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
February 2014 Students of the Month
Charities: Hope and Friendship Ministries, St. Patrick's Church
Maggie Walus was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Art Department. Already a high honor roll student, Maggie’s favorite classes include English I Honors and Introduction to Studio Art. Her teachers describe her as a naturally talented artist who cares very much about her projects and asks questions to learn more about the subject matter. A hardworking student whose polite, friendly nature is appreciated by both teachers and her peers, Maggie plans on playing in the girls’ soccer program this spring. In the future, she hopes to be admitted into a good college, where she would plan on studying psychology. She eventually hopes to have a career as a psychologist. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys spending time with her friends.
The Physical Education Department picked Jessica Mathias as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Recently named to the high honor roll, Jessica notes that she most enjoys her Physics and Physical Education classes. She enthusiastically participates in all activities, is a good teammate, and exhibits the qualities of a well-rounded student. Jessica is a member of the Science Club, has been part of the school’s girls’ volleyball program, and plays club volleyball as well. She makes the most of each of her classroom opportunities and demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning. She hopes to play volleyball in college and plans on becoming a middle school teacher. Jessica enjoys a number of activities outside of school, including snowmobiling, babysitting, fishing, and spending time with her grandparents.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Ally Gawrys was named as the Junior Student of the Month by the Family & Consumer Sciences Department. An honor roll student, Ally has most enjoyed her science and fine arts classes. She spends a great deal of time using social media in a positive fashion. She recently was featured in Nationalist Magazine in a spread that applauded her use of Twitter and Instagram to inspire teens and young adults with positive messages. Described as a hardworking, pleasant student, Ally is an asset in each of her classes and demonstrates genuine kindness to her fellow students. She plans to continue inspiring young girls through social media, and hopes to attend Columbia College in Chicago. Ally enjoys doing volunteer work, playing guitar, cooking, baking and photography.
The World Languages Department cited Jennifer Hennig as the Senior Student of the Month. Jennifer is a consistent high honor roll performer who states that she most enjoys her Statistics class and German IV Honors. A three-year varsity letterwinner in girls’ basketball, she also has been part of the girls’ track and field program and is a member of the school’s Interact organization. In previous years, she has been involved with the Future Business Leaders of America and National English Honor Society. Jennifer is described as a classroom leader and conscientious student who possesses excellent writing skills. She plans on attending college and studying psychology. In her free time, Jennifer has served as a hockey referee.
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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)
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