Monday, April 8, 2013
Organizers of Breathe Deep North Shore have a goal of raising $100,000 for lung cancer research. Last year's event raised $140,000.
There's still time to register to participate in Breathe Deep North Shore, a 5K fun run, 1-mile walk and balloon launch to raise crucial funds for the LUNGevity Foundation for lung cancer research. The event will be held 9:30-11:30 Sunday, April 28 at Deerfield High School. Registration fees are $10-$25, and is free for lung cancer survivors. "It’s going to be an incredible family-friendly event," said Sue Bersh, a LUNGevity board member who's coordinating the event with friend Cindy Schwartz. The event will include music, games and activities like a photo booth, nail polish and hair braiding stations, massages, plus refreshments from Corner Bakery, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Panera and others. "Our 500-balloon launch is going to be …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Before she became a Patch blogger at Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama, Deerfield High School sophomore Lily Zacharias’s talent started a bidding war between Republicans and Democrats.
When you catch the political bug in third grade and start attending national leadership conferences in sixth, it should not be a surprise when both sides in one of the of the country’s hottest Congressional campaigns are bidding for your services as a high school freshman. That is what happened to Deerfield High School sophomore Lily Zacharias. Earlier: Patch Blogger Heads to Inauguration Not only were the teams of Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) trying to get her aboard, but all of that experience gave her an opportunity to be part of history today as she attends the inauguration of President Barack Obama for a second term. Zacharias will be participating in the festivities as part of the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Deerfield High School sophomore will participate in five-day Presidential Inaugural Leadership Conference.
Do you want an up close and personal view of President Barack Obama’s inauguration Monday as well as some of the events leading up to it? Deerfield High School sophomore and new Patch blogger Lily Zacharias leaves for the Presidential Inaugural Leadership Conference Saturday and will be sending reports back to the Chicago suburbs on her blog. Patch will publish her blogs under Local Voices each time she submits them. They will be the impressions of a North Shore teenager at a major historic event. The Presidential Inaugural Leadership Conference is put on by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. Zacharias first began attending the organization’s events as a sixth grader and has been going back ever since. Patch will publish a story …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Former Deerfield High School diver seeks Olympic medal.
Christina Loukas is headed back to the Olympic diving finals. Loukas, who hails from Riverwoods and graduated from Deerfield High School, came up with an impressive performance Saturday in the women’s’ three meter springboard diving at the London Olympics. Earlier: Loukas Advances to Olympic Diving Semifinals Loukas scored a 339.75 in the semifinals to finish 6th and easily place in the top 12 scores that advanced to the finals. Loukas’ score on Saturday was nearly 10 points and one place higher than her preliminary score of 330.45 on Friday. Neither score carries over into the finals. Loukas, who was 8th in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, will now compete Sunday in the finals of the event. The finals are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Chicago …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Deerfield High School alumna moves into Saturday's competition.
Christina Loukas dove into the semifinals of the three-meter Olympic springboard competition Friday at the Aquatics Center at the London Games. Loukas got off to strong start and finished with a score of 330.45 to finish in seventh of the 30 divers in the preliminary round. That easily put her in the top 18 divers who advanced to Saturday’s semifinals at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time or 2:30 p.m. in London. Should Loukas score in the top 12 on Saturday, she would take part in Sunday’s finals. Earlier: Local Olympic Diver Set for London Competing before nearly two dozen family and friends who made the trip to London to cheer her on, Loukas looked strong early in the competition. After the first two of the five dives she would complete, the …
Friday, July 27, 2012
See Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native Christina Loukas' schedule and how to see her on TV.
Deerfield High School graduate and Riverwoods native Christina Loukas will be competing in the 3-meter springboard at the London Olympics. Loukas’ diving competition at the Olympics will stretch over three days August 3. On August 3 competition begins at 8:30 a.m., Chicago time. Loukas will have five dives. Should her cumulative score on the five dives be one of the 18 highest scores, the she native will advance to Saturday’s semifinals. On August 4, again at 8:30 a.m. here, the 18 divers will complete their five dives. The highest 12 scores will then advance to the August 5 finals which will begin at 7 p.m. London time or 1 p.m. here. Loukas can be seen streamed live on Comcast for all of her competition. The diving finals will also been…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Former Deerfield High diver Christina Loukas to compete in London Olympics in early morning hours here.
It will be coffee and bagels with Christina if you want to catch the Riverwoods native and Deerfield High School graduate in this 2012 Olympics this year. Christina Loukas, who graduated from Deerfield High School in 2004, will be one of the area’s few representatives at the Olympics in London, which open this Friday. Earlier: North Suburban Olympian’s Journey Twists and Turns “Londonbound” is what Loukas tweeted last week when she left for the Olympics. If you want to watch Loukas compete live, you will need to get up early since London is six hours ahead of the time here in Midwest. The diving competition at the Olympics will stretch over three days beginning Friday, Aug. 3. On that Friday competition begins at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time. …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Hear from athletes and coaches about the exciting photo finish of the Central Suburban League North Division finals.
With two events left at last week's finals, seven-time defending champion Niles North held a seven point lead over Deerfield. When the two teams met last month, the Warriors finished ahead of the Vikings in their own invitational. Niles North wanted to defend its title and the Warriors were determined to win again. What happened in the final two races? Watch the Patch Video to see who came out on top and get the reaction of coaches and athletes from Highland Park and Glenbrook North as well as Deerfield and Niles North.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Twenty-two area high school students watch UL test fire safety by burning houses as they view application of STEM education.
STEM education has been a passion of Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) since he was elected to Congress. Monday, he took 22 area high school students on a field trip to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook and three other sites to prove his point. Dold often touts the importance of educating young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to ease their way into the modern job market. At UL, the subject came alive in front of the students. “It was great seeing it in action,” Glenbrook South student Rohan Shah said. “We learn about this in school, but it was cool to see it was really applicable.” What the students saw at the UL facility was how the scientists and engineers test furniture to determine how …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Smoliga, Stoehr and Purdy win individual crowns.
Nov. 19 The Final Score: 1. New Trier 177, 2. Fenwick 162, 3. Rosary 136.5, 4. Loyola Academy 126, 5. Glenbrook South 97, 6. Neuqua Valley 85, 7. Downers Grove North 82, 8. Lyons 60.5, 9. Hinsdale Central 47, 10. Lake Forest 39, 12. Deerfield 29, 19. Glenbrook North 14, 24. North Shore Country Day 12, 29. Niles West 10.. Area’s Star Performers: Olivia Smoliga of Glenbrook South repeated as state champion in the 50-yard freestyle in state record time of 22.55 and took the 100 freestyle setting a state standard of 48.88 in Friday’s preliminaries. Rachael Stoehr of Lake Forest also had double titles in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle while Erin Purdy of Deerfield was the champion diver. Other Notable Area Performances: …