Eagle Award Winner: ‘Most Spirited’ supports Statesmen

Willie Zempel
Feature Editor

Senior Henry Zychinski serves the ball against Oakville on April 21, at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. (Photo by WIllie Zempel)

Senior Henry Zychinski serves the ball against Oakville on April 21, at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. (Photo by WIllie Zempel)

Senior Henry Zychinski has never been called before anybody when the teachers call roll at the beginning of the school year. He also doesn’t care.

“When you are at the end of the alphabet, you get used to it from early on. It becomes a part of your life. I just accept it.” Zychinski said.

Zychinski is a four-year member of the tennis team, being on Varsity for two years. In the summer, he participates in an intense tennis camp, which helps him prepare for the next year. He also helped manage the women’s tennis team.

Besides tennis, Zychinski has participated in the Ping Pong Club and Chess Club in high school. He has been in the choir all four years. One of his favorite memories of high school was the choir trip to Nashville this year.

“The Nashville trip was one of my best memories. I went with all my friends, and it was fun to relax. I got to play football with my friends.”
In the senior superlatives, Zychinski was voted by his classmates as “Most Spirited.” During Spirit Week, Zychinski dressed up for every theme, every time.

For the football and basketball games, he was always decked out in Statesmen apparel with long orange and black socks. He even wears a top hat at times and is always wearing his class ring.

“All day, every day I bleed orange and black,” Zychinski said.

“Henry is possibly the nicest and most supportive student that I know at Webster. He always listens to what you say and has a smile on his face,” senior Grant Early said.

Social studies teacher Jennifer Vanderwalker nominated Zychinski for the Eagle Award, with which he was presented at Senior Awards Night, April 30.



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