Students from across the District competed against each other in the District 211 Architecture Competition in which they designed an ideal and functional house. Each entry had to include four bedrooms and two and half bathrooms while being up to 3,500 square feet. The winning entry, submitted by Palatine High School senior Nelson Bartolo, will be the Building Construction Program house to be built on Berner Road in Elgin next year.
Township High School District 211 began tracking students who received the highest possible composite score on the American College Test (ACT) in April 1998. Since then, nearly 120 District 211 students have completed the same amazing feat. During the same time, 12 students have achieved a perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Here are some facts by the numbers of these amazing feats:
A Case of Multiples
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On June 6, four students from Township High School District 211 were included in the third round of National Merit Scholarships. In the latest round, the scholarships are financed U.S. colleges and universities. Each recipient was selected by officials from the various educational institutions. The recipients will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night. During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding. By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.
Eduardo “Eddie” Orozco, a senior at Palatine High School, was selected by Wintrust Community Bank as their “Athlete of the Week.” Orozco, who has received varsity letters in football, wrestling, and track, was presented with a plaque Feb. 14.
“Eddie is the perfect student to represent our program,” said head wrestling coach Jeff Keske. “Commitment, hardworking, and perseverance are three words which describe him.”
Samuel Devereux, a member of the Hoffman Estates High School Special Olympics Soccer Team, was named to the Illinois State Special Olympics Team. With this announcement, Devereux will participate in the national Special Olympics competition in Seattle, Washington, in July.
“This is a big honor for him,” said Coach Julie Phelan. “He is an excellent soccer player and a natural leader.”
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Matthew Williams, a sophomore at Schaumburg High School, spoke with WGN Radio host John Williams about his work with the Challenger Baseball League today.
Matthew, who is the co-chair for the league’s annual jamboree, arranged the interview through producer Matt Bubala.
During the interview, Matthew and John joked about their shared last name, though the two are not related.