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Posted inArt & Life

ETHS Grad Wins Projects for Peace Award

Northwestern University’s Julia Borland, a third year studying social policy and economics, received a $10,000 award from Projects for Peace to help incorporate environmental and food justice issues into a sustainable farming program. As part of her practicum, Borland co-founded the Zumwalt Acres Sustainable Farm Apprenticeship Program, which invites ten college-aged students to live and work […]

Posted inArt & Life

Northwestern Helps Support Summer Fest

Registration is now open for Evanston’s Summer Fest at Butler Park, a seven-week STEAM program beginning June 21 that lets middle school-aged children explore everything from roller skating and drone racing to woodworking, creating beats, and podcasting. Summer Fest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday though Aug. 6 at Butler Park in Evanston’s […]

Posted inSchools

Beacon Academy Track Star Finishes Fifth at State Championship

Beacon Academy sophomore Julian Aske earned All State honors with his fifth place finish on the Eastern Illinois University outdoor track, host of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state championship. Aske competed in the 400-meter dash.  Aske waited until around 4:45 p.m. before he was able to take the track, entering the field near […]

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District 65 School Board Approves Cordogan Clark to Prepare Master Facilities Plan

On June 14 the District 65 School Board approved Cordogan Clark & Associates to prepare a Master Facilities Plan for the District at a cost of $165,000. Cordogan Clark, with offices in Aurora and Chicago, provides architectural, engineering, and construction management services. Raphael Obafemi, the District’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer, said, “The Master Facilities […]

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Beacon Academy Tennis Player Advances to State Finals

The Beacon Academy tennis team tied for eighth place in the Illinois High School Association State championship this past weekend at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. This historical feat came on the shoulders of junior Peter Adams-Agresti, who advanced all the way to the final match, earning second place in the event. Adams-Agresti […]