Patrick Ward is an excellent representation of a Schaumburg Saxon. He embodies a very strong work ethic which allows him to be successful in his classes. He models the expectations of a Saxon outside of the classroom as well by participating in various clubs and organizations. Patrick is a quiet leader, choosing to help others through interpersonal contact and friendship. All of these demands and sharing of his time and talents is done with a very positive attitude and friendly personality.
In the classroom, Patrick has received numerous acclamations including being an AP scholar with distinction, ILMEA Jazz Band, and Honors Orchestra. How does he achieve all this success? Patrick enjoys being involved in many things. He focuses on what he must do, and learns as much as he can from it. Even though he earns high grades that is not his main motivation for success. He tries to challenge himself every day. His positive attitude about learning is also very valuable when the class gets tough.
Outside of the classroom, Patrick participates in the Jazz Band, Math Team, and TRI-M music honor society. Friends and activity sponsors are always happy when Patrick is in their club. He brings a friendly outlook and “can do” attitude to any meeting that he attends. In the community, Patrick is an altar server at St. Matthews’ church and he plans on study Mathematics when he graduates.
We are proud to have Patrick Ward as our senior of the month for November. He is a great example of what “We Are SHS” is all about.