Evergreen Park High School class ring located at bottom of Texas lake

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Friday, July 15, 2022
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a drought in Texas uncovered a class ring from a Chicagoland high school. The search is now on to locate its owner.

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A drought in Texas led to the discovery of a class ring from a Chicago-area high school from 1977.

The class ring belongs to a Debra Thiessen from Evergreen Park Community High School's class of 1977.

The school confirmed that Thiessen was a member of EPCHS 1977 graduating class and has now begun the process of contacting her in hopes of returning the ring to her.

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The ring was located in Lake Tawakoni in West Tawakoni, Texas outside of Dallas-Fort Worth during a drought in 2000, which caused the lake to drop 12 feet lower than normal.

EPCHS encourages anyone who has been in touch with Thiessen to contact Tim Moran, at 708-398-1272 or tmoran@evergreenpark.org.