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In partnership with the University Community Service Center, hundreds of volunteers served at more than 20 community organizations on January 17, 2015 in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parent volunteers helped Lab collect and re-distribute more than 10,000 books, continuing Lab's Bookswap tradition of recycling books, promoting literacy among our youngest students, and sharing what we have with others.
If there such a thing as double emeritus status, it will have to go to journalism teacher Wayne Brasler who has announced his retirement, to begin on January 5, 2015.
Nearly 200 parents, students, and teachers from all divisions gathered to celebrate the end of Hajj with a potluck dinner sponsored by the U-High Muslim Students Association, with help from the Parents’ Association and many volunteers.
The announcement came one day after Lab hosted the first Annual Bud James Invitation Cross Country Race. Says Athletics Director Dave Ribbens, “This is a significant accomplishment. At minimum one has to have made 20 years of contributions to track and field. Bud made it his first time on the ballot.”
The Concord Review selected a research paper on Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, written by Jennifer Xue, ’14, for inclusion in the Fall 2014 issue.
Rajan Aggarwal and Justin Whitehouse have both been named semifinalists in this year’s Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students. Both students participated last summer in Lab’s Science Summer Link Program.
For the 49th consecutive year the Midway has received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association.
Daisy Coleman joined meteorologist Paul Konrad on WGN as part of the TV station’s Friday Forecaster program that promotes weather education in schools. See the segment online.