Bremen High School (Midlothian, Illinois)
|Bremen High School|
|15203 South Pulaski Road
Midlothian, Illinois 60445
Bremen High School, BHS, or simply Bremen is a public four year high school located in Midlothian, Illinois. It is the first school built as part of Bremen Community High School District 228 which also includes Tinley Park High School, Hillcrest High School and Oak Forest High School. Bremen High School was opened in 1953 along with the creation of BHSD 228 to serve students in the newly developing areas at the time. Bremen High School is named after the township in which it is located, Bremen Township.
Prior to the opening of the school, students attended Thornton Township High School, Bloom Township High School, Blue Island High School, and Joliet Township High School. Bremen High School opened in September 1953, though it was not officially dedicated until November, with Senator Everett Dirksen presiding over the dedication. The staff consisted of 37 teachers and administrators and 732 students. Construction costs for the construction was $1,175,000.
About Bremen High School
Bremen High School was the first school to be built in district 228. The school mainly serves the communities of Midlothian, Posen, Markham and a small part of Harvey. Bremen High school is also member of the South Suburban Conference. William J. Stolz, class of 1956, was the first Bremen Graduate to be elected to the Board of Education and went to Washington D.C. as the youngest school board President in the Nation.
Athletics at Bremen include: Football, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Wrestling, Cheer leading, Track and Field, Soccer, Poms, and Basketball. Bremen also hosts the district water polo team. In 2002, Peter Halpin allegedly ran a 4-minute mile. In 2008 the Boys' Soccer team won their first Sectional Championship. In 2006 the Poms team won their first State Championship with their prop routine.
Clubs and activities
B.A.C.O, Art Club, Group Interpretation, Scholastic Bowl, Arrow (Yearbook), Interact Club, Science Club, Band, Chess Club, Key Club, Circle Book Club, Color Guard (Flag Corp), Special Interest Choir, Diversity Club Mathletes, Speech Team, Drama, National Honor Society, Stage & Lighting, ECHO Student Newspaper, Student Council, Energy Club, Oracle Vocational Club (BPA/DECA), F.A.C.S. Club, Pep Club, Vocational Club (FCCLA), P.R.I.S.M. / G.S.A., World Language Club, Business Prof. of America, Photo Club.
- Gary Bettenhausen, former auto racing driver
- Ken Wahl, former actor and TV star
- Pete Lovrich, Former MLB player (Kansas City Athletics)
- "DIRKSEN TO AID DEDICATION OF BREMEN HIGH: Senator Main Speaker Next Sunday". Chicago Tribune. 1 November 1953. pp. SW A4. Retrieved 13 August 2009.[permanent dead link]
- http://bhsd228.schoolwires.net/19172062413315397/site/default.asp[permanent dead link]
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