Marcos Correa Named March Student of the Month
West Chicago Community High School has selected Marcos Correa of West Chicago as Student of the Month for March, 2019. A senior, Correa was chosen for outstanding leadership, scholarship, and being a caring member of the Wildcat community.
Correa has been on High Honor Roll or Honor Roll every semester of his WCCHS high school career. He has earned a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.490, and was nominated to the United States Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.
A very involved student, Correa serves as a Student Ambassador. He is involved in Business Professionals of America, serving as Vice President at the school level, and serving as Vice President of the State Newsletter at the state level. Correa has qualified for BPA state competition twice, and is going to Nationals this year in his leadership role. In addition, he is involved with Student Council, Photo Club, WeGo Global, Pep Club and Tech Crew, as well as being a member of the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team.
Outside of school, Correa interns in the accounting department at a local company, and has been involved with Puente de Pueblo for two years.
When asked about his favorite high school memory, Correa recalls, “My favorite memory in high school was attending the State Leadership Conference for BPA my junior year. So the following year I ran for a state officer position. I became the Vice President of State Newsletter for BPA Illinois. It was a great experience being a state officer, I learned a lot of things, met amazing people, and I will travel to California this year through BPA which is exciting.”
Correa has this advice for future Wildcats, “I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there. I was never prepared to be a featured presenter, state officer, compete at state, or have a job in accounting but I gave it a try, and it got me somewhere. It gave me the chance to meet new people and most importantly to feel confident about my abilities.”
Correa plans to attend University of Illinois Circle Campus (UIC) or Aurora University to study Finance, Accounting or Economics, hoping to have a successful business in the future.