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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Reminder! Don’t forget to check out Barbizon Midwest grad, Alecia Svensen in the movie “The Social Network” coming out this Friday. Alecia plays a supporting roll in the film, which is about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Also starring in the film is Justin Timberlake…this is something you don’t want to miss!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Barbizon Midwest plus-size model Adnana Muranovic, 15, recently booked print work for dress designer and manufacturer, Party Time Formals. In the catalog, she modeled prom, homecoming and evening gowns. Adnana received an impressive $300 dollars for only a half day shoot! You go girl!

Other past gigs include promotional modeling and some window modeling for New York & Company.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Claire's chooses Lauren Buckley as their new Style Guru Blogger!

After a nationwide search, Lauren Buckley, Barbizon Midwest Schaumburg Grad, was selected to be a Claire's Style Blogger!!!  A search went out looking for females from ages 13-20 to become a fashion representative and a blogger for the new Claire's accessories website.  This site will feature all things fashion from girls just like you! Lauren's Style Blog will be starting next month (October) so be sure to keep a look out for her.  We are all so proud of Lauren and we want to wish her the best of luck!

Below is the Claire's Style Blog where you can find Lauren and see what her new favorite accessories are at the moment.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Did ya hearA? - Katrina is wearing Vera!!!

Barbizon Midwest is excited to announce that Katrina Hoernig from Merrillville,  will be appearing on the Oprah Show tomorrow Friday, September 17, 2010.  We are all excited to tune in to see 17 year old High School Senior, Katrina as she showcases a beautiful Vera Wang gown.  Her and the entire family will be traveling from Crown Point, IN  for this amazing experience.  Katrina's 18th Birthday is right around the corner so we would like to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sara Niemietz is not your average GLEEK!

 Barbizon Midwest is thrilled to be able to announce to you all, that their very own Sara Neimietz is going to be the new on-screen guitarist for the TV show GLEE  this season!! Watch her on FOX starting Tuesday September 21 rock out with Mr. Schuester!!
After moving from Chicago to L.A. Sara Niemietz has been singing all the way to Hollywood! From the Midwest to the West Coast, she made a pit stop in New York where she was privileged to work with Wendy Wasserstein, Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Graciela Daniele  on the workshop of "Pamela's First Musical".

She then made her  first live CD - "Live at the Cat Club" - recorded from a live performance of hers on the Sunset Strip.

In 2007, she had the honor of playing a lead in Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish's "13" the musical. Music wasn't her only talent, she also guest starred on the TV show "Gilmore Girls", "Providence", and "First Monday" 

You can hear her voice in the music of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", "The Uninvited", and "Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper".

Watch "I cant stand the Rain" above! 

You can also check out her live videos and YouTube posting below!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Seamas is Moving Fast!!!

Check out 7-year old Seamas O'Hara of Barbizon Midwest Schaumburg on NBC! You can see this superstar in the Weather Tech Floor Commercial.    

Seamas is on the move! This youngster did a Travel/Leisure interview on TVRM in Bucharest, Romania this year, threw out the “first pitch” in opening ceremony at Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game in 2009 and also attended IMTA Los Angeles! Seamas received numerous awards and recognition for Commercial Print and Runway!  The sky is the limit for Seamas and we can't wait to see what he'll do next!

Mod de a merge! ('Way to go' in Romanian!) 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kickin' it Back into School Mode!

Barbizon is proud to announce its 2010, $100,000 College Scholarship Winner, Briana Lehman from the Barbizon in AkronOH.  Briana is so excited about the news especially since she is in the process of making collegiate plans within the next couple of years.

What an AWESOME opportunity for a young lady who is so ambitious (she has a 4.3 GPA)! Stay tuned for more information as we will be featuring a mini-bio on Briana in the coming weeks!

Since 1939, Barbizon has educated middle school and high school students in skills necessary for academic and personal success.  One of our educational initiatives includes awarding a free four-year college tuition scholarship, valued up to $100,000.  This scholarship can be applied to any school of the student’s choice.  

  Winners will be selected around April 2011 in a random drawing in this year’s sweepstakes.  Winners will be notified by certified mail on or about May 1, 2010. The winner has three years after graduation from high school to be accepted at a college.  Students of all ages are welcome!
For more information or about Barbizon’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes, please contact the Public Relations Department of Barbizon’s National Lecture Program at 847-241-6600, or visit