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Sometimes, You Just Have to Brag About Your Kids

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Principal Guerin and Mia Schwada

Mia Schwada, Law Enforcement Student from BBCHS

Yep, sometimes you do really have to brag.  Usually, I try to share information about the incredible students here at KACC on a group level – because we have some many good ones! 


Today, I am going to focus on just one – Mia Schwada - who is not only exemplary – she is an excellent example of the types of students who benefit from Career and Technical Education (CTE).


Not only is Mia a member of National Honor Society, she is also an Illinois State Scholar and an upcoming inductee to the National Technical Honor Society.  For a young woman in her senior year of high school, she has many accomplishments.  These are not by chance!


When asked about her background and what has led her so far, Mia doesn’t use the term “education,” she uses the word “development.”  How poignant. 


As a sophomore, Mia initially became engaged when taking a leadership training course.  She then earned her C.N.A. and CPR certifications as a junior at KACC, which helped her gain the position of ADA Cart driver at the Chicago Bears’ Camp.  Mia currently holds a C.N.A. position at a local assisted living facility.


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Congratulations Mia! Full speed ahead to a bright future.

Now in her senior year, Mia continues carefully planning the best way to achieve her goals.  Mia changed course at KACC from Medical arena to Law Enforcement.  She says she is planning to major in Criminal Justice. Mia was just informed she is accepted at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and may be offered a competitive scholarship.  She has also been deemed a “strong applicant” for the National Army ROTC scholarship.


When complimented, Mia immediately responds with a gracious thank you and mentions her parents as deserving most of the credit.  Mr. Guerin says he kinda thinks it is a two-way street, “Mia has worked hard and has taken advantage of the opportunities provided by her parents.  Great family teamwork!”

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