November 2011 Students of the Month

Charity: Lemont Food Pantry

Nathan Palermo

Nathan Palermo was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Science Department. Nathan lists Integrated Science and Orientation to Industrial Technology as his favorite courses. His teachers note that he takes on a leadership role in the classroom and demonstrates a willingness to learn, showing particular curiosity about the science field. His maturity level is evident in the fact that he holds classmates accountable and keeps them focused on the task at hand. Nathan is a member of the football program, and was moved up to the varsity roster for the postseason after competing at the sophomore level as a freshman. As his high school career progresses, he plans to continue to play football. Someday, he hopes to design and develop video game technology. Nathan enjoys motor sports in his spare time.

Andrew Kramer

The Business Department picked Andrew Kramer as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Andrew already has excelled in number of business classes, but notes that Accounting I is his favorite course. A high honor roll student, he is described by his instructors as a dedicated student who takes pride in his work, as well as one who understands the importance of higher education. Andrew has involved himself in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), as well as the cross country, basketball and track and field programs. Dependable and well-mannered, he plans to attend a good college after graduating from high school. He hopes to enjoy a career in the business field.

Lynn Stanwyck

Lynn Stanwyck was chosen as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. An exceptionally motivated, high honor roll student, Lynn’s favorite classes include Advanced Placement Calculus BC and Advanced Placement Chemistry. She has been a key member of the Mathletes squad for three years - frequently finishing as its high scorer in competitions - and has recruited other students to the team. Lynn serves as captain of the girls’ swimming team, is president of the school’s Mu Alpha Theta organization, and is involved in girls’ track and field, Interact, Foreign Language Club, National English Honor Society and Sign Language Club. In college, she plans on studying mathematics and science. Someday, she hopes to visit Egypt. In her free time, she referees soccer games, gives swimming lessons and plays piano.

Kendall Smith

The Music Department tabbed Kendall Smith as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Kendall cites her band courses and French IV Honors as her favorite classes. An excellent performer on the marimba, she serves as percussion section leader for the marching band and helps younger students to perfect their music. Kendall’s cheerful attitude is infectious, and she holds others around her to a high standard. Besides the marching band, she is involved in the concert band, Foreign Language Club, indoor percussion and the spring musical, and also earned French National Honor Society accolades. Her future plans include being “happy and grateful” wherever life takes her. Kendall enjoys hanging out with friends and listening to music in her free time