West Chicago Community High School has selected senior Olivia Haffner of Winfield as Academic Achiever for the month of April, 2019.
With a cumulative weighted grade point average (GPA) of 5.489, Haffner holds one of the top 10 GPAs among senior students at West Chicago Community High School. She has been on High Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. Haffner is an Illinois State Scholar, a member of the Spanish Foreign Language Honor Society, earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, and the President’s Education Award.
A scholar athlete, Haffner is the captain of the varsity badminton team. She is also a member of Photo Club and Pep Club, and serves as Manager for the varsity wrestling team.
When asked what she is most proud of in her achievements, Haffner says, “Being elected varsity badminton captain by my team because it’s something I love to do and I put a lot of work into the program, and getting High Honor Roll all four years because I always put school first despite a really busy schedule.”
Haffner shares these time-management strategies: “I do as much work as possible in school, study in different places, and schedule everything in a planner.”
Haffner has this advice for future WCCHS students, “Try new things, find something you really like and then stick with it! It’ll help you make good friends, open new opportunities, and set you apart from others when you start applying for college.”
With plans to major in Journalism at the University of Missouri, Haffner hopes to use her creativity to inspire others and raise awareness of the issues she is passionate about.