Fernandez named October 2023 Student of the Month at Polo Community High School
Polo senior participates in football, wresting, Spanish Club
POLO — De’Angelo Fernandez was recently named the October Student of the Month at Polo Community High School and received a scholarship from the Polo Schools Foundation for his efforts.
Fernandez’s extracurricular activities include football, wrestling, track, FCCLA, Varsity Club and Spanish Club. After high school, he hopes to attend a college and play football or get into the trades.
Upon winning the award, Fernandez filled out a list of questions about his school experience.
What does it take to be a successful high school student?
Just get your work done and have fun.
What is your life’s philosophy?
Work hard when no one is looking to perform good when everyone is looking.
What class do you find really engaging and why?
Economics with Blayne Kappes because we have lots of open discussions in that class and also some made up debates such as if polo should build a huge water park or not. Plus its a fun time sitting next to Nathaniel Yingling.
What are your career and post-graduation plans?
I plan on either going to Aurora University and playing football or attend Sauk Valley Community College and make some money.
What are your two favorite extracurricular, volunteer or community activities you participate in?
My favorite extracurricular activity is football because it's always a fun time and keeps me connected to my friends and coaches. I've also learned a lot of responsibility from the sport and hard work. Also track because I enjoy the practices getting better at the sport and also with the experience of winning state for the 4x100 will stick with me forever.
Please share a moment, group event or activity at school that was meaningful or memorable.
The state championship prep rally was a really memorable experience for me
What is your hope for the future?
To have a successful career in whatever I chose, to just have fun and live a good life.