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Palatine High School Hosts Zumba Event to Benefit American Cancer Society

This weekend, Palatine High School is hosting an opportunity for individuals to get fit, dance, and raise cancer awareness. The Palatine High School Cultural Awareness Club is hosting its second annual Zumba for Cancer Party in Pink event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will take place on Oct. 27, beginning at noon in the Palatine High School East Gym (1111 N. Rohlwing Road in Palatine). “Our goal is to make this a big event, raise money, and promote fitness,” said Miriam Bonilla, teacher at Palatine High School and a Cultural Awareness Club sponsor. “A really cool thing about this event is that one of our own Palatine ...

District 211 Students Build Leadership Skills at Harper Hosted Conference

Several District 211 students had the opportunity to explore and enhance their leadership skills not only with other peers in the District, but with students from other area school districts, as well. The Student Leadership Challenge Experience, which was a one-day leadership program hosted at William Rainey Harper College, took place on Oct. 18. This is the second year District 211 attended the event, and students from District 214 and Barrington High School also attended the conference. “I believe this is important because it gives a young person insight on how to be a leader and what it’s all about, also how they can use it to take on ...

Palatine High School Students Inspired by Original Freedom Writer

In an effort to motivate and uplift the student body, Palatine High School hosted a motivational speaker who, in only 50 short minutes, impacted lives and changed mentalities of many young adults for the better. Manuel Scott, one of the original characters portrayed in the movie Freedom Writers, came to PHS on Oct. 18 to share his story and to remind students who are going through hard times that they are not alone. The speaker was sponsored by Palatine’s Promise, the school’s anti-bullying group. “I am not an entertainer,” Scott said at the beginning of his presentation. “I am not a performer. I am not famous. I am not rich with ...

Palatine High School Coach Publishes Book About Team

In an effort to document the challenges, hard work, and dedication of the Palatine High School boys’ cross country team on its pursuit of a state title, PHS English Teacher and Coach Christopher Quick wanted to tell their story.  Last fall, the boys cross country team at Palatine High School won its first state title, and Quick published a book entitled One Way, Uphill Only telling the story of how the team reached its goals. The book focuses on the stories of five senior team members — Tim Johnston, Tim Meincke, Marcus Garcia, Peter Tomkiewicz, and Anthony Gregorio — as they worked throughout the season preparing for the state champio...

Hoops for Hope

Collaboration is color blind, and for two cross-town basketball games neither green nor red prevailed. William Fremd and Palatine High Schools teamed up to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis through an event called Hoops for Hope on Jan. 27. Students and staff from both schools purchased orange t-shirts to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “I think this event really serves as a testament to the strength of our community,” said Melissa Poczatek, Student Council president at Palatine High School. The event was created in the memory of Brian Larsen, a Fremd High School student and Palatine native who passed away on Nov. 21, 2011, ...