January 2011 Students of the Month
Charity: American Heart Association of Chicago
Peter DeBiase was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. Described as a hard working student who holds himself to high standards, Peter notes that Cultural Geography is his favorite course. He competed on Lemont’s boys’ cross country team in the fall, and plans on being a part of the school’s boys’ track and field team this spring. His teachers applaud him for his willingness to help both classmates and teachers with tasks, as well as for his participation in class. An award-winning civics student in middle school, Peter plans on attending college, and upon graduating, hopes to begin working in the construction field. In his spare time, Peter likes to hang out with his friends, run, and provide assistance to his family.
The Driver Education Department picked Scott Matulik as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Scott lists Accelerated Geometry Honors, Accelerated Trigonometry Honors, Physics and Spanish II as his favorite courses. He specifically enjoys the challenges of bridge building that his Physics class presents. His participation in class and his preparation for class discussions make it evident that he understands the responsibility of Driver Education. Scott is a member of Lemont’s boys’ cross country, boys’ swimming and boys’ track and field programs, and also is active in go-kart racing. He plans to attend college and hopes to make a difference in his community. Scott takes guitar lessons and enjoys music, and also likes to spend time with his family and friends.
Erika Segerberg was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Social Studies Department. Her teachers note that she is an extremely committed student, demonstrates a genuinely remarkable outlook towards life, and that her enthusiasm for learning stands out. Erika says that her favorite classes this year are Sociology and Chemistry. Currently enrolled in three Social Studies courses, Erika is a student to whom her classmates look to improve class discussions. She notes that she is specifically proud to not have received a detention throughout her high school career. She plans on attending college, and hopes to enter the medical field, whether it’s in anesthesiology, neurology or nursing. In her spare time, Erika babysits for close relatives and friends, and also enjoys going to concerts and hanging out with friends.
The Guidance Department chose Melissa Bograd as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student who is ranked at the top of her class, she lists Mathematics and Sociology as two of her favorite academic interests. She is described as hard working and intelligent, and as a student who consistently challenges herself academically. Melissa has been a vital part of Lemont’s highly successful girls’ volleyball program, earning all-conference and all-area accolades while helping the team to two South Suburban Conference championships, two 30-win seasons and three IHSA Regional titles. She’s also enjoyed success as a club volleyball player, helping her team to a 2010 AAU National Championship. A National Honor Society student, Melissa is heavily involved in the school’s Community Service for Everyone (CSFE) organization. She plans on attending a four-year college and playing collegiate volleyball. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.