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Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on its 2011 Graduation Ceremony

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The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences was fortunate to have Brenda Dann-Messier, the Assistant Secretary of Education for Adult and Vocational Education at its 2011 graduation on Friday, June 10th. Dann-Messier is the Senior Official in the Department of Education for Community Colleges and all Career & Technical Education including agricultural education.

In the photo above Dann-Messier is joined by Principal William Hook, Assistant Principal Lucille Shaw and Advisory Board Co-Chairs, Eli’s Marc Schulman and Attorney Rouhy Shalabi.

Before the graduation ceremony, Dann-Messier took a tour of CHSAS with the “Top 10″ graduates and members of the junior class.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on the Celebration of its 26th Annual FFA Chapter Banquet

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Over 300 students, parents, faculty members and business supporters attended the 26th Annual FFA Banquet for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciencs held on Thursday May 5th at the Chateau Del Mar.

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The 2010-2011 Chapter Officers for the FFA Chapter at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences were outstanding student leaders who will go on to great academic and professional careers.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and Assistant Principal Lucille Shaw congratulate Ciana McMillian, FFA Chapter Treasurer, on receiving the Eli’s Cheesecake Scholarship as an Outstanding Senior. Ciana introduced Arne Duncan, the US Secretary of Education at the National FFA Convention and will be attending Howard University in Washington DC in the Fall.

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Rouhy Shalabi, attorney and co-chair of the Business Advisory Board for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, with Eli’s Marc Schulman, his co-chair, congratulate Mahmoud Shalabi, Rouhy’s son, on his election as Vice President of the FFA Chapter for 2011-2012.

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At the conclusion of the FFA Banquet, the retiring officers salute the new officers for the coming year.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences at Lights Festival Lane to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Provide Free Decorating and Slice of Eli’s Cheesecake for Guests

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It is an Annual Tradition for Eli’s Cheesecake to participate in Lights Festival Lane on the Saturday of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Eli’s partners with the students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to help decorate free slices of Eli’s Cheesecake for the guests while suppoting the Greater Chicago Food Depository through donations of food and cash.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman joined by Haley Schulman, CHSAS Assistant Principal and longtime agricultural education advocate, Lucille Shaw, and Ellen Farrar, the Vice President of Marketing and Communication for the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, which produces the Lights Festival.

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Eli’s Big Slice welcomes guests to Eli’s Tent at Lights Festival Lane with a student from CHSAS.

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Students from the CHSAS help guests decorate their slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository accept donations of non-perishable food and cash donations. Eli’s provided Cakes as a thank you to donors of over $10 to the Food Depository.

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Eli’s Marc, Haley and Maureen Schulman at the Eli’s Tent at Lights Festival Lane.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman presents a slice of Eli’s Cheesecake to Bob Dion, this year’s Chairman of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival for the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and at “Sharing It Day” at the Merchandise Mart

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Thanks to our friends at Jewel-Osco for promoting our partnership with the Chicago High School For Agricultural Sciences to support the work of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Eli’s and CHSAS will be providing free decorating of Eli’s Cheesecake Slices at Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue) on Saturday, November 20th at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival from 11am to 4pm. Bring a canned food item for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and get a free packaged slice of Eli’s or give $10 and free Eli’s 7″ Cheesecake.

On Tuesday, November 23rd, Eli’s and CHSAS Students will be participating in “Sharing It Day” at the Merchandise Mart. From 8am to 3pm, bring in your donation of canned foods and enjoy an Eli’s Treat.

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Profiled at the National FFA Convention by Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Eli’s Cheesecake has been a long time supporter of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. With so much need in our society for leaders nationally and globally in improving food safety, food security and the 300 careers in agriculture and life sciences, Chicago is fortunate to have a public high school that has for 25 years developed outstanding graduates that attend top universities and pursue important careers in the food and related industries.
It was therefore an honor to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered a keynote address and recognized CHSAS for its important role in urban agricultural education today.

Agricultural Education in the 21st Century: Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks at the FFA Convention

October 21, 2010 (excerpted from Secretary’s Duncan’s remarks)

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/agricultural-education-21st-century-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-ffa-convention

Look behind me. You will see the outstanding students from the Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences who just introduced me.

I’ve been to their school many times, and I loved those visits. It is an amazing school. I remember when a calf was born there. It is one of the ten largest FFA chapters in the nation. Every day, the Chicago Ag School refutes the myth that agricultural education is just for rural students.

Every day, the school dispels the misconception that agricultural education is a relic with little relevance in the information age.

Every day, their school illustrates the power of rigorous agricultural education to engage students and transform lives and communities.

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Over 54,000 people, an attendance record, registered for the 83rd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis , Indiana.

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US Secretary of Education and former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools,  Arne Duncan, was introduced by current CHSAS students, Alexis Raybon, Ciana McMillian and Mahmoud Shalabi.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan with CHSAS Master Ag Teacher, Sheila Fowler, Ciana McMillian and  Master Ag Teacher Emeritu and Assistant Principal, Lucille Shaw.

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Education Secretary Duncan with CHSAS Principal, William Hook, CHSAS students, Alexis Raybon and Mahmoud Shalabi, and Eli’s Cheesecake’s, Marc and Maureen Schulman.

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Legendary agricultural broadcaster, Orion Samuelson, interviewed Education Secretary Duncan, FFA Chief Operating Officer Dwight Armstrong and Eli’s Marc Schulman for the FFA Convention coverage on RFD-TV.

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Orion Samuelson recently celebrated his 50th Anniversary of broadcasting on WGN Radio and a member of the Radio Broadcast Hall of Fame has been a supporter of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences since its founding. The students, faculty and supporters of CHSAS expressed their support for Orion advocating agricultural education in urban areas like Chicago.

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Congratulations to Temple Grandin & the HBO Movie Based on her life for winning Best Television Movie, Best Actress, Supporting Actress & More: Thanks to the real Dr. Temple Grandin for visiting the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences last Fall

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The big winner in tonight’s broadcast of the Primetime Emmy Awards was the HBO movie “Temple Grandin” based on the life of Dr. Temple Grandin, who overcame her autism to become a world renowned animal scientist and advocate for people with disabilities.

In October, Dr. Grandin was in Chicago to be recognized by the American Meat Institute and came out to meet students and tour the facilities of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. We were honored to be joined by Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley and daughter Elizabeth

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Dr. Temple Grandin at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joined by Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman and Joan Muhlbauer.

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Dr. Grandin with  FFA student leaders at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and Advisory Board Co-Chairs Marc Schulman and Rouhy Shalabi.

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Dr. Temple Grandin visits the barn of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences with Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley and David Gilligan, the former Principal before being named Chief High School Officer for the Chicago Public Schools and Principal William Hook.

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Dr. Temple Grandin with Lucille Shaw, the Assistant Principal of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

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Eli’s Cheesecake, Wright College & the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Celebrate the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program Graducation

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Ray Arceo, Teacher and Spokesperson for NFL Fuel Up to Play60 Speaks to Chicago High School for Agricultural High School Students particpating in the Summer Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program at Wright College and Eli’s Cheesecake

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Ray Arceo is a physical education instructor at Miguel Juarez Middle School and a spokesperson for the NFL Fuel to Play60 Program. Ray is married to Eli’s Food service Sales Director, Erin Arceo, and is responsible for the partnership between Juarez and Eli’s for the Spruce-Up of Seneca Park and the Eli M. Schulman Playground each year.

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Ray spoke to the students about the importance of a well balanced diet and exercise in keeping with the First Lady’s Goals on the “Let’s Move” web site. Ray concluded his remarks by having the students do some exercises in place.

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This has been the most successful year in the history of Eli’s, Wright and CHSAS Partnership for the Summer Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program with outstanding speakers, special guests and engaged students. This year we really put all the pieces together as we saw the links between business, education and public policy.

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Chicago Tribune Food Policy Writer Renee Enna Speaks to Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Students as part of the Summer Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by Eli’s, Wright College and CHSAS

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Dr. Bechara Choucair, Director of the Chicago Board of Health Speaks to the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences Summer Sustainable Agricultural Students at the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market

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We were honored to have Dr. Bechara Choucair, the Director of the Chicago Board of Health,  speak at the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market to the Chicago High School for Agriculture  Students in the Summer Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program.

Dr. Choucair has a global perspective to public health issues and inspired the students with his background and the innovative programs that he is developing for Chicagoans.

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Dr. Choucair with the CHSAS students following his talk.

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