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

Theo Beck ’11 Receives Language Award

Theo received a Silver Award Medal at the Midwest Chinese Speech Contest held at Northside Prep High School in Chicago in April 2012.

Natalie Jacobson ’10 an Outstanding Volunteer

Natalie was among three high school volunteers, three Northwestern University volunteers, and five community volunteers honored at a reception at Northwestern University in February 2012. Natalie was recognized for her volunteer work with soup kitchens in the Evanston area, planning and attending orientations, events, and more. A student at Evanston Township High School, Natalie is

Andrew Pink ’97 is an Olympian!

Andrew Pink learned to play volleyball at Baker with Mr. Beck as his P.E. teacher. Since then, he attended Evanston Township High School, studied at Rutgers, and moved to Germany. Eventually, his love of the game led him back to his father’s native Great Britain to be named to their Olympic team for the 2012

Mozziyar Etemadi ’00 Changes the Future

Mozzi, together with his teammate, earned the CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Technology) second-place prize of $100,000 for technology innovations in primary health care. They developed a unique and promising home-monitoring approach for early detection of dangerous crises in patients suffering from chronic congestive heart failure. The competition began in February 2012, with