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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, ...