OPRF to host send-off for 2014 Olympian Emery Lehman

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COURTESY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL

Speed skater Emery Lehman will be competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics next month (he had the second-fastest time at the qualifying trials).  He leaves for Sochi, Russia, this weekend, and we are planning a short but sweet send-off Friday, Jan. 17, from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. in the Student Center.

Emery, his family, and student groups will be gathering in the decked-out Student Center around 7:30 a.m. for an official send-off at 7:45 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff will be present in the Student Center to wish Emery good luck.

This event is not open to the public.

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Christina Meadowcroft from Oak Park  

Posted: January 15th, 2014 4:43 PM

Hooray, Emery! We are so excited for you! Best of luck. We will all be holding our breath and cheering for you!

Alexis Kosik from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 14th, 2014 3:48 PM

I am so lucky to go to a school with an olympian! GO EMERY!

Debbie from Oak Park  

Posted: January 14th, 2014 11:40 AM

Fantastic!!!! Embrace this time and give it all you got!!! The experience of a lifetime!! Will be cheering for you!

Peggy Ebersole from Oak Park  

Posted: January 14th, 2014 10:46 AM

Go Emery!! All the Ebersoles are thrilled for you and your family. Have a great time. Know we will be cheering loudly!

Kathleen Corcos from River Forest  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 10:01 PM

So excited for you, Emery! Best wishes and have a wonderful, wonderful time. The event of a lifetime. ENJOY!

Terri Monaco from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 9:41 PM

Congrats Emery!! Enjoy your ride to the gold!! We will be having fun cheering you on!!!!

Alex, Paula and Angelo Eugenides from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 4:20 PM

Emery, what an awesome achievement - Congratulations! We know your hard work, perseverance and efforts will pay off handsomely. We'll be watching and cheering until we're hoarse; you'll hear us all the way in Sochi. Best of luck!

Tara and Tim Dull from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 4:05 PM

Congratulations Emery!! Oak Park will be cheering for you!

Suzanne Vestuto from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 12:58 PM

You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Way to go!!

Kyle Hansen from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 12:49 PM

Go Emery!!!!!

Renee Zoltowski from Oak Park  

Posted: January 13th, 2014 12:44 PM

Good Luck Emery. We will be rooting for you!!! Have Fun!

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