Berwyn’s Next Gen: Filippo Bilotto St. Joseph’s November Charger of the Month

You’ve heard it before—our children are the future. Well lucky for Berwyn, we have some of the neatest kids around. Meet Berwyn’s Next Generation! These kids are working hard, whether it’s on the field, in the classroom, or at work. Get to know more about the phenomenal young people making Berwyn a better place for their peers and for their community, enjoy!

Meet Filippo Bilotto, a St. Joseph student recently named ‘Charger of the Month’
Age: 
17
Hometown: Berwyn, IL
Residence: Berwyn, IL
Filippo’s Bio: Currently, Filippo goes to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL. Although he’s an only child, he has a huge family. Filippo is Argentinian and Italian; he understands Italian, as well as Spanish. His favorite hobbies include weightlifting, collecting sneakers, and playing the guitar. In college, he wants to study physical therapy. His dream in life is to compete in the Olympics for powerlifting. Fun fact: Filippo’s first name and middle name come from his grandfathers!

Greatest Influence (Personal or Professional) and why?
For as long as I can remember, my father has been my greatest influence. He is a determined man with a huge heart. He has gone through many hardships but has always persevered through them. One day, I hope that I can be as good of a person as my father is. My father is my idol because he is a hardworking and diligent person, he is honest and encourages others to do their best, and he has taught me what it really means to be a man.

Which place would you most like to visit and why?
I would definitely like to visit Rome. There’s a lot of deep history in Rome that I would love to learn about. It is also just a really cool looking city. The coliseum is the main reason I would want to go because it just looks amazing.

What do you consider mankind’s greatest invention?
Mankind’s greatest invention is, without a doubt, the telephone. Years ago, we would have to write letters and send them, which would take days or even weeks for someone to receive. With the telephone, we can call up our friends and family whenever we want, and it makes communicating just a lot easier. Sure, our generation might go a little overboard with smart phones, but think about how easier life is now that we have phones.

What are you not good at?
I’m not good at singing or dancing. I’m also not very good at drawing. I consider myself talented, but those are just things I can’t do no matter how hard I try. With that being said, if you have a talent, pursue it.

What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is definitely the fear of losing the people I love. It’s something unavoidable, and something we all have to learn to cope with. We’re all not going to be here forever, so we have to enjoy the time we have together while we still can.

 

Check out what St. Joseph had to say about Filippo!

St. Joseph's November Charger of the Month- Filippo Bilotto!Filippo Bilotto, Class of 2018, is St. Joseph’s November…

Posted by St. Joseph High School on Monday, November 21, 2016

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