For Adam Pryszczewski, senior year has been filled with numerous activities and accomplishments.
Under his leadership as President of the De La Salle Collegiate SAVE (Students Against Vandalizing the Environment) Club earned “Evergreen” status from the Macomb County Michigan Green Schools Program.
Additionally, Pryszczewski nominated the group’s Vice-President, fellow senior Frankie Polonis for the Green Advocate Award; Polonis received that accolade at a presentation in late April.
But Adam’s efforts extend beyond the SAVE group. He has served as the Secretary of the DLS Student Council for the 2022-2023 school year and is a member of the Link Crew.
He is also a member of the DLS National Honor Society, and will graduate summa cum laude. The Sunrise Rotary of Grosse Pointe is awarding a scholarship to Adam; reflective of his academic achievement and community involvement. Read more.
His academic schedule includes numerous Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including U.S. History, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, Human Geography, Calculus AB, Microeconomics, and English Literature and Composition.
DLS faculty and staff members have high praise for Adam.
Faculty member Mike Shortt, DLS ‘04, said, “Adam is one of the most well-rounded students I have had the pleasure to teach and get to know. He is intelligent and driven, but what impresses me most is how genuine he is. He is consistently upbeat and respectful to his classmates and teachers. He truly is mature and wise beyond his years.”
“Adam proved that he was committed, that he had a strong work ethic, good character, and the ability to collaborate for the betterment of our school,” said Annmarie Michol, moderator of the Student Council. “Overall, he was a tremendous asset that will be hard to replace.”
His involvement in school goes beyond the academic year. Sheryl Anderson, Director of Technology, said, “Adam was essential in updating the Hall of Fame profiles last summer. He spent almost every day from June - July gathering information on past athletes and updating the profiles so it can be displayed on the new athletic touch screen.”
And Nina Jacks, SAVE Club moderator, noted how Adam went above and beyond to develop numerous novel plans to involve the club’s members in “green” actions.
“With only a handful of weeks remaining in his senior year, Adam continues to shepherd ideas for the club, long after most senior leaders would have dissolved and disappeared,": said Jacks. "His ability to contribute to the very end is an impressive and rare quality among teenagers.”
Adam plans to attend Michigan State University and would like to major in Computer Engineering.
He attended St. Anne Grade School, and lives in Sterling Heights with his parents Edith and Shemek. They are members of Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish, also in Sterling Heights.