Thursday, May 9, 2013
Oak Lawn Community High School players head to IHSA state badminton finals this Friday.
Three players from the Oak Lawn Community High School girls badminton team earned the right to bring their rackets to the IHSA state finals this Friday. The IHSA State Finals take place this Friday and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston. Senior Eliana LaSpina took third in singles at last week's sectional and qualified for the trip with a strong performance. It is the second straight year for LaSpina to take her racket to the state finals. Dynamic duo doubles’ team of senior Rachel Kestian and junior Tara Hill also advanced to state by finishing in fourth place. In other sectional action for Oak Lawn, senior Claudia Maka and the junior doubles’ team of Dee Dee Shatat and Melissa Greiman narrowly missed advancing by one …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Highlights of the Spartan 2013 prom.
Oak Lawn Community High School's seniors sure didn't look like kids all dressed up for prom on May 3. Just when students thought it was safe to step out of the Humvee limo at the Ashton House in Willowbrook after numerous earlier photo ops by their proud parents, Patch was on hand to catch the red carpet promenade. Relive the memories of the 2012 OLCHS prom. Fashion tastes ran toward the conservative, with many girls opting for traditional ball gowns, perfectly color-coordinated with their dates' tuxes. In case parents are wondering, your children were beautifully behaved. After dinner and dancing, some OLCHS seniors opted for a school-sponosred, post-prom cruise.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A surprise ceremony was held at Oak Lawn Community High School recognizing the student anglers for promoting the sport in school and in the community.
The Oak Lawn Community High School fishing team looked a little shocked when walking into the Little Theater last Friday to the cheers of fellow students and a table loaded with fishing gear from a sporting goods company. Watch the video of the surprise award ceremony. The surprise ceremony honored OLCHS as the Fish and Outdoor Radio Show/Plano and Frabill’s “Illinois High Schools Fish Here” fishing team of the year. The Illinois High School Association established bass fishing as a high school sport at the beginning of the 2008-09 school year with 199 teams. The sport has since grown to include 237 high school fishing teams in Illinois. “Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show” hosts Jim DaRosa and Don Dziedzina came up with the idea to recognize …
Monday, April 15, 2013
OLCHS Michael Carpenter one of five Civil Air Patrol cadets from Illinois selected to travel to Washington DC and spend the day meeting with Members of Congress.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Join Tim's dad and friends in a candlelight bowling fundraiserat Fox Bowl in Wheaton tonight (Saturday). Proceeds benefit the Tim Nickos memorial scholarship to awarded to an OLCHS student.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Family and friends are hosting a candlelight bowling fundraiser this Saturday (March 23) at Fox Bowl in Wheaton. Proceeds will go toward the Tim Nickos Memorial Scholarship.
Tim Nickos was in the peak of health when he passed away in his sleep between his junior and senior year at Oak Lawn Community High School in June 2011. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. The 17-year-old swam the 500-meter race and was distance swimmer for the varsity swim team. He played trumpet in the Spartan Band. He taught young children how to swim and built racing engines in his grandpa’s shop. And Tim was a devoted boyfriend to Liz Nedji. “We found out after the fact that Tim had an enlarged heart,” Tim’s dad, Dale Nickos, said. “He was in perfect shape but it didn’t matter. It was probably worse for him.” Since his son’s sudden passing, Dale has worked to keep Tim’s memory alive by creating a …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Students gaining proficiency in English showcase literary chops with technology projects.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Top male student athletes at Oak Lawn Community High School compete in first 'Ultimate Spartan' contest to raise money for softball program.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Oak Lawn Spartan and Evergreen Park Mustang basketball teams raised money and worked on projects around Ronald McDonald House.
Members of the Oak Lawn Police Department will present information to parents on the realities of teen substance abuse on March 14.