Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Varsity team won first place in the Tall Flag competition.
Wednesday, March 20
Lake Zurich High School’s took home a first place trophy at the Illinois Drill Team Association’s State Finals last weekend. The Varsity team won first place in the Tall Flag AAA Division competition, and earned a second place finish in the Color Guard AAA Division event. See full results on the IDTA's website.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Savannah Haeger will cheer on the Davidson College Wildcats.
Savannah Haeger, a 2012 graduate of Lake Zurich High School, will be cheering on the Davidson College Wildcats at the second round in the East Division of the Men’s Division 1 Basketball Championship on Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. While at Lake Zurich High School, Haeger served as president of the National Honor Society, president of the Drama Club, founder and president of the Law Club and was selected by audition only for the Illinois All-State Choir. “I am thrilled to represent Davidson at the Tournament,” said Haeger. “Although I did not cheer in high school, Davidson encourages it students to take chances, go out of their comfort zones and experience something new and I am so glad I did.” About Davidson …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Lake Zurich High School Fashion Club will host a fashion show to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation as part of Charity Bash.
Tonight's fashion show for charity will showcase how creative teens can turn used clothing into stylish designs. Katie Turner, a senior at Lake Zurich High School and co-founder of the Fashion Club, also works at Saver's part time. Saver's donated some of its donated clothing and five students with sewing machines turned them into new outfits. The fashion show is tonight, March 14, at 7 p.m., at the Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center. The donation at the door is $5 and all proceeds go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. The fashion show is part of LZHS's annual Charity Bash. "It's been a lot of fun to rework the clothing and make a fashion show," said Katie, who is hoping to pursue the fashion business as a career…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Lake Zurich grad Charley Dever, now a Spartan, gets assist for bringing game home.
Lake Zurich High School will host a men’s lacrosse game between the University of Illinois and Michigan State University, March 17, thanks in part to a former Bear who now roams midfield for the Spartans. “It’s not often we get to see collegiate-level lacrosse in our own back yard, especially between schools as popular here as Illinois and Michigan State,” said Dave Kintzer, Lake Zurich Lacrosse Club president. “We’ve already heard from well over a dozen other high school and youth programs that are as excited as we are about this.” The game also is noteworthy for the local flavor it brings. Charley Dever, a Spartan midfielder and 2010 Lake Zurich graduate from North Barrington, said he’s looking forward to his homecoming. “I’m pretty…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Lake Zurich High School's Varsity Flag Winter Guard will compete for the state championship.
On their quest for an Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) State Champion three-peat, the Lake Zurich Varsity Winter Guard has put in months of training that began last June. Perfecting their equipment technique and overall showmanship, the hard work has paid off. In a very successful competitive season the team has secured multiple 1st place finishes along with earning the very prestigious “Highest Technical Score” award at three separate TDI competitive venues. Capping off the TDI competitive season, Lake Zurich earned the highest award possible as the 2013 State Flag Grand Champions at the TDI State Championships held at Peoria’s Carver Arena on March 3. This season’s two routines showcase the wide range of skills these performers…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Samantha Milbourn has a plan to care for our nation’s hungry and poverty-stricken and she needs financial guidance to see the plan through.
Samantha Milbourn, like many Lake Zurich High School seniors, is planning for college; she will attend Concordia University in Wisconsin and work towards a degree in physical therapy. Unlike most 17-year-olds, Samantha is also planning an end to world hunger and poverty. “My ideal dream is that the worst part of poverty, the hundreds of thousands of people living on the street, have a home, that they don’t have to say that park bench is where I sleep at night,” she said. Samantha’s plan is to collect $1 from every American, every 10 years. That approximate $315 million could go a long way towards feeding the nation’s hungry, she said. Samantha is seeking an adult with financial expertise who could help her work out the legal details …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The team will take on Mundelein tonight for the chance to advance to the regional finals.
Wednesday, February 27
The Lake Zurich boys’ basketball team will take on Mundelein tonight in the Class 4A regional semi-finals game. The team beat out Libertyville Monday night by a score of 70-65 for the chance to advance in the tournament, the Daily Herald reports. John Repplinger was a player of note for Lake Zurich, scoring 19 points for the team, helping them secure a victory. Tonight’s game against Mundelein will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Zurich. The winner will advance to the Regional Finals.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Concert on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Lake Zurich High School.
Thursday, February 21
The Lake Zurich High School Jazz Ensembles perform in concert with the DePaul Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bob Lark, Wednesday, Feb .27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend this concert, there is no charge. The Jazz Lab Band will start the concert, playing Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Sweet Way” and Thad Jones’ “Us.” The Jazz Ensemble will follow with three classics by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, including Billy Strayhorn’s haunting "Bloodcount,” “Theme from the Asphalt Jungle,” as well as Maynard Fergusen’s “Cruisin’ for a Bluesin’.” Bob Lark and the DePaul Jazz Ensemble will close the concert. “It’s extra motivational for our students to see what goes on at the next…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Lake Zurich teens won iPads in the contest, sponsored by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon came to Lake Zurich High School on Friday to honor four students who won the No More Teen Dating Abuse contest, sponsored by Verizon and coordinated by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ILCADV). The students--sophomores Kasia Konsor, Kati Stavropoulos and Amanda Buckstaff, and senior Ian Hesch--won iPads for making the winning video and the school won $1,000. The ultimate winner could be our culture, according to Simon. “What you are working on is changing our culture. It takes all of us to make that cultural change,” Simon said. ICADV Chief Executive Officer Vickie Smith said the purpose of the contest was to create a video about healthy teen dating relationships. “I am asked every day ‘how…
Team of girls had a successful show.
The Lake Zurich High School Orchesis Dance Company held its show, "A Moment to Dance" last Friday and Saturday. The team of 18 girls performed various styles of dancing including jazz, lyrical, musical theater, tap, and hip hop. The show contained student-choreographed dances and pieces created by guest choreographers Carissa Jurczyk, Alyssa Fletcher, Mary Tisa, and Logan Lipton. The Orchesis Dance Company is led by the directors Jenna Cataldi and Kristin Drollinger. About Orchesis from the LZHS website: Orchesis is a Greek word that means "to dance." The Orchesis Dance Company at Lake Zurich High School has been around for several years, each year improving and integrating more dance styles into their performances. The first Orchesis in …