A monthly spotlight, checking in on where recent Fenwick graduates are now.
Chezlan Marcelus Daggs
Name: Chezlan Marcelus Daggs
Fenwick Graduation: May of 2016.
Hometown: Forest Park, IL.
Grade School: Forest Park Middle School.
Current School: Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Go, Marquette!
Current Major: Currently business – undecided or in other words multi-interested. I am leaning towards marketing or economics.
Career aspirations: Currently not sure what I want to do at the moment. Definitely something with a sports/fitness company.
College clubs or activities: Student shadow host program and student ambassador program.
Fenwick achievements/activities: Swimming: 4-year varsity member, a member of 2015 all-American medley relay, 2015-2016 team captain, a member of 2015 and 2016 state team.
Water Polo: 2-year JV member, 2-year varsity member, a member of 2014 and 2015 state team, 2015-2016 team captain.
What Fenwick Teacher had the most influence on you: Luke McGuire. He seems pretty scary at first because he’s a giant person, but he’s actually a great guy. He taught me a lot in and out of the classroom.
What Fenwick Class had the most influence on you: Speech with Mr. Arellano. Being able to speak in front of groups of people is a necessary skill.
Best Fenwick experience/the one you would like to love again: Mother’s Club free ice cream day. Who doesn’t love free ice cream?
What Fenwick experience changed you the most: Definitely Kairos. Live the 4th.
What opportunities at Fenwick do you wish you would have explored/explored more: I wish I would have gone on at least one NOLA trip. I also wish I was more involved in the many clubs Fenwick had to offer, not just the sports.
Name: Annie Ryan
Fenwick Graduation: 2016
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Grade School: St. Isaac Jogues
Current School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Current Major: Business
Career aspirations: I hope to focus my studies in finance at the Ross School of Business, and then continue my graduate education by pursuing a BBA.
Fenwick achievements/activities: Volleyball, track and field, WYSE, JETS, the Write Place, Banua, Commencement Speaker, Valedictorian
What Fenwick Teacher had the most influence on you: Mr. Farran had the most influence on me during my years at Fenwick. Not only was he incredibly talented at teaching chemistry, but he also taught my classmates and me valuable life lessons. He also supported me outside of the classroom by coming to almost all of my home volleyball games and cheering loudly despite the outcome.
What Fenwick Class had the most influence on you: Mr. Kleinhans’ AP Physics class during my junior year had the most impact on me. Physics is not my strength, and I struggled right from the beginning. However, Mr. Kleinhans encouraged me to keep giving it my all, and I learned to step outside of my comfort zone that year.
Best Fenwick experience/the one you would like to live again: I would love to relive my sectional championship volleyball match from my senior year. I was amazed by the amount of students that traveled to support us, and hearing everyone chant the fight song when we won was a memory I will never forget.