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MEHS Scholars Explore Indian Culture

 MEHS Scholars Explore Indian Culture
10/08/2011

On Saturday, October 8, sophomore Schuler Scholars from Maine East High School embarked on a multi-faceted exploration of Indian culture.  The evening began at India House restaurant in downtown Chicago, where scholars shared a variety of dishes family-style, including aloo gobi, chicken tikka masala, saffron rice, naan, and samosas.   The scholars then viewed a dance performance by the Natya Dance Theatre, an Indian dance company, at the Harris Theater near Millennium Park.  The performance was a fusion of storytelling and dance based on an…Read more

MEHS Scholars visit the Museum of Contemporary Art

 MEHS Scholars visit the Museum of Contemporary Art
09/15/2011

On a sunny August afternoon, eight Maine East Scholars visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago, exploring several exhibitions that pushed scholars out of their comfort zones and challenged their conceptions of what art truly is.  As scholars viewed a collection of pieces by Mark Bradford, they discussed the artist’s use of shapes and collage techniques, as well as Bradford’s incorporation of social commentary into his pieces.  After perusing the exhibitions, scholars ordered burgers from the Museum Grill and ate them on…Read more

Schuler Scholars go to Work with Habitat For Humanity

 Schuler Scholars go to Work with Habitat For Humanity
09/01/2011

During the summer of 2010, ten scholars participated in a service project for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, Louisiana. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty and homelessness by providing decent shelter to those in need.   Under the supervision of Habitat for Humanity leaders, the Scholars and Scholar Coaches spent five days working on a home construction site in an area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To build on the success of the 2010 Habitat for Humanity New Orleans trip, the Schuler…Read more

Scholar College Attendance List 2011

09/01/2011

In 2011, Schuler Scholars were admitted to the schools that follow: American University (6), Amherst College (5), Babson College, Bard College, Barnard College (2), Bates College (4), Beloit College (5), Bennington College, Bentley College, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University (5), Brown University (2), Bryn Mawr College (2), Bucknell College (6), Butler University, Carleton College (4), Case Western Reserve (9), Clarkson University, Colgate University (3), Colorado College (7), Columbia University…Read more

St. Columbanus Food Pantry

08/24/2011

The SSP is proud to announce a new partnership with the Columbanus Food Pantry, located at 331 East 71st Street (71st and Calumet). With assistance from the Greater Chicago Food Depository, St. Columbanus serves food and groceries to over 500 at-risk families per week on the south side of Chicago. The food pantry will offer a wonderful and rewarding service opportunity for Schuler Scholars on the first Saturday of every month from 9 am to 12pm.  For a report on Round Lake High School's Schuler Scholars' October 2012 trip to St.…Read more

Chicago Food Depository

 Chicago Food Depository
08/11/2011

Twelve Maine East freshman scholars and staff recently visited the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help package emergency food boxes. In the event of an emergency or food crisis, these boxes feed a family of five for at least 3-4 days. Along with other volunteers from the area, the scholars far surpassed their goal of packing 1000 boxes. Volunteers packed 1250 emergency food boxes – a total of 39,000 pounds of food! Furthermore, volunteers from MEHS also put together 400 mailers for the depository to send to their member organizations…Read more

Center for Conservation Leadership

08/04/2011

Five Highland Park Schuler Scholars participated in the Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) program run by the Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA). CCL programs foster future environmental leaders by combining environmental education, a residential summer experience, leadership training, community service and mentored internships. Program participants were required to facilitate a community service project focused on an environmental issue. The Schuler Scholars’ project included an athletic shoe drive for the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program…Read more