The Grant Community High School September Student of the Month is senior Joseph Ngo, son of Hai and Oanh Ngo of Lake Villa.
Joseph's academic achievements include induction into the National Honor Society during his sophomore year and he is currently serving as President. He has been on Honor Roll each semester and he has earned the Daily Herald Leadership Team Award, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and Most Character Award from Mr. Weinmann. He holds a remarkable 5.365/4.0 GPA.
His extracurricular activities include Class Council, serving as Vice President for two years; Math Team - three-time Regional Champ and 10th place at State; Founder and President of Computer Science Club; Table Tennis Captain - 3rd place at Seasonal Tournament; FBLA Treasurer - three-time Regional/State finalist and National qualifier; Boys’ Volleyball; and Girls’ Tennis Manager.
Joseph has completed over 300 hours of service to his community. He coordinated numerous National Honor Society service events, including Back-to-School Night, Spaghetti Dinner, and local festivals. He is a Math Lab Tutor, Big Dawg Mentor, and a same-day surgery assistant at Vista Hospital.
In addition to all of his school activities, Joseph enjoys working with kids, cooking/baking, programming robotics, and yo-yoing. He also participates in Hackathons across the country, which are programming competitions that address real-world issues.
His plans for the future include earning a major in computer science and then a master’s degree in artificial intelligence or an MBA. He is looking at University of California-Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, or University of Illinois-Urbana.