A moving picture animator and a custodian who moonlights as a Hollywood stuntman are two of this year’s Tradition of Excellence awardees at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Kevin Sorensen, a 1985 grad, currently works as a school custodian and also as a stuntman in films and television. He’s worked on such films as The Dark Knight (2008) and last summer’s Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp.
The other honorees are: Warren Trezevant, an animator with Pixar Studios; Chuck Hoag, a 1952 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in basketball – his team defeated the former Soviet Union that year – and biologist James Thompson, a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
The Tradition of Excellence award was created in 1982 to honor alumni for their distinguished accomplishments. The honorees are recognized at a dinner and school assembly in November.