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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

SPORT, state champ dad has state champ daughter [MP, D209]

Last night Lauren Nelson, 20, of Oklahoma was crowned Miss America. See Lake County News-Sun (Kathleen Hennessey, AP).

Pictured on the right is Heidi Ekstrom, Miss Illinois. Photo from Serendipity Publishing. Ekstrom graduated from Mundelein High School and Northern Illinois University.

Heidi is the daughter of David Ekstrom, a Melrose Park native, who was on the Proviso East state champion hoops team in 1974. (Pictured, far right front row; photo from MarchMadness.org.) He went on to coach at Mundelein 1981-88.

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