Glenbrook South High School
Updated: October 23, 2012 5:15PM
College Report — 2012
More than 94 percent of Glenbrook South’s graduating class of 2012 is pursuing higher education this fall at 149 campuses throughout the nation and select parts of the world.
Oakton Community College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois at Chicago remain the top three college choices selected by the former Glenbrook South students.
Some of the other top selected colleges or universities include Illinois State, DePaul, Loyola, Missouri, Indiana, Marquette, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, Purdue, Lake Forest and Wisconsin at Madison.
Of the 94.2 percent of 2012 graduates attending college, 85 percent are in the Midwest — 61 percent of them in Illinois. Eight graduates are attending overseas in the following countries: England, Antigua, Korea, India, Israel, Poland and Scotland.
Four GBS graduates were accepted into Cornell, Princeton and Yale. Ten have entered the military, seven have gone to work and another seven are taking a gap year – two of those will be overseas.
Additionally, three graduates enrolled in career/technical education and 27 reported that they are participating in college athletics.
GBS to stage ‘Our Town’
Glenbrook South has selected “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder as this year’s fall play. “Our Town” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 24-27 at in the Watson Auditorium. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.
The play is a character story about an average town in the early twentieth century as depicted through the towns people’s everyday lives. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938.
This year’s cast includes: Atticus Hebson, Anna Busch, Kevin McDermott, Danielle Finnegan, Chuck Quinn, Kaitlin Lambert, Jeff Collins, Jordan Scherer, Allie Kahan, Riaz Gilani, Jake Biales, Zack Bauer, Josh Biales, Matt Miller, Molly Quinn, Joe Hagerty, Raina Payne, Danny Fookson, Danny Correa, Alessandro Berto, Megan Clarke, Matt Chorvat, Julia Packer, Celia Grabil-Sulski, Jamie Reynolds, Aaron Kahn, Rory Penepacker, Jilly Hebert, Chloe McCune, Kelly Hidy, Janie Kahan, Melissa Scherer, Keelan Meehan, Aaron Kahn, Bri Petty, Megan Noone, Betty Krasnik, Abby Roberts, Robert Poyser.