Chelsey Izegbu is our class act of the week.
“When I first found out we were moving I felt like my world was just all over.”
Four years ago, Chelsey Izegbu was fearing what high school had in store for her after family moved to Houston from a small town in Alabama.
But no reason to fear after all, since our Class Act of the Week has pretty much done it all during her time at Lamar High School.
She’s the student council president, though she might not have been if not for her mother’s urging.
Izegbu says, “It’s a great way to meet people . I didn’t know anyone so she was like , the meeting is before school . Go and check it out and it will look really good on your application.”
Good advice mom, and Chelsey is now taking up activities left and right.
She became the school’s mascot as a junior, and this year she has started the UNICEF campus club.
Plus, she has that school work thing where she takes such notoriously easy classes like a-p calculus.
Casey Titus, Economics Teacher at Lamar, says, “It’s incredibly impressive. I wouldn’t have been able to do it. I don’t know how she does it. I don’t think she sleeps a whole lot. But she’s a very impressive young woman.”
Izegbu adds, “I’m so organized it’s crazy. Planners on my desk, on my computer, and in my phone. Reminders for everything.”
Meg Gutowsky, Leadership Teacher at Lamar says, “Oh, it’s wonderful. especially making it almost contagious to the rest of campus and again using her energy and her effort to not only get herself involved but her peers.”
We know about the three “R’s” of reading, writing and arithmetic, but Chelsey’s teachers say she has her own set of R’s: responsible, respectful, and a true role model.
Izegbu says she wants to study engineering or economics in college but she has yet to choose where.
She says, “I’m okay with that. I’ve really gotten adjusted to meeting new people and starting in new places so it’s totally ok.”