May 2011 Students of the Month

Charity: TLC Animal Shelter

Gianna Letizia

Gianna Letizia was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Gianna lists Art I and Health Education as her favorite courses. She is described as a student who demonstrates dedication both to her academic studies and extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the school’s cheerleading and softball programs, and also is working on the yearbook staff. A hard-working student, she participates well in class, provides assistance to other students, and is diligent in completing her assignments. She earned a “Most Dedicated” award for cheerleading this season. Gianna plans on attending a good college and enjoying a successful career. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and tumbling, and also volunteers with the Special Olympics.

Angelica Kociolek
Driver Education

The Driver Education Department selected Angelica Kociolek as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Angelica notes that she has enjoyed her biology and history courses because they provide real accounts and observations. A high honor roll performer, she is described as a detail-oriented student who consistently is prepared for class. Well-liked and respected by her peers, she shows a positive attitude both in her academic and extra-curricular pursuits. Angelica is part of both the poms and girls’ soccer programs, is a member of the Foreign Language Club and Community Service for Everyone (CSFE), and participates in a Polish school. She also has served as a class officer each of the last two years. She plans on becoming a genetic engineer. Angelica enjoys reading, playing guitar and dancing.

Alena Pranckevicius
Social Studies

Alena Pranckevicius was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Social Studies Department. By the time she graduates, she will have taken each of the school’s social studies electives. Eager to make connections to what currently is happening in our country, her favorite classes include Sociology and Human Rights & World Affairs, as well as history and English courses. A member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society, Alena plays in the girls’ basketball program and participates in Breakfast Buddies. She also works as a counselor with her Lithuanian Catholic Youth Group. A high honor roll student, she plans to study communications in college. This summer, she will assist neglected children in Lithuania. Besides working as a camp counselor and playing basketball, she also enjoys scrapbooking.

Brian Hoster

The Guidance Department chose Brian Hoster as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Brian notes that his favorite academic interests include English and history. He is described as a hard worker who demonstrates a positive attitude. His dependability is indicative of his excellent character and his maturity, and his kind nature is evident both to students and the school’s faculty and staff. Brian is a member of the Foreign Language Club, and also is part of the school’s Bass Fishing club. He plans to attend college and obtain a degree in journalism. He also would like to live within the city of Chicago. In his free time, Brian enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing the harmonica.