SPARTAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION SET TO HOST A NIGHT WITH "ELTON & WHITNEY"

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Oak Lawn Community High School will host an exciting night of entertainment to help raise money for the Spartan Education Foundation. “Elton and Whitney” will take place in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of OLCHS, Friday, November 4, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will feature tribute artists performing songs by Whitney Houston and Elton John. Tickets are $35 presale or $40 at the door. The money raised will help the Spartan Education Foundation, which annually awards student scholarships and funds for teacher educational mini-grants.

“The Spartan Educational Foundation is continuously looking for opportunities to raise funding to support our student scholarship and staff mini-grant programs,” OLCHS Superintendent Dr. Michael Riordan said. “With the opening of our new Performing Arts Center a few years ago, the idea of hosting a professional music performance to raise funds was born. We connected with a musical producer who identified Elton John and Whitney Houston tribute artists as an attraction to generate interest in the community.”

For tickets, call 708-741-5602, go to https://www.vancoevents.com/us/events/landing/24664 or contact Maria Vanderwarren at mvanderwaren@olchs.org.

“The Spartan Educational Foundation was created in 2004 for the purpose of generating scholarship funding for graduating OLCHS students,” Riordan said. “We also allocate funding to promote innovative teaching and learning practices via our staff mini-grant program. The SEF is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of 14 volunteer members. Since 2004, the SEF has awarded more than $190,000 in scholarships to support our students as they transition to college. Additionally, the SEF has awarded $68,000 in mini-grants that support our staff and students.”

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