| February 3, 2013



The Unity in Community Foundation, will be awarding $4,000 in scholarships to Leyden High School Seniors. Once again we will be awarding the Lucia Ramirez Community Involvement Scholarship to an East and West campus senior in the amount of $1,000 each. New this year is the Smerz-Horvath Athletic Scholarship for $1,000 each, also available to an East and West campus senior. All Leyden High School seniors are encouraged to visit their counselor’s office for these and other scholarship applications.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to The Unity in Community Foundation’s scholarship fund, please feel free to contact Tom Brimie at, tbrimie@theunityincommunity.org. Help us put UNITY back into CommUNITY!

Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.  Advancing the educational aspirations of local students to become professionals, leaders and valued citizens of our communities supports the purpose of the Chamber to create a strong association between two villages to promote business growth.
Open to all Franklin Park and Schiller Park residents, the application may be accessed by contacting the Scholarship Chair, at info@chamberbyohare.org.  Please include a contact phone number also.   Applications and all required information must be received by May 1st, 2013.  The Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student based on the following criteria: educational goals, grade point average, campus/community involvement, and application content and quality.

Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the United States and have had a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Franklin Park or Schiller Park, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA, and have developed in a leadership role in school, the community, employment, etc.

The final award selection will be completed by the end of May, 2013.  Please direct any inquires to info@chamberbyohare.org.


District 212 art students currently have artworks on exhibit at the Triton College Annual High School Art Competition.  Leyden students’ works, along with works of students from other high schools within Triton’s district, are on display now through Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the art gallery located in Building J on Triton’s campus.  A reception for the artists and their guests will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The exhibit features 200 artworks created by local high school students, and selected for their excellence by the faculty of the college’s constituent public and private high schools. The array of work in all media is a testament to the students’ talent and dedication to the visual arts.  Winners of the competition are announced at the end of the exhibit.

The exhibit and the artists’ reception are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 708-456-03000, ext. 3589; or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.


Eighth graders slated for admission to East Leyden High School this fall were given a taste of high school during an open house for prospective students.

“Taste of East” was held on January 24th beginning in the school’s auditorium. The event welcomed all incoming freshmen and their parents.

After a brief presentation incoming students and their families went to the field house where they had the opportunity to learn about core program classes, elective courses, ACCESS, and athletics.  Representatives from each department were available to discuss course options with students and family members. The information helps prospective students make decisions concerning course selections.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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