District 207 names May’s ‘Best’ students
District 207's Best students for May: Ravi Shah, of Maine West; Nicholas Mitrovich, of Maine South; and Zachary Wallin, of Maine East. | Contributed photo
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:03AM
Three seniors selected by Maine Township High School District 207 as “207’s Best” for May have been recognized by the Board of Education.
All three — Nicholas Mitrovich, of Maine South, Ravi Shah, of Maine West, and Zachary Wallin, of Maine East — were recognized for extracurricular achievement.
In his introductory letter Principal Shawn Messmer characterized Nick Mitrovich as “Maine South school spirit personified.” An honor-roll student during his entire four years at South, Mitrovich plays varsity baseball, and is a member of the Accounting Team and the Principal’s Advisory Council. He is video manager for the varsity basketball team and a member of WMTH. Outside school Mitrovich volunteers at the V.A. Hospital and teaches Sunday school. He plans to continue his baseball career at Concordia University in River Forest.
Ravi Shah is Student Council president, an editor for the Westerner, serves on the School-Wide Fundraiser Committee and is a member of the National Honor Society. He also plays varsity tennis and ranks near the top of his class academically. In her introductory letter West Principal Audrey Haugan described Shah as a self-starter who accomplishes his goals. She lauded Shah’s work on her Principal’s Leadership Team. Shah will be attending Harvard, where he will study government.
In his introductory letter East Principal Dr. Michael Pressler cited Zach Wallin’s “academic achievement, humanitarian spirit, and extracurricular achievement.” Wallin ranks in the top 5 percent of his class. He is a member of East’s Gifted Lyceum program and has taken many Advanced Placement courses. Wallin has run track and cross-country for four years, serving as a captain of both teams as a senior. He was instrumental in creating East’s Bass Fishing Club. He volunteers at the Midwest Palliative and Hospice Center and at the Have Dreams Autism Youth Program. Wallin plans to study environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin Platteville.