New Trier: Freshman-Sophomore Play
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 May 2010, p. 19, 21, , 23

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New Trier will hold the annual Freshman-Sophomore play, "The Dining Room" by A. R. Gurney, tonight and tomorrow in the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka Campus.

The cast includes: Janie Dickerson, Julia Katlin, Emma Bressler, Lindsey Olson, Emily Ashenden, Olivia Maclin, Anna McCarthy, Maudie Brown, Caroline Reedy, Sarah Bachler, Emma Wold, Maggie Graham, Zontae Brady, Patrick O'Connor, Ford Bowers, Mike Liebenson, Tommy Hoyt, Joe Marshall, Harry Hill, Tom Clabby, and John Burns.

Crew members are: Kit Pavlekovsky, Lilah Taber, CeCe Azar, Leah Neustadt, David Jaggard, Janak Jha, Nik Saboo, Alex Philoon, Audrey Binder, Brooke Rutstein, Erika Keller, Patrick O'Connor, Hayley Shelton, Michelle Dudra, Megan Kennett, and Timothy Mlynarksi.

The New Trier High School Performing Arts Division will host the sixth annual Spring Plays Festival Saturday-May 21 in the McGee Theatre at the Winnetka Campus.

Plays featured Saturday will be: "The Good Doctor" directed by Adam Gold with Iris Sowlat, Joe Marshall, Valerie Feygel and Leah Silberman; "The Problem" directed by Rachel Slotky with Maeli Goren, and Mathew Later; "Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune" directed by Jacquelyn Gould with Andrea Rubens and Eastman Presser. At 7:30 p.m.: "Eleemosynary" directed by Katie Straub with Marcelle Forsyth, Isabella Boetcher and Alexi Siegal; "Am I Blue" directed by Michelle Shelton with Chelsea Smith, Eric Campbell and Emily Hinkler.

Plays featured Monday will be: "Housekeeping" directed by Annie Clark with Matt Smith and Emma Vold; "Prelude to a Crisis" directed by Kegan Witzki with Isa Qasim and Caroline Reedy; "A Kind of Alaska" directed by Catherine Tyson with Tyler Higgins, Lauren Stremmel, and Lindsey Olson.

Plays featured Tuesday will be at 4:30 p.m.: "Bachelor Holiday" directed by Doug Pemberton with Caroline Kentor, Emily Ashenden and Bari Finkel; "Later Life" directed by Natalie Hall with Mike Liebenson, Emma Bressler, Jill Luri, and Jenna Rossman; "Final Placement" directed by Emily Hinkler with Pamela Hugi and Jill Wiedrich.

Plays featured Wednesday will be at 7:30 p.m.: "Life Under Water" directed by Jessica Greenslade with Henry Steinken, Claire Hafter, Stephanie Merucci, Erika Keller and Catherine Jameson; "Esprit des Escaliers" directed by Eliana Sagarin with Emily Reich, Jenn Maley, Jessie Pappas and Sarah Bachler; "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" directed by Syd Held with Sarah McCausland, Natalie Reehl, Natalie Polechonski, Rachel Fisher, Abby Albrecht and Andrew Mesrobian.

Plays featured May 20 will be at 4:30 p.m.: "Ancient History" directed by Hannah Herschman with Tommy Clabby and Ellen Naughton; "The Way of All Fish" directed by Elizabeth Hinkler with Audrey Binder and Janie Dickerson; "Sure Thing" directed by Colin Morris with Andy Dolinar and Emily Wronski.

Plays featured May 21 will be at 7:30 p.m.: "Independence" directed by Sami Malnekoff with Jenny Bergman, Madie Oldfield, Sarah Goone and Ariella Epstein; "Smoke Scenes" directed by Sophie Durbin with Ford Bowers and Anna McCarthy; "Set Up" directed by MC Hayes with Meredith Johnson, Alex Philoon, Sarah Lechtner, Katrina Matuc and Ali Weinstein.

The Opening Reception Exhibition for New Trier's 2010 Senior Project will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

New Trier students will present "Rock and Other Great Modern Musicals: 1966-1981," an evening of song and dance at 7:30 p.m. May 20 in the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka Campus.

The 2010 issue of CALLIOPE, New Trier's Visual Art, Literary, and Sound publication, is available this month.

New Trier students from the Winnetka Campus will walk or bike to school tomorrow, to raise money for the school's Haiti Project, an effort to rebuild a school in earthquake-devastated Petit-Goave.

Students in New Trier's Integrated Global Studies School will partner with the Village of Northfield Sunday to promote a one-hour blackout.

New Trier's annual Commencement Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in the McGee Theatre on the Winnetka Campus.

Performing in the Commencement Concert are the following students: Nick Bonamici, clarinet; Adam Davis, bass; Quinn Delaney, bassoon; Andrew Dolinar, marimba; Jason Ellis, baritone; Katherine Estes, soprano; Ari Fisher, violin; Carrie Furniss, trombone; Rachel Huvard, marimba; Katie Kalmikoff, soprano; Andrew Koehler, marimba; Aimee LeFevre, soprano; Emily McLane, soprano; Erin McDonough, soprano; Emma Moss, mezzo, soprano; Doug Pemberton, baritone; Mariel Saavedra, soprano; Judy Shin, piano; Jessica Snyder, soprano; Katie Straub, soprano; Elli Sutter, mezzo soprano; Alex Terchek, clarinet; Anna Zhang, soprano.

New Trier's Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering/Junior Engineering Technical Society team recently completed another successful season. At the regional competition held at Oakton Community College in February, New Trier placed second and qualified for the Sectional competition at Northern Illinois University. Several New Trier students earned medals at regionals. Steve Server took first place honors in biology, Seoyun Lee took home a first place medal in math, and Anthony Alvarez-Gerritsen placed first in physics. Daniel Thirman rounded out the medals with a third place finish in computer fundamentals. At the sectional competition, Steve Server, Anthony Alvarez-Gerritsen, Adrian De Smul, Junjie Shangguan and Christian Wywiorski all earned medals, and the team qualified for the state competition April 22 at the University of Illinois. There, Steve Server earned a fourth place medal in biology, while Seoyun Lee came home with two medals: Fifth place in math and sixth place in chemistry. Other students who competed were Holden Faber, Mengsha Gong, Nick Hine, Andrew Park, Danny Park, Kevin Shain, Abby Sheridan, Jeff Subbarao, Caroline Whitcomb, and Bibi Zou. The faculty advisers are Kathy Flanigan and Brian Woodruff.

Several New Trier High School students have been recognized for their achievement on the National Spanish Exam. The following students won prizes for the Chicago area: Sheridan Lichtor, Zoe Hawks, Shirley Roitberg, Steven Server, John Cook, Christian Rachmaninoff, and Nicholas Rachmaninoff.

To win a prize at the national level, students need to score at or above the fiftieth percentile. New Trier had the following National winners this year: Rafael Chowaniec, Harry Kroll, Sarah McCausland, Joyce Sun, Stephanie Wert, Andrew Adams, Rose Al-Abosy, Claire Carter, Eric Chang, Caroline Chen, Delphine Dall-Agata, Margaret Fink, Kathleen Frost, Michael Germano, Audrey Gomez, Samuel Heavenrich, Elise Heisler, Andrew Kelley, Awais Khan, Jordan Klein, Charles LaCava, Jiham Lee, Mary Lewis, Margo Menkes, Mark Petersen, Alyssa Ritchie, Aaron Rosen, Alexander Russell, Spencer Savitz, Lindsey Siegel, Brittani Steinberg, Trevor Thoma, Cristina Valdes, Laura Wallace, Caroline Wallace, Cailin Whisler, Emma Wold, Lauren Bergelson, Benjamin Feis, William Gibson, Thomas Hoyt, Jonathan Katz, Jack Knudson, Madelyn Miller, Nadia Mondragon, Evelyn No, Christopher Plampin, Victoria Rachmaninoff, Lauren Rivkin, Olivia Robbins, Lauren Sokal, Emily Steinberg, Brooks Weber, Rebecca West, Jeremy Zhang, Hannah Bedell, James Brady, Ariel Goldman, David Komisar, Sheridan Lichtor, David Limberg, Amanda Nguyen, Rebecca Ritchie, Brianna Berceau, Robert Borovsky, Mari Georgiadis, Zoe Hawks, Brett Joseph, James Kanter, Laura Martorana, Shirley Roitberg, Thomas Schulz, Meredith Shaw, Nicholas Steen, Christopher Sullivan, Elaad Applebaum, Jill Burnstine, Benjamin Gitles, Jamie Gross, Alan Hendel, Kristine Kim, Claire Miller, Robert Pieta, Juliette Reich, Jonathan Roth, Alex Semaca, Shane Simpson, Eric West, Hannah Wittleder, John Cook, Allison Doren, Alexander Findlay, Matthew Hickey, E.Davis Martin, Nicholas Pappageorge, Nicholas Rachmaninoff, Christian Rachmaninoff, Steven Server, Sarah Sprecht, Julia Steinberg, Katharine Straub and Natasha Ziv.

Spanish teachers Lori Willer and Marissa Smith organized the logistics of the exam, and lab supervisors Lynn Gruenberg, Jessica Don, Marilyn White and Terri Jabon administered the exam.

New Trier's Bass Fishing team took third place in the Skokie Lagoons sectional April 23, earning members a spot on the Bass Fishing State Finals roster. The finals will be held at downstate Carlyle Lake. Fishers on the finals roster include senior captain Steven Kim, sophomore Jack Hardy and freshman Sam Rose. The team is coached by head coach Steve Gagliano and assistant coach Bill Franz.

Foreign Exchange Agencies are currently looking for families interested in hosting foreign exchange students who will attend New Trier High School for the entire 2010-11 school year. If your family is interested in becoming a host, call Athena Petmezas, director of student life

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New Trier: Freshman-Sophomore Play

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