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Spartan Presidential Debate Series
The Niles North Debate Team and the Social Studies department will be hosting the Spartan Presidential Debate Series in conjunction with Michigan State University. The event will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 in the Codell Commons at Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie. The event will feature non-partisan policy discussion of the core issues in the 2012 election. There will also be a discussion of the history of the presidential debates, how the debates help shape national discourse and the importance of being an active citizen in a democratic society. A live screening of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will follow at 8:00 p.m.
The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Niles North Head Debate Coach Katie Gjerpen said, “This will be a great opportunity for our students, and I am excited that Michigan State has selected Niles North as its host site for the Chicago leg of its four-stop national tour.”
More About Niles North High School
A public four-year high school and part of District 219, Niles North High School is the future home for students from McCracken Middle School, Old Orchard Junior High, East Prairie and Golf Middle School.
Located across the street from Old Orchard Mall and east of the Edens Expressway, Niles North High School opened its doors in 1964. In 2008, the school received an award for having the "#1 Fine Arts Program in the United States."
Known as the "Vikings," the school has a variety of interscholastic athletic programs that include basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, cheerleading and softball. Some notable graduates include Erin Heatherton, a Victora Secret's fashion model, Brent Novoselsky, who played tight end for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings and Mike Krasny, founder of CDW.