Graduating senior Joshua Cichoracki, heading to the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) to pursue mechanical and electrical engineering studies, has earned a “full ride” covering his tuition.
Cichoracki has been involved in many DLS activities during his four years, including serving as Team Captain for the Robotics team, the AutoPilots. He was also involved with the DLS Wig and Mask Society, with parts in the fall plays the last two years, and with the DLS Link Crew. He was Drum Major for the DLS Marching Band and was also involved with the Concert and Jazz Bands; he plays both flute and trumpet.
His involvement extends to Campus Ministry, and he was the lead altar server this year.
Sister Kathleen Matz, CDP, one of the DLS Campus Ministers, said Josh exhibited fine leadership skills.
“He was a great mentor to our new freshmen altar servers,” Sister Kathleen said. “His sense of humor is delightful, and he is always willing to pitch in and help out.”
Faculty member Mrs. Lindsey Tula, who taught Cichoracki in Spanish 2, echoes these positive comments. “Josh is a very helpful and personable young man. He was very helpful during the fall service activity day and really enjoyed what he was doing.”
Cichoracki attended St. Joan of Arc for grade school, his home parish, and chose to attend DLS to continue his Catholic education.
He has taken several honors classes at DLS as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses including Physics and Calculus AB.
His favorite class was Chemistry; his favorite memory is spending the night at school working on the team robot during junior year. Mrs. Angie Aldini, part of the Admissions Department, is his favorite staff member because “she cares about everyone and is there to help if you need anything.”
He lives in Eastpointe with his parents Patrick and Julie. His older brother, Jacob, Class of 2021, is studying nursing at UDM.
He has a summer job with Soulliere Landscaping in St. Clair Shores.
Cichoracki advises incoming freshmen to get involved. “All of my involvement allowed me to get scholarships for my leadership activities.”