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
March 2015 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Ministries
Arjun Reddigari was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Arjun is a high honor roll student who enjoys Accelerated Geometry Honors, Accelerated Trigonometry Honors and Biology Honors. He says that he loves dealing with numbers. While he at first can appear quiet and reserved, Arjun’s teachers find him to be inquisitive, thoughtful, motivated and conscientious. He is involved in the school’s Interact Club, and is a member of both the Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering and state-qualifying Mathletes squads. Arjun plans on playing on the boys’ tennis team this spring. He hopes to attend a top university, with an ultimate goal of pursuing a career in the medical field. In his spare time, Arjun enjoys reading about and watching sports, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
The Music Department picked Matt Gottardo as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Matt’s favorite classes this year include Theatre Technology, Algebra II and Marching Band. He is involved in a wide range of activities, including Interact, Yearbook, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Marching Band. He also volunteers his time at both the Lemont Park District and St. Cyril and Methodius Church. An honor roll student, Matt has improved dramatically as a musician, and is willing to work one-on-one with his peers. He spends countless hours working in the Theatre Tech program, and demonstrates outward excitement for music and the theatre. He plans on studying finance in college, and hopes to stay involved with music. Matt shovels snow and cuts grass in his neighborhood, and enjoys listening to music and boating.
Stephen Santucci was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Science Department. A high honor roll performer, Stephen says that he most enjoys math and science classes because they allow him to solve real-world problems using skills he has learned. He is a member of the boys’ tennis team, and is part of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America and Mathletes organizations as well. Stephen was inducted into the Mu Alpha Theta math honors society earlier this year. His teachers note that he has excelled in the honors science curriculum, leads by example during labs, and asks thought-provoking questions. He intends on pursuing a degree in business, with hopes of either earning an MBA or attending law school. In his free time, Stephen enjoys playing the guitar and drums, video editing, golf and aviation.
The Business Department tabbed Ariana Ziogas as the Senior Student of the Month. Ariana is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include Human Rights & World Affairs, Accounting and Business Leadership. Her teachers applaud the way she comes to class prepared and full of energy each day. A member of the National Honor Society, Ariana serves as Secretary of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter, and is President of the Athletic Council. A member of the girls’ volleyball program, Ariana also is a Mu Alpha Theta inductee and President of the Greek Orthodox Youth of America. She plans on attending Loyola University Chicago, where she will study accounting and operations management. In her free time, Ariana likes to spend time with her family and friends, and works as a manager at TCBY.
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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)
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