The Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club honored Anna Gilgur as the April Student of the Month.  Anna is a senior at Homestead High School and is the daughter of Vladimir and Elina Gilgur of Mequon.  Anna is a member of the National Honor Society, a 2 year Merit Award recipient, a 4 year member of the cross country team, the lead scorer for Homestead’s JV soccer team and was a first violin for Homestead’s symphony orchestra.
Anna has distinguished herself as someone who truly cares about giving back to her school and community.  From 8th grade through her senior year of high school she has volunteered at the Ovation Senior Living Center in Mequon.  She primarily volunteered within the Memory Care unit, helping with different stimulating activities for the residents.  Anna was nationally recognized with a grant for GEMS (Girls Exploring Math & Science) by the EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in Steam), which is a foundation that supports young women in the field of STEM.  She is also a founder of the local chapter of “She’s the First”, which is an organization that fights for gender equality in oppressive countries by fundraising for education.
Anna is also passionate about her research projects.  She is as an AP Scholar at Homestead and is currently working on a research project studying to lower sedation / general anesthesia rates for MRIs among pediatric patients.  She has worked with various prestigious hospitals getting them to complete her surveys and plans to submit her work to the college board within the next month.
Anna will be attending University of Southern California this fall and will major in bio-chemical engineering.  Anna was named a Presidential Scholar by USC.  She plans to attend medical school afterward to become a surgeon.  Anna, we are very proud of all of your accomplishments and thank you for your “service above self”!