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Tinley Park senior basketball player Matt Joren is in rare company as he is an Illinois State Scholar. He also has a rare disease known as alopecia areata in which his hair fell out, and while he is healing from that, he has been wearing a skull cap in class and games.
Tinley Park’s Matt Joren (left) and Ben Muth (right) sandwich a Richards player before a rebound attempt in a game earlier in the season. Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
4:00 pm CST January 23, 2019
Tinley Park senior Matt Joren lists math and science as his favorite subjects. When it comes to the statistics portion of mathematics, Joren himself is a rarity in two categories in life —one good and one not-so-good.