Friday Flyover: Prospect High School

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (WLS) -- This week, we feature Prospect High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

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FUN FACTS
-Prospect High School has an enrollment of 2,150 students and 200 staff members
-Serves the communities of; Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines
-9th best open enrollment school in the state of Illinois according to US News and World Report
-Ranked "Exemplary School" by the Illinois State Report Card.
-Academic
-Students took over 2000+ Advanced Placement Test during the 2018-2019 school year.
-Boasts one of the only Religious Studies course in a high school in the U.S.

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Co-Curricular
-IHSA Boys Golf State Champions in 1977

-IHSA Class 7A Football State Champions in 2001, 2002, and 2005
-IHSA Class 2A Girls Golf State Champions in 2011 and 2013
-IHSA Student Section State Champions in 2015
-IHSA Speech State Champions in 2016
-IHSA Journalism State Runner Up in 2009 and 2019
-The Prospect Marching Knights performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade (1986 & 2006) and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1984, 2002, & 2016).
-Prospect's student section is called "The U." The name is short for "The Underground" after students and staff created an "underground" pep rally before a conference championship basketball game in 2008.
-Prospect has a co-ed Ultimate Frisbee Club with 300+ students who compete throughout the fall

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This week, we feature Prospect High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!



Community
-On the first Saturday in October each year, 400-500 Prospect High School students and staff participate in a community service blitz called Prospect Gives Back. Student groups/teams volunteer with local organizations and complete more than 1500 hours of community service in one day.

PHS Famous Alumni:

-Dave Kingman (class of 1967) was a Major League Baseball player (1971-86). He was a three-time All-Star, and hit 442 career home runs.
-Randy Clark (class of 1975) was an NFL offensive lineman (1980-87), who played most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
-Mike Quade (class of 1975) is a former manager for the Chicago Cubs.
-Rich Schutz (class of 1984) is a weightlifting champion who was a member of the 1988 and 1992 US Olympic weightlifting teams.
-Todd Heisler (class of 1990) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist.
-Ian Brennan (class of 1996) is one of the creators of the television series Glee.
-Jennifer Morrison (class of 1997) is a film, TV actress and voice actress. She previously starred on ABC as Emma Swan in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time and on House as Dr. Allison Cameron
-David Kendziera (class of 2011) was a 10x NCAA All-American track athlete at the University of Illinois and currently competes professionally in the International Association of Athletics Federation

GAME:
The Prospect High School Football team has a non-conference game at Highland Park High School (Highland Park, IL) tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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