January 2009 Students of the Month
Charity: Tri-County Special Recreation Association
Josh Timm was selected by the Health Department as the Freshman Student of the Month. Noted by his instructors as a pleasant and responsible student, he is willing to learn and looks for opportunities to expand on his academic experiences. Josh lists Health, English and Mathematics as his favorite subjects, and produces quality work in all of his classes. He has already involved himself in a number of extra-curricular activities, including the football and baseball programs. An honor roll student as a middle schooler, he is not only a hard worker, but also willing to assist other students. He hopes to become either an engineer or work as a consultant in school security. In his spare time, Josh enjoys drawing, watching sporting events, playing sports and working for his father’s security company.
The Driver Education Department tabbed Leslie Kane as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Leslie’s teachers say that she is not only an excellent student, but also is a major contributor to class discussions. Her favorite courses include German and Speech Communication; she notes the latter allows her to express herself. She is quite involved in extra-curricular activities, including the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Community Service for Everyone and Foreign Language Club. A recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award, Leslie also participates in karate. She hopes to attend a good college, with plans to study psychology and music. In her free time, she enjoys painting, watching movies and spending time with friends.
Cherissa Moffett was picked as the Junior Student of the Month by the Physical Education Department. A well-rounded individual who consistently participates to her fullest abilities, she is noted for making the most of her opportunities and showing a zest for learning. A high honor roll student who owns a positive attitude and good work ethic, Cherissa lists Choir, Geology, Physical Education and Creative Writing as her favorite courses. She participated in the school’s production of “West Side Story” last spring, and has aspirations of singing on Broadway someday. She also looks forward to attending college, having a family and living a happy life. She enjoys working at her father’s restaurant, trying out new sports, spending time with friends, singing, drawing and writing.
The Business Department chose Jennifer Parker as the Senior Student of the Month. Her teachers note that she has taken full advantage of the school’s college prep program by taking classes in a variety of disciplines, and that she comes to class prepared and full of energy each day. A team leader who received the “Best Team Player” award for the Varsity Poms team, Jen is a National Honor Society student who has earned high honor roll accolades and the Principal’s High Honor Award. She lists her business classes, Spanish IV Accelerated and English as her favorite courses, and is involved with the Foreign Language Club, Community Service for Everyone, Spring Fling and Relay for Life, and was a part of “West Side Story” last spring. She intends on majoring in business at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and enjoys spending time with her friends in her spare time.