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Taking on Twain: 'Is He Dead?' set as Fenwick's fall production

October 20, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMark Twain's rediscovered play "Is He Dead?" is the fall production at Fenwick High School in Oak Park. "It's amazing to be able to pull out a show that's over 100 years old and see it go so well," said Roger Finnell, producer and Blackfriars Guild ...

Six Fenwick students named National Merit semifinalists

October 2, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneFenwick High School in Oak Park announced six of its students are among those competing for a National Merit scholarship. The six students are among 16,000 semifinalists competing for 7,500 National Merit scholarships, which are valued at more than $32 ...

Macs lead Southside Polo to national tourney title

July 25, 2017 by The Beverly Review

The Beverly ReviewSouthside Polo's Mary Kate McKendry (St. Cajetan) works from the goal in the championship game of the American Water Polo National State Challenge at Fenwick High School. McKendry finished with 7 saves in leading a defense that also helped cause 4 ...

Prosecutor in 1966 nurses murder case dies at 80

July 9, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe eight student nurses in the South Chicago Community Hospital Nursing School were 20 to 24 years old. Speck was caught a few days ... He graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park in 1954 and entered Loyola University, where he majored in ...

RailCats' Ryan Fitzgerald has found second home in Gary

July 7, 2017 by nwitimes.com

nwitimes.comRailcats shortstop Ryan Fitzgerald grew up in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, 45 minutes from Gary. He is living at home in his first season with the RailCats. Tony V. Martin, The Times. RailCats 'RC' logo. Provided ...

When 'The Wonder Years' Meets 'Sportscenter': A Conversation With Kevin Jakubowski, Creator of 'Play By Play'

June 27, 2017 by /FILM

/FILMKevin Jakubowski: I've always just been kind of bizarrely fascinated by high school. In particular my own high school: Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, which is this old sort of traditional catholic high school and I went there at a very ...

Fenwick science teacher retiring after 52 years with high school

June 7, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneScience teacher John Polka, a fixture at Fenwick High School for more than a half-century, recently announced his retirement from the Oak Park school. A 1964 graduate of St. ... Among his student-athletes were former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (class of ...

Fenwick, Oak Park extend off-campus parking pact

May 22, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe village of Oak Park will continue to rent one of its Madison Street lots to Fenwick High School for up to one more year, while still attempting to redevelop the site. At the May 15 board meeting, trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension ...

Oak Park Eagle Scout provides assistance to former St. Edmund School

May 1, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune"We've been using parish kids, including from Fenwick High School, and they have helped give service to St. Edmund in a variety of ways," Allori said. "The property is being utilized by our religious education school on Sundays. The building was being ...

Fenwick prepares for 'a mega-musical'

April 17, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the 55th annual musical presented by Fenwick High School's Blackfriars Guild in the school's auditorium at 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park. The show features more than 50 Fenwick students and a ...

Special Report: Water Polo Prospers in the Windy City

March 28, 2017 by Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World MagazineChicago high school graduates playing at the sport's highest intercollegiate level include Matt Farmer, a product of Fenwick High School in Oak Park who won back-to-back NCAA titles with UCLA in 2014-15, and Dani Jackovich, a graduate of Lincoln-Way ...

Road to glory not always easy for Northwestern's Scottie Lindsey

March 17, 2017 by Medill Reports: Chicago

Medill Reports: ChicagoThe Hillside, Illinois, native was a three-star recruit from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Now he's an All-Big Ten player and a weapon who can destroy any opposing defense with his reverse layups or smooth 3-point shot. Going from wildcard ...

BHS won't go changing for Fenwick

March 16, 2017 by Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington PantagraphSenior guard Dazon Farris (10) has helped Bloomington High School's state-bound basketball team rise to the occasion many times during a 26-4 season. The Raiders face Oak Park Fenwick at 11 a.m. today in a 3A semifinal at Peoria's Carver Arena.

Bill Duchon, storied Glenbard West football coach, dies at 88

March 8, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneBorn in Oak Park, Duchon grew up in Berwyn and graduated in 1946 from Fenwick High School, where he and his twin brother were guards on the football team. Duchon helped Fenwick to victory over Tilden Technical ... "I think the 'I Am a Hitter' club ...

Thomas Charles Vrtis

February 3, 2017 by PotomacLocal.com

PotomacLocal.comHe grew up in La Grange, Illinois, with seven brothers and sisters. After completing his elementary education at St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange and his high school education at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Tom attended Loyola University of ...

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