Meet Selena Wilson, Rich East Stellar Student

Selena Wilson
Rich East Stellar Student Selena Wilson. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest continues with our series of stellar students from Rich East High School. Mr. Kevin Kredens, the school’s publicity liaison, provides each student a series of the same questions. All responses are in the students’ exact words, except for minor editing for content and space when needed.

We are pleased to feature Rich East Stellar Student Selena Wilson, a member of the Lagoon Yearbook Staff and participant in Scholastic Bowl and Mathletes. She is also on the Varsity Cheerleading Team and the Girls Varsity Track and Field Team.

She ranks second in the class of 2013.

Ms. Wilson plans to attend Northwestern University in the fall and will major in Developmental Psychology.

Meet Selena Wilson:

Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? I have been a Park Forest resident for almost two years..

At Rich East all four years? I haven’t been at Rich East all four years. I attended Bremen High School in Midlothian, Illinois, before coming to Rich east for my junior year.

What do you like most about Rich East? I like the academic curriculum here at Rich East the most because of the way the teachers teach and the coursework material overall.

Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in?  Special awards? I’m on the Lagoon Yearbook Staff and have participated in Scholastic Bowl, Mathletes, and I was on the Student Council (SCORE) last year (junior year). I am also on the Varsity Cheerleading Team and the Girls Varsity Track and Field Team (this will be my fourth year participating in high school track and field). I’m the treasurer for the National Honor Society and the president of the Spanish National Honor Society. I have received varsity awards for both cheerleading and track and field. I’ve received a certificate of excellence for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher for three consecutive semesters and I’m a 2013-2014 Illinois State Scholar.

GPA/Class Rank. My Grade Point Average is 3.895. My Class rank: 2nd out of 213.

Favorite classes and why. I have three favorite classes.; AP Statistics because it turned out to ba an easy-to-understand class, and it helps me enhance my critical thinking analysis skills; Spanish IV Honors because I’ve always loved the idea of being able to speak another language and my teacher is dedicated to her students

Favorite teachers and why.  My favorite teacher would have to be Mr. (Sean) Coughlin, my English teacher, because English is my favorite subject and he always makes his directions clear and concise for assignments; also, Mr. AP Psychology teacher, Mr. (Robert) Grigsby; and my AP Statistics teacher, Mr. (Mike) Blomarz, all fall into this category as well, because I feel like they do their best everyday to prepare myself and my classmates for the AP exams, we’re to take in May.

ACT: I took the ACT and received a 25 on the exam.

Areas met or exceeded on PSAE (Prairie State Achievement Exam): I met all the criteria scores for the PSAE; however, I exceeded on the English, Math and Reading portions..  

AP Exams/Scores: I will take the AP exams in May of this year.

College choice? Major? I plan on Northwestern University in the fall and will major in Developmental Psychology.

What are you listening to on your iPod these days? I usually listen to The Weeknd, Camila (a Hispanic Band), or Trey Songs.

What is the last book you have read? The last book I read was my Psychology textbook for my winter reading assignment.

Favorite TV Shows?  My favorite TV show is “SpongeBob Squarepants.”

Coffee or Tea, hot or cold? I would have to go with tea, cold tea! J

Junk Foods? Pizza, Mickey D’s, Taco Bell? Other? I would have to go with McDonald’s because it’s something I never get tired of.

Places that you’d most like to visit? I would love to visit all 50 states and then Europe; all parts.

Clubs, hobbies/volunteering? I love helping younger kids get on the right path with their education, that’s community work for me! J.

Where do you want to be in five years? In ten years?  In five years, I want to be out of undergraduate school and on the way to attempting my next degree in my field of study. In 10 years, I see myself with a master’s degree in my profession and pursuing the career of my dreams; being a developmental psychologist.