Lake Forest Student Credits Discipline, Focus for Raising GPA
Receives Woodland Academy's Achievement Award for sophomore class.
This week's Whiz Kid: Stella Gilbertson, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
You were recently given the school's Achievement Award for raising your grade point average the most from the previous semester. (Stella raised her grade point + .62). How much did you raise your GPA and were you surprised to receive the award? Why?
I was a bit surprised, but it wasn’t a complete shock because I knew I had been working very hard. I was happy when I got the award, though.
Can you tell how you were able to raise your GPA? Did you change anything in the way you prepared for your classes?
I really made sure to take the time to know my school work really well. I have been much more disciplined and on task this year. Another thing is I just made sure to get those easy points, like getting my homework in on time for full credit.
How does being at Woodlands help you excel as a student?
The teachers at Woodlands really work hard to try and make sure everyone in the classes knows the material. It helps that they are there for anything that you need.
Are you the oldest child in your family? The first to attend Woodlands or is there a family history there?
I am one of four children, the youngest girl. My two older sisters went to Woodlands. Obviously, my brother could not!
What other activities are you involved in at Woodlands? How do you balance those against your schoolwork?
I am in Kaleidoscope (a singing group), and I play tennis for Woodlands. I balance my activities with my studies by making sure to do my work as soon as I get home, and I try not to get distracted by other things.
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