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Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award

Sen. Kirk recalls New Trier days after receiving award

Sitting at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston on March 12, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had plenty of memories running through his head. Kirk, a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award at the New Trier Alumni Hall of Honor ceremony. The award was in recognition of his years of service to Illinois and the United States, both in government and the military. While the award was meant to honor his post-New Trier achievements, Sen. Kirk spoke glowingly of his four years at the Winnetka campus. "My favorite day at New Trier was when we convinced my summer school chemistry teacher to make nitrogen triiodide, which is a highly unstable explosive,"...

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