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Resolution Honoring Glenbrook North Highschool Student's Sports Achievements

On May 14, Commissioner Britton was proud to honor Glenbrook North High School's Ryan Purdy with a Cook County Resolution honoring his swimming achievements. Ryan is only the second state champion in Glenbrook North's history for boys swimming and diving.

Congratulations to Ryan on this incredible achievement!

Read the full Resolution below.


WHEREAS, Ryan Purdy began swimming competitively at the age of five years old; and

WHEREAS, Ryan has been a member of the Glenbrook North High School Swimming and Diving team for four years; and

WHEREAS, as a Sophomore, Ryan set his School Record in the 500 Freestyle; and

WHEREAS, as a Junior, Ryan set school records for the 200 Medley Relay, 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke and 400 Freestyle Relay; and

WHEREAS, as a Senior, Ryan was honored with the Most Valuable Swimmer Team Award; and

WHEREAS, Ryan competed in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Final Championships where he became only the second state champion in Glenbrook North High School history for boys swimming and diving; and

WHEREAS, Ryan became the first ever double individual event IHSA State Champion; and

WHEREAS, Ryan won the 200 Individual Medley at the 2019 IHSA State Meet in 1 minute, 49.45 seconds and the 100 Backstroke at the State Meet in 49.21 seconds; and

WHEREAS, Ryan broke three individual school records at IHSA State Meet and was part of a fourth when he was a member of the 6th place 200 Medley Relay team; and

WHEREAS, Ryan leaves the Glenbrook North Swimming and Diving program with four individual school records and two relay records; and

WHEREAS, Ryan is the first-ever men’s multiple event IHSA State Champion in Glenbrook North’s School history; and

WHEREAS, Ryan has been Swim Instructor for four years for Swim America; and

WHEREAS, Ryan has been coached by Head Coach Jarod Schroeder; and

WHEREAS, Ryan will attend University of Iowa on a Swimming Scholarship 2019 where he plans to major in Physical Therapy; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Cook County Board of Commissioners honors and congratulates Ryan Purdy on his continued sports achievements; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this resolution be spread across the journal of proceedings of this honorable body and that a suitable copy hereof be presented to Ryan Purdy and his family in commemoration of his great achievements.


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