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.
2013-14 Students of the Month
Students of the Month Archive
May 2014 Students of the Month
Charity: Walk with Andrew
Siena Schuth was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. Siena is a high honor roll student who lists Accelerated Algebra II Honors, Biology Honors, English I Honors and Health among her most enjoyable classes. She already has become involved in many extra-curricular activities, including the Drama Club, Speech Team, Foreign Language Club and Interact. She also was a member of the ensemble in the spring musical, Guys and Dolls. Her teachers note that she has tremendous study habits and values her education, which is evident through her hard work. Siena looks forward to volunteering more, hopes to attend a prestigious university, and is going to challenge herself to run a 5K. In her free time, she likes to bike, read, bake, hike, draw and spend time with her family and friends.
The Driver Education Department picked Marisa Marseille as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Marisa’s favorite classes include Spanish II, Geometry and Driver Education, and she notes that she enjoys learning about subjects that will directly apply to her life in the future. A high honor roll student, she is described as a hard working student both in and out of the classroom, and as someone who is willing to lead class discussions and help her peers. Marisa earned a spot on the varsity dance squad as a sophomore, and also is a member of the Foreign Language Club and Interact. She plans on attending college and hopes to become a high school math teacher and a dance coach. In her spare time, Marisa takes dance classes and enjoys volunteering.
Andrew Forzley was chosen as the Junior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. Andrew is an honor roll student who enjoys a wide range of classes. He has made terrific growth this year while striving to reach his academic, vocational and personal goals. An active class participant, he has taken more responsibility for his learning. Andrew works at Franciscan Village through the school’s Transitional Employment Program, and has received great reviews for his work. Involved in several activities, including Breakfast Buddies and the An Evening Out club, Andrew recently qualified for the Special Olympics State Games. He hopes to work in a restaurant or at Franciscan Village, and someday would like to visit Poland. Andrew enjoys playing video games, collecting matchbox cars and watching football.
The Guidance Department tabbed Gianna Turek as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Gianna states that she most enjoys her Senior P.E. Leadership and Business Leadership classes, as well as all of the math classes she has taken in high school. Described as a pleasant student who always is enjoyable to work with, Gianna was a member of two IHSA State Champion squads while earning four varsity letters in cheerleading, and also was part of the Mathletes squad. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Gianna was an IHSA All-Academic Team nominee, and also was cited as an Illinois State Scholar. She is one of just 75 students to be admitted into the University of Arizona’s highly selective Eller “ELITE” program. She plans on majoring in business and sports management, with a goal of someday working in the sports industry as an attorney or as an agent. She works part-time and enjoys shopping, going to Cubs games and spending time with friends.
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2013-14 Students of the Month
October 2013: Reilly Richa (Fr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Aldo Pizoferrato (So., World Languages), Hailey Richa (Jr., Art), Alex Pesole (Sr., Physical Education)
November 2013: Shannon O'Donnell (Fr., Science), Jaron Fay (So., Business), Savannah Brija (Jr., Mathematics), Phil Zukowski (Sr., Music)
December 2013: Jake Kirkman (Fr., Industrial Technology), Taylor Campos (So., English), Kyra Udziela (Jr., Learning Resource Center), Kristen Parham (Sr., Social Studies)
January 2014: Kurtis Huegelmann (Fr., Health), Ashley Mussallem (So., Driver Education), Nick Abboud (Jr., Guidance), Elijah Wheeler (Sr., Special Education)
February 2014: Maggie Walus (Fr., Art), Jessica Mathias (So., Physical Education), Ally Gawrys (Jr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Jennifer Hennig (Sr., World Languages)
March 2014: Nicole Walsh (Fr., Mathematics), Kevin Troy (So., Music), Nick Urban (Jr., Science), Elizabeth Forzley (Sr., Business)
April 2014: Andrea Ojeda (Fr., Learning Resource Center), Kurt Bernabei (So., Social Studies), Nour Efein (Jr., Industrial Technology), Tom Sahs (Sr., English)
May 2014: Siena Schuth (Fr., Health), Marisa Marseille (So., Driver Education), Andrew Forzley (Jr., Special Education), Gianna Turek (Sr., Guidance)
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