It takes less than 30 seconds to vote for Herbst to help him win a new mobility van to assist with his transportation. Read his story below, and click the link-vote for him-every day until May 10.
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Steve Herbst was paralyzed in 1980 after being tackled as he played football for Palatine High School. You can vote for him to win once a day every day until May 10!
Steve Herbst, a lifelong Palatine resident, has a truly inspirational story. In 1980 as he was playing football for Palatine High School, he was tackled and suffered a devastating injury. His spinal cord was severed, causing him to become a quadriplegic. But that fateful incident has not stopped Herbst from living a full life. He ended up graduating in the top 10 percent of his Palatine High School class, graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, and is now a manager of technology for Allstate Insurance. He also is married to his wife Sue, and the couple have a twin boy and girl, Jack and Grace. Herbst has always persevered in reaching his goals in life, but now he needs the Palatine community and beyond to rally behind him. …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The gymnastics competition was held this past weekend.
Palatine received top honors at the Foerch Invitiational hosted in Palatine Saturday, according to the Daily Herald. Combining scores from the freshman, sophomore and varsity levels, Palatine finished first with 275.15 points over Deerfield and Naperville North, according to the Daily Herald.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The group which has performed on David Letterman and America’s Got Talent will be lending their talents to help raise money for recording and production fees for the Palatine High School music department.
Expect a fun-filled evening on Saturday as an unconventional musical group helps the Palatine High School music department raise funds to cover production and recording fees. St. Luke’s Bottle Band takes their name from the Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, and holds fundraising concerts all over the Chicagoland area. They previously have performed on David Letterman and America’s Got Talent. “The group is made up of people from all walks of life, all ages, and they make music by blowing into, plucking, and striking bottles to create a complete orchestra,” said Steve Sivak, PHS choir director. Sivak said the group incorporates vocalists, violin, oboe and percussion into their orchestra, and the that the concert is full of "side-splitting …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cupcakes with a Cause benefits programs and services provided to special education students at Palatine High School. See how you can get involved.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Fremd gymnastics team placed overall third in the Illinois High School Association State Gymnastics meet held at Palatine High School Friday and Saturday.
The Fremd High School gymnastics team took third place overall with a score of 146.050 at the IHSA State Gymnastics Meet held at Palatine High School. First place was clinched by Lyons High School in LaGrange, who scored 149.625, and Prairie Ridge in Crystal Lake took second place with a score of 149.300. The competition, held Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 at Palatine High School, included vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The overall individual winner of the state meet was Lauren Freely from Carmel High School in Mundelein. For information on full results, visit the IHSA website. To view video from the state meet, click here.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gymnasts from Fremd High School and Palatine High School will be competing in the state meet at Palatine High School this weekend.
Follow Palatine Patch on Facebook — Sign up for Palatine Patch breaking news alerts Several area gymnasts will be competing at state this weekend. The Fremd High School gymnastics team placed second at sectionals with a score of 146.225 and has qualified for the state meet, according to the Illinois High School Association website. The team finished behind Crystal Lake’s Prairie Ridge High School co-op, which had a total score of 149.525 at the Feb. 4 Fremd High School sectional. In addition, several Fremd and Palatine High School gymnasts qualified individually for the state meet, which will be held at Palatine High School on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. Those who qualified as individuals include: All-Around Vault Uneven Parallel Bars Balance …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The annual Dinner and Auction will be held Friday, February 22 at the Cotillion. All proceeds support programs and initiatives that ultimately enrich the Palatine High School experience for students.
The Palatine High School Pirate Booster Club presents “Catch the Pirate Spirit,” the group’s annual Dinner and Auction fundraising event, on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm at The Cotillion Banquets, 360 S. Creekside Avenue. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, cash bar, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, prize raffle, live entertainment, DJ, silent auction and live auction. Tickets are still available at www.phspirateboosters.com for $55 each, or a table of ten seats can be purchased for $500. The dinner and auction is open to all, you do not need to be a member of the booster club to attend. Dress is casual; attendees are encouraged to wear anything from their favorite “Pirate Spirit” gear to their favorite gown or tux, or…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Assistant varsity coach Rick Splitt spent the past six seasons as defensive coordinator for the Pirate football team.
Palatine High School has named a successor to Tyler Donnelly, the former head football coach who stepped down after eight seasons leading the Palatine Pirates, according to a press release from District 211. Rick Splitt was given the new position Wednesday; he was previously an assistant varsity coach and also served as the Pirates defensive coordinator for the past six seasons. “Rick is a great fit for the job, and we’re really excited to have Rick leading our football program,” said Gary Steiger, Palatine High School principal, in the release. “He has been a part of Palatine football for the past 13 years. He knows our student-athletes and our community, and knows what it takes to maintain a successful program,” Steiger said. Splitt …
The fundraiser will be held on March 9, but volunteers for the event and individuals who will donate cupcakes are being sought right now. Money raised will benefit special education clubs and activities at Palatine High School.
A cupcake fundraiser will be held in early March at Palatine High School to benefit special education clubs and activities. Currently, volunteers to assist at the event are being sought, as well as individuals willing to bake cupcakes and donate them to the cause. Dawn Shepherd, a special education teacher at Palatine High School said the goal is to get 4,000 cupcakes donated to help to support the many programs that benefit students with disabilities that attend PHS. The programs are not sponsored by the high school or the high school district. “There are so many wonderful activities we provide for our special education students here, but it is up to us to raise the money to make them happen,” Shepard said. Those programs include Best …