Sitting in a doctor’s office, I picked up the Monday Northwest Herald and read the profile of Michael Gyetvan.
Reporter Di Benedetto selected Gyetvan because of the extraordinary number of hours of college credit he has earned since graduating from Huntley High School.
What caught my attention, however, was that he was considered a troublemaker in high school.
Di Benedetto: Did you get in trouble while in high school? Where did that label come from?
Gyetvan: I actually went to the library, and they didn’t allow that. That was the best way for me to study, and they won’t let you go during an advisory period. I kept going, and they kept calling my parents, so they were actually distracting me from learning and studying. I wanted to show them that I was not the problem.
This reminds me of a first impression when I got to Oberlin College in the fall of 1960.
I realized students really wanted to learn.
How different from Crystal Lake Community High School, I thought.