alex Rowley's "Single Scoop" and Catherine Venson's "Odd Ball" were the first and second place winners.



June 2006

Classroom Spotlight

Electives Department

Music Technology

Lake Forest High School Music Department congratulates our Honors Competition Winners!

Winners of the Junior Voice Division include: Deenah Bassiauny, 1st place Rachel Sachnoff, 2nd place Winners of the Senior Voice Division include: Natalie Beck, 1st Christine Perkins, 2nd place Winners of the String Division include: Katharine Owens, 1st place Kira Manzo, 2nd Place Winners of the Woodwind and Brass Division include: Elizabeth Coyle, 1st Place Mark Miller, 2nd place Piano Division Winner: Matt Kalish Overall Music Winner: Matt Kalish

Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

Congratulations to the following Lake Forest High School music students who performed at the 30th Annual Solo and Ensemble Contest at Northwestern University on Saturday, March 18. Division I Rating (highest rating) included vocal and instrumental soloists Natalie Beck Krista Carlson Elizabeth Coyle Melissa Maranto Rucha Mehta Mark Miller Ravi Mulani Danielle Pullan Rachel Sachnoff Erin Strahan Chamber Ensembles included Natalie Beck and Maggie Kohl; vocal duet Elizabeth Coyle and John Swisher; clarinet duet Ravi Mulani, Jay LaVitola, Brad Weinberger, and Patrick Moesta; saxophone quartet. Division II Rating included soloist Erin Strahan, euphonium solo (secondary instrument) Chamber Ensemble included Bobby Hollander Tommy Johnson Andrew Meland Ryan Hart brass quintet

Congratulations to the 16 students from Lake Forest High School who competed in the Regional CAD Competition...

at the College of Lake County including: Andrew Calcutt Rhys Evans Blaine Fahey Kristina Karras Amy Larsen Sarah Ludmer Cody Madro Patrick McNamara Matt Mitter Ryan Moore Derek Morris Alex Nermerov Ben Rockwell Natasha Svigos Brian Tanabe Peter Trausch

The front entrance of the Auditorium was recently gifted with two beautiful planters filled with spring flowers. They were donated in acknowledgement of those LFHS families who have lost loved ones. 2005-2006 has been a difficult year for many and the planters will be maintained by the high school's Grief Group. Spearheaded by this spring's placement of the outside planters, a committee of staff members and parents are working together to promote a fall planting project as a visual remembrance.The committee is seeking to raise funds to purchase bulbs and shrubs to be planted on a designated remembrance day in the fall. Please contact Tracy Hill 847-2839161 or Mary Kay Jaekel 847-604-8944 if you are interested in contributing or participating in the project. Donations may be mailed to LFHS: Fall Remembrance Planting Project.

Matt Mitter placed third in the Introduction to CAD Division and Andrew Calcutt placed first in CAD Solids Division. Andrew advanced to the State CAD Competition on April 22, at Illinois State University. Congratulations to all the participants!

June 2006



Classroom Spotlight

Electives Department


English Gold Key awards from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to Martha Turewicz and Ravi Mulani who recently were awarded three regional Gold Key awards from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Awards program is one of the most competitive recognition programs for more than a quarter of a million creative teenagers across the country. These students have distinguished themselves and Lake Forest High School through their work and dedication to their artistic vision and their commitment to excellence. As recipients of a Gold Key, the work of these students was sent to New York City to be reviewed by a national panel along with the work of artists and writers from across the nation.

Foreign Launguage

National Latin Exam Awards Contratulations to the following students for their stellar performance on the National Latin Exam Awards. Cum Laude: Kevin Berardini Michael Davitt Alexander Dittmer Beau Dobbins Mary Kate Doherty A.J. Englehardt Robert Fitzpatrick Lauren Gibbons Will Glynn Sarah Guy Cole Holmes Nicolette Hruskocy Joseph Hrusovsky Conor Johnson John Kinzer Luke Knezevic Robert Marshall Kasha Moore Thomas O'Brien Caroline Rogers Benjamin Schwarz Jeffrey Simpson Katherine Taubenheim Garrett Wren Conor Wright Magna Cum Laude: Kristen Bert Margaret Burke Chuck Coates Allie Davitt Michael Desnick Ellen Figliulo Will Kyriazis Katelyn Gibbs Kathryn Johnson Caroline Martin Madeleine Mayer Carolyn Monroe Jillian Mueller Elaine Palutsis J.J. Parker Theresa Pierret Elizabeth Pohl Erik Sierks Michael Sloan Catherine Utterback

Telecom Students win awards

Congratulations to the following Lake Forest High School Student who were recently honored with the following awards: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Drew Beeson and Connor Hartnett who won the NATAS Midwest award for Technical Achievement for their trailer "Spin Cycle." Drew and Myles Beeson won Honorable Mention from NATAS in Writing for their "This I Believe" projects. Logan Groover won a $2,500 scholarship from NATAS, which will go to Northwestern, as one of their two Midwest Senior Scholarships. From the ChicagoLand TV Educators Council student Awards (about 600 entries) the following awards: Computer Animation; Jake Allen received 1st place for "Timmy the Talking Toilet," and Connor Flemming received 2nd place for "The Dentist."

Illinois Association of Teachers of English honors LFHS Students

Please congratulate the following teachers and students; their work and talent have been recognized by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) for work in either prose or poetry. Amy Birtman's students: Paula Bielnicka--Runner Up Certificate, Michelle Giardina--Runner Up Certificate, Honorable Mention. Diane Clark's students: Nicole Mitchell-- First Place Winner, Danny Russell--Honorable Mention. Margaret Forst's students: Kristin Mikrut--Runner Up Certificate, Lindsay Millichap--Honorable Mention, Kelly Schur--First Place Winner, Vivek Upadhyay--Runner Up Certificate. Carolyn Konz's student: Caroline Tell--Runner Up Certificate, Honorable Mention. Karen Kopriva's students: Megan Wark--First Place Winner, Chrissy Ziccarelli--First Place Winner, Elin Sandberg--Honorable Mention, Becky Mueller's student: Laura Briskman--Runner Up Certificate.

Congratulations to Connor Hartnett (left) and Drew Beeson for their multi-award winning work for "Spin Cycle." They won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Midwest Technical Achievement Award, The Chicagoland Film Festival's Best in Show "Outstanding Achievement" award and the The Chicagoland Television Educators Council "Gold Award."



June 2006

Classroom Spotlight

Foreign Launguage

Maxima Cum Laude: Daniel Chapman Christian Csar Martha Dee Alexander Dintruff Matthew Dordal Angela Dugan John Goense Graham Hoke Andrew Kelner Susan Lape Chelsea Lee Elizabeth Leider Mark Miller Jessye Mueller Lisa Ottensmeyer Tara Poltermann Michael Sierks Erin Strahan Aaron Wang Trevor Wellington Summa Cum Laude: Megan Duffey Mark Kendall Stewart Kerr Giulia Mazza Kevin O'Connell-Keleghan Andrew Remissong Richard Ryan Lilly Sawle Aleka Scoco


Matt Lowry's Physics class enjoyed creating boats and testing them in the pool at LFHS!


Spring 2006 Triathlon Results Rudy Dell and Karl Mohrmann were the Triathlon boy winners. Lauren Murphy was the girl's triathlon winner. The 8k boys winner was Gabriel Molina-Moughamian with a time of 28:50. The 8k girls winner was Michelle Curley wtih a time of 44:04.The Biathlon boys winner was Mike McCulloch and the girl's winner was Kim Lewelling.

Healthy Lifestyles

Students in Healthy Lifestyles went on a 2 day trip to Williams Bay, WI on April 19-20 for teambuilding and leadership activities. A combination of high and low ropes challenges, including a zip line, enhanced their abilities to work together, trust, and step up to be leaders.

Pictured below are participants: Jill Stolzman, Jules Sheehan, Nina Mires, Cassy Murphy, Amanda Bogner, Ali Lloyd, Katherine Cottrell, Jamie Lowe, Alexa Claire, Jackie Corrado, Brittney Minorini

Spanish Students Build Homes in Mexico

Over the weekend of April 27-30, twenty-one LFHS students, under the direction of Senorita Wise, went to Mexico to build a house for local residents. They are looking forward to another successful trip next year. June 2006 SPOTLIGHT 9

Extra-Curricular Spotlight

Wellness Congrats to LFHS Dance 2 Show students!

Lake Forest High School Dance 2 students ended their semester with a final dance performance to an audience of over 100 on May 5 in the Raymond Moore Auditorium. Congratulations to the student dancers who did such a great job including 1st period students; Carly Beck, Julia Bendikas, Katie Gibbs, Kristen Jacobsen, Vesna Kovacevic, Allyson Kron, Rebecca Marks, Mallory Mullady, Janaki Nadam, Christine Perkins, Jessica Ray, Larissa Tosi, and Katherine Straus. Period 3 students: Beth Cavender, Kelly Foss, Alexis Hallen, Lauren Havey, Reena Humad, Gabrielle Levert, Jillian Lundgren, Kristin Lynch, Kira Manzo, Khoogas Mekaelian, Jessica Min, Jane Park, Katie Roti, Jane Shin, Christina Thiel, Paola Torreblanca, Lauren Vallortigara, Paige Wagenknecht, Holly Willis, Katie Yandell, Sarah Wang, and Stacie Wolf. Period 7 students: Amina Basha, Caity Brunjes, Alexis Caplan, Kelly Haser, Sara Lyman, Jennifer Magnus, Robin Martini, Giulia Mazza, Rachel Poltermann, Jessica Romeo, Leah Tedesco, Caroline Ventola, and Emily Downey.

2006 Senior Class Gifts

The 2006 Graduating Class of Lake Forest High School generously donated a gift of $5,000 to the CROYA Foundation. The gift will help to pay for the new CROYA Student Union which is due to begin construction this summer. The facility will be available to all 7th-12th graders in the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood. In addition to the CROYA donation, the Senior Class has also purchased a large outdoor, lighted clock which is located on the triangular slab above the auditorium for everyone to enjoy for years to come. Thanks to the Class of 2006 for such generous and memorable gifts!

Math Team wins Conference! The Math Team won their conference (the Horwat division) in the North Suburban Math League. Christian Csar won the top Oralist in the division. LFHS was the Most Improved Team. Recently, the team qualified for the State Meet by coming in second place (to Vernon Hills) in the Regional competition by only 8 points (589 to 597). At Regional, Kyle Werner won first place for Freshman, Chris Moews won first place for Sophomores, and Christian Csar won first place for Seniors. Erin Strahan and Kent Haeger tied for second place for Seniors, who took first place as a team. Chris Moews qualified for the Chicago ARML team and will compete in a national competition. Participants of the Math Team include: Roxie Bartholomew, Amina F Basha, Sarah Condic, Elizabeth Coyle, Christian Csar, Michael Desnick, Matthew Dordal, Michael Educate, Kent Haeger, Ryan Hart, Mark Kendall, Peter Klein, Stephen Kuhn, Stephan Lambert, Chris Moews, Ravi Mulani, Bradley Peet, Andrew Remissong, Martin Rozycki, Christopher Schuster, Sahil Shah, Deepika Sriram, Erin Strahan, and Kyle Werner.

Pictured above are Wicks Barkhausen (Senior Class President) shaking hands with Margot Martino (the founder of CROYA). Also present are Sutton Kauss (Senior Class Vice- President), and Kaitlin Rogers (youth Foundation Board member) and Carla Seidel, Vice Chairman of the CROYA Foundation Board. The CROYA staff members pictured are Chris Torrence, Gretchen Wooldridge, and Joanne Yorro.

Jazz students performed on Saturday, February 25 at their trip to "Jazz in the Meadows."

Student Council Congrats!

Congratulations to the following students who have been appointed student council officers for the 2006-2007 school year including: Student Council President- Sarah Quon, Student Council VP - Colin Murphy, Senior Class President - Taylor Cox, Senior Class VP - Sissy Peters. Senior Executive Board will be: Kirsten Hardy, Sarah Mynhier, and Elise Heilman. Junior Class President - Lauren Whalley, and Junior Class VP - Jenna Stern. Sophomore Class President - Taylor Goddu and Sophomore Class VP - Ellie Graham. Congratulations!



June 2006

Extra-Curricular Spotlight LFHS Service Recognition Evening

The annual LFHS Service Recognition Evening was held in April where the following service awards were presented: "Tradition of Service" Elise Moore "Spirit of Service" Sissy Peters "Principal's Award for Service to the Community" Emily Modlin and teachers Mary Beth Nawor and Ariel Landvick "Heart of the Community" Sarah Mynhier "Excellence in Character" Reena Humad "Community Partner of the Year" Lake Forest Open Lands "Presidential Student Service" Gold: Eunice Buhler Latif Alam Sarah Mynhier Taylor Koch Silver: Andrea Hansen Reena Humad Bronze: Allison Block Brian Short Christina Thiel Christina Ziccarelli Colin Murphy Elizabeth Foran Elizabeth Peters Eric Bohn Hana Laurila Jacqueline Draper Jane Shin Kaitlin Rogers Kelsey Moutvic Lauren Basler Lauren Whalley Lindsey Millichap Mary Eidman Meghan Mitter Michael Sternberg Michele Curley Peggy Joy Hodgen Ross Doreen Sara Friedman Vanessa Lee "Prudential Spirit of Community" sponsored by the Prudential Financial Group and the National Association of Secondary Schools recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary community service." This year's recipient is Jennifer Williams.

Science Olympiad

Lake Forest High School placed 4th overall at the College of Lake County Regional Science Olympiad. There were 10 teams that competed overall. Lake Forest High School placed in the following events as follows: 2nd Place to Amina Basha and Kyle Werner in Astronomy; 1st Place to Mark Kendal and Andrew Remmisong in Chemistry Lab; 2nd Place to Erin Stahan and Christian Csar for Circuit Lab; 3rd Place to Peter Klein and Matt Dordal for Compute This; 3rd Place to Deepika Sriram and Elizabeth Coyle in Designer Genes; 3rd Place to Erin Strahan, and Christian Csar for Fermi Questions; 3rd Place to Deepika Sriram and Andrew Remmisong in Forensics; 3rd Place to Erin Strahan and Christian Csar for Physics Lab; 1st Place to James Cascarano and Catherine Ho for Robot Ramble. The most surprising achievement this year was getting the first place medal in the Robot Ramble event. Historically, it has always been the toughest event due to the time and expertise required to build a fast and powerful robot. However, this year LFHS students found a few new members who brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to this project.

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Morning Rotary Club Awards

On Wednesday, May 24 the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Morning Rotary Club presented at an early morning breakfast to middle and high school students who have made meaningful contributions to the community through volunteer service. They are: Eleni Barkulis, Bridgid Bower, Donnie Boyce, Stephannie Cannington, Chelsea Caulfield, Danny Chapman, Katherine Coleman, Colette Conway, Martha Dee, Susannah Dee, Beatrice Delannoy, Kathleen Dilenschnnneider, Mary Eidman, Annaleise Fahey, Elizabeth Fleischmann, Madeline Goodman, Regan Grumley, Mara Hilgenburg, Samantha Hills, Allie Hoffman, Lauren Holdsworth, Meghan Khorana,Taylor Koch, Jay Lavitola, Elizabeth Leider, Katherine Loukas, Caitlin McCarthy, Kristin Mikrut, Katie O'Kane, Melissa Ray, Margaret Roth, Kate Schreiber, Molly Schreiber, Nikkie Snarski, Katherine Straus, Kara Streppa, Michelle Tang, Robbie Tupper, and Katie Webber.

Mens Club Has Strong Impact on Community! Back in September, three Sophmores; Donnie Boyce, Jay La Vitola and Robbie Tupper thought there was a need for more boys at Lake Forest High School to get involved in Community Service and put their "manly" capabilities to work. They successfully proposed their plan to Student Service Advisor, Kathy O'Hara. Under the leadership of Teacher Advisor, Brian Runft, the Mens Club was founded. For more information, visit and click on Student Services Opportunities to see all of their accomplishements that were too large to publish here!

June 2006



In this Issue

2 Academic Spotlight 4 Athletic Spotlight 6 Classroom Spotlight 10 Extra-Curricular Spotlight

The Lake Forest High School Debate Team

February 15-19, 15 LFHS debaters were in the U.S Capital debating the nation's most controversial issues as part of this year's JSA National Convention in Washington D.C. The most active members of the team were invited to the tournament; attendees were Ben Arnstein, Michael Desnick, Mike Educate, Brendan Kim, Ravi Mulani, Marc Sethi, Sahil Shah, Ben Steadman, Kelly Stevens, Anton Teubner, Alec Thatcher, Sarah Wang, Brad Weinberger, Elan Weisz, and Stefanie Wessel. Coaches Ms. Cindy Alexander and Mr. Evan Richards accompanied the students on the trip.

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