Student of the Week: Maura Grahek
Last week in my Freshman English Class, we were preparing for our first quiz on the Shakespeare Unit. At one point in the conversation, I joked with Maura by saying that she was the kind of kid who was such a perfectionist that she wouldn’t eat a waffle unless it had EXACTLY the same amount of syrup in each square. The way she responded surprised me, because she said to me, without missing a beat: “don’t forget the butter too!”
Maura is a joy to teach. She does all the homework I assign, she is excited and curious in class, and she always has an intelligent question to ask about the particular topic we might be discussing. I appreciate and admire her desire to do her very best in whatever she happens to be undertaking. She has high expectations of herself and of those around her, but she never lets those expectations get in the way of her kindness and cheerful demeanor. She willingly helps others, and is always looking for ways to connect with both her peers and her teachers. Maura Grahek is my student of the week!
-- Fr. Vance, S.J.