Senior Maria Walczyk selected for pre-admission to the Honors Pathway Program in the Pavlis Honors College at Michigan Technological University

Regina High School senior Maria Walczyk has been selected for pre-admission to the Honors Pathway Program in the Pavlis Honors College at Michigan Technological University. Pre-admission status guarantees her placement in the Honors Pathway Program during the 2019-2020 school year. This gives her the opportunity to engage in special orientation programming which will allow her to enroll in the exclusive elective course, HON1150 Creating Your Path. She will also be invited to participate in special programming for first year students in the Pavlis Honors College.

When asked about this opportunity, Maria stated, “I am extremely excited to attend Michigan Tech in the fall and to start working toward my goal of being accepted into the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Accelerated Masters Program. I am very grateful for the opportunity to apply for the pre-admission into the Pavlis Honors College and for being accepted into the pre-admission program.”

The Pavlis Honors College emphasizes the importance of enhancing education outside of the classroom. Through project management and leadership experiences, Pavlis students develop confidence and attain valuable career skills that differentiate Honors Pathway Program graduates from their peers.

Principal Diamond says, “Maria has excelled in the most rigorous curriculum here at Regina. She is an intelligent and motivated young woman and I am so proud of her and confident that she will thrive in her college studies and beyond!”

Maria is an Honor and AP student and holds a 4.16 GPA. She is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and has been elected to the Student Council for three consecutive years, currently serving as chair of Public Relations. She has been a member of SADD since her sophomore year and works as the Head of Fundraising this school year. She also serves as Vice-President of our STAND Club and is Co-Captain of Science Olympiad.

Maria also shines as an athlete and has been a member of both the Varsity Swim Team and the Varsity Tennis Team for three years earning herself a spot on the Macomb County Tennis Second Team Division 2, 3, 4.

Outside of Regina, Maria has accumulated over 100 hours of Christian Service Hours which include working at the Capuchin Ministries farm that raises food for the poor. During the summer, she also volunteers time at the Clinton Township Parks and Rec working on their community events.

Maria is an avid competitive pianist and has played since she was five-years-old. Through the National Federation of Music Clubs, she has received the Four Year Golden Cup Award for her superior ratings.  

Senior Guidance Counselor, Amy Dulgerian explains, “Maria has fully participated in all aspects of the Regina experience: academics, sports, service, and student life. She is a highly enthusiastic and energetic presence in our school and a well-loved classmate. Maria is an exemplary member of the Regina community.”

Maria’s sister Angela is a 2012 graduate of Regina. She attended Albion College for her B.S. in Biology. She attends Michigan Tech for her Masters and PHD in Biology and is currently doing research work on plants.

Maria plans to major in pharmaceutical chemistry and work in pharmaceutical research. Her love of science has strengthened while studying at the honors and AP levels during her years at Regina.