GBN Notes for May 18
Updated: June 5, 2012 10:29AM
Glenbrook North High School’s Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. June 3 in the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts located at Glenbrook North High School. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. For more information, go to www.glenbrook225.org/north or call (847) 509-2643.
Please note: Everyone in your party (small children, siblings, etc.) must have a ticket on Sunday.
GBN student selected to perform on Broadway
Glenbrook North junior Nathan Salstone will be making the jump from the high school stage to Broadway this summer.
During the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, Salstone was one of only two Illinois high school students selected to travel to New York City June 20-26 to perform on Broadway in the finals.
“I was honestly in shock when I found out I won,” Salstone said. “I am just so thrilled and so excited to be part of this experience.”
The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards were held on May 7 and presented by Broadway in Chicago. In order to be considered for the awards, Salstone submitted a video featuring him and Glenbrook North senior Megan Orticelli performing a duet from this year’s Glenbrook musical “Phantom.”
Both students were selected to compete in the state awards, where they had to learn a dance and audition in front of a panel of judges.
While in New York, Salstone will participate in rehearsals, master classes, private coaching and interviews with theater professionals. The judges will then name the Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress during the National High School Musical Theater Awards on June 25.
Students honored for superior writing
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recently awarded three students from Glenbrook North certificates for superior writing. These students include: Allie Gross, Patricia Hare and Resa Magill.
They join only 274 high school juniors from throughout the nation who were awarded this honor. These recipients were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 students who were nominated their junior years by their teachers.