Winning Olympic gold this year would be the best graduation gift for Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Emery Lehman. He'll be competing in the speed-skating event next month in Sochi, Russia, having secured his spot in U.S. trials last month. Making it to the Olympics at all, however, is an honor worth celebrating and we congratulate Emery. Good things happen in Oak Park and at the high school, all worth acknowledging. Hard work and perseverance often pay off in the long run. With support from his family — especially his parents — Emery has been reaching for his goals since a young age.
We'll be rooting during his Olympic run.