- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 May 2010, p. 23, 26, , 29
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New Trier's annual Commencement Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in the McGee Theatre on the Winnetka Campus. Admission is free.
The concert is a time-honored tradition at New Trier that offers seniors the opportunity to perform one last time before they graduate. Students will perform pieces from the solo and small ensemble repertoire. Performing in the Commencement Concert are the following students: Nick Bonamici, Clarinet; Adam Davis, bass; Quinn Delaney, bassoon; Andrew Dolinar, marimba; Jason Ellis, baritone; Katherine Estes, soprano; Ari Fisher, violin; Carrie Furniss, trombone; Rachel Huvard, marimba; Katie Kalmikoff, soprano; Andrew Koehler, marimba; Aimee LeFevre, soprano; Emily McLane, soprano; Erin McDonough, soprano; Emma Moss, mezzo soprano; Doug Pemberton, baritone; Mariel Saavedra, soprano; Judy Shin, piano; Jessica Snyder, soprano; Katie Straub, soprano; Elli Sutter, mezzo soprano; Alex Terchek, clarinet; Anna Zhang, soprano.
Leaders with New Trier's Haiti Project hosted the Saint Joseph's Charrette, sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, Chicago May 8. During the event, 22 volunteer architects began working on design solutions for the rebuilding of Saint Joseph School in Petit-Goave, Haiti, an area devastated by the tragic earthquake earlier this year. Maurice Bonhomme, a New Trier security staff member whose father founded Saint Joseph School in 1952, briefed the architects on Haitian culture and the history of the school. They then worked together and submitted five designs to rebuild the school. The final design will be chosen on June 12.
New Trier is grateful to the architects who volunteered their time and expertise: Dena Wangberg , Steve Pantazis, Marissa Brown, Phil Schmidt, Denilyn Arciaga, Nick Bernardi, David Burnham, Genie Bae, Brian Landwehr, Amanda Owings, Doreen Hsu, Amy Sonbuchner, Julia Winter, Katherine Darnstadt, Kersten Harries, Abraham Rodriguez, Daniel Rollet, Myriam Migrditchian, Laura Bowe, Cady Chintis, Geoff Malia, and Alissa Albers.
New Trier's Haiti Project began as a service learning project on New Trier's Northfield Campus to help students learn about Haitian culture and improve Saint Joseph School. After the earthquake, the focus changed to a school-wide effort to aid Petit-Goave and rebuild the school, which was destroyed. So far, New Trier has raised more than $80,000 toward a $100,000 fundraising goal. Donations may be made atwww.newtrier.k12.il.us/haitiproject.aspx.
Nine New Trier art students participated in Gallery Stuart-Rodgers' fourth annual student art exhibition: Discovery 2010, which promoted and celebrated art education in local area high schools. River North artists juried the artwork of students selected for the exhibit. Participating high schools included New Trier, Lake Forest Academy, Lane Tech College Prep, The Latin School of Chicago, Loyola Academy, St. Scholastica Academy, the University of Chicago Lab School, and Walter Payton College Prep High School. All 2D artwork was framed by the gallery for the opening of the exhibit on April 16. The exhibit ran through May 1.
All work was for sale, and 70 percent of the net proceeds were donated to the participating schools' chosen charities. New Trier, St. Scholastica Academy and the University of Chicago Lab School teamed up to raise $913.50 to help rebuild Saint Joseph School in Petit-Goave, Haiti.
New Trier senior Katrina Keleher was awarded second prize for her photograph. Other participating New Trier students were Michael Bussell, Rachel Flanagan, Rachel Gershon, Luke Hutchings-Goetz, Anna Sido, Kristina Spillers, Becca White, and Christie Ziegler.
"We so appreciate this invitation by Holly and Scott Rodgers to have our students participate again in the Chicago gallery art scene in Discovery 2010. It was an honor to have so many New Trier artworks juried into the exhibit, and I consider that a reflection of the hard work done in the classroom every day by our students and teachers alike," said Stephen Murphy, chair of New Trier's art department. "Angie Singer worked tirelessly to coordinate, publicize, jury and hang the eight-school exhibit. It really is a treat for our students to have their work exhibited in River North and for such a worthy cause"
New Trier senior Cameron Mohammadi was recently selected for the American Association of Teachers of French 2009-2010 Outstanding Senior in French Award. This award is made annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.
Mohammadi has studied abroad, is an officer of the French Club and a member of the
National French Honor Society, and has participated in the National French Contest and National French Week activities. His French teacher at New Trier is Liette Brisebois.
Foreign Exchange Agencies are currently looking for families interested in hosting foreign exchange students who will attend New Trier High School for the entire 2010-11 school year. If your family is interested in becoming a host, call Athena Petmezas, director of student life at (847) 784-2263 or e-mail at email@example.com.
The 2010 issue of CALLIOPE, New Trier's visual art, literary and sound publication, is available this month. The student-run organization publishes, in full color, New Trier's finest student 2D and 3D works, alternative music, and writing. The book and CD are $15 and can be ordered online at: New Trier's home pageonline paymentsall productscalliope. Copies will also be sold during lunch periods or from Ms. Pilat in room 12.
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- New Trier's annual Commencement Concert will be held May 28 on the Winnetka Campus.
Leaders with New Trier's Haiti Project hosted the Saint Joseph's Charrette, sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, Chicago May 8.
Nine New Trier art students participated in Gallery Stuart-Rodgers' fourth annual student art exhibition: Discovery 2010.
New Trier senior Cameron Mohammadi was recently selected for the American Association of Teachers of French 2009-2010 Outstanding Senior in French Award.
Foreign Exchange Agencies are currently looking for families interested in hosting foreign exchange students who will attend New Trier High School for the entire 2010-11 school year.
The 2010 issue of CALLIOPE, New Trier's visual art, literary and sound publication, is available this month.
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