Washington University in St. Louis

Major: Communication Design
Hometown: Orland Park

In her own words:

“As I reflect on my high school career, I believe my time could not have been spent at a better place than MPA. This school has shaped me into the person I am today and afforded me opportunities I would have never experienced anywhere else. I have been here for most of my life and made friendships I hope will last me a lifetime. My favorite part of high school would have to be the time I spent on the basketball team, and all we accomplished together. All in all, I have had a wonderful experience at MPA.”

Her teacher says:

“Nora has been one of the leaders of the basketball team for four seasons. She is very tough on herself and holds herself to high standards. Nora has been one of the leaders in her class in accumulating service hours. That does show her willingness to give back and help others. She has done a remarkable job in being a good role model for her younger brothers. She always finds time to help her siblings. Her commitment to excellence in all areas will benefit her in all areas.”

— Mr. Drahozal