District 28 Notes for June 1
Updated: June 19, 2012 2:13PM
Scholarship recipients named
The following District 28 alumni and Glenbrook North High School graduating seniors have been selected to receive a 2012 Homer O. Harvey Scholarship: Patrick Carey, Hannah Cloh, Ben Conrad, Dong Hyuan (Paul) Han, Joshua Handler, Kelsey Hasmonek, Erin Helgeland, Jason Hirshman, Deanna Imhoff, Aaron Kohrs, Emily Mayer, Jenna Mendelson, and Megan Orticelli.
The students’ scholarships were announced at the Glenbrook North High School Honors and Awards Ceremony, held May 25. The scholarship provides $1,000 to each student.
District 28 created the Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund in 1989, after Harvey retired as longtime superintendent. Over the years, 266 graduates have received scholarships totaling $230,500. The district’s PTO Council sponsors the annual 5K Run/Walk to raise money for the scholarship fund, so the district can continue to provide scholarships to students in honor of the late Harvey. The 2012 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 29. More information about the event will appear in this column and will be posted on the District 28 website, www.northbrook28.net, over the summer.
Last day of school
June 7 is the tentative last day of school, assuming the District does not need to use any emergency closing days in the next week. On June 7, elementary school students will be dismissed at noon, and Northbrook Junior High School students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. The tentative last full day of school is scheduled for June 6.
Annual quiz bowl results
Four Northbrook Junior High School eighth graders participated in the Northbrook Youth Commission’s annual quiz bowl and were awarded the first place. The quiz bowl is a competition that tests the general knowledge of Northbrook’s eighth graders, with questions on topics including math, science, language arts, social studies, geography, fine arts, world language, and Northbrook history.
This year, Catherine Seno, Ted Kim, Michael Zhang, and Jack Spector-Bishop represented NBJH. “They showed great composure and incredible aptitude during the event,” said math teacher Khadija Basith, who coached the students. The plaque, which shows NBJH’s third consecutive first place ranking, will be presented to the students during the eighth grade awards ceremony.