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Madelyn Brotnow is April Student of the Month

West Chicago Community High School has selected Madelyn Brotnow of West Chicago as Student of the Month for April 2018. A senior, Brotnow was selected for outstanding scholarship and her dedication to athletics and student activities.

Brotnow has been on High Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. She has a cumulative weighted GPA of 5.500. Brotnow is a member of National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, and is an Illinois State Scholar. She has been nominated to the IHSA All-State Academic Team and has earned Academic/Athletic All-Conference.

A highly involved student, Brotnow is a member of Student Council and is the Senior Class President. She serves as the student rep to the Board of Education. She is a member of Health Occupations Students of America, has been involved in band all four years, and is a Student Ambassador. A student athlete, Brotnow has played basketball, cross country, track and volleyball.

Outside of school, Brotnow volunteers at Central DuPage Hospital in the gift shop, and also referees and/or keeps the books for the annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held at WCCHS. She also finds time to hold a job as a lifeguard at a local pool.

When asked about her favorite high school memory, Brotnow says, “While it’s difficult to choose just one, I would say my favorite high school memory was homecoming this past fall. I was accompanied by an exchange student from Spain who brought so much energy and new dance moves. It was a night filled with memories of all the friends I had made throughout high school.”

Brotnow has this advice for future Wildcats, “Don’t be afraid to try new things and use high school as a way to find something you are passionate for.”

Brotnow is enrolled at College of DuPage this summer to become an EMT. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue a degree in biology, then on to graduate school to become a Physician’s Assistant.


Madelyn Brotnow