November 2008 Students of the Month
Alexandra Murillo has been named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. A hard-working student whose motivation and personable nature are noted by her instructors, Alexandra lists English and Creative Writing as her favorite courses. She has not yet missed a class in her tenure at Lemont High School, and has involved herself in a number of activities, including the Drama Club and Community Service for Everyone (CSFE). An honor roll student as a middle schooler, she hopes to become the first person from her family to attend college. With an interest in both animals and children, Alexandra may aspire to be either a veterinarian or a pediatrician. In her free time, she enjoys music, writing, playing soccer, babysitting, reading, watching television and spending time with her family.
The Art Department has tabbed Brianna Eslary as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Brianna is a high honor roll student who enjoys her Art, English and Mathematics classes because she enjoys a great deal of success in them. She currently is earning “A’s” in all of her classes. Noted by her nominating instructor as a talented artist, she is dedicated to doing her best work in every class. A member of the Art Club, she is currently enrolled in a college-level drawing course at the Art Institute of Chicago. Brianna indicates that she plans on continuing her educational career in college, but that she has not yet decided on a career path. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, reading, cooking and, though it’s just for fun, tumbling.
Adrianna Muñoz has been selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Noted for her impeccable work ethic, Adrianna lists Trigonometry, Geometry, Zoology and Spanish as her favorite courses. She is currently enrolled in two math classes, and her dedication and focus in those courses encourage her to inquire if something is not clear to her, illustrate her eagerness to learn, and serve as a model for her peers. A member of the state-qualifying girls’ cross country team, she’s also involved in track and field, Community Service for Everyone (CSFE) and Model United Nations, and is a CCD assistant. Named to the high honor roll and the National Honor Society, she plans on attending college and pursuing a degree in business. She enjoys baking and painting in her free time.
The Guidance Department has picked Ryan Abernathy as the Senior Student of the Month. Described as a hard working student who is always willing to help, Ryan is involved with multiple activities in and out of school. He lists Business and Science classes among his favorites, including Web Design - for which he will be doing an independent study in the spring - and Anatomy and Physiology. A high honor roll and National Honor Society student, he is a member of the Foreign Language and Entrepreneurship Clubs, Model United Nations, the Speech Team, and competes on the state-qualifying boys’ cross country team, as well as the on track and field squad. A student who has accumulated perfect attendance, he has been named to the National Society of High School Scholars and to Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Ryan plans to attend Augustana College and someday hopes to work in the music industry. His hobbies include playing the guitar, running, writing lyrics, and spending time with family and friends.