Ulysses Serrato

Ulysses Serrato

Ulysses Serrato is a creative young man who was born on September 15, 1995. He was born in Los Angeles and moved to Chicago when he was young. Ulysses had a great interest in illustrations, and would spend his time drawing in class; he wanted to be a cartoonist when he grew up. His drawing skills to date are still exceptional.  Ever since kindergarten his teachers believed he was truly talented. Ulysses is well rounded and talented in various forms of art. His many talents include photography, screen printing, and stencil-making. He has won several awards for his art work.

 Ulysses is thankful for Midtown, because Midtown is partially responsible for molding into the talented and respectful young individual that he is today. After finishing his elementary school career at Durkin Park, where he struggled academically, Ulysses transferred to one of the UNO charter schools in the 6th grade where he continued to impress others with his drawing skills. His talent caught the attention of his art teacher who recommended him to an art program called Marwen, where Ulysses has been attending classes there ever since the 7th grade.

However, during his freshmen year of high school, Ulysses realized that he had an even greater passion for Journalism. Through writing, he was able to express himself and be as creative as he wanted to be. Ulysses began writing for Saint Lawrence Seminary's school newspaper, "Hilltopics", and served as photographer for the school's newspaper and yearbook.  Despite growing spiritually, he wanted to be more involved in extracurricular activities.

Ulysses decided to transfer to Brother Rice, but couldn’t transfer without the scholarship. For one semester, he attended Catalyst Maria, where he wrote for their newspaper and yearbookHe served as captain of his varsity soccer team as a junior, and got all the girls because he was, and still is, quite the charmer. Ulysses then received a scholarship from St. Joseph Seminary because he was a Quigley scholar. Finally able to transfer to Brother Rice his junior year, Ulysses is on track to graduate with the class of 2015. Ulysses has a lot going on. He's on multiple soccer teams, writes for the Chicago Tribune's teen newspaper, "The Mash" written for teens, by teens, and currently works at Hobo as a loader.  This guy is going places. He hopes to get accepted to St. Joseph College (Indiana), DePaul University (Chicago), or Loyola University (Chicago).