Senior Spotlight: Andrew England

Congratulaztions to Andrew England, graduating in the top ten of the De La Salle Collegiate Class of 2024. The summa cum laude graduate will be attending Wayne State University on an academic scholarship.

Andrew plans to major in Biology as a pre-med student and is leaning toward becoming an ER physician. 

He has been involved in a variety of school activities including the National Honor Society, the World Cultures Club, and the DLS Robotics team. In Robotics, he was a lead builder for the robot assembly team.

Additionally, Andrew has been very involved with Campus Ministry, serving as a Kairos leader in the Fall of 2023 and again in the Spring of 2024. He says his favorite high school memory is his first Kairos retreat in the Spring of 2023 

Campus Minister Sister Kathleen Matz, CDP, has high praise for Andrew.

“Andrew is a remarkable and responsible student,” says Sister Kathleen. “He has been a student leader at Kairos and has led several prayer services.He is a very spiritual young man and is always available to help others. Andrew handles the PowerPoints for our monthly liturgies and is always happy to be a lector. Andrew is cheerful and exhibits integrity and generosity.”

Andrew has taken several Advanced Placement (AP) including Government, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, and Spanish IV. 

Mr. Thaier Mukhtar taught Andrew AP Government and said, “He is absolutely one of the finest students I have ever taught, and he did it based on his work ethics. Andrew will make DLS very proud of him as he goes on to do amazing things.”

Mrs. Lindsey Tula says, “He works so hard in AP Spanish and is the first to finish his assignments. I have really enjoyed being his teacher, and I will miss his kind demeanor.”

His favorite class was Mr. Kirck’s Advanced Placement Literature and Compositon, while his favorite teacher has been Mr. Joe Novak. “He made me enjoy Math,” Andrew said.

Mr. Novak has high praise for Andrew. 

“He will be missed next year by myself and many others,” Novak said. “He brought so much to the community inside and outside the classroom. His positive attitude and work ethic made him one of the most respected seniors among his teachers and peers. No question he will be a very successful young man in the years to come. We were lucky to have Andrew these past four years. I know he will go on and be a successful man and make our school proud.” 

Andrew advises freshmen: “Work hard and get involved. It will give you more opportunities for the future.” 

One of six children, Andrew’s three older brothers also attended De La Salle. They include 

  • Joseph England, Class of 2018, who is now working in Iowa
  • James England, Class of 2019, who now works in car sales
  • Nicholas England, Class of 2021, who is a ranger in the U.S. Army

Andrew also has a younger sister who is a freshman at Bishop Foley. 

He attended St. Anne Grade School, and chose to follow in his brother’s footsteps for high school. 

“De La Salle seemed different than other schools,” he said. “The major factor was I liked the community and the people.” 

Mr. Mike Shortt taught and coached some of Andrew’s older brothers and has known Andrew since his freshman year. 

“Andrew has always been mature and wise beyond his years,” Shortt says. “He impressed me immediately as being a well-rounded individual, and has only grown in that regard. He always goes above what is expected of him. I am beyond proud to see him finish his DLS career so highly, and look forward to all the great things I know he will accomplish in his bright future.”

Andrew and his parents David and Christine are members of St. Anne Parish. The family lives approximately ½ mile from De La Salle. 

Senior Spotlight: Andrew England
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