March 2012 Students of the Month

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Katie Atherton

Katie Atherton was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. A high honor roll student, Katie is most fond of mathematics courses, but also enjoys Biology and both art and business classes. A high-spirited student who shows great attention to detail, she strives to understand the reasoning behind mathematics. One of the Mathletes squad’s top scorers all season, Katie also is a part of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Foreign Language Club, was a part of the girls’ golf squad, and hopes to participate in girls’ soccer or the spring musical. She plans on majoring in math or science in college, may pursue a career in forensic science or engineering, and hopes to travel and learn new languages. In her free time, Katie enjoys singing and dancing, reading, and going to movies with friends.

Steve Grendzinski

The Music Department tabbed Steve Grendzinski as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Steve lists Theatre Technology I, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble among his favorite classes. A member of the school’s Marching Band in the fall, Steve currently represents the school in competition as part of the Percussion Ensemble, and also works on the crew for events in the Performing Arts Center. His teachers note that he works very hard within the Music Department, and that effort has helped defined his character. Steve has demonstrated an ability to lead by example, and employs a light-hearted attitude and demeanor. In the future, he hopes to attend college at Illinois State University. In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing the drums.

Sarah Reaves

Sarah Reaves was selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the Science Department. A high honor roll student, Sarah notes that she is most interested in science classes - specifically AP Biology and AP Chemistry - but also enjoys mathematics classes such as Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors. A motivated student who is a leader both in and out of the classroom, she has challenged herself by taking as many upper-level science courses as possible. A National Honor Society student, Sarah also is part of the Mathletes and Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) squads, a member of the National English Honor Society, and works with the Project Infinite Green initiative. She plans on earning a PhD in chemical engineering. In her free time, Sarah enjoys volleyball and basketball.

Veronica Szaflarski

The Business Department picked Veronica Szaflarski as the Senior Student of the Month. Veronica notes that American Problems is one of her favorite courses, and that she is very interested in accounting, as evidenced by her independent study in that area this year. A high honor roll performer, her teachers laud her work ethic, leadership abilities and perseverance. She balances a challenging academic load with a host of extra-curricular activities. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Foreign Language Club, and also was part of the girls’ tennis program. Veronica plans on studying accounting in college, and hopes to become a certified public accountant. Outside of school, she works at Kumon Learning Center, teaches religious education, and attends Polish School.