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
April 2017 Students of the Month
Charity: Will Power Challenge
Learning Resource Center
Blake McGrath was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Learning Resource Center. Blake is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include Spanish I, Integrated Math I and Integrated Science. His teachers describe him as a hardworking student who is both responsible and respectful. He has a great sense of humor, often offers help to classmates, and is anxious to try something new. He is a member of the school’s baseball program, and also serves on the Student Council. In the future, he hopes to attend college in Florida while playing baseball and studying psychology. Blake enjoys hunting and fishing, and recently wrote a piece for Outdoor Notebook Magazine. He also works in the construction field with his father, and likes to run with his dog and play golf.
The Social Studies Department selected Matt Gasienica as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Matt states that he most enjoys AP Physics, AP World History and Chemistry Honors. A member of the varsity boys’ soccer team, he is involved in a host of other extra-curricular activities, including the Health Occupations Student Association, Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering, Mathletes and Model United Nations. He is described as a classroom leader, and also has demonstrated leadership and preparation at Model UN conferences this year. Matt has shown tremendous growth in writing, reading and analysis. He hopes to pursue studies in engineering and the sciences in college. In his free time, Matt likes hanging out with friends, biking, fishing and reading.
Jake Wilk was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Jake is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes this year include Advanced CAD II Honors and Robotic Engineering. A member of the Marching Band and Concert Band, Jake is involved with both the Robotics Club and Technology Student Association. He spends most mornings in the robotics classroom with other students, demonstrating good character and a willingness to help others. Jake recently finished first in a regional competition and soon will compete in the Illinois Drafting Educators Association State Finals. His future educational and career plans still are up in the air. In his spare time, Jake works with his dad in remodeling, and likes to work on cars and hang out with friends.
The English Department cited Gabby Rabianski as the Senior Student of the Month. Gabby is a high honor roll student whose favorite subjects include English and Spanish. As an intern with the English Language Learners program, she has worked patiently and diligently with students and has excelled when asked to create and lead class activities. She also works on the Tom-Tom staff, was half of the first Lemont doubles team to qualify for the IHSA Girls’ Tennis State Finals in 2015, and is both a National Honor Society and National English Honor Society inductee. Gabby’s teachers note that she finds ease in analyzing and thinking critically, and always seems to have a smile on her face. She plans on majoring in business in college, and is deciding between Lewis University and Benedictine University. Gabby enjoys playing tennis, baking, scrapbooking, and hanging out with friends.
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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)
March 2017: Caroline Bukowski (Fr., Mathematics), Maria Purpura (So., Music), Jacey Schickel (Jr., Science), Trace Rakow (Sr., Business)
April 2017: Blake McGrath (Fr., Learning Resource Center), Matt Gasienica (So., Social Studies), Jake Wilk (Jr., Industrial Technology), Gabby Rabianski (Sr., English)
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April 27, 2017
Lemont High School honors April “Students of the Month”
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April 19, 2017
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Lemont Mathletes from six events advance to ICTM State Finals competition