Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End of the Year

The end of the academic calendar is always bittersweet. We have the opportunity to see our young men walk across the stage at graduation and step into the "real world." This years class did a great job preparing themselves for a bright future, and several of them have taken on undertakings that are both noble, and hopefully profitable.

A few of the placements our guys have undertaken for their next step (not a complete list):
* Graduate School at Palmer College of Chiropractic
* Junior Account Executive at Currency Capital in Phoenix, AZ
* Police Officer with Bolingbrook Police Department
* Transitions Anallyst at Northern Trust Bank
* Account Manager at AFN Logistics
.... and many more!

We had a number of great things happen to our players throughout the spring semester which were highlighted in various social media platforms-- Relay for Life, Volunteering with Special Olympics, Feed My Starving Children, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports, Lake Forest "Little Scouts" Daycare, among others. Our players contributed over 1,500 hours of service to the community this year!

Our players had the opportunity to have seven speakers as part of our leadership series that were outstanding. They challenged, motivated, and taught our players skills and through processes that they can use to make the Forester Football program better, but also any organization that they are a part of now, or in the future.

Our players continue to hold leadership roles throughout campus. Whether it is serving as an RA, the president of FCA, the President of the Student Ambassadors, etc, our players step up both on and off the field. This leadership is an example of strong team members, and diversely passionate individuals. The special make up of our team makes it thoroughly enjoyable.

One player who truly stood out this spring was Miko Delacruz '18. In addition to his football efforts, being an Academic-All Conference Selection, he was also a member of the student ambassadors through our admissions department, he performed in the school's spring play, participated on the College's Dance Team, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega.

Miko performing in the College's Spring Performance of "20k".

This is the type of experience that is available for all of our players, and they do a great job taking advantage of what we have accessible to them! The Forester Edge is significant!