LTHS beating victim remains hospitalized as details emerge

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By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township High School student who suffered “major head trauma” in a fight outside the north campus three weeks ago remains hospitalized, a source said last week. The youth – whose name, age, town and year in school have not been released – was attacked by at least three other youths…

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Improv comes to OLCHS

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By Jeff Vazzana Teacher Amy Perras has launched a dynamic and engaging improvisational comedy program at Oak Lawn Community High School. The initiative featured talented students such as Safa Ali, Latifa Almatahen, Emily Butnariu, Austin Christensen, Bobby Davies, Nate Diaz, Emma Faucault-Miller, Juno Granados, Quinn Haywood, Collin Kalousek, Omar Marquez, and Amal Shariff. Improv comedy…

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EPCHS names Valedictorian, Co-Salutatorians

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The 2023 valedictorian and co-salutatorians at Evergreen Park Community High School were recognized during the Illinois Principals Association South Cook region’s annual Student Recognition Breakfast on May 4 at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. The event recognizes the best and the brightest students in the south suburbs. EPCHS students recognized at the event…

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Shepard wins MVCC culinary contest

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The team of students from Shepard High School won first place at the Moraine Valley Community College Culinary Contest last month. The contest included nine teams from the high schools in the MVCC attendance area. Shepard students Jabari Harvey, who was part of the winning team for the second straight year, Emily Sheppard, and Isabelle…

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Stagg produces two eSports state champions


By Jeff Vorva Stagg was stagger-ing in the second running of the Illinois High School Association’s eSports State Tournament. There were no team scores recorded in the event, held April 29 at Evergreen Park Community High School, but if there were, Stagg would have had a good shot at a state championship. In the five…

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Brookfield man charged in fight at LTHS north campus

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By Steve Metsch A Brookfield man has been charged with battery in what La Grange officials are calling “an altercation” at Lyons Township High School that left one youth with “severe injuries.” La Grange Police on Friday arrested James Hernandez Jr., and charged him with battery in relation to a May 1 fight at the high…

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OLCHS grad Moore honored for student research at EIU

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The Booth Collaborative Advisory Committee at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston recently honored a student from Oak Lawn as a winner of the 2023 Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. Abby Moore, a senior majoring in Communication Disorders and Sciences, won first place for “Otolaryngologist and Speech-Language Pathologist Collaboration in Head and Neck…

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