Fenwick High School (Oak Park, Illinois)

Fenwick High School (Oak Park, Illinois)

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Fenwick High School is a private university-preparatory school located in Oak Park, Illinois. The prep school was founded in 1929cite web | last = Fandal, O.P. | first = Damian | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = To the Dominican Laity – 1979 | work = | publisher = Dominicans: Order of Preachers | date = 1978-09-26 | url = http://op.org/domcentral/preach/fandal/fanwick.htm | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2007-05-29] as part of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Dominican Friars). It is the only school still operated and staffed by the Catholic Order of Dominican friars in the United States.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Ministries - Dominican Vocations | work = | publisher = Province of St. Albert the Great | date = 2006 | url = http://www.domcentral.org/vocations/min.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2007-05-30 ] It is named in honor of Bishop Edward D. Fenwick.

Highly selective in its admission policies, the school has approximately 1,200 students. Acceptance is based on performance on the special Archdiocesan Admission Test. The school colors are black and white and the mascot is a Friar. Fenwick's president is Father DePorres Durham, O.P. and the principal is James Quaid, Ed.D. Fenwick has produced many prominent alumni with excellence in various fields, including a NASA astronaut, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Heisman Trophy winner.


Fenwick High School was founded as an all-boys college preparatory high school in 1929 by the Catholic Order of Dominican Fathers and Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph. Since its founding, Fenwick has maintained a strict dress code which includes slacks, dress shirts and ties for the boys and plaid skirts and knee-high socks for the girls. During assemblies, blazers must be worn. Fenwick was originally intended to be a prep school for matriculation to the University of Notre Dame in the Midwest and Georgetown University on the East Coast, similar to Andover's matriculation to Yale and Exeter's matriculation to Harvard. Today, Fenwick's students matriculate to top universities across America.The Magazine, Fall 2007, Robert Dixon, Oak Park, Il.] In 1939, the St. Joseph Province was divided and Fenwick High School became part of the new Province of St. Albert the Great, with headquarters in Chicago. In 1992, girls were admitted for the first time. Today, Fenwick is known as a secondary school. Students use some athletic facilities, including a baseball field, two football fields, a softball diamond, and a soccer field on the campus of Fenwick's "Dominican Priory" in the nearby suburb of River Forest.

Fenwick has a strong academic tradition, as noted by the number of National Merit Scholars and Illinois State Scholars, high ACT and SAT scores, and large numbers of students matriculating to top universities. [ Bunting and Lyon; Directory of Private Schools; 2007] Fenwick has a highly accomplished faculty, three of which have earned the Golden Apple Award. Fenwick's instructors also have impressive credentials. For example, the English Department has instructors educated at Notre Dame University, London University, and the University of Chicago. The school's History Department is headed by an Amherst College and Northwestern University alumnus, the brother of Lt. Governor Patrick Quinn. Fenwick's Principal, Dr. Quaid, has been honored with several distinctions, including the Influential Teacher Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as sitting on the Board of Directors of the Illinois High School Association and formerly serving as the President of the Interscholastic Council of Private Schools.

In 1983 Fenwick was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Blue Ribbon Schools Program: 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 | work = | publisher = U.S. Department of Education | date = 2002 | url = http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf | format = PDF | doi = | accessdate = 2007-05-30 ] On January 18, 1999, U.S. News & World Report classified Fenwick as an "Outstanding American High School", making Fenwick tied for the #1 ranked preparatory school in the Chicago area. [ Bunting and Lyon; Directory of Private Schools; 2007] Fenwick's 2007 class had over 70% earn academic awards and scholarships to top universities around the country with the monetary value of these awards in excess of $13,900,000 (up from $12,555,800 in 2006 and 9,370,000 in 2005). The 2007 graduating class also boasted 153 Presidential Scholars, 79 Illinois State Scholars, an ACT average of 27 and 10 National Merit Finalists, with 15 additional receiving commendation for being named to the top 5% in the nation. [The Magazine, Fall 2007, Robert Dixon, Oak Park, Il. p.26]

Around the time Fenwick started admitting girls, there was a proposal to officially move classes to the school's priory in River Forest, or construct a brand new school in collaboration with nearby Trinity High School. The idea almost passed, but was dropped when Fenwick insisted on maintaining complete control over the standards of the new school. Instead, Fenwick has commenced several expansion campaigns at their present location in Oak Park based around their original Neo-gothic designed school created by the New York architect Wilfred E. Anthony, who also redesigned the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Indiana for the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. [ Hope, Arthur J.; The Story of Notre Dame- 100 years, Chapter 28; 2007] The latest expansions include: a new field house with a 1,100 seat gymnasium and a 450 seat natatorium; several new classrooms and updated athletic lockers; a new school entrance and gateway inspired from the "Arch" of Northwestern University; and additional science laboratories and art studios, all of which are in keeping with the original Neo-gothic look of Fenwick's school and priory. [cite web | last = Mitchell | first = L | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Fenwick High School: New Field House and Renovations: | work = | publisher = Project Management Advisors, Inc. | date = 2007-05-15 | url = http://www.pmainc.com/pdf/pma_fenwick.pdf | format = PDF | doi = | accessdate = 2007-07-31 ]

Fenwick is the only high school in the United States owned and operated by the Dominican Order, and the school maintains the intellectual tradition associated with Thomas Aquinas. Fenwick's school mottoes are the same as those of the Dominican Order: Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare (praise, bless, preach); Veritas (truth); Contemplare et Contemplata Aliis Tradere (to study and hand on the fruits of study). Fenwick often uses the Blackfriar as a mascot over a generic friar mascot since the Blackfriar is specifically associated with the Dominican Order.

Historically, Fenwick has shared a friendly rivalry with St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. The Fenwick/Ignatius rivalry is based on both school's long tradition of high academic achievement as well as Fenwick being of the Dominican Order and St. Ignatius being of the Jesuit Order. When it comes to athletics, Fenwick usually is the leader in this rivalry, especially in the areas of girls basketball, water polo, football, as well as many of the other sports played between these two schools.cite news | last = Armstrong | first = Kevin | coauthors = John Mahoney | title = 50 Best High School Athletic Programs in the Country | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = Sports Illustrated | date = 2007-06-19 | url = | accessdate = ]


The first sentence of the school's philosophy statement, defines the school as a "college preparatory high school". [ [http://www.fenwickfriars.com/general/philos-general.php Fenwick HS philosophy] ] Students are required to take four years of theology, English, mathematics, and a foreign language are required for graduation. [ [http://www.fenwickfriars.com/forms/Parent-Student%20Handbook-2007-2008.pdf Student Handbook, p. 27-28] ]

As a part of the third year theology course, students are required to plan and conduct a "Christian Service Project". The project requires a minimum of forty hours of service, no more than 20 of which may be completed prior to the start of the student's junior year. [ [http://www.fenwickfriars.com/faith/juniorservice.php Fenwick HS Christian Service Project] ]

The school offers 18 courses as a part of the Advanced Placement program: English Language, English Literature, Art History, French Language, Spanish Language, Statistics, Computer Science A & AB, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (C), Environmental Science, U.S. History, European History, Economics, World History, and U.S. Government.

The school offers AP Calculus BC, and gives students the option to take either the "AB" or "BC" test at the end of the year. Beyond AP Calculus, the school offers courses in multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. [ [http://www.fenwickfriars.com/academics/selectionguide.php Fenwick HS course selection guide] ]

Extra-curricular achievements


The Fenwick Friars compete in two conferences. The mens teams compete in the Chicago Catholic League (CCL), while the womens teams compete in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. The school competes in state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).

The following teams have finished in the top four of their respective state tournament sponsored by the IHSA: [ [http://www.ihsa.org/school/records/sum1504.htm IHSA record page for Fenwick HS] ]
*basketball (girls) •• 3rd place (1999–2000, 03–04); 2nd place (2002–03); State Champions (2000–01, 06–07)
*soccer (girls) •• 4th place (2003–04)
*softball •• 4th place (1997–98)
*swimming & diving (boys) •• 4th place (1985–86); 3rd place (1975–76, 93–94, 3005–06); 2nd place (1974–75, 76–77, 77–78, 81–82, 84–85, 92–93); State Champions (1989–90, 90–91, 91–92)
*water polo (boys) •• State Champions (2001–02, 03–04, 04–05, 05–06, 06–07, 07–08)
*water polo (girls) •• 2nd place (2006–07); State Champions (2003–04, 04–05, 05–06, 07–08)

The boys' varsity hockey team has played in the state championship game, held at the United Center, in five consecutive seasons (2002–2006), winning the state title (the Blackhawk Cup) in the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons. The 2003–2004 team compiled a record of 62-9-2 and is considered one of Illinois' most accomplished high school hockey teams to have ever played in the Midwest. The hockey team has won five straight Kennedy Cups, three of them over their hockey arch rival Loyola Academy. [cite news | last = | first = | coauthors = | title = Fenwick Friars 2006-2007 Kennedy Cup Champions!!! | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = USA Hockey, Inc. | date = 2007-03-02 | url = http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:IB9pKWx9ResJ:usahockey.com/cchl/main_site/main/home/+hockey+%22kennedy+cup%22+fenwick&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=11&gl=us
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The boys lacrosse team took the state championship in just its second year as a varsity program. [cite news | last = Stablein | first = Tim | coauthors = | title = Moving up in class | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = OakPark-Leaves.com (Sun-Times News Group) | date = 2007-06-05 | url = http://www.pioneerlocal.com/oakpark/sports/415033,op-laxcup-060607-s1.article | accessdate = 2007-06-10]

Fenwick has been a dominant force in water polo. Since the IHSA first started sponsoring a water polo state tournament in 2002, [ [http://www.ihsa.org/activity/wpb/records/chron.htm IHSA water polo history] ] Fenwick's mens and womens teams have won a combined ten of the first fourteen state championships.

Prior to the institution of a state playoff system for football in the 1970s, Fenwick competed to play in the Prep Bowl, which pitted the champions of the CCL against the champion of the Chicago Public League. Fenwick won two Prep Bowl titles at the game's usual home of Soldier Field. The first was in 1945 where a crowd of 80,000 fans saw Fenwick defeat Tilden High School, 20-6. The second was in 1962, and saw Fenwick defeat Schurz High School, 40-0. The win not only capped an undefeated season, but was played before over 91,000 fans; the third largest crowd to witness a high school football game in Illinois history. The 1945 game is tied for seventh in terms of crowd size. [ [http://www.ihsa.org/activity/fb/records/agen.htm IHSA general football records] ]

As of 2007, Fenwick has 77 all-conference and 18 all-state athletes. The boy's JV hockey team and the girls pom pom team have also earned state championships. "Sports Illustrated" has added Fenwick to its list of the "50 Best High School Athletic Programs in the Country", recognizing Fenwick as having the best athletic program in Illinois. Fenwick's 2006-2007 swim/polo teams produced nine Academic All-American athletes. [ www.niscaonline.org; NISCA 2006-2007/ Speedo High School Academic All-Americans ]

Non-athletic activities

Fenwick's academic teams are also highly competitive. The Math Team was state champion in 2002 [cite news | last = Woolsey | first = Josh | coauthors = | title = Atlantic-Pacific Contest Results (Division Update) | work = | pages = 3 | language = | publisher = Atlantic-Pacific Mathematics League | date = 2007-03-06 | url = http://mysite.verizon.net/atpachome/AtPacHSDivUpdate4.pdf | accessdate = 2007-06-10] and is also the highest scoring private school in the AA Division for 13 years in a row. [National Merit Scholarship Corporation; Annual Report 2006; Evanston, 2006 ] 2008 marks the 15th consecutive year for Fenwick's Math Team to qualify for state.

Fenwick's Scholastic Bowl Team has been league champions for the last 4 years., and has twice finished in the top four at the Illinois High School Association State Championship Tournament (2001 & 04). [ [http://www.ihsa.org/school/records/sum1504.htm IHSA record page for Fenwick HS sports and activities] ]

Fenwick's Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering/Junior Engineering Technical Society (WYSE/JETS) teams are also highly accomplished; Fenwick's WYSE/JETS teams are seven-time Illinois state champions. [cite news | last = Compton | first = Jillian | coauthors = | title = Students nudge out rivals | work = | pages = | language = | publisher = Northwest Herald | date = 2007-04-19 | url = http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2007/04/19/news/local/doc46272caeeb116588124763.txt | accessdate = 2007-06-10]

"The Wick" (school newspaper), "The Blackfriars Yearbook", and the "Touchstone" (literary magazine), have all been recognized with awards by the American Scholastic Press Association. The 2006-2007 edition of "Touchstone" was awarded first place with special honors by the American Scholastic Press Association-placing Fenwick's publication at the top 5% of all high school literary publications in the country. "Touchstone" has earned 970/1000 possible points by the American Scholastic Press Association, thereby allowing it to be a contender for the "Most Outstanding High School Literary and Art Magazine". [cite press release | title = Annual Contest/Review for Scholastic Yearbooks, Magazines and Newspapers | publisher = American Scholastic Press Association | date = 2007 | url = http://www.asan.com/asa/aspa1.htm | accessdate = 2007-06-10] Fenwick speech teams and debate teams are also ranked highly, with 2007 marking the tenth consecutive year to have state qualifiers. [National Merit Scholarship Corporation; Annual Report 2006; Evanston, 2006]


Over the years, Fenwick has developed several traditions that have become a staple of the school's alumni recognitions and fundraising efforts. These include:

St. Martin de Porres Award: This award is named after St. Martin de Porres, a Dominican Friar in Spanish Colonial Peru, who served as a physician, dentist and pharmacist to help those who were enslaved. The award is exclusively given to Fenwick alumni working within the medical field and demonstrating excellence as either an M.D. or D.D.S.

Accipiter Award: This award, meaning "hawk", is the highest honor Fenwick gives to their alumni whom have achieved excellence within the field of law. Induction ceremonies are held annually at the Union League Club in Chicago. The 2007 recipient was Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn.

Lumen Tranquillum Award: This prestigious award is given to Fenwick alumni whom have built a life that is inspirational to young people. Recipients of this award may also be qualified to enter into "Fenwick's Hall of Fame"

Blackfriars Dinner: This fundraising black tie gala is the most important event for creating scholarship aid to worthy students in need. It began in the 1950s as the "Sponsor's Dinner" to help with the difficulties of Fenwick's tution costs. Since its founding, the yearly benefit has raised millions of dollars for scholarships. The event has taken place at various elegant locations around Chicago, including the Cadillac Club and, most recently, the "Imperial Ball Room" at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. The Lumen Tranquillum award is also presented at this event.

Cog Hill Golf Outing: This yearly golf outing for Fenwick alumni is the largest of its type in the Chicago area. Typically, 450 of Fenwick's alumni attend yearly to play golf on the same course of the Western Open.

Young Alums Boat Cruise: This yearly yachting excursion on Lake Michigan is a chance for Fenwick's young alumni to help fundraising for students in need while also catching up with old friends in a festive environment. Typically, each event will raise thousands of dollars to help needy students.


Fenwick's "St. Dominic Chapel" is the central feature of the school. Built in 1929, the chapel is designed in the Neo-gothic architectural style. Within the chapel are rows of carved choir stalls for the singing and recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours. The chapel is especially noted for it stained glass windows by Rinaldo Angelo Zarlenga, O.P., a Dominican Father from Rome, Italy whom had his artistic training within the Vatican and later set up a workshop at Fenwick's "Dominican Priory" in River Forest. Several of Zarlenga's works can be seen at Fenwick including: a bronze statue of St. Dominic, a bronze crucifix, a mosaic of "The Last Supper", as well as 10 stained glass windows depicting the Virgin Mary, 8 Dominican Saints, and one Blessed. The chapel's 10 stained glass windows specifically depicts the following individuals: Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, St. Dominic, St. Peter, St. Martin de Porres, Pope Pius V , Catherine of Siena, Virgin Mary, Vincent Ferrer, and Fra Angelico.

Notable alumni

Public service & politics

* Daniel Cronin (class of 1977) is an Illinois State Senator representing Illinois' 21st Legislative District (1993–present). [ [http://www.senatorcronin.com/bio.html Biography from Senator Dan Cronin homepage; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Michael D. Healy (class of 1945) was a Major General in the U.S. Army and highest ranking member of the Green Berets. He served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=433&srcid=325 Michael D. Healy Hall of Fame Biography; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Joseph Kerwin (class of 1949) was a NASA astronaut who flew on the Skylab 2 mission, becoming the first American medical doctor in space. He was also a CAPCOM for the Apollo 13 mission. [ [http://www.oprf.com/oprfhist/kerwinj.htm Dr. Joseph Kerwin bio @ Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=431&srcid=544 Joseph P. Kerwin Hall of Fame biography; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Pat Quinn (class of 1967) was Illinois State Treasurer (1991–95) and Illinois Lt. Governor (2001–present). [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=462&srcid=550 Pat Quinn Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Timothy J. Rooney (class of 1975) is a a prominent defense attorney in Chicago, whose clients have included Dan Rostenkowski and former governor George Ryan. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Timothy J. Rooney, Partner | work = | publisher = Winston & Strawn LLP | date = 2007 | url = http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=24&itemID=10598 | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2007-07-12] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=495&srcid=551 Timothy J. Rooney Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Otto J. Rutt (class of 1979) is a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and senior member of the Defense Human Capital Strategy Program Executive Office. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=492&srcid=551 Col. Otto J. Rutt Hall of Fame biography; accessed 16 August 2008] ]

Arts and letters

* Philip Caputo (class of 1959) is an author ("A Rumor of War") and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for coverage of Chicago election fraud.cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Fenwick: Friars a perennial powerhouse | work = | publisher = Sun-Times News Group | date = 2007-05-30 | url = http://www.suntimes.com/sports/preps/highschool/405893,CST-SPT-spot30.article | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2007-05-30] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=471&srcid=538 Philip Caputo Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Pat Creadon (class of 1985) is a film cinematographer and director ("Wordplay"), twice nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0187091/ Patrick Creadon entry at imdb.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=526&srcid=538 Patrick Creadon Hall of Fame biography; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Aimee Garcia (class of 1996) is a professional actress (Veronica on The George Lopez Show). [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305083/ Amiee Garcia filmography @imdb.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=527&srcid=541 Aimee Garcia Hall of Fame biography; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Kevin Jakubowski (class of 1997) is the screenwriter of the film "Assassination of a High School President". The fictional school in the film shares its nickname and colors with Fenwick. [ [http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=30339 "Batavia native pens Bruce Willis movie", Leslie Hague, 2 September 2007 "Daily Herald"; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2489912/ Kevin Jakubowski filmography @imdb.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]

Athletics and gaming

* Bates Battaglia (class of 1993) is an NHL forward (1997–04, 05–present). He played for the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/players/1717/ Bates Battaglia Page (Toronto Maple Leaves); accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5273/is_200003/ai_n20551420 "Blackhawks totally lacking in 4-1 loss to Hurricanes", Tim Sassone, March 2000, "Daily Herald"; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Johnny Lattner (class of 1950) was a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He won the 1953 Heisman trophy playing for the University of Notre Dame, and is the only two–time winner of the Maxwell Award (1952 & 53). He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=429&srcid=545 John J. Lattner Fenwick Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.pioneerlocal.com/elmwoodpark/sports/531791,el-lattner-082907-s1.article "Setting the Standard" Aug. 29, 2007, Tim Stablein, "ElmwoodPark-Leaves"; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=50032 John Lattner's page at the College Football Hall of Fame; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Corey Maggette (class of 1998) is an NBA forward (1999–present), and first–round draft pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He has spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=532&srcid=546 Corey Maggette Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/corey_maggette/career_stats.html Corey Maggettee career stats @nba.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Ben Ponzio (class of 1993) was a 2007 World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner in the $2,000 No Limit Texas Hold' em event. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=605&srcid=582 Fenwick alumni update on Ben Pozio; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_ben-ponzio Ben Ponzio's profile @pokerlistings.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Mike Rabold (class of 1955) was an NFL offensive lineman (1959–62, 64–67), mostly with the Chicago Bears. [ [http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=RABOLMIK01 Mike Rabold bio & stats @databasefootball.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Dave Schrage (class of 1979) has been a collegiate head baseball coach at Northern Iowa University (1991–99), Northern Illinois University (2000–02), University of Evansville (2003–06), and University of Notre Dame (06–present). [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=562&srcid=552 Dave Schrage Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://und.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/schrage_dave00.html Dave Schrage bio at und.cstv.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Ken Sitzberger (class of 1963) was a diver who won the gold medal in the 3 meter springboard at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was a three time U.S. Champion, and was a television color commentator for 16 years. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1994. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=461&srcid=552 Ken Sitzberger Hall of Fame bio; accessed 16 August 2008] ] [ [http://www.ishof.org/honorees/94/94ksitzberger.html Ken Sitzberger bio from the International Swimming Hall of Fame; accessed 16 August 2008] ]
* Marques Sullivan (class of 1996) was an NFL offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills (2001–03). [ [http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=SULLIMAR01 Marques Sullivan stats & bio @databasefootball.com; accessed 16 August 2008] ]

Business and industry

* John Barron (class of 1976) is the General Manager of the Chicago Sun-Times [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=523&srcid=537 John Barron Hall of Fame bio] ]
* Bernard Brennan (class of 1951) is the former CEO of Montgomery Ward (1985–96), and brother of Edward A. Brennan. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,956312,00.html?iid=chix-sphere "Calling It Quits" May 20, 1985, John S. Demott, "Time Magazine"] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=404&srcid=537 Bernard Brennan Hall of Fame bio] ]
* Edward A. Brennan (class of 1951) is the former CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. (1986–95); and later served on the boards of American Airlines, McDonald's, 3M, and Exelon, among others. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,956312,00.html?iid=chix-sphere "Calling It Quits" May 20, 1985, John S. Demott, "Time Magazine"] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=468&srcid=537 Edward Brennan Hall of Fame bio] ] [ [http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-28-obit-brennan_N.htm "Former Sears CEO Edward Brennan dies at 73", Dec. 29, 2007 "USA Today"] ]
* Daniel Brutto (class of 1974) is the President of UPS International. [ [http://pressroom.ups.com/execforum/bios/bio/0,1394,154,00.html Dan Brutto bio @ups.com] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=559&srcid=537 Dan Brutto Hall of Fame bio] ]
* Bernard Dan (class of 1979) is the President & CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade [ [http://www.cbot.com/cbot/docs/Dan.pdf Bernard Dan bio @cbot.com] ]
* A. G. Lafley (class of 1965) is the President & CEO (2000–present) and Chairman of the Board (2002–present) of Procter & Gamble [ [http://www.pg.com/content/pdf/04_news/mgmt_bios/Lafley-AG.pdf A.G. Lafley bio @pg.com] ] [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=430&srcid=545 A.G. Lafley Hall of Fame bio] ]
* Michael R. Quinlan (class of 1962) is the former Chairman of the Board (1990–99) and CEO (1987–98) of The McDonalds Corporation. Since 2000, he has been a Director of Dun & Bradstreet. [ [http://www.friarsonline.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=414&srcid=550 Michael Quinlan Hall of Fame bio] ] [ [http://wwwtest.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=939421 Michael R. Quinlan bio @ forbes.com] ]
* Larry Wert (class of 1974) is President & General Manager of WMAQ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Chicago. [cite web | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = NBC5, NBC5.com General Information, Address - About Us News Story - WMAQ | work = | publisher = Sun-Times News Group | date = 2007 | url = http://www.nbc5.com/station/1195110/detail.html | format = | doi = | accessdate = 2007-05-30]

Notable staff

Three members of the staff have achieved notability for winning the Chicago area Golden Apple Award. While the award has been given every year since 1988, high school teachers are not eligible each year. There are ten recipients each year. [ [http://www.goldenapple.org/pages/academy_directory/113.php Past recipients from the Golden Apple Foundation; accessed 16 August 2008] ]

* John Quinn, Chairman of the History Department, was a recipient in 1992.
* Ramzi Farran, chemistry teacher, was a recipient in 1998.
* Rev. Joseph Ekpo, theology teacher, was a recipient in 2007.


Footnotes and citations


* [http://www.pioneerlocal.com/harlem-irving/index.html The Times Harlem-Irving]

External links

* [http://www.fenwickfriars.com Fenwick High School]
* [http://www.ihsa.org/school/schools/1504.htm Illinois High School Association]

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