Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lake Forest High School senior tops closest competitor by a foot.
Everything was working right for Lake Forest High School pole vaulter Carly Schmidt today at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston as she became the Illinois state champion but it was not perfect for an athlete with Olympic aspirations. After a fourth-place medal last year and a State Meet that disappointed her, Schmidt was focused on correcting every mistake and adding perfection in 2013. It paid off with a leap of 13-0, a foot higher than anyone else in the event, and a gold medal. Earlier: Schmidt, Schlachtenhaufen Advance to State Track Finals “Everything was right,” Schmidt said. “It’s been coming (along) all year. The last two weeks I really got in a groove. I really felt comfortable.” What disappointed Schmidt was falling short …
All Lake Forest High School participants advance to State Meet.
Lake Forest High School’s tennis team dominated the Warren Sectional today in Gurnee picking up more hardware for the Scout’s trophy case finishing the meet with 35 points followed by Warren with 25. In addition to taking the team title, the Scouts advanced two singles players and both doubles teams to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Peter Tarwid took the singles title losing only one game in three matches played while the tandem of John Zordani and Scott Christian took the doubles crown with nearly as much ease. Joining them at the state tournament will be Brice Polender playing singles and the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Soccer team takes Regional crown.
Lake Forest High School Pole vaulter Carly Schmidt and runner Helen Schlachtenhaufen advanced to the championship round of the State Meet with their preliminary round performances today at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Not to be outdone, the Scout soccer team blanked Antioch, 5-0, today to win the Antioch Regional championship and advance to the Lakes Sectional at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lake Forest is seeded second in the Sectional behind Deerfield. Earlier: Schmidt Has State Title, Record Within Site Schmidt was one of 10 vaulters to clear 11-0 and move into a position to become a state champion. Three more qualifiers advanced with a leap of 10-9. In last week’s Sectional Meet, Schmidt cleared 13-0, three inches off the existing …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The community is asked to complete an on-line survey by Tuesday, May 21.
Lake Forest High School District 115 is in the process of searching for a new principal following the April 24 retirement of Jay Hoffmann. The district hopes to have a new leader by June 30 and is asking the community to give their feedback via an on-line survey by Tuesday, May 21. The anonymous survey will help the district identify key attributes the community feels candidates should possess. Survey results will be shared and used by candidate screening and interview teams. Enter the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LFHS_2013 Read more on Patch: LFHS Seeks New Principal by June 30 Lake Forest High School Principal to Retire Early
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Thursday, May 16
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the …
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter joins seven other Scouts at State Track Meet.
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter Carly Schmidt knows she can make track and field history at the State Meet Friday and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and she is ready. Schmidt placed fourth a year ago as a junior clearing 12-0—teammate Carolina Carmichael won the gold medal with a leap of 12-6—and was disappointed with her performance. She has spent the last year trying to make amends. Earlier: Two Lake Forest Vaulters in Hunt for State Gold “It was not a good meet,” Schmidt said of 2012. “I’ve gained in confidence. I’m a little bit more prepared and a little less nervous. I’m not going to mess up on the little things I know how to do.” Winning the Sectional Title last week with a performance of 13-0, Schmidt has…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lake Forest High School baseball, softball and soccer teams win while girls’ lacrosse squad stumbles.
May 11 Tennis The Final Score: Lake Forest finished second in the North Suburban Conference Tennis Meet with 29.5 points. Scouts’ Star Performer: Brice Polender won the No. 2 singles championship. Other Notable Scout Performances: All three doubles teams—Camron Bagheri and Connor O’Kelly (No. 1), Greg Frauenheim and Jordon O’Kelly (No. 2) along with Parker Marsh and Craig Campbell (No. 3)—finished second. Scott Christian finished fifth in No. 1 singles. Who’s Next: The Scouts compete in the Warren Sectional at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Baseball The Final Score: Barrington 3, Lake Forest 1 Scouts’ Star Performer: Luke Johnson went 2 – for 3 – at the plate and scored his team’s only run…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter heads back to State Meet after Sectional victory. Scouts take fifth at Sectional as Schlachtenhaufen, Chode and relay also qualify.
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter Carly Schmidt dwarfed the competition at the Palatine Sectional Friday to qualify for the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Schmidt led two other Scouts—distance runners Helen Schlachtenhaufen and Elle Chode—and the 4x800-meter relay team into the State Finals as the team placed fifth in the Sectional with 42 points. Earlier: Lake Forest Vaulters in Hunt for State Gold This will be Schmidt’s second trip to the State Meet where she finished fourth last year with a vault of 12-0 behind teammate and state champion Carolina Carmichael, who cleared the bar at 12-6. Schmidt’s winning vault Friday was 13-0, six inches higher than Carmichael’s winning effort and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings were published this week.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Lake Forest High School as the #211 high school in the country and seventh best in Illinois. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Lake Forest High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Superintedent Michael Simeck thinks the ranking only starts to scratch the surface explaining the school's excellence. “Lake Forest High School is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the state and nation," Simeck said. "Of course we are …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Baseball team pounds out 16 runs and yields only two against St. Joe.
May 4 The Final Score: Lake Forest 9-6, St. Joe’s of Kenosha 1-1 Scouts Star Performers: Dan Bedore threw a complete game in the night cap giving up five hits and striking out five. Henry Erzinger and Robert Kessman each collected two hits for the day. Other Notable Scout Performances: Connor Hanrahan, Luke Turelli, Peter Gruenes, Cam England, Luke Johnson, Hub Cirame, Michael Szeszol, Liam Howe, Conner Hayes and Charlie Sullivan had a hit each. Turelli, Howe and David Keaton combined to hold St. Joe to a single run. Keaton struck out five. Who’s Next: The Scouts travel to Libertyville at 4:30 p.m. today. The Bottom Line: In the first game, Lake Forest scored a run in the first and five more in the …