MONFORT HEIGHTS, Ohio - Our last student for 2012, is a senior at La Salle High School. Eric Bachus was new at La Salle but he quickly showed he was a leader not a follower.
"I didn't really know anyone coming to La Salle, so through getting involved, that's where I met my friends, and that's what really helped me grow as an individual," said Bachus.
John Bosse, a guidance counselor at La Salle, nominated Bachus for student of the week. He said Bachus, who has a 4.0 GPA and ranks second in his class, is a hard worker academically.
“His classroom productivity is remarkable as [ Bachus] is not one to score exceptionally high on the group achievement tests and the College Board tests, but utilizes dedication, effort and perseverance to be a top student."
Beyond the classroom he serves as a role model for the school in both community service and leadership. He dedicates himself to a number of volunteer opportunities and typically assumes a leadership role. Bachus serves as the president of the Key Club through which he has been a Special Olympics coach, assisted the elderly at Twin Towers, contributed to the La Salle canned food drive, and volunteered at Harvest Home Fair. His stated desire is for the Key Club to be the best it can be under his direction.
After being selected to the National Honors Society as a junior, he is serving as president his senior year. Through this organization he provides tutoring to La Salle students twice a week.
"One word that describes him as good as anything is resolve. Whenever [ Bachus] is given a position of responsibility, you know that it's going to be done to the 10th degree correctly. He's just very, very efficient and very thorough in everything he does,” said Bosse.
Bosse concluded by saying Bachus has risen to unprecedented heights in his combination of leadership, academics, involvement and determination with all being highlighted by a congenial, enthusiastic, outgoing personality.
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