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Jaylen Boyd – Basketball – Ladue Horton Watkins HS

Scored his 1000th career point!

Ron Kruse – Wrestling – Hinsdale Central HS

Regional Champion

Jake Sliter – Basketball – Evergreen Park HS

Jake hit 15 3 pointers combined in the last two games.

21 points against Eisenhower and 24 against Lincoln Way West.

Connor Pula – Bowling – Evergreen Park HS

Connor is a 2 year varsity starter and averaged 219 for the season. He was the anchor for the team and the leader of varsity. He medaled in all but one tournament during the season and was the third male bowler to advance to the State championships in the 6 year history of boys bowling at Evergreen Park High School, finishing in 18th place. He is a hard worker at his craft and an inspiration to all who know him.

1st place Lake park Invite, 1st place IC Invite, 2nd place Morgan Park Invite, 3rd place South Suburban Red Conference Finals, 9th place (3rd advancer) Sate Regionals, 2nd place (2nd advancer) State Sectionals, 18th place State Championships


Alyssa Lane – Swimming – Ritenour HS

At the conference meet of our season, Alyssa’s relay teams took first place in the 200 Medley Relay and in the 200 Free Relay, earning her 1st team all conference honors. In addition, Alyssa took 2 first places in her individual events as well. She earned 1st team all conference in the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Breaststroke. Even more impressive is that Alyssa broke the Ritenour High School 100 Breaststroke record that has been on the board since 1989. Her time was a 1:16.60, which also earned her a state consideration time in the event.

Caroline Klobach – Gymnastics – Hinsdale Central HS

Caroline is an outstanding gymnast who has come back from having many surgeries. she is one of the top gymnasts in the West Suburban Conference. She was all Conference on all 5 events and was the Vault Champion. She was a regional medalist in Vault, Floor and All around and was the Bar Champion, qualifying on all 5 events to Sectionals.

Kiara Smith – Bowling – Evergreen Park HS

Finished in 1st Place (individual) SSC Red Conference, helped EPCHS win SSC Red Conference Championship, Finished in 4th Place overall at Regionals, helped EPCHS win Regionals for 2nd year in a row, 3rd Place finish at Sectionals to qualify as an individual for the IHSA State Championship.

Bianca DeJesus – Dance – Evergreen Park HS

Bianca who joined this team with no dance skills. Worked hard this past year and was part of an amazing season. Her love, motivation and dedication for dance made her any amazing dancer. She was definitely a team player and amazing sportsmanship.

All Conference Dancer.

Mary Grace Kane – Cheerleading – Evergreen Park HS

Mary Grace has been played an essential role on our varsity team this year. Mary Grace was our last tumbling pass in our routine, our point jumper, and one of our two elite flyers.

Mary Grace had a perfect competitive season in performances with no deductions and was an NCA All-American recipient.