Meet Rich East’s Finest: O’Neale Bruce

O'Neale Bruce
Meet O’Neale Bruce. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest continues its series featuring Park Forest’s best and brightest students, today introducing O’Neale Bruce, a Chicago Heights resident. His favorite class is British Literature. "It comes very east to me," he says. "I just found everything we were taught very interesting."

In 10 years, Mr. O’Neale hopes to be "living happily in California with a solid career and a family."

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 O’Neale Bruce:

  1. What town do you live in?  No. Chicago Heights.
  2. At Rich East all four years? Yes, I have attended Rich East High School all four years.
  3. Favorite classes and why: British Literature. It comes very east to me. I just found everything we were taught very interesting.
  4. Favorite teachers and/or coaches and why:  My favorite teacher would have to be Ms. (Cindy) Johnson for English classes. She always pushes me to do my best and wouldn’t let me fail — no matter what. My favorite coach would have to be Mr. (Matt) Shank. He is my wrestling coach and he has been around since I was a freshman. I now view him more as a father figure.
  5. GPA/Class Rank: I’ve been working diligently to bring my grades up. I now have a 3.1 GPA this year. Ranked in upper half of his class of 204.
  6. ACT:  I received a 21 on my ACT.
  7. Areas met on PSAE: Reading and math.
  8. Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in/special honors/awards:  Football freshman and sophomore year. Wrestling, conference champ (145) for three years. Sectional and state qualifier.
  9. Clubs, hobbies, community/church, special volunteering in community: I’ve been working with the Members of the Park Forest Police Athletic and Activity Center (PAAC), teaching younger kids how to wrestle.
  10. College choice/major: I will be attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, to major in Electrical Engineering.
  11. Where do you want to be in five years/in ten years: In five years, I plan on pursuing a masters degree in electrical engineering. In ten years, the plan is to be living happily in California with a solid career and a family.