Baker Grads Make a Mark on High School Football

Aaron Potts ’08, Ray Bahr ’08, and Taylor Nakagawa ’08 started on the Evanston Township High School Wildkits football team this season. Taylor was a starting cornerback on the defense, and Aaron was a starting running back and also one of the team captains. Ray was a starting running back and linebacker, and led the

Eric Baker Leads the Debate

Erik Baker ’08, president of the ETHS Debate Team, made it to the 16th round of the Mid-America Cup, a debate competition held in September at Valley High School in Des Moines. Erik’s success earns him a bid, ETHS’s first ever, in the Tournament of Champions which brings together some of the most competitively successful

Julia Crowley-Farenga Honored by Siemens

Julia Crowley-Farenga ’08 is among the contenders for the highest science honor awarded to American high school students, in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Region Five Finals. Julia, along with her partner, Patrick Loftus, won the $6,000 Team scholarship. Their astronomy project entitled, Morphological Classification of Post-Starburst Galaxies, examined and classified 2,811

Erin Haddock Breaks a Leg

Erin Haddock ’00 has the lead role in For This Theater Productions’ Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. The show’s director and producer describe Erin as “a magnificent up-and-coming Chicago actress [who] does a remarkable job in this production.”

Alison Cherry Honored as Young Adult Author

Alison Cherry ’96 is about to be published as a young adult author, has signed her first contract and is already writing her third book. Her debut novel, RED, is coming from Delacorte Press.

Quinn Sengupta ’09 Earns Top Honors in Jazz Piano

Quinn placed first among high school jazz pianists invited to the recent IMEA (Illinois Music Educators) All-State Conference and was named to the Honors Jazz Combo, the top jazz ensemble. This past fall, Illinois students performed in regional competitions, with top musicians in each region invited to Peoria for the statewide festival.

Eric Baker ’08 and Sophie Kornbluh ’08 rock WYSE!

A team of ETHS students won the 2012 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) regional competition. Headquartered at the University of Illinois, the WYSE Academic Challenge is a statewide competition that administers a series of tests in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and English to high school teams and individuals. Among the fourteen

Connor Siegel ’09 Proves a Finance Whiz

Connor, a junior at Evanston Township High School, took first place in Principles of Finance at the recent Illinois DECA State Career Development Conference, held in Decatur. Connor’s first-place win qualifies him to be one of three students representing Illinois to compete in the Principles of Finance event at the DECA International Conference to be

Taylor Nakagawa ’08 Awarded Journalism Scholarship

Taylor has been awarded the 2012 Tom Gebhardt Journalism Scholarship by the Northern Illinois School Press Association. Each year the award is given to high school students who are interested in pursuing journalism as a major in college and further as a career. Honorees receive a cash prize as part of the award.

Anna Nelson ’10 Knows Her Copy

The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) student newspaper, The Evanstonian, placed third in the 2012 IHSA Journalism Sectionals in Romeoville. Anna, who placed first in Yearbook Copy Writing, went on to earn a sixth-place medal in Yearbook Copy Writing at the IHSA Journalism State finals held at Eastern Illinois University. Four ETHS journalism students earned