Zurisadai Rodriguez Named December Student of the Month

January 15, 2018
West Chicago Community High School has selected Zurisadai Rodriguez of West Chicago as Student of the Month for December 2017. A senior, Rodriguez was chosen for her academic ability and leadership skills and the ability to balance that with school involvement and volunteer work.
 
Rodriguez has been on High Honor Roll or Honor Roll every semester of her high school career and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.837. She is a member of National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society.  
 
Through state competitions through SkillsUSA club involvement, Rodriguez has won the following state honors: 1st place in the Quiz Bowl, 2nd place in extemporaneous speaking, and the Statesman Award. Also at school, she is an executive board member for WeGo Global. Outside of school, she has participated in Reality Illinois, an advisory panel for the DuPage County Health Department’s anti-tobacco movement, and the Wheaton College B.R.I.D.G.E. program for two summers.
 
Rodriguez has extensive volunteer experience. She is a supervisor at Northern Illinois Food Bank where she leads and manages projects and groups of volunteers. In the summer, Rodriguez has volunteered as a teacher assistant for a local faith-based summer program for students in grades 2 through 9. She has also worked as an outreach assistant while interning for a local state representative.
 
When asked about her favorite memory from high school, Rodriguez says, “Every day in German class is my favorite memory!”
 
Rodriguez has this advice for future Wildcats, “You should spend your high school years investing in the things that you will thank yourself for in the future. That might be expanding your education through academics and clubs, or building up an emotional, mental, and social foundation through the guidance and help of teachers and staff. So take time for your own self-development.”
 
Although still deciding which college to attend, Rodriguez plans to major in the non-profit sector or Human Resources. “I really want to work for organizations with a justice mission, and someday create my own,” Zuri states.
 
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Becky Koltz, Communications Specialist
bkoltz@d94.org, (630) 876-6215