March 2009 Students of the Month
Charity: Lemont Food Pantry
Jackson Montalbano was chosen as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Jackson is an accomplished student who lists Physical Education and Cinema Studies as his favorite courses. His teachers note that he is a selfless student who truly cares about his fellow classmates, and jumps at the chance to assist other students. A high honor roll student who is a member of the school’s state-qualifying Mathletes squad, Jackson also has a great deal of interest in both U.S. and World History. He plans on someday attending the college of his choice, and indicates that he could pursue a career in a number of areas, from law to medicine to acting or becoming a sports agent. In his free time, the self-described movie fanatic enjoys playing golf and pool and watching sports.
The Guidance Department selected Rocco Perry as the Sophomore Student of the Month. After a slow start to his high school career, Rocco has flourished in the school’s new Academic Mastery Program. He lists Mathematics as his favorite class, and notes that teacher Brent Gagnon makes the class fun and interesting on a daily basis. Rocco credits his AMP teachers for helping him to make the honor roll for the first time last semester. His teachers note that he is like a sponge in the way that enjoys learning, and that he meets every day with a laugh and a smile and continues to work towards achieving his goals. He plans on going to college and majoring in business, and hopes to be self-sustaining by the time he is 23 years old. In his spare time, Rocco likes to hang out with his friends, and plans on getting a job this summer.
David Flagg was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. David has been recognized for his hard work and the improvements he has made in the last few years. An honor roll student and a member of the boys’ bowling team, he lists his Auto Body course at WILCO as his favorite class. His teachers note that he has taken on more responsibility for his learning, and that by setting and achieving his goals, he has become a role model for his classmates. He is often a help in class, and encourages students who are struggling to try their best. He plans on attending Joliet Junior College to obtain a degree in automotive/auto body work. In his free time, David enjoys hanging out with his friends, bowling and working at Jewel.
The Art Department picked Aubrey Sniegowski as the Senior Student of the Month. Aubrey loves all of her art classes, and is currently involved with three independent study projects while also taking Digital Photographic Imaging. She is described by her teachers as an exceptionally creative and talented artist whose willingness to go above and beyond make her a pleasure to have in class. Also noted as a highly motivated individual, the high honor roll student possesses a great attitude. Aubrey was a stand-out player for Lemont’s girls’ volleyball team, helping the Indians to back-to-back 30-win seasons. She has earned a full-ride volleyball scholarship to the University of Illinois-Chicago where she will study graphic design. In her spare time, Aubrey coaches junior volleyball and spends time with her friends.