New Trier High School: Awards dinner
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Mar 2012, p. 12, 13

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Tickets are now on sale for the New Trier High School Alumni Achievement Awards dinner March 15, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Confirmed honorees include:

Ed Zwick, Class of 1970. Zwick is an Academy Award-winning producer, director, and writer known for his work on films with social messages. His film credits include “Glory,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Traffic,” and “Blood Diamond.”

Emanuel Rahm Emanuel, Class of 1977. Emanuel was elected Mayor of Chicago in 2011, after serving as Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He previously served three terms as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 5th District and was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Michael Alter, Class of 1979. Alter founded the youth service organization City Year Chicago. He is also president of the commercial real estate firm The Alter Group and owner of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.

Alan Krensky, Class of 1969. Krensky is a leading pediatric nephrologist and cancer researcher who developed the Children’s Health Initiative at Stanford University. His research on human T lymphocytes has led to the development of therapies for immune-related diseases.

Thomas Miller, Class of 1966. Former United States ambassador to Bosnia/Herzegovina and Greece, Miller also served as Special Cyprus Coordinator during a long diplomatic career. He is currently chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons and president of the International Executive Service Corps, an international not-for-profit promoting stability through private enterprise.

Minow Martha Minow, Class of 1972. Minow is dean of the Harvard Law School and vice-chair of the Board of Legal Services Corporation, which provides legal assistance to low-income Americans. She helped start Imagine Co-existence, a UN program that promotes peaceful development in post-conflict societies, and is an expert on human rights advocacy.

Michael S. Rogers, Class of 1977. Rogers was appointed in 2011 as Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy and commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/commander, U.S. 10th Fleet. Rogers is an expert cryptologist who has served in a variety of top roles during a 30-year Navy career.

James Spraygregen, Class of 1978. Sprayregen has been recognized as one of the world’s top restructuring attorneys. He is credited with bringing major companies such as United Airlines and MEGA Brands through bankruptcy successfully.

James Collins Warren, Class of 1942. Warren served as one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and helped lead fellow African-American officers in an effort to integrate the armed forces. He earned numerous honors throughout a long military career.

Tickets are $125 per person and include a plated dinner program beginning at 7 p.m. and a cash-bar cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets to an open-bar VIP reception beginning at 5 p.m. are an additional $100. To purchase tickets online, go to the New Trier Alumni page at and click on the link at the top of the page to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the New Trier Educational Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides grants and other funding for opportunities for students and staff that are not included in the District 203 budget. For further information, or to make your reservation by phone, call (847) 784-2667.

Winter Carnival

New Trier’s Winter Carnival will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. This annual event in support of the senior class service project is a treat for families from throughout the community. Fun-seekers of all ages are invited to participate in carnival games, bounce inside inflatables, eat popcorn and pizza and take part in our raffle. All proceeds will go toward a project to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. This a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house and support a good cause.

“Beauty and the Beast”

The New Trier High School Performing Arts Division will perform Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” for New Trier’s annual Choir-Opera Musical.

The story takes place in a French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years.

The performances take place at 7:30 p.m. March 8-10 with a matinee at 2 p.m. March 11 in the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka Campus. Tickets can be purchased at or at the box office.

Thursday/Saturday cast is Abby Albrecht, Zoe Armiros, Emily Ashenden, Cece Azar, Lauren Azuma, Audrey Binder, Maudie Brown, John Burns, Tommy Clabby, Dave Cutler, Emma Horvath, Catherine Jameson, Gabby Jones, Keegan Kelly, Megan Kennett, Chloe Knight, Maxine Lapin, Elizabeth Lawson, Sarah Leuchtner, Mike Liebenson, Jordan Machlin, Jenn Maley, Jack McWilliams, Kunaal Mehra, Andrew Mesrobian, Gregg Miller, Madelyn Miller, Danielle Newmark, Patrick O’Connor, Charlie Oh, Kristen Olsen, Caroline Reedy, Claire Revord, Isabelle Roberts, Brooke Rutstein, Jeff Salvadore, Alexi Siegel, Matt Smith, Jon Soifer, Michelle Sroussi, Jon Sussman, Lilah Taber, Lindsey Vorhees, Devin Whittington, Jon Wren, Emily Wronski, Brad Wyant.

Friday/Sunday cast is Isabella Boettcher, Emma Bressler, John Burns, Courtney Cardin, Christy Castagna, Tommy Clabby, Madeleine Cooney, Dave Cutler, Delphine Dall’Agata, Janie Dickerson, Clayton Durning, Jessie Durning, Rachel Fisher, Dylan Fox, Maggie Graham, Margaret Hall, Tom Hayes, Hayley Himmelman, Jai Katlin, Keegan Kelly, Mary Komlofske, Lori Kusatsky, Mike Liebenson, Anna McCarthy, Sarah McCausland, Catherine McKenna, Jack McWilliams, Kunaal Mehra, Dina Menegas, Andrew Mesrobian, Gregg Miller, Tim Mlynarski, Patrick O’Connor, Lindsey Olson, Jeff Salvadore, Matt Smith, Jon Soifer, Margo Steinhaus, Jon Sussman, Tatiana Tasiopoulos, Leena Vilonen, Caroline Wegener, Stephanie Wert, Devin Whittington, Hannah Williams, Emma Wold, Jon Wren.

Members of the orchestra are George Albertson, Michael Brady, Joe Bruner, Claire Carter, Eric Chang, Emma Davis, Ben Feis, John Friesen, Matt Gram, Erika Gray, Marc Greespon, Shannon He, David Hong, Becky Hungerford, Carrie Jones, Emily Jones, Rachel Jones, Alvin Jou, Andrew Katcha, Alisa Kolot, Noah Lande, Ben Lee, Erica Lee, Elliot Lichtenberg, Paula Limberg, Claire Lindstrom, Miles Link, Aidan Lombard, John Merikoski, Austin Mustain, Ian Parkhill, Elizabeth Peterson, Melanie Samuels, William Sheppard, Sara Ting, Arthur Tsang, Harrison Waldon, Dale Watt, Cailin Whisler, Graham Wooley, Jeremy Zhang.

Members of the crew are Daniel Burrack, Paige Campbell, Caroline Clark, Olivia Cobb, Celia Denman, Nicole Dillon, Claire Hogan, Claire Huguelet, Emily Isaacson, Berrit Keller, Hailey Kline, Sasha Kovacs-Johnson, Mikaela Kropp, Andrew Marschke, Christopher McAllester, Robyn Mech, Michael Molitor, Leah Neustadt, Annie Newman, Abbiey Ortenberg, Mark Petersen, Josh Philoon, David Podea, Mike Rosenberg, Nicole Roslan, Lucas Sanders, Hayley Shelton, Grace Sowlat, Josh Stoller, Alina Taber, Loucine Topouzian, Jacqueline Tropp, Tomek Wasilewski, Virginia Wiltshire-Gordon, Mylissa Zelechowski.

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New Trier High School: Awards dinner