June 8, 2023


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Northbrook Patch Honors High School Graduates: Class Of 2020

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NORTHBROOK, IL — Northbrook Patch wants to share the achievements of local high school graduates by putting them in the spotlight over the next few weeks. Due to the coronavirus, in-person instruction has canceled the rest of the 2019-2020 school year in Illinois. We know these wonderful seniors are missing out on some of the last moments of the school year.

We hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our Class of 2020 high school graduates. You can find the form here if you’d like to add your graduate. Patch will be updating this form until May 31.

Here are few of the Northbrook Class of 2020 high school graduates:

Lee Graff, Glenbrook North High School

Photo by Ronni Graff

Lee is a member of the Boys Bowling team and Key Club. He will attend Harper College for cooking and hospitality.

Message from the family: “Congratulations Lee, love Mom, Dad, Amy & Cheryl.”

Alicia Ortega, Glenbrook South High School

Alicia will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Message from the family: “Congratulations, Alicia! We are so incredibly proud of you!!”

Margo Weissman, Glenbrook North High School

Margo is a Varsity Pommer, Orchesis Dancer, Senior Board member, Relay for Life. She will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Message from the family: “Margo – we are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished so far. We can not wait to watch you grow and soar the next four years. We love you!”

Charlie Weissman, Glenbrook North High School

Charlie was Student body president, Varsity tennis player, Co-President of Spartan Buddies. He will attend the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business.

Message from the family: “Charlie – congratulations on all of your amazing accomplishments. You have really fulfilled everything you set out to do and we could not be prouder of you. We are looking forward to watching you soar in the next chapter. We love you!”

Kelly Mangas, Glenbrook North High School

Kelly loves marketing, interior design and history. She will attend Purdue University for business and marketing.

Message from the family: “Great Job and Congratulations, you made it!”

Benjamin Gau, Glenbrook North High School

Photo submitted by Caroline Gau

Benjamin is in marching band, pep band, aquatics and autos. He is attending Southern Illinois for automotive technology engineering.
Message from the family: “Benji – Mom and Dad are so delighted you are following your passion. You’ve always liked to fix stuff and figure out how parts work. Best wishes & Congratulations on your Graduation!”

Aidan Bergstein, Glenbrook North High School

Aidan will be attending Iowa State University.
Message from the family: “We’re so proud of you!! We wish we luck and great success as you head off to your next adventure!! Love you lots!”

Gabbi Shakhman, Glenbrook North High School

Photo submitted by Marina Shakhman

Gabbi is a member of Varsity Poms and Orchesis Dance. She will be attending the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champagne and majoring in psychology with a minor in dance.
Message from the family: “We are so proud of you and know you will do great in college!!! Love, Mom, Dad, Chloe, Emily, and Aidan.”

Daniel Rogoff, Glenbrook North High School

Photo taken by Elena Rogoff

Daniel will be attending the University of Southern California/ Marshall Business School.
Message from the family: “Congratulations Danny! We are very proud of you and all your accomplishments!”

Kara Fujiwara, Glenbrook North High School

Kara is passionate about art and game design. She will be attending Purdue University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Game Design and Development.
Message from the family: “From the day you were born, you have brought us great joy and happiness. You are genuinely kind, thoughtful and intelligent. Your beauty shines externally and internally. We are very excited about your future and pray for your continued good health, safety and happiness.”
We will be running a new group each day as long as we receive submissions. Below is a link to the original story in case you missed it and where we’ve compiled all of them together. Thanks again for sending them in.

This article originally appeared on the Northbrook Patch