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NNFAPP 2013 Winter Grants Awarded

This is the thirteenth year the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons have offered grants to Fine Arts students. They are intended for private voice or instrument lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes and participation in ensembles and educational opportunities.  The NNFAPP encourages and supports the students’ involvement and dedication to the fine arts. A record number of applications were submitted.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Jennifer Boston
Roselie Mazor
Gabrielle Dizon
Emi Kanda
Hannah Sahyouni
Maree Smyth
Ryan Loach
Eugene Hyun
Teresa Franks
Ashley D’Costa
Phoebe Yeo
Noah Zeidman
Christopher Khoshaba
Lauryn Schmelzer
Humza Abbasi
Sidrah Ahmed
Sally Lavengood
Jacob Nagler
Emma Steger
Nina Roy
Elana Kennedy
Sophia Huang
Sivan Eliasoff
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North Musicians Participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest

Niles North High School students participated in the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble Contest held March 2 in Schaumburg, IL. Daniel Aisenberg received a Superior rating on clarinet, as well as the “Best of the Day” award. Ari Bearman received a Superior rating on trumpet. Erin Martin received an Excellent rating on flute. The North students are freshmen taught by Cheryl Filipek, Band Director.

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Beauty and the Beast


Come and see Beauty and the Beast at the Niles North Auditorium.

Niles North High School presents a “tale as old as time,” the classic Disney musical“Beauty and the Beast,” in the Niles North Auditorium at 9800 Lawler, Skokie on March 15 and 16. The beautiful story will enchant children of any age. Performances are 7 p.m. on March 15 and 16 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 16. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Call the Box Office at (847) 626-2122. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 14.


The cast of“Beauty and the Beast”: Teresa Franks as Belle; Eugene Hyun as Maurice; Noah Zeidman as Gaston; Zac Luna as Lefou; Sebastijan Torgus as Monsieur D’Arque; Emma Decker, Nina Roy and Jaquelyn Shannon as Silly Girls; Christopher Khoshaba as Beast; Martin Wiviott as Cogsworth; Ryan Loach as Lumiere; Natalie Aleman as Babette; Rachel Sepiashvili as Mrs. Potts; Russell Reyes as Chip; and Lauryn Schmelzer as Madame Grande Bouche. Townspeople/Ensemble/Servants:  Humza Abbasi, Colin Austria, Nelson Chen, Max Dolinko, Glenwin Ebreo, Eugene Edmond, Sean Loach, Sam Rosenfeld, Glenn Weissman, Sarah Alkyer, Sally Alvarado, Katie Bean, Hannah Brown, Nina Codell, Callie Folke, Athanasia Giannetos, Amy Hagedorn, Emi Kanda, Camille Paskind, Nina Rickett-Green, Erin Rourke, Julia Thummel, Robin Wallace and Carissa Yau.


The Technical Staff: Timothy Ortmann, Director; Daniel Gregerman, Choral Director; Pam Hendrix, Orchestra Director; Cheryl Filipek, Music Assistant; Tim Veach, Choreographer; Annaliisa Ahlman, Technical Director; Barbara Reeder, Assistant Technical Director; Michael Rourke, Lighting Designer; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Linda Room, Costume Assistant; Anita Scanlon, Costume Assistant; Brian Fallon, Hair/Wig Designer; Hannah Sahyouni and Maddie Martin, Prop Mistresses; Adam Rosenthal, Sound Designer; Stephanie Persaud and Anne Zavell, Production Assistants.

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Student Earns Third at Shakespeare Competition

Niles North High School senior Rachel Sepiashvili took third place in the state English-Speaking Union (ESU) Shakespeare Competition on February 25th in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, Chicago. She recited Helena’s monologue from Act 1, Scene 3 from “All’s Well That Ends Well” and Sonnet 121.

The ESU Shakespeare Competition began almost 30 years ago, and today more than 16,000 high school students and 2,000 teachers participate in the annual competition.