May 2010 Students of the Month
Charity: American Cancer Society Relay for Life - "Team VT"
Penelope Strid was picked as the Freshman Student of the Month by the school’s Health Department. A high honor roll student, she lists her math courses - including Accelerated Trigonometry Honors and Accelerated Geometry Honors - as well as Biology Honors as her favorite courses. Her teachers note she consistently offers insight in class discussions, works well with other students, and demonstrates a commitment to success. Penelope has already involved herself in a wide range of activities, including being a member of Mission Possible and the Inkspot and yearbook staffs. She’s also a member of both the girls’ swimming and Mathletes squads, as well as the Marching Band. Her future goals include going to college, getting a good job and driving a Porsche. She plays the French horn, babysits and swims in her spare time.
The Driver Education Department selected Alyssa Stube as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Noted by her instructors for her infectious, positive attitude, she is driven to succeed in all that she does and makes each class better with her presence. She adds value to every discussion, thanks in part to her preparation for each class. A high honor roll performer, Alyssa lists Algebra II, Spanish II and Accounting I as her favorite courses. She is involved in the Foreign Language Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is also a member of the girls’ softball program. She hopes to attend a good college and earn a scholarship to play softball at the collegiate level. Besides her involvement in softball, Alyssa enjoys running, dancing and hanging out with friends in her free time.
Paige Szymanski was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Foreign Language Department. A hard-working, conscientious student who is supportive of her classmates, she lists Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors and Spanish III Honors as her favorite classes. A high honor roll student, she is a member of the state-qualifying Varsity Poms team and is an award-winning performer on the school’s state-qualifying Mathletes squad. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Community Service for Everyone (CSFE), Foreign Language Club and Student Council, and is a cast member in this year’s spring musical. After graduating from college, she plans on pursuing a career in math or science and starting a family. She is an avid dancer, and also likes to read, listen to music and spend time with her family and friends.
The Guidance Department tabbed Christine Alwan as the Senior Student of the Month. A four-year high honor roll student, she indicates that English and Social Studies are her favorite academic interests. Not only is she a top student, but she consistently demonstrates a willingness to assist with any task, doing so with a refreshingly positive outlook. A National Honor Society student, she is also a member of the National English Honor Society and was a member of the school’s South Suburban Conference-Blue Division champion Speech Team. She has earned an academic scholarship to the University of Dayton, where she plans on studying political science, perhaps in preparation to attend law school. In her spare time, Christine enjoys playing the piano, spending time with family and friends, reading, and listening to music.