Michael Sawicki Named September Student of the Month
West Chicago Community High School has selected Michael Sawicki of Carol Stream as Student of the Month for September, 2017. A senior, Sawicki was chosen for his school leadership and academic dedication.
Sawicki has been on High Honor Roll every semester of his high school career and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 5.530. He is a member of National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, and an Academic All-Conference Athlete.
A highly involved student, Sawicki has been a member of Student Council for four years, serving as Student Council president the past two years. He serves on the President’s Council, is a Student Ambassador, and has served as a student leader or mentor for ROAR and Snowball. Sawicki is a member of Interact Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Business Professionals of America, and Speech Team. No stranger to competition, Sawicki has earned state and national awards placing first nationally in FBLA LifeSmarts, first in state in FBLA Personal Finance and Intro to Business Communication, first in state and fourth in nationals in LifeSmarts, and first in state and second in nationals as a member of the Personal Finance Challenge team. A scholar athlete, Sawicki has played baseball throughout his high school career and plans to continue this spring.
Outside of school, Sawicki volunteers at his church, assisted at Special Olympics events and the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association tournaments, and with several community events and projects. He has also found time to hold a part-time job at a local department store.
When asked about his favorite high school memory, Sawicki recalls, “While I have countless favorite High School memories, my time competing at the various national competitions are among my favorites because of the traveling opportunities, experiences I've had in different cities, success in the competitions, and friends I have made that I still stay in close contact with to this day.”
Sawicki has this advice for future WCCHS students, “While clichéd, the biggest piece of advice I can give to future WCCHS students is to get involved. lf you look at everything in life as an opportunity, there is so much that can be seized at this great school. Whether it's exploring a passion or something you're just curious about, joining an activity for its practicality long-term applicability, or simply networking (both within and outside of these walls), there is so much to be gained from joining the numerous activities at West Chicago.”
After graduation, Sawicki plans to attend a four-year university yet to be determined to study finance, economics or industrial engineering.