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It’s no secret, the number of teens joining the summer workforce has been plummeting since the 90s. According to a Pew Research study, nearly 60% of teens in the 1970s and 80s spent their summers staffing stores, pools and libraries, but only 35% of teens held summer jobs in 2017.
The Oak Brook Park District is hosting a collective exhibit of work from the Oak Brook Art League. The exhibit will be available to the public through March 1 at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook.
There are 18 works on display from artists including Oak Brook residents Lyn Tietz, Dr. Mark Moy, Ardythe Tiesenga, Abhi Ganju, and Cynthia Meyer. The work of Carol Carls, Jen Carreon, Evalyn Holy, Carol Slezewski, Justin Stankus and Marta Tiesenga is also featured.
Maggie Krause, 11, of Oak Brook finished the 11-12 Girls 100 IM in a lighting fast 1:18:56, earning her first place at the Oak Brook STARS Home Swim Meet against Elk Grove on Feb. 2, 2019 and shattering the team’s record.
Krause set a long-term goal of getting a place on the record board, and has been consistently focusing her energy on the 100 IM during practice. STARS Coaches Devin and Nick stated that “Maggie works hard and is a huge asset to the team. We look forward to watching her grow as a STAR.”
Nicole Joneikis, 13, of Westmont broke the STARS Swim Team Record for the 13-14 Girls 100 Free with a blistering new record time of 1:06.78. The record was broken during the home swim meet against Elk Grove on Feb. 2, 2019 at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road.
According to STARS Coaches Devin and Nick, Joneikis has broken multiple records this season, and has had her eye on this record for a while. “She has really worked to hold her streamline longer and focus her energy on swimming with a purpose,” says Devin.