Alexandria Grudek

Daughter of David Grudek and Monika Wyrwas

 

I am a 16 year old attending Jacobs High School in Algonquin. I am honored to participate in the 78th Annual White and Red Ball 2017 hosted by Legion of Young Polish Women at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago.

My mom was born and raised in Poland and my dad is of Polish decent, 4th generation. I am proud of my Polish heritage and I am passionate about Polish culture. I often attend Polish cultural events with my mom and my step dad who is also Polish. I also used be a regular participant of summer camps organized by Polish National Alliance. Next summer break, I would like to visit my family in Poland and travel across Europe.

During the school year I am actively engaged in many sports, like soccer, volleyball, swimming, which I enjoy the most. I am a team player. Helping others brings me joy. I look forward to attending college and I plan to work hard to become the best psychologist in town, ...but for now I love listening to music and spending time with my friends. I am very thankful to my parents, brothers and grandparents for supporting and encouraging me to be a debutante at the White and Red Ball this year.