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
January 2017 Students of the Month
Charity: World Vision
The Health Department tabbed Jenna Valenti as the Freshman Student of the Month. Jenna earned high honor roll accolades during the first semester, and lists Integrated Math I and Health as her favorite high school classes so far. Her teachers enjoy having her in class because she is a consistent contributor to classroom discussions. She also is noted for her work ethic. Jenna already has been involved in Student Council, is a member of Interact, and plans on pole vaulting on the girls’ track and field squad in the spring. She also was a two-time state champion gymnast in the floor exercise. She hopes to become a member of the National Honor Society, and someday intends on teaching math at the middle school or high school level. In her spare time, Jenna coaches gymnastics.
Emilie Gilbert was selected as the Student of the Month by the Driver Education Department. Emilie has been a member of the high honor roll each semester since transferring from a school in Quebec. Her favorite classes include Spanish III Honors and Integrated Math III. She also states that she enjoys science classes such as Chemistry and Zoology. Emilie stands out to her instructors because she is a hard working student who strives to do her best and consistently participates in class. In Driver Education, she genuinely understands the responsibility associated with driving. She is described as mature and a joy to have in class. In the future, she plans on attending college and pursuing studies in the medical field. She enjoys exercising, drawing, reading and cooking.
The Student Services Department picked Emily Stoch as the Junior Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Emily says that she most enjoys Chemistry Honors and Anatomy & Physiology Honors. She is an officer within the Health Occupations Student Association, and also is a member of Interact and the Link Crew. Emily is described as friendly and easy to relate to, which makes her a natural leader. Someday she plans to attend medical school, with anesthesiology or trauma as possible concentrations. Emily enjoys traveling, and visits Poland often. In her spare time she volunteers at Palos Hospital, plays violin, and is a member of a Polish dance group. She will spend next summer on a cultural dance tour to France, Poland and Lithuania.
Joselyn Cortes was named the Senior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. Joselyn is a high honor roll student who most enjoys art classes such as Introduction to Digital Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Ceramics. She has been involved with many extra-curricular activities, including Drama Club, Robotics Club, Breakfast Buddies, and An Evening Out Club. She also served as a mentor in the Link Crew. Joselyn has made great progress during her time at Lemont High School, challenging herself with unfamiliar classes and improving her self-confidence. She has grown academically and socially. She plans on exploring additional educational opportunities in graphic design or 3D animation. Joselyn likes puzzles, going to the movies, and playing on her iPod, and is a big Taylor Swift fan.
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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)
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