October 2010 Students of the Month
Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Margaret Rogers was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Margaret is described as a student who masters material presented in class and is helpful to her classmates. She notes that she enjoys all of her classes, but that her favorites are Accelerated Algebra II Honors and French I. Margaret already has involved herself in Mathletes and the Foreign Language Club. She also plans on playing basketball, and has been cast in the Fall Play, The Imaginary Invalid. Consistently a high honor roll student as a middle schooler, Margaret plans on studying theater and education in college, and someday hopes to become an actress or to teach children how to act or sing. In her free time, she likes to work out, sing, read, and spend time with her family and friends.
The Art Department chose Kelly Collins as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Kelly is described as a friendly student who exhibits a positive attitude and is respectful to those around her. She lists Art I, Marching Band, and Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors as her favorite classes. Despite being enrolled in her first high school art course, her projects are done with the thought and precision of a veteran artist. A high honor roll student, Kelly performs in the Marching and Concert Bands, is a member of the Foreign Language Club and Art Club, and competes on the girls’ bowling and bass fishing teams. She hopes to attend the University of Illinois and become a veterinarian, have a family, and continue to be involved with art and music. Kelly enjoys bowling, playing the flute, drawing, painting, and spending time with her friends.
Matt Cummings was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. A high honor roll student, Matt shows a strong interest in science and technology, and lists Biology, Physics and Business & Technology Concepts among his favorite courses. His teachers note he is diligent and dedicated, both academically and in extra-curricular activities. He is involved in the Science Fiction Club and Foreign Language Club, and is a long-time member of the Chicago Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Club. A Mission Possible Student Hero and winner of the Writing Center’s 6-Word Writing Contest, Matt hopes to develop video games or work in a computer-related field. He enjoys attending drama productions and athletic contests, as well as playing video games, traveling, and spending time with his family.
The Industrial Technology Department picked Austin Morlock as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Austin notes that his favorite courses are Honors Jazz Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, and Advanced Computer Aided Design III Honors. He is described as a focused, determined student who always give his best effort in class. He demonstrates outstanding character and a desire to learn, and shows great promise for future success. Besides being involved in the three bands, Austin also has competed on the Scholastic Bowl team. He is undecided upon his college or career plans at this time.