Oak Lawn Community HS9400 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 424-5200
Fax: (708) 424-5263
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5/23/2013 SouthtownStar Newspaper features Valedictorian Kyle Cheng
If incoming freshmen want to follow the footsteps of Kyle Cheng — he of the glittering 4.717 grade point average — Oak Lawn Community High School’s top student has some tips. Cheng, 18, is valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class. He has the highest grade point average by the slimmest of margins over Connor Niemiec’s 4.714. Niemiec is the class salutatorian, and sometimes needles Cheng about a summer class Cheng took after eighth grade providing the valedictorian with a GPA edge. That’s at a school where a 4.0 is an “A.” His GPA is higher thanks to honors and advance placement courses that are on a 5.0 scale, “so it boosts the average,” Cheng said. His advice for those who want to follow in his footsteps? Spend less precious time having fun on the computer, and have a study plan.
5/13/2013 Baseball's Kametas, Rafacz Sign to Play Ball in College
Seeing is believing; and for two Oak Lawn baseball players, that made all the difference in picking a college at which to continue playing baseball at the next level. For Bob Kametas and Chris Rafacz, a visit to the school, a meeting with the coaches and a chance to play college baseball helped them select the right fit. Kametas will attend St. Joseph’s College in Indiana and Rafacz will attend Benedictine University in the fall. Kametas, who is a top 100 player in the Chicagoland area this year as rated in the Chicago Sun Times and sports a 4.2 Grade Point Average, plans to play baseball, major in business and minor in criminal justice at the Division II school.
5/13/2013 Spartans Attend Literacy Conference
The Literary Magazine Club, better known as the Pegasus Club, recently attended the South Suburban Literary Magazine Conference at TF North High School. The conference provided an opportunity for students from a variety of schools in the South Suburban Conference (SSC) to gather and share literary magazine ideas. The students were able to interact through a variety of fun activities including an Open Mic Poetry Jam, group improvisation activities, and a mural creation. One of the biggest highlights of the conference was Keynote Speaker, Perre Shelton. Perre is a TF North alum. He is the youngest poet ever featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Perre entertained the crowd with a synopsis of his exciting poetry career and he also recited some of his award winning poems to the audience. It was a very entertaining and educational experience for everyone involved.
5/27/2013 Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL
5/28/2013 Forensics/Speech Camp
5/29/2013 Forensics/Speech Camp