Swera Sharma Named January Student of the Month
West Chicago Community High School has selected Swera Sharma of Carol Stream as Student of the Month for January, 2020. A senior, Sharma was selected for outstanding scholarship, involvement, and leadership.
Sharma has been on the High Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. She has a cumulative weighted GPA of 5.333. Sharma is a member of National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Honor Society, and is an Illinois State Scholar.
A scholar athlete, Sharma has played Badminton and was a Cheerleader. A very involved student, she has invested much of her time in Wego Global, Horticulture Club, Club Green, Snowball (serving as a leader), Photography Club, Interact Club, International Club, Pep Club, Women’s Leadership and serves as a Student Ambassador. Sharma is the voice of the Pledge of Allegiance over the intercom every school day. In addition, Sharma is going to France this spring with the WCCHS exchange program.
Sharma has volunteered by timing high school swim meets, face-painting at an elementary school, and has been on every school sponsored trip to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. Somehow, she also finds time to work on the weekends.
When asked about her favorite high school memory, Sharma says, “It’s hard to pick just one, but I’ve always loved events that bring people together: ROAR, Snowball, pep assemblies, and athletic games. Seeing the student body work together is always such a sight.”
Sharma has this advice for future Wildcats, “When you feel lost, remember that you are made of both your successes and your failures. Pause, take a breath, and persevere. It will be worth it in the end.”
After graduation, Sharma will attend a 4-year university to major in biochemistry, then continue on to medical school.