LA GRANGE – In the coming weeks we will be getting to know some of the outstanding students at Nazareth Academy. This week we meet Carl Robst.
Carl Robst of Westchester took on a leadership role at Nazareth Academy even as an underclassman when he co-founded the Nazareth Aviation Club last year. “Carl completely embodies the qualities of scholarship, service, spirit and unity that we value so highly at Nazareth. He is the quintessential student leader. He possesses vision, enthusiasm and excellent character. Carl is an absolute pleasure to work with,” remarks Therese Hawkins, Director of Student Activities and Social Studies teacher at Nazareth.
What are your post-high school plans?
I plan to go to a school known for Engineering, such as U of I Champaign or Purdue, to study civil engineering. After college, I would like to work in the industry for a while and then start my own engineering firm.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I enjoy playing and watching any kinds of sports. Baseball is my favorite. I like the usual things – hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite class or favorite subject? Favorite teacher?
My favorite class is AP Chemistry. I truly enjoy the subject and my favorite teacher is Mr. Hunt.
What is your favorite social media? Do you have a Twitter handle (if public)?
I don’t use much social media, but my favorite is probably Facebook.
What is one thing someone wouldn’t expect to know about you?
I co-founded the Aviation Club, yet I don’t have any interest in flying.
What is your favorite thing about Nazareth Academy
My favorite thing is the people here. I have met lots of great friends, teachers and role models.
What is your favorite sports team?
Chicago Cubs. Though is can be hard to watch them year in and year out, I still love them. I have been a fan since I was a little kid and haven’t given up on them. They teach fans patience and hope.
What is the one website you that you must visit every day?
Bleacher Nation. It’s a Cubs website with the latest news.
What is your favorite TV show?
“Suits” or “Major Crimes”
What activities are you involved in?
I am the co-founder and co-president of the Nazareth Aviation Club. I am also in the Young Entrepreneurs Club, Youth Initiative, Student Council and I play tennis.