The Grant Community High School May Student of the Month is senior Alyssa Manthi, daughter of Susan Maina of Round Lake Beach.
Alyssa's academic achievements include induction into the National Honor Society during her sophomore year, earning her place on Honor Roll each semester, and has taken seven AP courses and successfully completed three AP exams. Alyssa has won the AP Scholar Award and is a 5-time Scholar Athlete Award winner. She holds an amazing 4.967 GPA.
Her extracurricular activities include Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) where she has served as an officer since her sophomore year and currently serving as Parliamentarian. She is a two-time FBLA national qualifier, her junior year earning 1st place in both conference and state in Organizational Leadership and in her senior year earning 2nd place at state in Insurance and Risk Management. She has been involved in Cheer all four years and spent this year as the Varsity Cheer Manager. After a rigorous application process, she was chosen to be an intern with the Sudden Cardiac-death Awareness Research Foundation (SCARF) as part of the Summer Class of 2021. During her time at SCARF, she completed a research project on the effects of COVID-19 on heart health. She will be returning to SCARF this upcoming summer, where she has been selected as a group leader.
Alyssa has helped her community by being a blood drive donor and through NHS opportunities such as pop-up food banks, graduation, the Wellness Fair, the Village of Fox Lake’s annual egg hunt, and the World’s Largest Corn Maze 5K. She also assists her peers as a Social Studies Lab Tutor, a Big Dawg Mentor, and with Teen Court.
In addition to all of her activities, Alyssa enjoys baking, creating Spotify playlists, and hanging out with her friends.
Her plans for the future include attending the University of Chicago on a full scholarship as a Quest Scholar through the National College Match Program.