By Luke Swiatek ‘18
Brett Selke, a senior at Brother Rice High School, was involved with an organization known, as HearStrong, where he won an award based off his extracurricular activities and his outstanding community service.
The main goal of HearStrong is to raise awareness for people who have done exemplary things while having a hearing loss. Brett himself has a loss of hearing, so the event was very important to him. He also had the opportunity to speak in front of over one hundred people at the HearStrong event in downtown Chicago.
Here’s what Brett had to say about the event: “The event was to raise awareness for people with hearing loss because a large majority of people who have a hearing loss do not do anything about it. We are good candidates in that way because without hearing aids, I would not be able to do any of what I do today. I like to inspire people who have a hearing loss so that they can live life to the fullest like me.”
Brett is a superb student and baseball player and he goes out of his way to serve others. His accomplishments, even with his hearing impairment, are truly remarkable.