Teachers describe Notre Dame Senior Rachel Kreutzjans as positive, hardworking, well respected and diligent. Rachel’s History teacher Ron Greife, says she “is always ready for class and willing to actively and enthusiastically contribute to class discussions and debates.” For her exceptional work ethic, Rachel has earned the recognition of February’s Student of the Month.
Last month, Rachel joined many other NDA students in Washington D.C. where she marched in support of unborn babies and gave a voice to the voiceless. This is not the first time Rachel has acted in support of our most vulnerable populations. She has worked with the elderly at St. Charles Care Center and partnered with the S.T.A.R.S. program when helping young children whose parents had passed. She has also served as a tutor at St. Agnes School. Rachel admits she is drawn to helping the elderly and children because she sees how her actions positively and directly impact them.
Rachel’s teacher and Life March moderator, Mrs. Brennan, commented that Rachel “is exactly the type of student leader and woman” we hope to graduate from NDA. Achieving first or second honors every quarter since her freshmen year, Rachel excels in the classroom and beyond. Rachel is a member of NDA’s soccer team, Life Club, Latin Club, Latin National Honor Society, Girls Athletic Association, Respect Club and National Honor Society. This spring, Rachel will be representing Notre Dame at the regional Future Business Leaders of America Conference.
As Rachel reflects on her time at NDA and makes plans for college, she recognizes the gift of her Catholic education. Rachel says, “I know the lessons I have learned here will be invaluable in college next year and throughout my life.” Congratulations, Rachel, on earning this month’s recognition and best of wishes as you plan your future. We are proud to call you a Panda!