Glenbrook South Graduation 2012: What You Need to Know
Congrats to GBS' graduating seniors! From where to park to when to arrive, check out Patch’s round up of details for the big day.
Glenbrook South's senior class—along with hundreds of family and friends—will pack the newly renamed Akoo Theater at Rosemont Sunday afternoon for the class of 2012's graduation ceremony.
From where to park during area construction to how you can catch the ceremony streaming live at home, Patch has a round up of details for the big day.
Limited parking for graduation
Parking at this year's graduation will be limited due to ongoing construction near the ceremony site, 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, according to school officials.
Only 500 parking spaces will available in the lot, as compared to 1,400 spaces last year. Parents are advised to car pool as much as possible and have their graduate ride with them. Students are required to be at the theater by 12:15 p.m. and the processional begins at 1:30 p.m.
For a flat $13 fee, guests may also park at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Parking Garage, located a half block north of the theater on the west side of River Road, 9500 Williams St.
Distinguished alumnus to speak
Glenbrook South High School recently named William Tobey its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. A graduate of the class of 1977, he will be the featured guest speaker at Sunday’s graduation ceremony.
Tobey is a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in Cambridge, Mass. He teaches at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and writes about preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and their use by terrorists. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
“I am honored and pleased to be named a distinguished alumnus, and even more so to speak at Glenbrook South's graduation,” Tobey shared. “Three generations of my family have graduated from the school, and we all owe much to the teachers who gave us such a fine education.”
Can’t make graduation? Watch it from home.
If you can’t make it to graduation but still want to tune in, Glenbrook South will be streaming footage of the ceremony. On June 3, just visit Glenbrook South’s website and connect to the school’s live feed.
Student Awards & Honors
From students who excelled in the classroom to those who made their mark through arts, sports and giving back to the community, check out a full list of Glenbrook Scholars and award recipients, by visting Patch’s senior award page.
Want to give a shout-out to a deserving senior? Share your praise, kudos and advice for the class of 2012 on Patch's Graduation Guestbook and leave a message for your favorite GBS grad.
For the full scoop on graduation rehersal, all the info you’ll need on the big day plus details about Grad Nite, visit Glenbrook South’s senior page.
Stay tuned to Patch Monday, for a full photo gallery of Sunday’s graduation festivities. Have great photos of your own? Send them our way: firstname.lastname@example.org. (You can check out photos from last year's ceremony here).
Thank you to Glenbrook South for providing the above information.