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Local Female Leaders Participate in Panel Discussion; Gala Raises Funds for New Trier Students; Groundbreaking Ceremony for Jeff Fox Field in Highland Park

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Local Female Leaders Participate in Panel Discussion; Gala Raises Funds for New Trier Students; Groundbreaking Ceremony for Jeff Fox Field in Highland Park

To rejoice National Women’s History Month, the Wilmette Woman’s Club hosted a panel discussion on March 14 on the WCW Clubhouse.

The free event featured five local female government leaders from quite a lot of backgrounds. The panel discussed their experiences in local government, sharing insights on leadership and more.

The panel was moderated by local realtor and creator Ali Wenzke, and featured Wilmette Village Trustee Kate Gjaja, Park Board President Kara Kosloskus, Latest Trier School Board member Sally Pofcher, Latest Trier Township Supervisor Gail Eisenberg, Wilmette Library Board Vice President Mary Anne O’Keefe, and Wilmette District 39 School Board Vice President Anne Hart.

“It was inspiring and informative to listen to from these female leaders,” said Melinda Wold, chair of the Woman’s Club Activities Committee. “We appreciate their time and accessibility to listen to from the community. These are the forms of events that completely align with our WCW mission and we look ahead to many more of them.”

Latest Trier Superintendent Dr. Paul Sally (far left) with the college’s 2024 Hall of Honor inductees.

The Latest Trier High School community was brought together on March 8 on the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for the academic foundation’s Gala 2024, celebrating the Class of 2024 and the 12 months’s Hall of Honor inductees.

Gala 2024 raised greater than $53,000, not including sponsorships and ticket sales, based on a release from the muse.

The funding supports the muse’s goals to support educational opportunities and special projects — comparable to the Marran Grant program — that usually are not fully funded by the District 203 budget.

“This implies we are going to find a way to fund more revolutionary and impactful programs that our teachers and staff can use to assist our students reach their full potential,” said Sara Elasser, event chair for the muse.

The evening began with a cocktail reception, for which the Latest Trier jazz ensemble provided the music. Latest Trier arts students crafted one-of-a-kind vases for the banquet tables, and applied arts students built picket games to entertain guests.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Alumni Achievement Award to eight achieved NTHS grads. The recipients were: Tara P. Abrahams (Class of 1994), a world advocate for women and girls; Sam Barsh (1999), a GRAMMY-winning international producer, songwriter, and keyboardist; Robert Bryant (1980), NASA chemist and National Inventors Hall of Famer; Jerry Fiddler (1969). Chairman and co-founder of Wind River software critical to operating systems in multiple industries; Donald Katz, (1970), founding father of Audible, leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling; Liesel Pritzker Simmons (2002), advocate for informed, conscientious investing addressing social and environmental challenges; Richard Sherman (1973), board-certified orthopedic surgeon dedicated to serving Latest Trier athletics programs; and Ellen Spertus (1986), doctor of computer science with the goal of accelerating the variety of scholars exposed to computer science.

The Giants Athletic Boosters on the Jeff Fox Field Groundbreaking on March 12.

Park district officials and friends broke ground of Jeff Fox Field at Larry Fink Memorial Park on March 12 in Highland Park.

The $1.02 million project is a component of a bigger plan to renovate athletic fields at Larry Fink, Danny Cunniff, and Sunset Woods Parks. The sphere is being named Jeff Fox Field, in honor of a longtime Highland Park resident, and it should greater than triple the variety of hours the sphere might be played on every year, based on the Park District of Highland Park.

The present field incessantly floods, and in consequence, the park loses tons of of hours of play every year.

The sphere is predicted to be accomplished later this summer. The Giants Athletic Boosters, an officiant of the Parks Foundation of Highland Park, are accountable for much of the funding for the project. Other funding was donated by the Fox family while the park district also contributed from its coffers.

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