Glenbrook North High School notes
Updated: October 23, 2012 5:15PM
2012 college report
Up to 98 percent of Glenbrook North’s graduating class of 2012 is pursuing higher education this fall at 153 institutions throughout the nation and select parts of the world.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oakton Community College, Indiana University, University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan are the top five most popular schools selected by the former GBN students.
Some of the other top attended universities or colleges include the University of Missouri, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Michigan State and Illinois State University.
Of the 98.1 percent of students attending college, 73 percent remain in the Midwest — 37 percent of which are in Illinois. Four are attending outside of the U.S., one is enrolled in technical school and another in the military, and three are taking a gap year. One student also is now employed.
There was a 5 percent increase in the number of students leaving the state and an 8 percent increase in the number of students going outside the Midwest.
Debate kicks off season with top ranks
GBN debaters Natalie Knez, a junior, and Nathaniel Sawyer, a senior, earned third place at the Greenhill National Invitation in Dallas, Texas during the weekend of Sept. 22-24. They outlasted 100 of the best teams from all over the country, and Sawyer was also named 2nd place speaker.
Additionally, during the Georgetown University National Invitational the team of Sahar Merchant, junior, and Sawyer earned 3rd place. Sawyer was also named 1st place speaker. The tournament took place Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Glenbrook North Fall Band Concert
The Glenbrook North Bands will host the Fall Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Come enjoy the sounds of the Freshman, Symphonic and Symphonic Wind Ensemble bands under the direction of Rich Chapman and Mark Running. Admission is free.