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Nugent fills OLCHS school board vacancy

Margaret Nugent was selected earlier this month from several candidates to fill the Oak Lawn Community High School Board of Education vacancy that was created when Ann Touhy submitted her resignation in November.

Nugent is a parent of three boys, two of whom graduated from the high school in 2015.

Nugent said, “I know first-hand the impact of a quality education, exactly the type my boys received at OLCHS. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to maintaining the high standards of education for all the children in District 229.

“In addition to academics, strong athletic and extracurricular activities are vital to positively shaping our students. My sons have benefited from these various sports and clubs, and I would like to see the continued success of these programs.”

Board president Matt Egan said, “Margaret was selected from a group of several interested and qualified community members. Although the selection was made challenging because of the number of qualified individuals, her teaching experience provides the board with another perspective. She has also been active in the community and within the school as an Athletic Booster Club member and past officer. The entire board is pleased with her appointment and looks forward to working with her.”

Nugent will serve until the term expires in April 2017.

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