West Chicago Community High School announces Joshua Bowen of West Chicago has been chosen as Student of the Month for January, 2017. A senior, Bowen was selected for his commitment to his studies and extracurricular activities, as well as his positive attitude, both exemplifying what it means to be a Wildcat.
Bowen has been on honor roll or high honor roll every semester of his high school career. He is a member of National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society. Bowen is currently enrolled in AP Physics 2, AP English Literature, and AP Statistics as part of his full schedule.
Bowen is currently on the NHS Leadership Team, has been a member of Scholastic Bowl for 3 years, Math Team for 3 years, and is currently Math Team captain. He has been in Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band all 4 years, currently 1st chair trumpet. Bowen has played baseball for the past 3 years. He has also served as a Student Ambassador.
Outside of school, Bowen volunteers on a peer jury with the local police department, handling small cases to help get students back on track. During the summer months, he works at a local country club.
When asked about a favorite high school memory, Bowen recalls being a part of two musicals, “Evita” and “The Drowsy Chaperone”.
Bowen has this advice for future WCCHS students, “Get involved! High school is much more fun when you are a part of many things.”
After graduation, Bowen plans to attend college to become a mechanical or chemical engineer.