This is Dan Konopka. The picture is from his sophomore Yearbook at York Community High School in Elmhurst.
Some of you might remember Dan in Art Staff at York.
You may not know it, but Dan isn't just a former resident and York Alum, he's one of our most high profile former resident and York Alum.
See, aside from living in Elmhurst for part of his life, Dan also plays the drums. Some of you might remember Dan playing drums at shows in Elmhurst. Some of you might remember Dan playing drums in your band at shows in Elmhurst.
Dan continues to make us here in Elmhurst proud. Dan is in a band called O.K. Go. The bands status has been on a steady rise due in large part to their impossibly hip videos. Their frontman was a recent guest on The Colbert Report.
I remember Dan. Elmhurst remembers Dan. And Dan remembers us both.
I have a friend at Capitol Records. While attending an O.K. Go concert she got to go backstage afterwards.
Approaching former Elmhurst resident Dan, "My friend Phil Hendricks says he went to High School with you? Do you really know him?"
Pausing and maybe smiling abit at some distant, humorous memory of a time the two of us undoubtedly once shared.
"Yeah... Sure... Phil. Cool. How is he."
I'm well Dan. So is Elmhurst. Well and happy at seeing your success.