ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater
EASTCONN's Arts Magnet High School
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ACT STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Positive Influence Among Others
As a senior at ACT, Josh Giroux is an Acting major who has been selected for the school’s semi-annual performances since his sophomore year. He has taken Acting, Dance and Music classes exploring all that our school has to offer. Josh has been a dynamic member of the ACT Student Society for the past four years. He is a positive role model for all students and continues to find ways to make ACT a better place. In addition, he was inducted into the school’s National Honor Society as a junior since he qualified by maintaining an overall 88 average and exhibiting the four criteria of Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service.
Sarah, ACT’s Dean of Students shares, “Josh’s positive attitude is contagious. He tries new things with an open mind and demonstrates leadership and respect, ACT’s Core Values.”
It is evident that Josh carries his notable characteristics beyond the walls of our high school as well. For the past two years, he has been the Vice President of Connecticut’s National Guard Child and Youth Program, which is comprised of children and adolescents who have family members deployed. Josh has been a part of the group for six years. This past weekend, Josh went with one other Connecticut representative to South Burlington, Vermont for the first ever Region 1 Youth Symposium, where they discussed ways to make the group more effective. Each state was able to share their experiences and provide input on how to improve their mission. Connecticut has a strong youth program, so Josh and his fellow group representatives were held in high regard. The group meets at least once, sometimes twice a month. They participate in numerous volunteer opportunities, while hosting large yellow ribbon events when family members are deployed and upon return.
Josh plans to participate in Relay for Life at Eastern CT State University on October 18th representing Team ACT.
This fall, Josh is applying to a handful of colleges and universities, looking to pursue a double major in Communication and Acting. He is also considering minoring in Business.
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