Champions of Wayne Blog
For seven semesters, Gillian Abicht has been working toward earning a 4.0 GPA, and she’s finally on track to do it. “I was absolutely sick of missing it by just a little bit,” Gillian said. “It was always one class, and I remember staying after school so many times to get extra help from teachers.”
This year, Gillian credits a lot of her success to two things: her commitment to senior year and her new champion, Ms. Martha Ware. “We’ve been ‘buds’ since freshman year,” Gillian said while laughing. “I’ve connected with her really well. She’s always been a mentor to me, so I thought that this year I should make it official and ask her to be my champion.”
While she used to feel intimidated by her goal, Gillian decided that this year she would work as hard as possible to make it happen. She is determined to graduate from Wayne Memorial by finally earning that long sought after 4.0. While some seniors choose to take easier classes or fall victim of “senioritis,” Gillian remains committed to challenging herself. Enrolled in several advanced classes as well as Sociology 100 and Psychology 101 (classes offered through Wayne Memorial’s partnership with Wayne County Community College) she plans to continue to challenge herself for the rest of the year.
According to her champion, “Gillian is strong young lady who is committed to making her goal. She is a pleasure to have in class because she has a great sense of humor and doesn't allow others to interfere with her education. With her strength and determination I know she will achieve almost any goal she puts her mind too.”
Looking ahead, Gillian recently committed to attend Defiance College in Ohio. Once there, she plans to play soccer and study athletic or physical training. This past school year, she was the kicker for the Wayne Memorial’s varsity football team.