The following information is provided by Township High School District 113
Highland Park High School’s varsity Congressional Debate team won second place last weekend at the Conant High School invitational tournament against 24 schools and over 200 competitors.
Daniel Nussbaum (Sr.) and Jacob Zionts (Jr.) won first place speaking awards, while Cameron Deahl (Sr.), Ross Hozman (Jr.), and Caleb Goldstein (Jr.) each won second place. Ruth Libowsky (Sr.), Ben Rubin (Jr.), and Claire Rafson (Jr.) won third place speaker.
Ross Hozman (Jr.), Claire Rafson (Jr.), Caleb Goldstein (Jr.), and Corey Novick (So.) were voted as best presiding officer by their peers.
The Highland Park High School’s Congressional Debate team returns after winning the past four regular season tournaments and winning both the upper and lower divisions of the state competition.
“Our team is and will be as strong as ever,” the team’s president, senior Daniel Nussbaum, said referring to Highland Park’s strong showing in the novice (new members) section of the tournament where freshman Brad Leshem and sophomore Erica Littman won first place speaker, and junior Marianne Chirica took the second place award.
The team’s next tournament is the weekend of October 11 and 12 at Wheeling High School where, Nussbaum explains, “we’ll be going for the win.”
The CHOICES Committee is a consortium of counselors and special educators representing high schools in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Each October, our consortium presents CHOICES: A Post-Secondary Planning Night for Students with Special Needs. This year’s program will take place beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Evanston Township High School. Please visit the Choices website ( www.postsecondarychoices.org) for directions and additional details. Staff representatives are Stephanie Gordon from DHS and Paul Harris from HPHS.
The Highland Park Community Foundation recognizes excellence in local teaching with its annual Golden Apple award. This year, the award will go to a teacher currently teaching at District 113’s Highland Park High School. Nominations are open until December 1, 2013. Nominations can be made by students, teachers, administrators and community members. Nomination forms can be found at www.hphs.dist113.org.
The Highland Park Historical Society along with Highland Park High School will present the 18th annual house tour Fine on Vine on Sunday, October 6, from Noon to 4 pm. This marks the ﬁrst year both the Historical Society and the High School have collaborated on the House Tour.
The tour begins inside Highland Park High School. It will include the school’s Depression era murals, which were lost for 50 years. Plans for the new construction at the high school will be on display. The tour also includes visits to a number of 19th and 20th century homes along Vine St. There is no charge for the high school only portion of the tour. Tickets for the entire 2013 Fine on Vine House Tour are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Please call 847.432.7090 or email email@example.com for further details.