The first semester Photography classes at LFHS produced great work over the course of the semester. From manipulated images of Chicago to other creative photos of eggs, these classes went above and beyond in their art.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.–As unfortunate as the ascension of vaping, or JUULing, has been in recent years at LFHS, Superintendent Mr. Mike Simeck, with the help of the Lake Forest City Council and Lake Forest Police Detective and student resource officer at LFHS Mr. Ben Grum, are doing their best to curb the popularity of the dangerous fad.
According to an article in the Daily North Shore, Superintendent Simeck sent a letter to the Lake Forest Police Department outlining how “juuling” or “vaping” has become increasingly popular at LFHS in comparison to other “peer” schools in the area. As a result, the school has insisted to implement procedures to treat tobacco offenders at LFHS as violations of the law. Previously, the deans at the high school were in charge of the consequences for students caught using any type of tobacco product. But, with the growing popularity of students using THC in its liquid form inhaled by vaping has made marijuana detection nearly impossible for LFHS administration. Thus, from here on out, the school has the option to turn the offenders over to Grum. From there, arrests can be made, equipment can be confiscated and then tested in a lab.
Although Simeck alluded to the curbing of electronic cigarette use in all forms in Lake Forest as a community issue that will take a community-wide effort to end, LFHS’ new policies should, in some part, deter students–especially those under 18–from using JUULs or other forms of tobacco inside the walls of 1285 N. McKinley Rd.
The students who vape or use tobacco consistently, of course, are largely unaware of the health dangers in doing so. Though Wellness for Life teachers, including Mr. Joe Busse who is known to be a staunch critic of vaping, are doing their best to educate young students on the issue, it has still undoubtedly become something that is prevalent and problematic at LFHS.
Each year, the Illinois Music Education Association requests students to audition to perform in an ILMEA ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra, jazz band or vocal jazz ensemble) within one of nine geographic districts of Illinois.
This year, four Lake Forest students have been selected to compete. Congratulations to the fantastic music students that were selected this year.
Kimie Han (11) —Piano
Adam Clayton* (11) —Tenor I
Katie Finnegan* (10)—Alto I
Henry Lunn* (12)—Bass I
*Also elevated to All-State recognition
Jack Jenkins, a Lake Forest High School graduate of 2013, helped the Fighting Irish advance to their third ever Frozen Four appearance at the United Center last spring. This year, he is looking to advance the Irish back to the Frozen Four in Saint Paul, Minnesota as the Irish have started their 2017-2018 campaign off strong with an overall record of (6-3-1).
A native of Lake Bluff, Jenkins excelled at hockey throughout his childhood. He began his career with the Highland Park Falcons playing out of Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park. He continued to progress as he took his talents to the Chicago Young Americans Hockey Club. There, Jenkins played Triple A hockey in the High Performance Hockey League, one of the most competitive youth hockey leagues in the country. In his last season with the Chicago Young Americans, he compiled 8 goals and 10 assists for the U18 team. During his senior year, Jenkins was drafted in the fourth round and 60th overall to the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. He played two seasons (2012-2014) with the Bucs, appearing in 121 games while amassing a total of 49 points with 13 goals and 36 assists. Jenkins was traded in the off season to the Bloomington Thunder. During the 2014-2015 season, he was an alternate captain and had 24 points in 39 games. At the mid-season mark, however, Jenkins was traded once again to the Fargo Force in North Dakota where he finished his last season in the USHL with 11 points in 14 games.
After having a successful career in the USHL, Jenkins took his talents to the prestigious University of Notre Dame. In his freshman season, he appeared in 28 games but only managed to grind out two goals and two assists. He registered his first career point by scoring Notre Dame’s opening goal at then third-ranked Boston College in what turned out to be a 4-3 Irish victory. In his sophomore campaign, Jenkins improved his numbers, totaling seven goals and five assists for a total of 12 points. Also in his sophomore season, he notched the game winner in a 4-1 win over Alaska. Jenkins and the Fighting Irish are back on the ice this Friday and Saturday where they will face the tough Nittany Lions of Penn State in a Big Ten matchup.
Senior midfielder Jake Danneker led the Scouts the furthest he could this year. Yesterday, at the varsity boys soccer banquet, Danneker was awarded All-NSC and All-Sectional recognition for his work as the Scouts’ offensive catalyst this season from the midfield position.
Though the Scouts, often depleted with injuries throughout much of this season, did struggle at times on the offensive end, Danneker did his best to spark the Scouts’ attack in each game. His first half goal against North Shore Country Day helped the Scouts earn a 2-0 win over the Raiders early on in the season, and his scoring continued throughout the season. He also scored a goal in a game against Libertyville this season, one of the best teams in the state.
Over the course of the year, Danneker compiled 4 goals and 3 assists in 17 games for the Scouts, who finished the season (4-12-2, 1-6) after bowing out Glenbrook North in the IHSA State Tournament.
Senior Joey Williams was elevated to Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Join the boys from the Forest Four as they interview random students on questions relating to the Halloween holiday.
Coming off a 2-0 victory over Glenbard West on Thursday night, the Scouts will look to take their 2nd consecutive IHSFHA title this Saturday against the North Shore Country Day Raiders.
The Raiders, who took down New Trier 2-1 in the second semifinal game on Thursday night at Glenrbook South, will now face the Scouts for the second time this season. On August 29 of this year, the game was close from the start, and neither team was ever able to pull away and the game was highly contested even in the closing seconds. The Scouts’ defense was able to withstand the very dynamic and aggressive offense of North Shore Country Day. The strong defensive play was anchored by Sarah Considine, Charlotte Domittner, and Natalie Notz on that day, but the Scouts will indeed need to be strong again come Saturday afternoon.
Before they beat the Trevians, NSCD took down Oak Park-River Forest, and St. Ignatius. The Scouts defeated Glenbrook South and Antioch before they took down Glenbard West yesterday evening.
Come out and support the 12-time state champion Scouts as they strive to win their first back-to-back titles since 2012 and 2013.
Join The Forest Four as they step out to a flag football team practice to interview senior Andrew Gough.
GURNEE, Ill.– After having the originally scheduled date for the NSC Championships rained out on Saturday at the College of Lake County in Grasylake, the Lake Forest boys and girls varsity cross country teams traveled northwest to Gurnee, Illinois to take part in the rescheduled competition hosted by Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Rd. campus.
The girls were the first to compete on the relatively flat home course of Warren on a beautiful fall day. The Scouts were paced by senior captain Brett Chody, who turned in a time of 16:58.0 to earn runner-up honors behind Libertyville’s Melissa Manetsch who was able to cross the finish line about eight seconds ahead of Chody. After an injury-riddled senior season, senior Emma Millburn, a University of Illinois commit, ran the 2.95 mile course in just under 18:30.0 to earn 9th place for the Scouts, while senior Erika Marchant crossed the finish just over the 20:00 mark to earn 35th place overall. As a team, the Scouts were able to 124 points, which was good enough for a 5th place finish in the league behind Stevenson, Libertyville, Lake Zurich, and Mundelein. It appears that the Scouts are returning to full-strength at just the right time as their next race is the IHSA Regional this Saturday at home at West Campus.
As for the boys, sophomore Nate Schmitt led the way with an 8th place finish after turning in a time of 15:15.1. Alex Tam of Libertyville was the race’s medalist, who ran the course in an incredible 14:36.7. Ben Rosa was able to cross the finish the line for the Scouts in 28th place while Eli Fietsam battled to finish 39th for the Scouts overall. As a group, the boys team accrued 97 points, good enough for 4th place behind the likes of Lake Zurich, Mundelein, and Stevenson. The boys will also return to action this Saturday at home in west Lake Forest.
Join Will Lincoln, Ethan Talbot, Dewar Prom, and Cade Coughlin as they catch up with the P.E. Department’s Mr. Matt Fiordirosa to discuss his favorite self-defense moves.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Lake Forest Scouts golf team competed in two 9-hole conference match-ups Wednesday night. One match faced the Scouts against the Warren Blue Devils at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee while the other showcased the Scouts and the Waukegan Bulldogs at Bonnie Brook Golf Club in Waukegan.
In the match against Warren, the Scouts were paced by Scott Frevert’s 36 (E). Frevert’s round consisted of nine consecutive pars. In scoring, he was followed by sophomore Patrick Moorhead (39, +3), senior Wes Dixon (39, +3), and junior Danny Fisher (40, +4). Lake Forest’s team total of 154 was unable to be matched by the Blue Devils, who posted a 170 as a team.
Meanwhile, the Scouts earned a W just north of Gurnee as well. At Bonnie Brook, Tyler Trachsel, Erik Leudeking, Flynn Bradley, and Connor Higgins all posted counting scores for the Scouts to beat the host Bulldogs 160-197.
The Scouts return to action this weekend at the McDermand Invitational hosted by Lake Bluff Golf Club.