ALJ Student of the Month for September 2016 is senior, Eric Velasquez. Eric is a member of the National Honor’s Society and Chess Club. He has been on high honor roll since his freshman year, while also running Varsity Track all four years.
Eric was nominated to receive the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from the NJ West Point Parent’s Society by Mr. Delmonaco. Over the summer, he received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
Outside of school, Eric is involved with the Salvation Army. He volunteers at a local kid’s club in Elizabeth where he does fundraisers throughout the winter. He also is a lifeguard at the Salvation Army Camp.
In his free time Eric likes to attend Youth Group, play soccer and play video games with his friends. He also enjoys playing the guitar and exercising. Eric’s favorite things about ALJ are all the fantastic teachers and classes that he has had throughout his high school career. He also enjoys being a part of the track team.
Eric aspires to attend college as an economics major. His ideal career would be working for the government as an ambassador to foreign countries.