Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School will welcome a Class of 1994 alumnus, Dr. Jason Robin, MD, back to campus on Monday, April 23. Dr. Robin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at that evening’s National Honor Society (NHS) 2018 induction ceremony, where more than 100 seniors will receive their honor cords and approximately 140 underclassmen will pledge to become part of NHS.
Dr. Robin is an accomplished cardiologist, trained at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, who practices at the North Shore University Health System and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine. His passion is structural heart disease and is recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive valvular surgery. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign and an M.D. from Rush Medical College. As a student at H-F, Dr. Robin was a three-sport athlete — baseball, basketball and soccer — and a member of NHS who graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.
He will address students and members of the H-F community at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Mall Auditorium. The school has been inviting successful alumni to speak at its NHS ceremonies for the past several years as a way to inspire current students. Past keynote speakers have included the Honorable Susan D. Page, America’s first Ambassador to South Sudan ;Honorable Andrew Schapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic; Edward Monser, president of Emerson Electric; and Quintin Primo III, chairman/CEO of Capri Investment Group.
NHS is a national organization established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Today, it is estimated that more than 1 million students participate in activities of the NHS. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. At H-F, the club is sponsored by Marina Brennan, H-F school psychologist.