Meet Rachel Roy, the 2008 Patriots In the Park High
School Essay winner. Rachel is a highly
accomplished young lady with an extremely
impressive school career.  

In her sophomore year she was a member of the
Young Authors' Club and her poetry was published
in GCHS's Student Voice.  During her junior year
she was a novice debater and  actively involved in
the Social Studies Club.  Also during her junior year,
she was an ALPHA (Adolescents Learning Positive
Health Alternative) Leader, and was initiated in the
National Honor Society.
Rachel Roy
Granite City's Patriots In the Park 2008 High School Essay Winner
In her senior year she continued in the National Honor Society and the ALPHA Peer
Leader program.  Also, she joined the Freshman Mentor Program and
Warriors Guiding Warriors.  

As for honors, again they are very impressive.  She was summa cum laude at GCHS, as
well as, part of the Greater Belleville Youth Salute Program.  She earned an exceeds on
the PSAE for science, and was Rotary Student of the Month and
Elks' Student of the Month.

Throughout her four years at Granite City High School she was a member of the Varsity
Bowling Team, and was captain during her junior year.

Congratulations Rachel, you've made Granite City proud!

Click here to read Rachel's award winning essay