Students of the Month
Each month, Lemont High School honors a student from each grade level for hard work and dedication to the school and the community. Selections rotate among the school’s various departments from month to month. Only 32 students earn "Student of the Month" accolades each school year, with four individuals honored each month from October through May. Students may be selected for this prestigious honor only once in their careers at Lemont High School.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic, of Edward Jones, Inc. (Lemont), contributes a donation each month to a charity selected by the “Student of the Month” award winners.
2012-13 Students of the Month
Students of the Month Archive
May 2013 Students of the Month
Charity: St. Jude Children's Hospital
Jeremy Fejedelem was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Jeremy notes that his favorite classes are English I and Algebra II because his teachers in those classes are outstanding instructors. Described as a hard-working student with a positive attitude, he demonstrates a sense of curiosity and insight during class discussions. Jeremy played on the freshman football team last fall and expects to be a part of that program for many years to come. His primary goals at this point are to continue to excel in the classroom and on the football field, as he hopes to earn a scholarship to play college football. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys working out, reading, watching TV, and playing 16 inch softball with his friends.
The Driver Education Department selected Kyle Kowalski as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Kyle says that the courses he most enjoys include Driver Education and English II, and that he also is fond of theater technology because of the opportunity to get hands-on experience with theater equipment. A high honor roll student, he is a member of the boys’ volleyball program and also has been involved with the Drama Club and Foreign Language Club. Polite and respectful of his teachers, he consistently is willing to assist his instructors and also leads groups and class discussions. When he attends college, he plans on studying law enforcement. Kyle’s hobbies include playing volleyball and spending time working in the Performing Arts Center.
Alex Jaeger was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. An honor roll student, Alex states that he most enjoys Humanities and social studies courses, including Human Rights & World Affairs and U.S. History. He is dedicated to his studies and demonstrates excellent work ethic and perseverance. His teachers describe him as a model student who is respectful and compassionate. Alex has been a part of the school’s football program, and has worked on the spring musical each of the last two years on the tech crew. He plans on studying broadcasting or journalism in college. In his free time, he works at The Patio, enjoys going to movies attending Notre Dame football and basketball games, and likes to spend time with family and friends.
The Guidance Department picked Monica Butler as the Senior Student of the Month. Monica says that her current favorite classes are Ceramics and Digital Photographic Imaging, but that she also has enjoyed Biology and Zoology. As an aide in the PPS Office, she takes initiative, works well independently and always is willing to lend a hand. While she has been a part of several activities on campus, including Poms and Yearbook, she has dedicated most of her extra-curricular efforts on Irish dancing. She has developed a strong interest in veterinary medicine, and plans to become a veterinarian after studying at Southern Illinois University. Monica volunteers at the TLC Animal Shelter in Homer Glen, not only helping to raise funds but also by taking care of animals after they are rescued from area kill shelters.
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2012-13 Students of the Month
October 2012: Kristin Ramski (Fr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Andrew Podczerwinski (So., World Languages), Ciara Athy (Jr., Art), Rachel Bogo (Sr., Physical Education)
November 2012: Michael Petruzzi (Fr., Science), Rogelio Delatorre (So., Business), Joe Ziebell (Jr., Mathematics), Aubree Tally (Sr., Music)
December 2012: Misbah Chagpar (Fr., Industrial Technology), Christine Martinez (So., English), Bethany Timm (Jr., Learning Resource Center), Esperanza Aleman (Sr., Social Studies)
January 2013: Kelly Nolan (Fr. Health), Brittney Mikrut (So., Driver Education), Paige Buschman (Jr., Guidance), Tricia Flanagan (Sr., Special Education)
February 2013: Clare Rachwalski (Fr., Art), Lauren May (So., Physical Education), Rebecca Eichwedel (Jr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Carly Tucker (Sr., World Languages)
March 2013: Spenser Bailey (Fr., Mathematics), Abby Roselieb (So., Music), Lauren Pustulka (Jr., Science), Joe Paloian (Sr., Business)
April 2013: Daniel Worden (Fr., Learning Resource Center), Sakina Bharmal (So., Social Studies), Gabe Muñoz (Jr., Industrial Technology), Kim Gannon (Sr., English)
May 2013: Jeremy Fejedelem (Fr., Health), Kyle Kowalski (So., Driver Education), Alex Jaeger (Jr., Special Education), Monica Butler (Sr., Guidance)
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