ALJ Student of the Month for November 2017 is Senior, Greg Zukowski. Not only is Greg the Key Club and National Honor Society President, he is also an active member of the Science and Spanish National Honor Society, Science League, Crusader Athletic Leadership Council, and Peer Leadership. He has been named an AP Scholar with Honor and received the Diamond Award for Key Club which consists of completing over 100 hours of service in one year. He has completed 200 service hours over his first three years of high school. Greg was also the winner of the Rensselaer Medal, an award and scholarship given to students who show excellence in the subjects of math and science. Greg was selected to attend the Leadership Training Conference at TCNJ this fall.
Greg is not only an excellent student in the classroom, he shows his Crusader pride on the field as a member of the Lacrosse and Soccer teams. He is a three year varsity and award winning Soccer player. Greg is also on the Varsity Lacrosse team and was recognized with the Head Award for having the highest GPA on the team.
When he is not in the classroom or on the field, you can find him hanging out with friends and spending time with his family. He works as a soccer referee and a camp counselor at Kidsports Summer Camp. Greg is also involved in the Saint Agnes Youth Group: Core Team. He is part of the UC Step program at Kean University which a unique program promoting positive youth development through focusing on topics like leadership, personal growth, and more importantly, civic engagement.
Greg’s favorite things about ALJ include Mr. Marcin’s activity period office hours and Dr. G’s AP physics course. “I enjoy the close student-teacher dynamic,” Greg said, “it is extremely reassuring to have a teacher who you know will take the time to explain a confusing concept, or even an extraneous topic within a subject just because it interests me.” After high school, Greg plans on attending college to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.