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The Illinois High School Association and the South Suburban Conference recently recognized Academic Award recipients for seniors with grade point averages of 3.5 or better. Here is the list of athletes who made the cut with their GPA in parentheses.
Already a two-time world champion Irish stepdancer, Oak Lawn resident Tadgh Spillane, 15, took second place last month at a different international competition, the All-Irelands, in Belfast, Ireland.
The Oak Lawn Community High School freshman competed in the age 15 and under category at the Oirechtas Rince na hEireann, commonly referred to as the All-Irelands. He competed against about 20 different boys from all over the world, he said.
Senior guard Rashad Johnson wanted to get into a rhythm for the start of Oak Lawn's Nov. 22 game against Islamic Foundation.
He walked into the Spartans' other gym for an additional round of pregame shooting, mostly from beyond the 3-point line.Swish, swish, swish.
That sound carried over to later that night as the 5-foot-11 Johnson scored 52 points and converted 12 3-pointers in an 83-61 win.
Johnson broke four school records.
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