Lincoln-Way West students learn dangers of drinking and driving
June 12, 2012 10:46AM
New members of the theater honor society at Morris High School are: Arielle Robinson (from left), Karly Enger, Kayla Haupt, Beth Feldges, Sophie Gaska, Jessie Eastman, Kirsten Bridgemen and Sean Phillips. | submitted photo
Updated: July 13, 2012 10:12AM
L-W West Road to Reality
NEW LENOX — Lincoln-Way West High School’s third annual Road to Reality project drew many students and parents.
“Road to Reality was a huge success. We had over 275 students, parents and community members come through the six scene re-enactment of a drunken-driving car crash and the consequences that follow,” said Christine Ziegenfuss, school social worker at West and one of the co-sponsors.
“The event targeted 7-12 grade students to raise awareness of the physical, emotional and legal consequences of underage use of alcohol and/or use of drugs and possible consequences of those choices,” Principal Monica Schmitt said.
High school students, community organizations, and emergency personnel participated by role-playing scenes along the “Road,” beginning with a teen party where students were drinking and made the unwise decision to get into a car. The final scene was the “courthouse” and the sentencing of the teen driver for the DUI and involuntary manslaughter.
Student clubs that co-sponsored the event were Snowball and Teens Against Tobacco Use.
Joliet West choir
JOLIET — The Joliet West Concert Choir competed in the Music in the Parks festival in Cincinnati.
West’s choir earned a superior ranking, placing first in its category.
“The Concert Choir was also named the Choir Grand Champion,” said Choir Director Tim DeBoer.
Thespian Society members
MORRIS — The International Thespian Society, an honor society for students of theater, inducted eight students.
Each inductee received a certificate and medal.
New members are: Kirsten Bridgmen, Jessie Eastman, Karly Enger, Beth Feldges, Sophie Gaksa, Kayla Haupt, Sean Phillips and Arielle Robinson.
The ceremony also recognized Annie Martello as the 2012 Best Thespian.
The troupe is advised by Andrea Gustafson.
History honor society
FRANKFORT — More than 130 Lincoln-Way East High School students were inducted into the Pi Sigma Pi history honor society.
“Students must truly earn their membership,” said John Cupp, the faculty sponsor.
That means giving up time from other activities to further their study of history, he added.