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Glenbrook South Students Help Korean War Veteran

Also featured: Glenbrook North students raise $3,500 for charities.

Students Tackle Home Improvements for War Veteran

More than 40 student and teacher volunteers from Interact Club recently came together to help a 84-year-old Korean War veteran with some needed home improvements.

Over a two-day period, the group repainted, landscaped and installed new light fixtures around the Arlington Heights home.

GBS Interact Club partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the renovations. The volunteer effort was also part of the club’s annual Paint-a-thon event.

Interact is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in public service projects and helping those in need.

Global Citizens Club donates $3,500

Several organizations will be on the receiving end of some charitable efforts spearheaded by Global Citizens Club.

Through several pizza and candy sales as well as their first fundraising dance last school year, members of Global Citizens Club raised $3,500. That money will now be donated to a handful of organizations including Invisible Children, Warm Hearts Foundation and 100 Friends.

Invisible Children has worked to end the human rights crisis in Uganda and care for survivors. Warm Hearts Foundation runs an orphanage in Kenya and drills water wells in Malawi. 100 Friends is a micro-charity that gives small gifts to desperately poor people in Asia so they can educate children, receive medical attention for dire illnesses, rescue children from abusive or inhabitable situations and other important efforts.

Global Citizens Club is made up of more than 20 students from GBN. The club responds to human rights abuses throughout the world through public awareness activities and letter writing campaigns. 

GBN selects ‘The Elephant Man’ as fall play

Glenbrook North’s fall production of “The Elephant Man” will run from Thursday, October 18 through Saturday, October 20 at the Sheely Center for Performing Arts. Show times are every night at 7:30 p.m.

“The Elephant Man” tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a side show attraction who is transformed from an object of disgust under the care of celebrated physician Frederick Treves.

Check back to www.glenbrook225.org/gbn soon for more information about tickets and ticket prices. 

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