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Chamber of Commerce Honors Students!

Congratulations to 18 senior class students who were nominated by HPHS teachers and chosen as a Chamber of Commerce student award winner. Students were honored at a dinner that was held on April 6th at the Highland Park Country Club.

These students represent HPHS and what it means to be a "True Giant!" Each student received a $1,000 scholarship from one of the following sponsors:
The William S. Bardford Scholarships, First Bank of Highland Park, NorthShore University HealthSystem-Highland Park Hospital, Academic Tutoring Centers, D&R Autoworks, American Legion Post #145 Highland Park, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park-Highwood Lions Club, Bulldog Security, 22nd Century Media/The Highland Park Landmark, and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce.

It was a wonderful evening honoring these 18 students. The HPHS Jazz Combo filled the evening with wonderful music; Mr. Tom Vogelsang created a memorable video that was presented - featuring the students (view below); and Dr. Tom Koulentes, HPHS Principal, delighted the audience with personal stories - giving a great perspective on each student.

Thank you to everyone that participated in making this a very special evening. Special thanks to Ms. Ginny Glasner, President of the Chamber of Commerce. Most of all, congratulations to these outstanding Giants!


Chamber Awardees    Dr Koulentes

Photo on the left: Row 1: Ana Perez, Juan Estela, Aurora Zamudio-Lopez, Isabel Miller - Row 2: Jacob Resnick, Maria Lola Rincon, Kenzie Bernstein
Row 3: Estefania Gomez, Jonathan Rosenfeld, Giselle Fesalvo - Row 4: Eden Shraiberg, Charles Skurie, Nicole Berardi,
Hannah Nussbaum - Row 5: Michal Steczek, David Barrette, Hugh Laedlein (not pictured: Isaac Nava)

Photo on the right: Dr. Tom Koulentes, Principal

Video below created by Mr. Tom Vogelsang, HPHS Media Center Director/Teacher