(May 2011) Congratulations to SeniorsShay Banton, Luke Dobben, Joe Messersmith & Ian O'Leary for their work in the 2011 Mock Firms National Skyscraper Challenge, held May 6 at the Congress Hotel in Chicago. The event brought together some of the brightest minds from high school architecture and engineering programs from around the country. Teams assemble as student-firms to take on a tall-building project. This was the first year students from H-F competed. Our team was awarded the top Construction Firm honor for its design and physical model out of about 35 different high school teams!

(February 2011) On Feb. 25, Science teachers, Anthony Svozil and Jim Boswell traveled with students to Northern Illinois University. The group met with Prof. Mansour Tahernezhadi, associate dean of research and graduate programs, and Mr. David Grady, assistant director of recruitment. The group discussion included an excellent overview of NIU's engineering and technology programs and the general college experience. The students then had the opportunity to tour NIU's comprehensive engineering and technology facilities, which also included meeting a number of NIU students.

(February 2011) Congratulations to Gina Slusinski, our A.P. Environmental Science teacher, for garnering a $500 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through the Lake Education Assistance Program


(May 2010) Congratulations to sophomores Jessica Gonzalez and Rashaun Warner who both received internships with FermiLab's Target Program. 180 applicants submitted materials, and 15 interns were selected. Students will spend the summer working with FermiLab staff and in the classroom learning of many aspects of Science. Hopefully the opportunity will allow these students to explore their career interests firsthand. Congratulations!

(April 2010) Each year, Argonne National Laboratory hosts a Women in Science Careers Conference. This event is by invitation only and each school selects a maximum of six students to attend the conference. The following girls were selected to represent H-F High School at the conference on April 22: (pictured with Stephen Banasiak and Michelle Shandro, teachers) Morgan Lundblad, Teresa Ciambrone, Leila Aliev, Katie Havighorst, Jillian Katz, and Amber Borroyo.

(Feb. 2010) Congratulations to science teacher Gina Slusinski, whose request for a Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP) grant was approved this week. The grant will support the lake or lake watershed activity that Slusinski has planned for her classes.

(Nov. 2009) Congratulations to teacher Gina Slusinski for receiving funds from the Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP) that will be used to support lake or lake watershed activity at H-F.

(Oct. 2009) Stephen Banasiak and Jaime Matys' forensics classes attended the Museum of Science and Industry's Forensic Field Day on Nov. 5. The Southtown Star tells their story here.

(Sept. 2009) Teacher Gina Slusinski was chosen as a Field Museum Field Ambassador. In this position, she will work to include the museum into her curriculum and develop a relationship between the museum and H-F. Congratulations, Gina. Read a description here.