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
October 2014 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Ministries
Family and Consumer Sciences
Jacey Schickel was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Jacey notes that her favorite classes are English I Honors and Introduction to Drawing & Painting. Though she has been on campus for just two months, she already has involved herself in a wide range of activities, including girls’ cross country, Junior Achievement, Foreign Language Club and Interact. Jacey has been described as a hard-working student whose leadership is evident through her frequent contributions in class. She is a conscientious student who shows a great deal of self-discipline. An honor roll student as a middle schooler, Jacey has set her sights on attending Stanford University but says she will keep her options open. She enjoys singing, reading, running and watching television.
The World Languages Department tabbed Nick Yanku as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Nick’s favorite class is Spanish II. In that course, he has developed into a classroom leader by making a consistent effort to use Spanish before, during and after class. A member of the school’s award-winning marching band, Nick is a member of the Boy Scouts and a Den Chief of the Webelo Scouts. He also co-teaches a religious education class at St. Al’s Church with his mom. A member of the Honors Symphonic Band as a freshman, Nick is an award-winning musician. He plans on attending college and studying either literature and English or a foreign language, and ultimately hopes to become a teacher. In his spare time, he takes piano lessons, writes his own music, and experiments with cooking.
Kevin Malesza was selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the Art Department. Kevin is a high honor roll performer who is enrolled in Drawing & Painting III, Studio Art IV, Graphic Design and Ceramics. An outstanding artist, he always is eager to learn about new artists, techniques and styles to create his own successful works. He exhibited a painting in the There’s No Place Like Home show, which was held in conjunction with Little Mountain Community Theatre’s debut show over the summer, while also volunteering to assist disabled children and young adults in Little Mountain’s “Super Hero” camp. Kevin’s work is featured around the building and has been included in the school’s “Spark” visual literary magazine. He ultimately hopes to become an art teacher. Kevin enjoys recreational art, as well as playing tennis and video games.
The Physical Education Department picked Joe Pavlovic as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll selection throughout his career, Joe most enjoys Senior P.E. Leadership Honors, Accounting II Honors and Sociology. Described as a respectful and responsible student, Joe works as a P.E. leader for a freshman physical education class. He is an excellent role model for younger students, shows great patience, and has a knack for finding the students who need extra help or encouragement. He is a well-rounded student who seizes opportunities to help whenever he can. A member of the state qualifier boys’ golf team, Joe also is involved with Junior Achievement and is a National Honor Society student. He hopes to major in finance in college with an ultimate goal of becoming a financial analyst at an investment firm. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing golf, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.
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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)
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