Griffin Self, son of Steve and Rita Self, has been chosen as the January Student of the month at Henry-Senachwine High School. Griffin was selected from a group of students nominated by the faculty. The student of the month selection committee consists of several HSHS teachers and the principal.


Griffin has been involved in many clubs/organizations throughout high school. He is a member of Mallards Driving with a Purpose, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Relay for Life, Art Club, and Math Team.  Along with being in these clubs, he also has a leadership role as an  officer in Red Crush, President of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter, and President of the high school’s National Honors Society. Griffin has played varsity basketball and baseball all four years at HSHS. In baseball, Griffin earned the Defensive Player of the Year the past two years and the Most Valuable Player his junior year.


Academically, Griffin has been on the honor roll throughout high school while also completing 10 hours of college credit. Griffin was a representative of Illinois Premier Boys State this past summer, and this fall was voted by his class as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recipient for the Class of 2020.


Griffin has been actively involved in the community for many years. He has been a Salvation Army Bell Ringer for 9 years. Through FBLA, he assisted with organizing the Treat the Troops event which shipped 80 packages overseas to an active military troop. Last year, he became a member of the inaugural Teen Council for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois based in Peoria and held the office of treasurer. Through the HSHS HOPE Week events held in December the past two years, Griffin and other HSHS teen council members raised over $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. Griffin has also enjoyed being a member of the First Christian Church High School Youth Group for the past two years.


Griffin plans to attend college after high school and study Ag Business while hopefully continuing to play baseball.


On Wednesday, January 15 at the school board meeting, Griffin will be presented with an engraved pen set from the district designating him as “Student of the Month”. In addition, he will receive a $25.00 saving bond from Heartland Bank and Trust in Henry and a $10.00 gift certificate from Henry Dairy Queen. The student body, faculty, and the community congratulate Griffin on receiving this honor in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to HSHS.




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