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28 | April 12, 2018 |

28 | April 12, 2018 | The wilmette beacon School wilmettebeacon.com Registration opens for this month’s Trevian Trot Submitted Content Registration is now open for the 2018 Trevian Trot hosted by New Trier High School’s Kinetic Wellness Department on April 22. Participants can sign up online, through the mail or in-person for the 5K race, formerly known as the Run to Remember. Registration and T-shirt pick-up opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 7:50 a.m. the morning of the run at the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road. An opening ceremony and raffle will be held at 7:55 a.m. The 5k run begins at 8 a.m., and the 5k walk begins at 8:05 a.m. Runners and walkers will participate in an awards ceremony with refreshments after the race. The race began in 2001, when New Trier’s Wellness Week featured a 5K RUNdezvous focusing on health and wellness in the community and the school. In 2003, the RUNdezvous became the Run to Remember in memory Ikrim Ismail (120) runs in a previous Trevian Trot race to support his son who goes to New Trier. This year, the race will be hosted April 22 and registration is now open. 22nd Century Media File Photo of Shea Fitzgerald, Sam Farmer and Julie Sorkin, three graduates who died in a Chicago porch collapse that summer. In 2012, Jan Borja, former principal and an avid supporter of the run, passed away after a long illness, and the run was also dedicated to her memory. The name of the 5K race was changed to the Trevian Trot in 2013. “The Trevian Trot continues to donate proceeds from the Fun Run/Walk to scholarship funds and charities in memory of Jan and the three graduates,” race director Jennifer Tricoli said. Trevian Trot beneficiaries include the Jan Borja Memorial Scholarship, Northshore University Foundation, Misericordia and the Shea Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship for Wrestlers. Trevian Trot pre-registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students, and race day registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Sign up online now at www.newtrier.k12.il.us/ treviantrot. Registrations are also accepted through the mail with the completed form (found on the website) and payment to New Trier High School, Attn: Jennifer Tricoli, 7 Happ Road, Northfield IL 60093. Make checks payable to New Trier High School. Inperson registrations can be completed in Room F111 at the Northfield Campus during school hours. For more information, visit www.newtrier.k12. il.us/treviantrot or follow @NTTrevianTrot on Twitter. Scholarship Dinner raises $400K-plus to support NSCDS students Submitted by NSCDS Parents, alumni and friends of North Shore Country Day School raised more than $400,000 for student scholarships and supplemental support at the school’s inaugural Scholarship Dinner “O’er the Fields We’ll Go!” in February. The energy at the dinner, held at the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette, demonstrated the school community’s passion and commitment for making a North Shore Country Day School education accessible to all deserving students, no matter their economic means. Providing scholarships has been a priority at North Shore since its founding nearly 100 years ago. “To me, our inaugural Scholarship Dinner demonstrated the best of who we are as a school,” Head of School Tom Flemma said. “We’re a caring community that values education highly and believes that each of us plays a role in making the school, our community and our world a better place.” In addition to several live auction items, the premiere event of the evening was a paddle raise for scholarships. Alumna Quinnetta Bellows-Miller, who graduated in 2004, gave a moving speech about the importance of scholarship to her and her family, and thanked the benefactors who made a North Shore education possible for her. “It was your benevolent gifts, direction, encouragement and investment which sustained and propelled me to this place,” she said. “Like my mom and dad, it was your foresight that saw the blossom and glory of the land when I couldn’t see it — when all I could see was the turbulent tide. Your gifts and foresight helped me — and so many young people like me — see lands and actualize opportunities our parents dreamed for us. Your tools made the journey navigable even when the waves felt overwhelming. Your gifts made me and so many others like me believe more fervently in equity; that every child, without shame and regardless of their background, can reach their fullest potential when people invest in the Voyage.” For those families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition, a need-based financial aid program was established to ensure access and opportunity to families from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. This year, 19 percent of the student body received about $2 million in scholarship support. Although this was North Shore’s first scholarship dinner, the Benefit Board has supported the school through an annual fundraising event for more than 36 years. In total, the Benefit Board has raised more than $5 million to fund areas not covered by the annual operating budget, such as curriculum and teaching fund grants, student scholarships and faculty enrichment grants. They have also helped fund major capital projects including the renovation of the Lower School, construction of the Conant Science Center and renovation of the Auditorium and Arts Center.

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