Update: HEHS Student Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Mengran Liu
Out of 500 students to be selected as U.S. Presidential Scholarship semifinalists, 141 scholars were announced and Hoffman Estates High School senior Mengran "Meran" Liu is one of two students to represent the state of Illinois in Washington D.C. Meran will be recognized in Washington D.C. on June 16 at an awards ceremony where she will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school ...

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Delicious Success at Cupcakes for a Cause

Cupcakes
Hours of baking more than 9,000 Cupcakes that resembled shapes of flowers and characters like the Cookie Monster paid off as the delicious works of art raised money for autism awareness.  Community members collaborated for Cupcakes for a Cause at Hoffman Estates High School, and raised more than $13,000 for the Schaumburg chapter of Autism Speaks, with $3500  of that going to Special Olympics and Best Buddies Clubs, on April 7. This is the third year Cupcakes for a Cause has been in place. In previous years, the event was hosted at different venues, but came to HEHS ...

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Three D211 Students Named Presidential Scholars Semifinalists

District 211 logo
After 3,000 of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors were selected by the United States Presidential Scholars Program, semifinalists were narrowed down to 500 students across the country, and three District 211 students made the cut. Seniors Andrew Song and William Shih from William Fremd High School, and Mengran Liu from Hoffman Estates High School, are awaiting the May announcement to see if they will be named a Presidential Scholar to represent Illinois. “I’m not coming into this with any sorts of expectations, so I am not too nervous,” ...

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K-9 Units Search D211 Schools, Deter Drug Possession

Police officers getting ready to search schools
Combating and deterring illegal drug possession within a high school is a problem that school districts often face.  In an effort to discourage students from drug violations, High School District 211 has partnered with Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Palatine police departments to use police dogs to search for drugs on campus. The searches began at the start of the 2011-2012 school year, with police dogs checking student lockers within the school.  Now, the District is planning to expand its searches to include student parking lots, as well. “We recognize ...

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Upcoming District 211 Honors Choir Concert

Honors Concert Choir
The best singers from Township High School District 211 will combine their voices for the 211 Honors Choir concert on Saturday, April 14 at Holy Family Church in Inverness. One hundred vocalists from Conant, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg High Schools will perform under the direction of Cheryl Frazes Hill, director of Music Education and director of Choral Activities at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Dr. Frazes also holds the position of associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on April 14 at Holy Family ...

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HEHS Donates, Reads Books to Children at Literacy Academy

Students at John Muir Literacy Academy
Elementary students at John Muir Literacy Academy were surprised as the Hoffman Estates High School Hawk mascot walked in to classrooms, excitedly waving and promoting literacy while several high school students read books to children. His guest appearance and readings were part of a book drive hosted by HEHS on March 23. More than 1,200 books were donated to the school from faculty and students. “For our project this year, we were trying to come up with something that would affect the school culture in a very positive way,” said Cynthia Taylor, librarian at ...

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