Meet Rich East’s Finest: Dolapo Igori

Dolapo Igori
Meet Dolapo Igori. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest continues its series featuring Park Forest’s best and brightest students, today introducing Dolapo Igori, a 14-year Park Forest resident.

Dolapo enjoys math, "because it’s challenging and I love it when I do well," and has participated in a number of clubs and activities, including the "Police Athletic Activity Center (P.A.A.C.) where I have the responsibility of being an assistant team leader; I also serve as an assistant soccer and wrestling coach at P.A.A.C. In my free time, I like to listen to music, hang out with my friends, go out to eat at different restaurants. I like to have fun at everything I do, but I am also very competitive."

Thanks to Kevin Kredens, Publicity Liaison, Head Coach Boys Cross Country and Assistant Head Coach Girls Track and Field/Cross Country for sending these completed interviews.

Meet Dolapo Igori:

  • Are you a Park Forest Resident?: Yes, for 14 years.
  • At Rich East all four years: Yes, I have attended Rich East high school all four years.
  • Favorite classes: Math, because it’s challenging and I love it when I do well; Science/Biology, because everything I study and learn in those classes just comes to me naturally; Psychology, just because it’s a very interesting class, learning how and why people think and act the way they do.
  • Favorite teachers and/or coaches: Ms. (Cindy) Johnson because she is always nice and helpful in her teaching; Ms. (Marissa) Ptak, because she is understanding; {Wrestling and Soccer} Coach (Matt) Shank, because he has coached me throughout my entire high school career and has given me a lot of confidence.
  • GPA/Class Rank: 3.3 GPA and 36th/204.
  • ACT: I received a 21.
  • Areas met on PSAE: Reading and math.
  • Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in: Wrestling: All four years (160), Two-year team captain, Second in Regionals (2011), state alternate (2011); Soccer, two years, team captain one year, all-conference; Cross Country, freshman year, team sectional qualifier; Academic Athletic Award.
  • Clubs, hobbies, community/church, Special volunteering in community: I work for the Park Forest Police Athletic Activity Center (P.A.A.C.) where I have the responsibility of being an assistant team leader; I also serve as an assistant soccer and wrestling coach at P.A.A.C. In my free time, I like to listen to music, hang out with my friends, go out to eat at different restaurants. I like to have fun at everything I do, but I am also very competitive.
  • College choice/major: I have been accepted at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. I plan to major in computer electrical engineering.
  •  Where do you want to be in five years/in 10 years: In five years, I plan to have my bachelor’s degree in computer electrical engineering and be building a career in that field. Within 10 years, I hope to have a steady career and be married with a family. I would also really like to coach soccer and wrestling.