Josue Pasillas is the first student from Waukegan High School to be named a Millennium Scholar. You may know him; he is a Washington Campus House 8 senior holding a 3.7 GPA. He has taken seven Advanced Placement courses over the last two years and is also in the National Honors Society.
Waukegan is very proud of Josue. His parents are also very proud of him. It is a great honor for him to be apart of the chosen 1,000 high school seniors nationwide selected from a total of 54,000 applicants. Charles Gutman, a college and career counselor at the Washing campus, goes on and on about how great this young man truly is.
Will Josue stop at being named a Millennium Scholar? No, he has many more plans for himself. He plans to attend Pitzer College in Claremont, California where he will possibly major in environmental science. His education at Pitzer will be paid for, through graduation, by the Gates Foundation. In his later years of life he plans to return to Waukegan to become Mayor. He is obviously passionate about this community and already knows what his City Hall platform would focus on.
As Josue Pasillas, Gates Millennium Scholar, and future Mayor of Waukegan leaves this city, he makes it clear that he will be returning. Waukegan wishes him the best of luck.