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.
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.
2016-17 Students of the Month
Students of the Month Archive
February 2017 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Ministries
The Art Department selected Rasa Biskis as the Freshman Student of the Month. Rasa is a high honor roll student who most enjoys Integrated Math I and Drawing & Painting II. She says that art classes allow her to express her creativity. Rasa’s teachers note that she is an excellent artist who already has excelled in several art classes as a freshman. She demonstrates beautiful craftsmanship in her art and goes above and beyond what she is asked to do. Rasa enjoys playing basketball and has played the piano for several years. In the future, she plans to attend college, and someday hopes to become either a dermatologist or psychologist. In her spare time, she likes doing anything art-related and spending time with family and friends.
Katie Knutte was picked as the Sophomore Student of the Month by the Physical Education Department. A high honor roll performer, Katie’s favorite classes include PE Sports, German II, English II Honors, Accounting, Creative Writing and Integrated Math II Honors. She exceeds what is expected of her, routinely helps her peers, and consistently is a hard worker and leader. Katie plays club soccer for Eclipse Select and is a member of the Olympic Development Program state team and regional pool. She is a member of Student Council, Foreign Language Club, Interact, and the A Cappella Club. She plans on pursuing studies in business or the medical field in college. Katie holds down a part-time job, and enjoys reading, writing, exercising, listening to music, singing, and taking photos.
Family & Consumer Sciences
The Family & Consumer Sciences Department tabbed Stephanie Pinczes as the Junior Student of the Month. Stephanie is an honor roll student who enjoys Culinary Arts because she is interested in cooking. She impresses with her dedication both in and out of the classroom, and demonstrates this dedication though goal setting, organization, exceptional study habits, and being an excellent teammate. A member of the cheerleading squad, she was part of the state runner-up team last year, and recently helped the Indians to the 2017 IHSA Medium Division State Championship. Her short-term goals are to graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.50 or better and to go to college. She works at AMC Theater in Woodridge, and enjoys babysitting her little cousin.
Megan Ohlen was cited as the Senior Student of the Month by the World Languages Department. A high honor roll student, Megan most enjoys Spanish and science classes because she expects to benefit from them a great deal in college and beyond. A girls’ bowling team co-captain, she is a National Honor Society student who has been involved with both Student Council and Interact. Megan is described as an exceptional student whose participation and effort illustrate her willingness to be a leader in the classroom. Whether expanding on her peers’ ideas or assisting an instructor, she’s a student that a teacher would be lucky to have in class. Megan plans on attending Elmhurst College and pursuing studies to become a bilingual nurse, and someday dreams of becoming a doctor. She has a part-time job and enjoys hanging out with family and friends and volunteering.
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2016-17 Students of the Month
October 2016: Gabrielle Salomon (Fr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Natalie Palarz (So., World Languages), Nicolette Giatras (Jr., Art), Tony Brown (Sr., Physical Education)
November 2016: Delaney Dewalls (Fr., Science), Matt Krueger (So., Business), Anna Ford (Jr., Mathematics), Josh Gumina (Sr., Music)
December 2016: Alicen Barowsky (Fr., Industrial Technology), Grace Horky (So., English), Olivia Styrczula (Jr., Learning Resource Center), Rebecca Bailey (Sr., Social Studies)
January 2017: Jenna Valenti (Fr., Health), Emilie Gilbert (Jr., Driver Education), Emily Stoch (Jr., Student Services), Joselyn Cortes (Sr., Special Education)
February 2017: Rasa Biskis (Fr., Art), Katie Knutte (So., Physical Education), Stephanie Pinczes (Jr., Family & Consumer Sciences), Megan Ohlen (Sr., World Languages)
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