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This Week's Whiz Kid: Michaela Greco

Michaela has received various awards including the Future Educators of America Award in her junior year and Student of the Month Award.

Name: Michaela Greco, 17.

School: Bunnell High School.

Achievements:

Michaela has a full schedule of AP classes and will be graduating among the top 10% of her senior class. She is currently ranked 25th at Bunnell High.

As Vice President of the National Honor Society, Michaela is involved with organizing various fundraisers for a selected non-profit organization. This year all the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Michaela has been member of Bunnell’s Yearbook committee and the Captain’s Council since Grade 11. As the President of the Captain’s Council, she helps to organize Bunnell’s Fall Pep Rally and the Homecoming and Spirit Week.

As a member of Bunnell’s Link Crew, she helps incoming students orientate and acclimate to their new high school. Various activities are also organized to address the potential challenges of high school.

Michaela has been a member of the French Club since grade 9 and a member of the math club since grade 11. She was formerly a member of the debate club, the marching band and the concert band wherein she played the Alto Saxophone and the Clarinet. 

Michaela has been the Bunnell Varsity soccer team’s Sweeper since 9th grade and is the co-captain this year. She has received numerous awards including; the Bulldog Award (11th Grade), the 2nd Team All Colonial (11th Grade), and Honorable Mention (10th Grade). In 2007 Michaela was on the All-Conference Academic Soccer Team and in 2010 was selected to play in the 2010 CGSCA Senior Bowl. 

From Grade 9 to 11, Michaela was on the Varsity Indoor Track Team, wherein she specialized in the 600 meter, 800 meter and 1000 meter events. She also participated in outdoor track in 9th grade.

Michaela has been a member of Bunnell's Ski and Snowboard teams since grade 10.

She has been the captain of an American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life team since grade 9, which raises funds for cancer research and awareness programs in the community. The team raised between $1,600 and $2,000 each year. 

As a member of the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) – organized through the United Methodist Church of Stratford - Michaela accompanied a group of students on three week service projects from grade 9 to 11. In West Virginia, the students worked with families in need to repair their homes. She plans to participate in this coming summer again. 

As a volunteer for the Unified Sports/Special Olympics that is hosted by Bunnell High School, Michaela worked with children with special needs from various high schools to organize a successful event. 

Michaela has received various awards including the Future Educators of America Award in her junior year, Student of the Month Award with which she was presented with a $200 scholarship for her community service work and then selected as the Stratford Exchange Club Student of the Year, making her eligible to participate in the statewide competition. 

Michaela is currently deciding between attending Marist or Gettyburg where she will be majoring in Biology.

George E. Mulligan May 23, 2011 at 01:46 PM
This is a nice feature of "The Patch." These whiz kids are credits to their family & community! Nice to read about children of substance, rather than headlines involving substance abuse. - It is great to read about academic and extracuricula excellence & exceptionalism. - Only criticism & meant to be constructive? I think if there were more boys featured to have relative balance of those selected. > Public praise properly done can reinforce peer conduct. - I notice the 3 whiz kids I read about were all Bunnell. -
Jim Miron May 23, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Stratford can be poud of Michaela!
Robert Chaloux May 25, 2011 at 01:52 PM
I have known Mikaela for quite a few years as a sitter for our grandchildren and as a friend. She is always pleasant personable and someone whom I would strongly recommend. Congratulations Mikaela on your achievements! Mom must be proud!

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