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.
2014-15 Students of the Month
Students of the Month Archive
April 2015 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Ministries
Learning Resource Center
Matt Nachtwey was picked as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Learning Resource Center. Matt is an honor roll student whose favorite courses include Reading and Life Science. He visits the Learning Resource Center nearly every day to read Manga titles, and already has checked out more than 250 titles this year. Regardless of whether he’s in the LRC reading a book for pleasure or working on an assignment, Matt is there with a smile on his face. While he enjoys reading graphic novels, he has his sights set on tackling more difficult works. Matt plans on studying science, with an ultimate goal of becoming an engineer and building things that will help people with their problems. He does yoga to keep his body in shape, and also enjoys working around the house, hanging out with his family, and playing video games.
The Social Studies Department tabbed Ali Kramer as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Ali states that she most enjoys World History and English II Honors. She already has earned All-South Suburban Conference honors and honorable mention all-area accolades on the basketball court, and also is a member of the girls’ cross country squad, Student Council, and Interact. She possesses leadership qualities both in and out of the classroom, and has grown significantly as a writer this year. She is a tremendous asset in class because of her ability to lead classroom discussions. In the future, Ali hopes to play basketball in college and earn a degree. In her spare time, she works part-time at the Lemont Park District, and also likes to volunteer, travel, and spend time with her friends.
Matt Lassak was selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Matt is a high honor roll performer who states that he enjoys a variety of academic interests. He is a member of the Technology Student Association, and previously has participated in the school’s boys’ volleyball program. He recently finished third in the Architectural Board category at the 2015 Illinois Drafting Educators Association State Drafting Competition. Though he is soft-spoken, Matt often lets his work speak for him, as he demonstrates great attention to detail and always churns out quality work. His teachers also note that he has exemplary character and is willing to do the right thing, regardless of what others might think. In the future, he plans on finishing school and is looking forward to owning his own home.
The English Department named Jarrod Kopping as the Senior Student of the Month. Jarrod is an honor roll student who has a wide range of academic interests, including history, English and writing. His teachers note that he is a diligent writer who often can be found honing his craft. He has shown much growth in his formal writing, and is well on his way to becoming a great novelist or screenwriter. He volunteers in a variety of capacities at his church. Jarrod says that in a perfect world, he will become a writer. He also is interested in helping to combat human trafficking in some way. Outside of school, Jarrod works on his family’s renowned horse farm. He also enjoys reading, watching television, and exploring different ways to develop creative stories.
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2014-15 Students of the Month
October 2014: Jacey Schickel (Fr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Nick Yanku (So., World Languages), Kevin Malesza (Jr., Art), Joe Pavlovic (Sr., Physical Education)
November 2014: Lily Mussallem (Fr., Science), Joe Theodore (So., Business), Matt Filar (Jr., Mathematics), Steven Brija (Sr., Music)
December 2014: Andrew Bobak (Fr., Industrial Technology), Breanna Jovanov (So., English), Julissa Nuñez (Jr., Learning Resource Center), Kristin Washagan (Sr., Social Studies)
January 2015: Lauren Pengiel (Fr., Health), Steve Fleming (So., Driver Education), Jessica Devitt (Jr., Student Services), Brian Leahy (Sr., Special Education)
February 2015: Emma Bozue (Fr., Art), Jade Mardjetko (So., Physical Education), Mackenna Grelck (Jr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Will Totura (Sr., World Languages)
March 2015: Arjun Reddigari (Fr., Mathematics), Matt Gottardo (So., Music), Stephen Santucci (Jr., Science), Ariana Ziogas (Sr., Business)
April 2015: Matt Nachtwey (Fr., Learning Resource Center), Ali Kramer (So., Social Studies), Matt Lassak (Jr., Industrial Technology), Jarrod Kopping (Sr., English)
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