Like many Fenwick students, the Heslin brothers embraced the commute to Oak Park from La Grange and Countryside, which is approximately 10 miles.
Pat Heslin says the road to Fenwick for his boys started when his son, Patrick, was in 5th grade. He attended St. Cletus in La Grange and brought a letter home about a Fenwick speech contest.
After three years of competing in these contests, "I tell Patrick that we live within a mile of two great schools, but immediately I could see in his face that his heart was elsewhere," Mr. Heslin recalls. "I told him it would be four years of taking trains and buses if he went to Fenwick, and he told me he would walk every day if he had to."
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