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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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National FFA Officers, Regina Holliday and Laila Hajji, Visit Eli’s Cheesecake World

The FFA is a national youth organization of over 507,000 members with over 7,400 chapter in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences has the largest FFA Chapter in Illinois and it was the school of the first urban student, Corey Flournoy, to be head of the organization.

It was therefore our pleasure to welcome two of the six National FFA Officers to Eli’s Cheesecake World. Laila Hajji, the FFA Central Region Vice President, is a student at Texas Tech who has the goal of serving as an agricultural education teacher in an urban school system. Regina Holliday, the FFA Southern Region Vice President, is a student at the University of Georgia, who is interested in becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in large animal medicine.

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Regina and Laila are welcomed to Eli’s Cheesecake World by David Gilligan, former Principal of the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences and now a senior officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Sarah Hileman,  Urban Ag Ed Field Advisor for FCAE (part of the Illinois Board of Education) Eli’s President Marc Schulman, Vaughn Occupational High School Principal, Dr. Rusty Burnette, and Dr. Charles Guengerich, the President of Wright College.

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Laila and Regina are joined by Jennifer Buteyn, the Principal at Ridgewood High School, Dr. Robert Lupo, Superintendent of Illinois High School District 234 and Sarah Hileman of FCAE. Ridgewood is a great partner of Eli’s painting our Cafe windows seasonally and providing the great Ridgewood High Cheerleaders when Chicago Teams get to a championship game. Ridgewood is also an educational partner with Triton Community College, which has great horticultural and culinary programs, and provides an outstanding career path for Ridgewood graduates.

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Laila and Regina congratulate Eli’s Ivan Hernandez, a graduate of Vaughn High School, on his outstanding achievements at Eli’s. Joining in the congratulations are Eli’s Marc Schulman and Vaughn Principal, Dr. Rusty Burnette. Vaughn, in partnership with Wright College, is  a leader in environmental studies and horticulture creating new career opportunities for its unique students.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman thanks Regina and Laila for visiting Eli’s.

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Eli’s Jeff Anderson, a fellow in the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation, thanks Regina and Laila for their support of agricultural education nationally.

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