Guadalupe Arriola Named November Student of the Month
West Chicago Community High School has selected Guadalupe Arriola of West Chicago as Student of the Month for November, 2018. A senior, Arriola was selected for embodying what it means to be a Wildcat, giving back to her school, and giving back to her community.
Arriola is a member of National Honor Society, and the Foreign Language Honor Society. With a cumulative weighted GPA of 5.049, Arriola has been on High Honor Roll or Honor Roll every semester of her high school career.
Arriola has been a member of Student Council since freshman year, and is the Senior Class Vice President. She has been part of the Women’s Leadership group, served on the President’s Council, and is currently a Student Ambassador. A scholar-athlete, Arriola participated in Cross Country and Track & Field.
Outside of school, Arriola volunteers at the main gift shop at a local hospital, at the WeGo Together Food Pantry, and volunteers at a church-based after school program. In addition, Arriola finds time to work part-time at a local department store.
When asked about her favorite high school memory, Arriola recalls, “It’s very difficult to choose one when I have so many but I would say it was volunteering at Feed My Starving Children with different clubs. This was an amazing experience because different clubs came together to collaborate to help others. Usually clubs don’t do a lot of activities together, so I really liked that we got to meet other people from other clubs while achieving a goal to get a certain amount of food boxes packed”.
Arriola has this advice for future Wildcats: “Always give your best in everything you do and start each semester strong – don’t leave anything last minute, learn how to prioritize. Also, don’t be afraid to try new things, join clubs and sports, because that is how you will learn more about yourself, as well as what you want to do career-wise”.
After graduation, Arriola plans to attend a four-year college where she will study something related to the law field due to her desire to help people.