April 2013 Students of the Month
Charity: Walk with Andrew
Learning Resource Center
Daniel Worden was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Learning Resource Center. An honor roll student, Daniel cites Cultural Geography as his favorite class because he enjoys discussing the world. He’s also looking forward to taking World History next year. He is described as a kind, respectful student who loves to seek information concerning history. When asking for new materials in the LRC, he provides a few facts about the topic he’s seeking, helping to educate the LRC Director and her staff. Daniel has two black belts in martial arts, and is seeking a black belt in hapkido as well. He also has won awards for his efforts in martial arts competitions. While unsure of his long-range plans, his immediate goals are to continue to earn good grades and another black belt. He enjoys studying history and spending time outside.
The Social Studies Department tabbed Sakina Bharmal as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Sakina notes that her favorite classes are World History, Spanish II and English II, and that she also is interested in psychology. A high honor roll student, her teachers describe her as helpful and very supportive of her classmates while working in a group setting. She consistently is prepared for class and is an active participant, and strives to improve her skills in areas such as reading and writing. Sakina’s extra-curricular activities include participating in independent dance and taking part in her religious school. She’s also a member of this year’s yearbook staff. She plans on studying psychology in college. In her spare time, Sakina works with her parents in their decorating business.
Gabe Muñoz was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Gabe is a high honor roll performer who lists Woods I, Drafting/CAD I and Symphonic Band Honors as his favorite courses. A hard-working and dedicated student, he creatively finds solutions to problems and frequently helps other students in class. Gabe gives maximum effort and his work is of the highest quality. He has been a member of the marching band for three years, and also is a National Honor Society inductee. He plans on attending college and pursuing coursework to become a civil engineer. Gabe enjoys a number of hobbies, including drawing, sketching and playing video games. He also holds a part-time job working at Chipain’s in Lemont.
The English Department selected Kim Gannon as the Senior Student of the Month. Kim’s favorite classes include AP U.S. Government and Advanced Calculus, but she also has a deep interest in both British and American literature, economics and U.S. history. A high honor roll student, Kim is one of the top students in the Class of 2013 and is described as incredibly gifted writer and insightful student. She is a National Merit Scholar finalist, finished as the runner-up in the American Islamic Congress national essay contest, and was a local winner in the VFW Voice of Democracy writing contest. Kim is editor of The Quarry, a tutor in the Writing Center, an officer in the National Honor Society, a member of the state-qualifying Mathletes squad, and part of the Model United Nations and girls’ swimming programs. She plans on studying economics and public policy at either Michigan State University or Cornell University before eventually attending law school. She hopes to craft public policy, travel and meet new people. In her free time, she works as a swim instructor at the Oak Brook Park District, and enjoys blogging, reading about current events and people watching.