Every fall, the Granby Board of Selectmen appoints a student representative from Granby Memorial High School to attend meetings and give updates on the happenings at the school. This year, that representative is junior Chas Orluk.
Chas says he applied so that he “could learn more about how our town government works and how big decisions get made.” He looks forward to being up-to-date with what is going on and learning how residents feel about the various proposals being discussed in town. Elected to a class office, he feels he understands the student population and can represent it well to the board. Although he is unsure of what career he will pursue in the future, he thinks this experience will serve him well whatever he decides to do.
A member of the Granby chapter of the National Honor Society, Chas’s favorite subjects are math and science. He notes that these courses “follow logic, and make the most sense to me.” He is involved in the student government as class treasurer and plays on the school’s soccer, basketball and baseball teams. Outside of school, he also plays on a premier soccer team as part of the CFC (Connecticut Football Club). His team is based out of East Windsor and plays mostly out-of-state teams, with the exception of a team based in Farmington.
In addition to Chas’s active sports life, he is a coordinator for the Granby Land Trust’s Youth Conservation Corps, a group of young people who assist with various projects such as trail maintenance on Land Trust properties. This is an understandable extension of his love of nature and hiking. In his down time, he likes to watch sports, read, bake, and play games with his family and friends.