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Jesse Chatz, an ETHS senior, served as the student representative of ETHS District 202 Board of Education for the 2011-12 school year. During his tenure Jessie attended regular District Board meetings, worked on Student Council, and created a program called E-Town Opportunities.

E-Town Opportunities, an alumni outreach program launched as part of Jessie’s Senior Studies Project, connected ETHS students with adults in their fields of interest. Chatz organized a fair on April 30 to help ETHS students in all grades build a résumé, discover job or internship opportunities, and connect with an ETHS alumni mentor. At the fair 30 ETHS alumni offered advice and career guidance to hundreds of ETHS students.

Lauren Cooper, a senior at Evanston Township High School, has been selected as the winner of a $2,500 National Merit scholarship. This scholarship is underwritten by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) with its own funds.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Five students from ETHS have been named Best of Show in an annual art exhibition, “The Lisa Show,” sponsored by Chicago-area Great Frame Up stores. The ETHS winners are Christa Culbert (painting), Rosa Novak (3-D), Mary Kate Marchesi (graphic communication), Quincy Clegg (photography) and Aja Kleves (drawing). Their pieces were selected from among 25 ETHS entrants to be part of the show. Winners at the local level received cash prizes and competed for scholarships at the May exhibition.

The Evans Scholars Foundation has awarded scholarships to ETHS seniors John Cogan and Shamir Villeda. They are among 230 Evans Scholars to receive this college scholarship award designated for qualified golf caddies across the United States. In addition to their strong caddie records, scholars must have outstanding character and excellent academic records. John caddies at Westmoreland Country Club and Shamir at the Evanston Golf Club.

The Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF) is among the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs. More than 9,400 caddies have graduated from college since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

ETHS senior Win Lalley won first place in the Columns category of the 2012 Illinois Woman’s Press Association High School Communications Contest. Win’s work, “Jeremy Lin … Sportsmanship … More Corporate …,” went on to the national level, where it earned a third place at the National Federation of Press Women’s 2012 High School Communications Competition.

Win will be honored at the IWPA Awards banquet on June 2, 2012 at the Union League of Chicago.