Senior Adam Bartkowicz has been chosen as the Swanville February Student of the Month for grades 10-12. He is the son of Jean and Scott Bartkowicz.
Tom Bzdok, social studies teacher, said, “I have had Adam in several classes over the years. He has always been an extremely hard working individual who has never hesitated to do what was asked of him. He enjoys helping whenever he can, and has a lot of pride in the work he does. Adam has always been a friendly student who gets along well with others and is respectful to classmates as well as adults. He is very deserving of this recognition.” Bartkowicz has many interests including wood and metal working, restoring classic cars and any types of hunting and fishing. He plans to possibly enter the military and becoming a diesel mechanic.
School activities for Bartkowicz include participating in the Super Mileage Car competition as a senior. He also participated in track his freshman and junior years and played football in grades seven through nine.
“Adam is one of those kids who will go out of his way to help someone. He has helped me pick up equipment after everyone else left the gym many times. He has a quiet and unassuming manner about him,” said Marv Poegel, physical education instructor.
“I have watched him mature since he was in the seventh grade. I am always impressed how he gets along with his peers and teachers. He is careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings, yet he has a way to make people laugh and feel good about themselves. He uses his quick wit and sense of humor quite often to make others smile,” said Poegel. “He is a hard worker and will not quit until the job is done. Adam is self-motivated and self-disciplined so others don’t have to worry if he will accomplish the task he started. These are some great qualities to have in the current era. Adam will make a great employee when he joins the work force. He also has aspirations of going into the U.S. military, and I know he will make an exemplary soldier.”
Adam volunteers his time around the city of Swanville and has donated blood multiple times at the school Red Cross blood drives.
“Keep up the good work and stay active,” is his advice to fellow classmates.