Awarding student achievement 

Free concert shows students that hard work pays off.

July 20, 2009

Several CPS students ended the 2008-2009 school year on a high note.


As a reward for their hard work throughout the 2008-2009 school year, students were treated to a special concert from one of the world’s most renowned hip-hop artists.


Kanye West performed a free concert for high school students at the Chicago Theatre in June. The concert was organized by S.H.O.W. (Students Helping Our World), the brainchild of a Highland Park High School junior.


S.H.O.W. encouraged high school students in six schools—Robeson, Harlan, Mather, Senn, Manley, and Von Steuben— to be in school every day and on time, improve their grades, and work to lower the number of behavior misconducts they may have received. Principals also had the opportunity to award tickets to a select number of students.


Approximately 3,000 CPS students met the challenge.