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Congratulations to Senior Siddhartha M. Ojha, who was awarded a 2022 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. Siddhartha is one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

"I was thrilled to learn that I was chosen as a National Merit Scholar," says this year's LFHS National Merit Scholarship winner, Siddhartha Ojha. "I am very grateful for this recognition, as well as the scholarship that the Lake Forest High School Foundation has awarded me, and honored to represent Lake Forest High School."

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Our Summer School program offers a variety of courses, including opportunities for enrichment to explore something new, bridge courses offering support in content areas, and two courses for credit. Courses begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

There is still time to register! Registration will be closed, Friday, May 27th. Please click here for more information: LFHS Summer School 2022

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Del Fava,, 847-582-7761, or Dr. Alan Wahlert,, 847-582-7334 for assistance.

We look forward to spending our summer with you.

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The big event will take place Friday, May 20th! This week’s question is, which teams will make it to the stage? During the this phase of the Business Incubator process, 10 self-selected student teams will make their Academic Pitches to our panel of judges on May 12 during class. At that time the judges will determine which teams will move on to Pitch Night, the ultimate competition for recognition and financial awards. The teams moving on will be announced on May 13 and will participate in Pitch Night on May 20 starting at 7 PM. This year's event will take place in the Raymond Moore Auditorium at LFHS and the entire community is invited to attend. We will also livestream the event. RSVP TODAY FOR UPDATES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THIS YEAR'S LIVE EVENT.

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Day of Event Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. – Venue change announcement if inclement weather.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Shuttle buses begin transporting guests from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations.
  • 1:15 p.m.– Guests may enter the seating area at LFHS.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Graduate drop-off in back parking lot for staging - graduates proceed to the Field House.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Shuttle service ends.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Procession of graduates.
  • 4:15 p.m.– Shuttles resume to transport guests back to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff train stations. Shuttles will run until all guests have departed.

Please use this link for important information.

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Calling All Singers! (Faculty/Staff/Glee Club/Alumni) - Please join us in celebrating the choral legacy of former LFHS choir teacher Tim Haskett at our 2022 Spring Pops Concert on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Ending a 33 year career with a pandemic is no way to celebrate Mr. Haskett, so we have invited Mr. Haskett back to conduct a final piece. Additionally, Applause will be organizing a celebratory reception in the commons following the concert.

All are invited to sing under Mr. Haskett’s baton for our final number. Please register here OR use this link for additional information. We have scheduled three rehearsals. Please try to make the rehearsals if possible as we will be rehearsing these pieces with everyone involved.

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Survey results for both staff and families in District 65, 67, and 115 indicate a preference for moving Spring Break one week later next year. For those interested, a breakdown of responses for each District may be found here.

With this data in mind, and pending each Board’s approval, Spring Break 2023 will move from March 20-24 to March 27-31. We recognize that this change may not be ideal for some and want to let you know as quickly as possible for your planning purposes.

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Every year at this time, students looking to delay the start of college need to notify their school that they would like to request a Gap Year deferral. While this process is relatively straightforward and has similarities across colleges, every institution seems to have slightly different policies, processes, forms and deadlines. The purpose of this post is to help students planning a Gap Year understand how to successfully receive a “yes” for their deferral request. Please use this link to read "How to Ask for (and Get!) a Gap Year Deferral, from Gap Year Solutions.

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