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FHSD ambassador offers advice to students

The Francis Howell School District Board of Education welcomes the district’s best and brightest students to sit with them at meetings during the school year.

For October, the board representative was Elise Kaminski from Francis Howell High. Kaminski scored a perfect 36 on her ACT test and had a 4.81 GPA, even while taking five Advanced Placement (AP) classes this year – statistics, psychology, French, English literature and physics.

“Elise’s outstanding academic credentials inspire us all to think about what is possible and remove the limits we may place on our own talents and interests. More importantly, however, Elise’s intrepid, joyful approach to learning reminds us of how wonderful exploring the possibilities can be and how education is much more than finding a single correct answer,” Francis Howell Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock said.

Kaminski also is involved in the Francis Howell Women’s Chamber Choir, Chemistry Club and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club) and is a competition swimmer.

Kaminski is applying to colleges and hopes to major in chemical engineering. She offered some advice on how to get the most out of high school.

“Just getting involved is huge,” she said. “Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and make opportunities. You can’t wait for them to come; you have to go out there and go for it.”

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