Community High School District 94

326 Joliet Street, West Chicago IL 60185

Contact:  Gail Eckl Daniels
  Public Relations Facilitator


630/876-6556 Direct Line at CHS
630/876-6242 Educational Foundation Line at CHS
630/293-9099 Direct Line at Eckl Daniels Office


07 Dec 2006


The faculty and administration of Community High School District 94 in West Chicago would like to congratulate Jim Foreman for being chosen Student of the Month for November.

Jim's accomplishments are perhaps best explained by the philosophy of a small, green, Jedi master from whom he draws inspiration, "Do or do not. There is no try." In Jim's own words he explains that "nothing is impossible and anything you do should be done to perfection, or else it is all just a waste of time."

Jim has certainly spent more of his time at CHS doing than trying, and the list of his accomplishments and the breadth of his involvement reflect this reality. During his Freshman and Sophomore years, Jim participated on the Math Team and twice won a Blue Ribbon. For three years, Jim has served Student Council as the Vice President of his class. During his Junior and Senior years he has been President of the National Honors Society, and has spent his Senior year assisting the faculty and administration as a Student Ambassador.

For all four years, Jim has participated in Track as a Captain, earning the following medals and honors: All-Conference; All-State; 4th Place in State for Pole Vault; 5th Place at the 2006 WSATF National Meet in Baltimore; and a Sectional Championship. Track also birthed Jim's favorite high school memory: during the State Track Meet in Charleston he jumped a personal best of 15'3".

Even with all of the above mentioned involvement, Jim has also managed to hold down the highest rank in his class, and contributes his free time to neighborhood volunteer works and service at his local church.

After high school, Jim hopes to take a road trip with friends to California. The following fall he hopes to attend the University of Pennsylvania to study at the Wharton School of Business. No matter where he ends up career-wise, Jim assures us that his life will always involve track and field: "I hope to make it to the Olympic trials, the games that will be held in Chicago. Someday I want to coach the pole vault at either the high school or collegiate level."

Congratulations, Jim, on your accomplishments at Community High School. We are extremely proud of your tremendous effort and wish you continued success and good luck in the future.