New Trier Township High School superintendent discusses successful alumni

February 28, 2011

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The Winnetka campus of New Trier Township High School.

Here are some tidbits about Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel: He once worked at Arby’s, he volunteered as a civilian with the Israel Defense Forces and he’s a graduate of New Trier Township High School. Why is that last bit worth noting? Because it’s the same school that produced alumni like attorney and author Scott Turow and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. And the list goes on and on, and on and on. WBEZ's Jason Marck recently talked to the superintendent of New Trier Township High School District 203, Linda Yonke. And he asked her the obvious question: What's in the water fountains over there at New Trier Township High School?

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