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More than 100 Fenwick seniors named Illinois State Scholars

December 7, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe percentage, which equals 110 senior students, is the largest number of state scholars in Fenwick's history, school officials announced. Each year, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognizes outstanding senior high school students ...

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 TribuneAccording to the school, the winners of the National Merit scholarships are expected to be announced between April and July 2018. Eleven other Fenwick students will receive letters of commendation along with approximately 34,000 other high school ...

Macs lead Southside Polo to national tourney title

July 25, 2017 by The Beverly Review

The Beverly Review... polo team's goals for next season are sky-high. But with the addition of transfer Jillian Schultz, who sat out last year, and her sister, freshman Maddie Schultz, achieving those goals almost looks like a sure thing. Playing as Southside Polo on ...

Prosecutor in 1966 nurses murder case dies at 80

July 9, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneCorazon Amurao became a lifelong friend of Martin's and corresponded with him. Speck's death sentence was commuted to life in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court declared his sentencing was unconstitutional in 1971. Speck died in prison in 1991. Martin ...

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

/FILMIf you liked The Wonder Years or The Sandlot — if you yearn for nostalgic tales told with humor, heart, and wit — then brace yourselves for the wistful joy of Kevin Jakubowski's excellent new series Play by Play. Set in the '90s, Play by Play centers ...

Fenwick science teacher retiring after 52 years with high school

June 7, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune"John Polka has impacted the lives of countless young men and women for decades," Fenwick Principal Peter Groom said in a statement. "Under his guidance, the science department developed into one of the finest in the nation. Our success in state and ...

Fenwick, Oak Park extend off-campus parking pact

May 22, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneAccording to a village memo, Oak Park acquired the parcel, known as lot 116, in January 2005. Subsequently, the village approved use of the lot by Fenwick High School from March 2007 through January 2008 for construction worker parking during ...

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

May 1, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneWhile still in possession of the Archdiocese, Allori said the former school building has gotten plenty of use since its closure. "We've been using parish kids, including from Fenwick High School, and they have helped give service to St. Edmund in a ...

Fenwick prepares for 'a mega-musical'

April 17, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneJacob is played by four faculty members in a special guest appearance over the four shows — Peter Gallo of Oak Park, Colby Burnett of Chicago, David Setum of Forest Park and John Schoeph of River Forest. Burnett, a 2001 Fenwick High School graduate ...

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: ChicagoSALT LAKE CITY – Scott “Scottie” Lindsey has helped Northwestern men's basketball write the most important chapter in program history. But Lindsey's own story hasn't always been a fairy tale. The Hillside, Illinois, native was a three-star recruit from ...

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. DAVID ...

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 High School in the 1945 Prep Bowl at ...

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