Megan Schildt (’15) | Our Students – Our Stories
When Beloit Memorial High School senior Megan Schildt graduates next June in purple gown, she will be capping an academic career here that has included caring teachers and invaluable learning experiences.
Family Invested in School District
That is according to parents, both of whom work for the district. And although this could seem to be a matter of “if they do say so themselves,” Megan’s mother and father promise they would feel this way even if they were not part of the district family.
Beloit residents for 20 years, Heidi Schildt is a school counselor at Aldrich Middle School and Mark is a math teacher at BMHS.
Heidi proudly says Megan attended Robinson Elementary for Kindergarten; Morgan Elementary for first through fifth grade; Aldrich for sixth through eighth grades; and then Beloit Memorial.
Teachers Invested in Megan
“Megan has shared,” Heidi says, “that Mrs. Jan Albert, her fourth & fifth grade teacher from Morgan Elementary, had a great impact on her life. She always felt a strong connection with her and has continued to feel supported by her. Mrs. Diane Johnson, her sixth grade science teacher, also had a big impact on her life. Again, she felt that Mrs. Johnson always took time to listen and connect with her.
“Two teachers at Beloit Memorial that she has connected with are Mrs. Heather Elder, her tenth grade Algebra 2 teacher, and Mr. Jacob Truby, her choir director. Mrs. Elder and Megan still share a friendship today. Megan has truly developed a love of singing since joining the choir program and credits that to Mr. Truby. She plans to pursue being a member of the choir as she moves on next year to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
“Megan said that Mr. Truby has really gone out of his way to get to know her personally, as well as many of his other students. The choir students often have inside jokes with him. Megan said he does a really good at investing in kids, and making everyone feel that they are very important to him and the program.
“Her favorite classes so far at the high school are AP Psychology with Miss Demeuse and AP Calculus with Mrs. Prowse. She found those two classes to be very interesting and challenging,” Heidi continues, noting, “Megan loves being part of the choir, girl’s swim team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group.”
Dividends of Diversity
In addition, Heidi says, “Megan feels that growing up in the diverse school community that we are privileged to have in the School District of Beloit has expanded her world view and prepared her to work with all different kinds of people. She also feels that the rigor of the academics she has been exposed to in all of her classes has prepared her to be ready for her next step as she moves on to college.”
Elaborating, Heidi says, “Megan feels that the diversity at BMHS sets it apart in preparing her to go out into her future to work and interact with many different types of people. She feels that the high school is a good place to grow and figure out who you are because the students and staff are so accepting of everyone, even if you are a little different. She also feels that the number and variety of course offerings is something that sets BMHS apart. She feels that the teachers work very hard to help all kids be successful and that they genuinely care about their students as people.”
Megan schildt has been selected as a Rotary Student of the Week.
She is hte daughter of Heidi and Mark Schildt.
Megan has been a High Honor Roll student all four years at Beloit Memorial receiving awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement along with maintaining a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Megan has earned the Stuperintendent’s Scholar Award, the World Languages Department Award and the Outstanding Musicianship Award. Megan is a member of the BMHS National Honor Society.
Megan has been involved with the Photography club, Fellowship of Christian Athlestes as captain, BMHS Theatre, Choir and Concert Band. Athletically she is a member of the BMHS Swim and Soccer teams.
Megan volunteers with Special Olympics, with Salvation Army and as a interpreter in communications in sign language and Spanish. She is also active in her church youth group.
Megan’s future plans include attending the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to major in Communications, Psychology, Spanish or Sign Language.