oconDRIVEN Student Spotlights

Our OASD students are oconDRIVEN to work hard and reach their goals. We're launching oconDRIVEN Student Spotlights to share some of the ways that our students are working towards these goals.


February 14, 2020
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Hanna H.
Oconomowoc High School Junior

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Visual Arts

How long have you been interested in visual arts?
I've been committed to art my whole life, but I started to get more serious about art when I started at Silver Lake, where I was in the gifted and talented program. My year-round expectations are to practice my art at least once a day, to further build my skills in different medias of art.  When I set my mind to do something, I will hold myself accountable until I reach my goal.

What does committed mean to you?
Committed means never giving up on what you're working on; never giving up on your goals, no matter how hard or frustrating it gets.  Keep the same goal and don't change it until you complete it.

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?
Baton twirling and working as a receptionist at Great Clips.

What's your proudest moment at OHS?
My proudest moment at OHS is winning a Silver Key award in the Scholastic Art Competition.

What are your goals before you graduate?
My goal is to perform a twirling routine at a basketball game.

What do you love about OHS?
I love the staff at OHS.  All the teachers I've had, try to make each student feel welcome and at home at OHS.

When you think back on your time at OHS, what legacy do you hope to leave?
I hope to leave some of my art and inspiration for other artists at OHS.  I want to be known for my pieces of art.

What are your post-high school plans?
To go to college for a field in art.  Either Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design or Mount Mary.   I want to go into a design field and hopefully become a head of design for a company.




February 6, 2020
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Liana O.
Oconomowoc High School Senior

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Leadership

What does Leadership mean to you?
My commitment to the Junior State of America (JSA) and Students 4 Services (S4S) can range from 3-5 hours a day since I'm co-president of S4S and in JSA I am the Midwest Deputy Director of Chapter of Internal Affairs.  I have been in Students 4 Service all four years of High School and I have participated in JSA for 3 years.  Throughout the school year in S4S, I create the slideshows for our meetings, I maintain communication with the Oconomowoc Junior Women’s Club, and I participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities that we offer. Every week for JSA, I have calls with chapters throughout the midwest and provide the link between JSA at a midwest level with the chapters that are formed in high schools.  When it comes to accountability my family, friends, and teachers hold me responsible, and these same people also help support me.

What does committed mean to you?
To me, being committed means that one will not give up when things get tough. It means that one will endure the good and the bad but will never lose their dedication or passion.

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?
I am involved in Junior State of America (JSA), I am the Deputy Director of Chapter of Internal Affairs on the Midwest JSA Cabinet, I co-president Students 4 Service (S4S), Rho Kappa, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, IB diploma, GEAC, and I hold two jobs during the school year.

What's your proudest moment at OHS?
My proudest moment at OHS was when Students 4 Service planned the inaugural Relay For Life. This event is monumental in my life since it gave me the chance to honor my grandfather who passed away from cancer during my freshman year. Along with honoring my grandfather, I also had the ability to honor my uncle last year while he participated in the survivor lap.

What are your goals before you graduate?
My goal is to make the most out of my last year here at OHS.

What do you love about OHS?
One aspect about OHS that I love is all of the supportive staff members that want to see students succeed. Many of my teachers have been willing to help me comprehend content before or after school along with giving up their lunch just so they can see me succeed. There is a strong sense of comradery within the walls of OHS and I am going to miss it after I graduate.

When you think back on your time at OHS, what legacy do you hope to leave?
The legacy I hope to leave is not composed of one event, a single class, or my involvement in a club. It is the hope that my time at OHS was able to positively impact students and teachers. I hope that my legacy will reflect the idea that dedication and perseverance through the tough times will be worth it in the end.

What are your post-high school plans?
I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and pursue a degree in education.


January 9, 2020
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Isaac D.
Oconomowoc High School Senior

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Work-based Learning & Youth Apprenticeship

What has Youth Apprenticeship meant to you?
The Youth Apprenticeship program is an amazing opportunity that Oconomowoc provides to students. This program allows students like me to start looking for careers they want to look into, start a career in a field, and add to their portfolio!

What impact has this commitment had on you?
Youth Apprenticeship takes over my time. I leave school halfway through the day to go to work. I work on average 25 hours a week, learning something new every day as a machinist. In February I will have been working at Zeman Tool and Manufacturing for 1 year! As I have been developing my skills in the trade, I'm responsible for programming, setting up and taking down, machining parts and making sure everything is to tolerance! My boss and co-workers hold me accountable to have my work completed and correct so we can keep moving forward. I have full support from my family and friends!

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?
Builders Club, Building Trades 3, and National Honor Society.

What's your proudest moment at OHS?
Being selected to present my success at Zeman Tool in front of the school board.

What are your goals before you graduate?
I want to learn as much as I can at Zeman Tool and what the world of machining is like.

What do you love about OHS?
The opportunities they have for every type of student.

When you think back on your time at OHS, what legacy do you hope to leave?
I hope to leave an example that no matter how hard things get, hard work and dedication can pull you through.

What are your post-high school plans?
I will be enrolling in the State manufacturing apprenticeship.

 


December 5, 2019
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Greg G.
Oconomowoc High School Sophomore

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Basketball

How long have you been playing basketball?
I’ve played basketball since I was 3 years old and I have been committed to bettering the people around me since about 4th grade because I wanted us to be successful.

What are the year-round expectations?
The year-round expectations are that you are constantly representing your community and team in a high manor and that you show what we are all about. 

Who holds you accountable and supports you?
My team, coaches, parents, teachers, and friends.

What does committed mean to you?
Showing you want to be doing what you’re doing and not being afraid to admit what you’re a part of.

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?
I play Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball which is a huge time commitment during the spring and summer.

What's your proudest moment at OHS?
So far, making Varsity freshman year for basketball, being able to join football, and being a scholar-athlete my freshman year as well.

What do you love about OHS?
All the opportunities you have to try new things.

What are your goals before you graduate?
To maintain a strong GPA

What are your post-high school plans?
To attend a 4-year college



December 5, 2019
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Maddie M.
Oconomowoc High School Senior

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Service Learning

What does Service Learning mean to you?
Service learning is the process of growing as a person by helping others.

What does this commitment look like?
Commitment looks like completing a goal to the fullest of your ability and then going beyond. Ensuring that you have the best possible impact on the world. In my life, service learning takes place all throughout the year. I love helping out others and making someones day a little bit brighter through my actions.

I have been a part of service-learning opportunities for as long as I can remember, from helping out in church, to different school activities, to what I am doing now. My family and friends also know how to support whether it be from their kind words or them reminding me to take time for myself, they are always looking out for me.

I hold myself accountable because I understand the impact that my actions have on others and the world, and I know that if I do not follow through I will be letting others down.

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?

  • Best Buddies (President)
  • Link Crew
  • Student Council (Vice President)
  • Students 4 Service (Co-President)
  • Girls Lacrosse (Manager)
  • National English Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Rho Kappa
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • IB Diploma
  • GEAC Certificate
  • Sales Associate at Tobin’s
  • Assistant Youth Development Specialist at the YMCA
  • One on One

What's your proudest moment at OHS?
Frost Fest, Relay For Life, and Raccoon Rally

How do you want to be remembered at OHS?
For my involvement in the community and bringing the school together in a positive light that benefits others besides just yourself.

What do you love about OHS?
I love the community support around the school and the feeling that there is always someone you can go to, just like a family.

What are your post-high school plans?
My plans after graduation consist of going to a four-year university with the intent to go pre-med and then one day becoming a neurosurgeon.


November 4, 2019
oconDRIVEN Student Spotlight

Alex V.
Oconomowoc High School Senior

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oconDRIVEN Focus: Athletics

What has athletics meant to you?
Running track and cross country has been a huge part of my high school experience. It’s been very exciting to be able to compete at the level I have, and to see that hard work my teammates and I have put in pay off. I’ve enjoyed getting to know my teammates over four seasons, and as an upperclassman becoming a team leader.

What does this commitment look like?
I spend around 30 hours a week for 48 weeks out of the year training for track and cross country. I have run track and cross country since fourth grade. The expectations are to run 6 days a week, year-round, as well as do some additional training (strength, core, etc.). My family has been my biggest support, as well as my coaches and teammates.

What other oconDRIVEN activities are you involved in?

  • Vice-President of National Business Honor Society
  • Member of the National Business Honor Society
  • Member of the Math Honor Society
  • IB Career Programme Participant


What's your proudest moment at OHS?
My proudest moment at OHS was last year when we qualified for State in cross country as a team for the first time in over 30 years.

What are your post-high school plans?
I plan to attend college and earn a degree in business. I will continue to run cross country and track in college.

What do you love about OHS?
One of my favorite things about OHS is the school spirit and support everyone shows for athletics


 

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