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January 16, 2020

One Winner of Holiday House Decorating Contest

The Chicago Ridge Park District would like to congratulate one of the Holiday House Decorating winners, the Baker Family located at 10835 S. Massasoit, for their extraordinary decorating and design in this year’s Holiday House Decorating Contest. The Chicago Ridge Park District and community appreciate your hard work each year. 

Pictured from left to right are Commissioners Jamie Albon, Mary Crout, Rob Pratl, Nick Baker, Jim Baker and Commissioner Dave Conrad.  

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January 9, 2020

Nearly 60 AP Scholars at Richards

Richards High School proudly announces that nearly 60 of its current students or May 2019 graduates qualified as Advanced Placement Scholars. 

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams. 

The College Board honors outstanding performances on AP exams with several levels of recognition. The following students received recognition as AP Scholars.

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Seniors who earned AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, or AP Scholar with Distinction awards. 

January 2, 2020

Student Council & NHS Host Special Holiday Party for Local Patients

More than 50 members of Oak Lawn Community High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society helped host a special holiday party for Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center patients and their families on December 6.  

Student volunteers, dressed as Spartan Elves in red and green, assisted with food service, craft tables, and dancing. Additional entertainment was provided by Impulse Entertainment DJs and Tom Repetny as photo booth operator. The highlight of the evening was the arrival of Santa himself who took photos with the children and listened to holiday wishes before returning to the North Pole.  

Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen


December 26, 2019

From Their Own Pockets, Leo Club Gives to the Needy

Service organizations like Leo Club at Richards High School customarily give their time and energy to worthy causes. For the Christmas Care Program, however, they also gave their own money.

Recently, club members stayed after school to wrap the gifts. With holiday music playing and the cookies and brownies made by faculty sponsor Karen Lavin, the event felt right. 

Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen


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