Congratulations to SHS Guidance Counselor Jennifer Melis on receiving the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Every year, the University of Chicago gives newly admitted students the opportunity to recognize the educators who have made a difference in their lives. Justin M. Smith, SHS Class of 2018, nominated Mrs. Melis for the award, which has existed for more than three decades and highlights the stories that show education’s power to transform. In his letter announcing Mrs. Melis as a recipient, Mr. James G. Nondorf, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at The University of Chicago, congratulated Mrs. Melis and Principal Dr. Durante, stating “As an institution that prides itself on being committed to the Life of the Mind, we at the University of Chicago are heartened to see that your school fosters and supports such outstanding individuals.”