Grace Quiroz Named April Student of the Month
May 20, 2020
West Chicago Community High School has selected Grace Quiroz of West Chicago as Student of the Month for April, 2020.
A senior, Quiroz has been on High Honor Roll or Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. She is a member of National Honor Society and the Spanish Foreign Language Honor Society. Quiroz has a cumulative weighted grade point average (GPA) of 5.154, and was named Academic All-Conference for volleyball both junior and senior year.
Quiroz is a 4-year member of the Girls Volleyball team, serving as captain senior year. She was named to the 1st Team All-Conference senior year, leading the team in aces and assists.
Outside of school, Quiroz made the USA Volleyball High Performance National Team, allowing her an opportunity to compete for a spot on the U.S. National and Olympic teams. Quiroz has volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, and she works as a volunteer volleyball coach for young children. She finds time to work as a server at a local restaurant and as a volleyball official.
When asked about her favorite high school memory, Quiroz recalls, “My favorite high school memory was beating Wheaton Academy 2-0 at home with a huge crowd. The atmosphere was insane.”
Quiroz has this advice for future Wildcats, “90% of success is doing what others aren’t willing to do. Adopt a mindset that everything that is worth doing takes a lot of time and effort. Also, don’t make excuses, just make it happen. When you grasp onto good habits you will be able to take control of your life in the best way possible. Last but not least, be a good person and treat people with kindness.”
After graduation, Quiroz will attend Lynn University in Florida on a scholarship to major in biology/pre-med. She plans to become a physician’s assistant or go on to medical school to become a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Quiroz will continue to play volleyball.