There were hugs and kisses and yelling and screaming aplenty Wednesday morning in the second grade classroom of James Schamber at Evanston’s Orrington Elementary School as a horde of media, family, and school officials invaded his domain to advise him that he was a 2015 recipient of the coveted Golden Apple Award.
Northwestern University’s service learning and study abroad program, the Global Engagement Studies Institute, was recently recognized as a national leader for advancing racial, cultural and economic diversity in international programs.
For what it’s worth, Evanston Township High School won another top ranking of schools by a national magazine. This time it was U.S. News and World Report, which claims that the local school is the 15th best in Illinois and the 456th best in the country.
Cellist Brannon Cho, a sophomore music performance major in Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, has been invited to participate in the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition this summer in Russia alongside 50 of the best young cellists in the world.