In the interest of safety, Oakbrook will be closed Monday due to the possible effects of Hurricane Irma. Classes will resume Tuesday.
Oakbrook Prep hosted an eclipse watch party for students in grades four and above Monday. Students in grades three and below were dismissed early, but many stuck around with their parents to watch the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.
First-year head coach Prince Miller hopes this year’s senior leadership will lay a foundation for the future at Oakbrook Prep.
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Womick is one of 50 applicants selected to an all-expenses paid weekend to Washington, D.C. to tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president.
Oakbrook senior Jake Womick is one of 50 students in the United States to be named a Coolidge Senator by the Coolidge Foundation.
Womick will leave Thursday for Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid weekend where he will tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president.
Womick was selected from nearly 2,500 students from all 50 states who applied for the prestigous Coolidge Scholarship, which provides students with a full-ride for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Only three scholarships are awarded each year. While Womick did not receieve the scholoarship, being selected for as a Senator is a true honor.
Each applicant was required to read and write an essay about the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.
Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. The main criterion is academic excellence as well as a demonstrated interest in public policy; an appreciation for the values Coolidge championed; as well as humility, service, and leadership.
The AP Scholar distinction is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP (Advanced Placement) exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Oakbrook Preparatory School graduate Will Patterson was recently named a National AP Scholar.
The National AP Scholar distinction is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP (Advanced Placement) exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Patterson, who is currently attending the University of South Carolina Honors College and is also a National Merit Finalist, took 12 AP exams while at Oakbrook, with an average score of 4.42, and scored 4 or 5 on 11 of his 12 exams taken.
Oakbrook gave 212 AP exams to 101 students in grades nine through 12, representing 17 subjects. The College Board recognized 39 Oakbrook students as AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.