D211 Post: District 211 Student Named to State Special Olympics Team

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.”             Devereux tried out for the ...

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D211 Post: Schaumburg Student Interviewed by WGN for Work with Challenger Baseball League

           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.  &nb...

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18 District 211 Students are National Merit Semifinalists for 2015

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Township High School District 211 has 18 students that have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are selected based on scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T.).  William Fremd High School students Justine M. Chee, Nathan J. Cornwell, Soumyaa Mazumder, Ellen Ni, Walter K. Panfil, Sanjana K. Shah, Jeemin Sim, and Jennie Yang  have been named semifinalists.   Kara M. Burton, Lisa M. Kehe, Lawson B. Kosulic, and Lily Y. ...

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Two District 211 Students Earn the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced a group of students that have received the prestigious National Merit Scholarship financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Two District 211 students are recipients. Conant High School senior Kshama Shah and Fremd High School senior Chung Ho Lee received National Merit Northwestern University Scholarships. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide ...

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Six District 211 Students Earn Perfect Scores on ACT Exam

At its September 12, 2013 meeting, the Board of Education honored six High School District 211 students for achieving a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT exam. These students included Palatine High School student Emma Heckelsmiller, William Fremd High School students Robert Andrews and Soumik Biswas, James B. Conant High School students Glenn Huang and Nikita Pillai, and Hoffman Estates High School student Milan Patel. Three of the six students, Andrews, Biswas, and Pillai, were also recognized by the Board for accomplishing this feat for the ...

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Six District 211 Students Named 2013 Golden Apple Scholars

Many high school students have a drive and passion to become educators and work toward the prestigious goal of becoming a Golden Apple Scholar. District 211 has six students who are on their way to becoming future educators. Students Marco Arreola, Elise Guerro, and Tiffany Guerro from Palatine High School, Karyn Baldwin from Schaumburg High School, and Fatima Cisneros and Timothy Coukart from Hoffman Estates High School were selected as part of 135 Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2013. Each student was recognized for his/her accomplishments by the ...

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Hoffman Estates High School Graduate Completes Four Performances on David Letterman Show

For many high school graduates, an average day is spent going to college classes, hanging out with friends, playing sports, and staying up late doing homework. Then for some high school graduates, they spend four nights in New York staying up late to perform on the David Letterman Show with their band. Hoffman Estates High School 2011 graduate Zach Lentino performed with his band, Lance Lapinsky and the Lovers, on the David Letterman show from Feb. 4-6. He played upright bass for Elvis tribute groups on the show. “It was absolutely insane,” Lentino said. ...

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