December 2008 Students of the Month

Charity: Lemont Food Pantry

Rebekah Michaelsen
Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center named Rebekah Michaelsen as the Freshman Student of the Month. Noted as a hard-working student, Rebekah lists Accelerated Algebra II, Biology and Cultural Geography as her favorite courses. A member of the freshman volleyball and basketball teams, she will compete on the varsity track and field squad in the spring. An honor roll student as a middle schooler, she has impressed her coaches and teachers with her work ethic and honesty. Though she is less than a semester into her high school career, she hopes to attend college and study nursing, with an ultimate goal of becoming a neonatal nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, playing basketball, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Mateusz Koszarek
Foreign Language

Mateusz Koszarek was selected as the Sophomore Student of the Month by the Foreign Language Department. A high honor roll student who lists band, mathematics and Spanish as his favorite subjects, Mateusz’s teachers are impressed by his level of class participation, patience and his gift for language. He studies Spanish diligently while speaking Polish at home. He is also very involved in music, having earned a spot in the Symphonic Band as both a freshman and sophomore. A member of the Foreign Language Club, Mateusz plays guitar and piano and is in a rock band with friends. Named the Lemont band’s “Rookie of the Year” as a freshman, he is undecided about his future plans. In his spare time, he gives percussion lessons, takes dance lessons, attends Polish School and participates in activities at his church.

Jonathan Lippner

The Music Department picked Jonathan Lippner as the Junior Student of the Month. A multi-talented musician who has been a member of several of the school’s bands, his instructors note that his talent on the saxophone and his practice habits make him a great example for his peers. His constant improvement has made him the lead alto sax player in both the Symphonic and Honors Jazz Bands. The high honor roll student lists Accelerated Pre-Calculus and Band as his favorite courses. An Illinois Music Educators Association All-District pick, he has also played baseball the last two years. Proficient on the piano and trumpet as well as the sax, Jonathan hopes to attend the University of Illinois or another university with hopes of playing baseball. In his free time, he enjoys watching the White Sox, Bears, and Illinois football and basketball.

Gintas Kuseliauskas

Gintas Kuseliauskas was tabbed as the Senior Student of the Month by the Science Department. Noted by his teachers as a solid student who shares his knowledge with others, Gintas is a high honor roll student who has recently been named as both a National Merit Commended Scholar and an Illinois State Scholar. He has involved himself in a number of activities, including National Honor Society, Mathletes, and his Lithuanian Catholic Youth Group. He plans on attending college to study pharmacy, a career in which the thorough manner that he completes his work will be very important. Gintas, who lists German and AP Chemistry as his favorite courses, enjoys reading, skiing and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.