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
December 2014 Students of the Month
Charity: Bethany Lutheran Food Pantry
The Industrial Technology Department selected Andrew Bobak as the Freshman Student of the Month. Andrew notes that he enjoys both Introduction to Business and Orientation to Industrial Technology, and also looks forward to taking Chemistry later in his academic career. He is described as a model student who always gives his best effort in class. Andrew demonstrates a contagious enthusiasm for learning, and is eager to assist his classmates when he can. His ability to think critically and see the “big picture” are impressive for a freshman. Andrew enjoys playing football and basketball, and was an honor roll student in middle school. He plans on attending college after graduation, and ultimately hopes to become a doctor who works to find a cure for cancer. In his free time, he enjoys fixing cars with his uncle.
Breanna Jovanov was picked as the Sophomore Student of the Month by the English Department. An honor roll student, Breanna’s favorite classes include World History, Communications, Personal Finance and English II. She is a shining light for students and teachers alike, and navigates challenges by trying urging others to act with love, personal strength and compassion. She works tirelessly to affirm her classmates and consistently shows off an energetic work ethic. Breanna is a member of the girls’ tennis program, has served as a make-up artist in the Drama Club, and is involved with the school’s Interact program. She plans on studying business or finance when she attends college. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, shopping, reading, working out, and hanging out with her friends.
Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center tabbed Julissa Nuñez as the Junior Student of the Month. She is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include AP Psychology and Spanish III Honors Accelerated. It is not uncommon to see her in the LRC providing assistance to classmates or leading book discussions. Julissa is involved in a wide range of activities, including the Speech Team, Model UN, Future Business Leaders of America, Foreign Language Club and Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering. She has been inducted into Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society, and is part of the school’s girls’ soccer program. Julissa hopes to attend the University of Chicago and work in behavioral science for the FBI. She enjoys playing travel soccer, listening to music and watching movies.
Kristin Washagan was named the Senior Student of the Month by the Social Studies Department. Kristin is a high honor roll performer whose academic interests include English, history and journalism. She contributes in meaningful ways to class discussions, and works hard in all facets of her studies. Kristin is a vital member of the school’s Model UN club, competes on the Speech Team, and has been inducted into the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society. She also has been a part of multiple spring musicals. Last spring, she finished fifth in Feature Writing at the IHSA Journalism State Finals. In the future, she hopes to become either a journalist or a high school teacher. Whichever direction she chooses, she knows she wants to become a published author as well. In her free time, Kristin enjoys writing poetry, short stories and screenplays, as well as singing and painting.
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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)
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