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High School Honors Steve Oleksy
Steve Oleksy (File Photo by Caps Outsider)
Many high schools have at least one alumnus that becomes a professional athlete. Paint Branch High School (Montgomery County, MD.) students have been bragging about Darnell Dockett for years. Once in a while, these high schools pay tribute to the star player they helped produce, and recently, Caps and Bears defenseman Steve Oleksy received that honor.
The folks at L’Anse Creuse High School North, in Macomb, Michigan, retired the number of the four-year letter winner (not to mention baseball stud) on Tuesday, as the Oleksy family watched on.
“You never think in your whole life that a day like this is ever going to happen,” Oleksy, nicknamed ‘Binky,’ told the Macomb Daily. “Then to come and walk in and see how many people were here and all those that have supported you along the way is special. A lot of people did a lot of work to make this day so special. It’s an incredible feeling.”
Read more about this and see photos and video at the Macomb Daily.
— Steven Oleksy (@StevenOleksy) May 13, 2014