BGHS school notes: Relay for Life, cheerleading clinic, musical
Updated: January 7, 2013 10:01AM
Relay For Life
Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School’s Relay For Life was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca.
With the award, the Illinois Division of the cancer society honors Relay events that achieve significant fund-raising and participant growth. In 2012, Relay For Life of Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School raised more than $86,000 with 502 participants.
“By supporting Relay For Life of Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School, our volunteers are helping us save more lives faster,” said Alan D. Lev, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society’s Illinois Division. “We invite all local residents to join us in fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer at this year’s Relay.”
Students have already begun forming teams and raising donations for the 2013 Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School Relay. The first planning meeting was held Wednesday at BGHS, the location of the Buffalo Grove/Stevenson Relay for Life in June 2013.
Every year, the two schools welcome hundreds of community members, students and staff for the all-night celebration known as Relay for Life. In 2013, the effort will be held June 14-15. Participants can join teams of eight to 15 people and work for several months to raise money for cancer research and patient services.
For more information, call Carley Alcorn at (847) 317-0025 option 3, email BGHS Relay for Life sponsor Zaya Fusco at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.Relayforlife.org/BuffaloGroveIL.
BGHS cheerleaders host clinic
The Buffalo Grove High School cheerleaders will offer a Cheerleading Clinic to all interested boys and girls, ages 3-14, on Dec. 20, from 5:45-7:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The cost is $40 per participant and includes a T-shirt, Santa hat, poms and a snack on the evening of the clinic, as well as admission for the participant and his/her family to the Dec. 21 BGHS varsity boys’ basketball game vs. John Hersey High School. There will be a discount fee for an additional child in the family to attend the clinic. Participants will warm up with the cheerleaders before joining them in the halftime performance.
To register for the clinic, pay in advance in the school’s main office during regular school hours or mail a check in the amount of $40 to the attention of Jeff Siegal, made payable to Buffalo Grove High School, with “Cheerleaders’ Kiddie Clinic” in the memo section. Buffalo Grove High School is located at 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Please specify the t-shirt size required: youth S, M or L, and adult S, M, L or XL.
Walk-up registrations are also accepted on Dec. 20, prior to the 5:45 p.m. clinic time. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call the main office at (847) 718-4000.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Buffalo Grove High School’s fall play, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” was selected as one of approximately 25 full-length productions from schools across the state to be performed during the 2013 Illinois High School Theatre Festival, Jan. 10-12. The annual convergence of top high school thespians and technical crews from adjudicated productions will take place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The curtain will rise on Buffalo Grove’s play at 3:45 and 7:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Lincoln Hall on the U of I campus.
Fellow District 214 schools, Rolling Meadows High School (Figments) and Prospect High School (The Sparrow) will also present their full-length productions. Buffalo Grove additionally is proud to announce that senior Joe Cavaiani, chosen by rigorous audition, will perform at the festival in the cast of the All-State production of Memphis.
Brian McCallister plays Charlie Brown, Grace Baird is Sally Brown, Alyssa Gillespie is Lucy Van Pelt, Jim VanDerBosch is Snoopy, Alec Sabbath is Schroeder and Cole Festenstein is Linus Van Pelt. The ensemble is comprised of Milan Babic, Jessie Brooks, Robert Hussey, Hallie Larkowski, Erin Logan and Jessica Wolf.
Director/choreographer is Beth Wells; the musical director is Debora Utley; Jeannie Workman is the piano and rehearsal accompanist; scenic designer/technical director is Ed Moon; and costume & make-up coordinator is Debbie Andres.