The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School

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MEMOIR

1960s & '70s

Mark Bornholdt

Logline

The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace (Windy City Publishers) is a coming-of-age memoir of an awkward teen, a dysfunctional family, and a troubled high school football team. Whether you are a fan of high school sports, nostalgic for the '70s and '80s, or a pushover for the underdog, you will be immersed in a boy's life growing up on Chicago's Southside in the 1970s: a time when bullying and hazing were accepted on and off the gridiron. ο‚² The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace Attending Mount Carmel High School, his father's alma mater and a powerhouse in Illinois high school football, gives Mark the chance to prove himself. He endures rough treatment and abuse at the hands of the team's upperclassmen. But he has grown up with abusive, alcoholic parents; he knows first-hand that to succeed you must have faith, persevere, work hard, and ultimately, break the chain of abuse. Mark defies the odds to prove himself a leader, sparking the Mount Carmel High School football team to life and building a program that made history. Mark Bornholdt taught high school mathematics

Genre

Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Chicago

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Windy City Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Mark Bornholdt enters Mt. Carmel is the fall of 1974, following his father Joe (Class of 1950), and brother, Michael (class of 1976). He encounters an abusive, toxic culture in the hallways, in the classroom, and on the football field. His stuttering problem makes him an outcast, a target, and a bit

Ending Description

. In the 20 years following, the team and leaders of 1977 Mount Carmel will go on to win 12 Illinois State Championships and 222 games; 3 times as many games than the 20 years prior to 1977. Mt. Carmel will prosper and grow into a magnificent, beautiful large campus thriving financially.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Mark Bornholdt, dysfunctional family, stutterer, became a great leader

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Many other characters, too numerous to mention

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Many other character

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Perseverance

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Logline

The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace (Windy City Publishers) is a coming-of-age memoir of an awkward teen, a dysfunctional family, and a troubled high school football team. Whether you are a fan of high school sports, nostalgic for the '70s and '80s, or a pushover for the underdog, you will be immersed in a boy's life growing up on Chicago's Southside in the 1970s: a time when bullying and hazing were accepted on and off the gridiron. ο‚² The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace The Resurrection of Mount Carmel High School: A Chicago Icon from Ashes to Grace Attending Mount Carmel High School, his father's alma mater and a powerhouse in Illinois high school football, gives Mark the chance to prove himself. He endures rough treatment and abuse at the hands of the team's upperclassmen. But he has grown up with abusive, alcoholic parents; he knows first-hand that to succeed you must have faith, persevere, work hard, and ultimately, break the chain of abuse. Mark defies the odds to prove himself a leader, sparking the Mount Carmel High School football team to life and building a program that made history. Mark Bornholdt taught high school mathematics

Short Summary

Mark Bornholdt enters Mt. Carmel is the fall of 1974, following his father Joe (Class of 1950), and brother, Michael (class of 1976). He encounters an abusive, toxic culture in the hallways, in the classroom, and on the football field. His stuttering problem makes him an outcast, a target, and a bit


. In the 20 years following, the team and leaders of 1977 Mount Carmel will go on to win 12 Illinois State Championships and 222 games; 3 times as many games than the 20 years prior to 1977. Mt. Carmel will prosper and grow into a magnificent, beautiful large campus thriving financially.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mark Bornholdt, dysfunctional family, stutterer, became a great leader

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Badass

Character 1

Name: Many other characters, too numerous to mention

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Faithful

Character 2

Name: Many other character

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Perseverance

Supplemental Materials