Highland Park Aquatics Club
The Highland Park Aquatics Club (HPAC) serves as a high quality competitive swim club for the cities of Highland Park and Highwood. HPAC coaches are committed to providing all swimmers a challenging yet nurturing swimming environment. The Highland Park Community Foundation’s grant will help subsidize the required swim association fees for low-income swimmers so they can participate and compete as members of HPAC.
Highland Park Golden Apple
In 2010, the Highland Park Community Foundation and a local family foundation initiated an annual Highland Park-based Golden Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park School systems. Nominations are made in a rotating cycle: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A selection committee comprised of exemplary current and retired educators and administrators and former Highland Park Golden Apple award recipients, evaluate the extensive application and complete a full day of observation. The final recipient of the award is chosen based on instruction, content knowledge, student and staff interaction, and contribution to school and community.