February 2010 Students of the Month
Charity: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Paige Gawrys was picked as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Art Department. Described as an excellent artist, Paige lists Drawing & Design, English, Choir, Spanish I and Physical Education as her favorite courses. Her teachers note that she is creative, but also takes the time to do things the correct way and pushes herself to become a better artist. A high honor roll student, Paige has already involved herself in several extra-curricular activities, including Drama Club, Community Service for Everyone (CSFE), Yearbook and Foreign Language Club. She plans on maintaining her solid grades, and hopes to become a model, work with the homeless, and volunteer with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). In her free time, Paige enjoys acting, biking, swimming, drawing, shopping and singing.
The Special Education Department selected Tim Nommensen as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Noted by his teachers for his hard work and class participation, Tim lists Drawing & Design and English as his favorite classes. He has shown considerable growth in his ability to work through challenging situations, and has encouraged other students to make good choices. Tim has worked diligently to understand his strengths and accept help from others in order to succeed in high school. He is also a very talented artist who uses his art to express himself in a very healthy manner. In the future, he hopes to successfully live on his own and work in an art-related field in which he can use his drawing skills. Outside of school, Tim enjoys working with landscaping, drawing, and spending time with his friends.
Zymante Petruseviciute was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. An honor roll student, Zymante’s favorite classes include Advanced CAD II, Art III and Geometry. Her teachers note that she is consistently willing to take on tough challenges, produces quality work, and always possesses a positive attitude and brings creative energy to the classroom. She has excelled in the area of drafting and design, and shows great promise for success in that field. A member of the Photography Club, Zymante hopes to enroll in the University of Illinois-Chicago’s architecture program, and eventually become successful in the field. During her free time, she likes to read, sketch, draw, and spend time with her friends.
The Mathematics Department chose Melissa Rudolph as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Melissa is a National Merit Commended Scholar and an Illinois State Scholar. She notes that she is most interested in her Mathematics and Social Studies courses, and is also intrigued by politics. She brings insight to the subject at hand, and articulates her thoughts well enough that she provides explanations on difficult subject matter to her classmates. A member of the National Honor Society and Community Service for Everyone (CSFE), Melissa is also a member of the school’s state-qualifying Mathletes team and plays in the Lemont softball program. Next year, she plans on attending the University of Evansville to study physical therapy. In her spare time, Melissa reads, watches movies, spends time with friends, and serves as an umpire during the summer.