Student of the week: Michael Straka

Central Catholic High School

Michael Straka
Michael Straka


School subject: Chemistry

Extracurricular activity: Acting in school plays

Hobbies: Chess

Car: Bib blue van

Store: Kroger

Musical artist: One Direction

Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

TV show: Doctor Who



Cafeteria food must-have: Bosco sticks

Last book read that wasn't required: How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

Pet peeve: Jumping to conclusions

Person I'd like to meet: The doctor from Doctor Who

Person most admired: My grandfather

Items always in my locker: Neatly organized chaos

Top accomplishment: Record for the two biggest chess upsets in Toledo



After-graduation plans: To go to college

Career goal: To graduate from college and do science things.

Quote from teacher: "Michael appreciates the intrinsic value in learning and therefore approaches his studies with an intense curiosity," said Jessica Tobias, school counselor. "Although brilliant and accomplished, Michael has remained remarkably humble."

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.