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Three students from Evanston Township High School were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston in April to recognize their achievements in fine arts. Sidney Chuckas, Bria Patrick and Nolan Robinson are recent recipients of the Ted Van Zelst Award.
Each student was heralded for academic achievements and devotion to the theater. Tom Sollers, director of ETHS’ spring musical, “Pippin,” commended the students for their unique contributions to the production.
ETHS sophomore Sidney Chuckas has been dancing for 11 years and took a leadership role in helping “Pippin” cast members learn choreography. Bria Patrick, a junior, was praised for her powerful vocals and stellar musical ability. Sophomore Nolan Robinson has many interests, including singing, and aspires to perform on Broadway.
The Ted Van Zelst award, named for a prominent Evanston businessman, entrepreneur and humanitarian, has honored more than 150 students for their achievements in academics as well as fine arts and athletics. Each student received a certificate of appreciation, a book on leadership and a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.