Stephanie Bernthal, a 2005 graduate of OPRF High School who helped guide the Huskies softball team to a state title her senior year, has been named head field hockey coach at Bethany College in West Virginia.
With the 2012 Olympics soon to kick off, and a familiar face in Oak Park's own Ellis Coleman taking to the wrestling mat to compete as the youngest grappler at the Games in London, we felt it was a good time to take another trip down memory lane.
Ellis Coleman's story is one of rags to riches, although the riches have come in the form of glory attributed to the wrestler's hard work and determination. That's why local supporters have gotten together to help the 2009 graduate of OPRF High School on his quest to win gold at the 2012 Olympics in London in July.
Residency issues aren't uncommon at OPRF High School. Students have falsely enrolled at the school while living in Chicago or elsewhere outside District 200. But parents living in Oak Park and clandestinely sending their kid to a public school in Chicago? It's a bit unusual … unless it has to do with high school basketball.