December 2012 Students of the Month
Charity: Misericordia Heart of Mercy
Misbah Chagpar was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Misbah already has distinguished herself as a student who is serious about her education. She cites Exploring Technology, Accelerated Geometry Honors and Biology Honors as her favorite courses. Her teachers note that she has a natural curiosity to find out how and why things work, which helps her to solve challenging problems. She played on the girls’ tennis team in the fall, and also is a member of the Mathletes squad and involved in Future Business Leaders of America. She plans on pursuing a career teaching math, science or technology. The youngest black belt in Lemont Park District history, Misbah teaches karate to lower belts and also enjoys television and spending time with family and friends.
The English Department tabbed Christine Martinez as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Christine is a high honor roll performer whose interest in science makes Physics her favorite course this semester. Her teachers note that she works very hard, and continues to work until she is 100 percent satisfied with her effort. She overcomes obstacles to reach her goals and always is prepared to tackle difficult tasks. A member of the Foreign Language Club, Christine also is involved with Interact. She not only takes part in community service, but also is helpful to teachers and her classmates. She is working toward attending a four-year college and plans on becoming an ultrasound technician. An accomplished and award-winning ballet dancer. Christine holds a part-time job as a babysitter.
Learning Resource Center
Bethany Timm was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Learning Resource Center. Bethany is an honor roll student who cites Human Rights & World Affairs, Sociology and English III Honors as her favorite classes. An avid user of the Learning Resource Center who visits the LRC nearly every day, she regularly inquires about special projects and is willing to lend a hand as a volunteer. Bethany is in her third year as a member of the Speech Team, and also is a member of the Photography Club. In college, she plans on majoring in social services and minoring in photography. She someday hopes to participate in overseas missions. A staff member of Lemont’s new Goodwill Store, she also serves as a barista at her church’s coffee shop. Bethany enjoys reading, scrapbooking and photography in her spare time.
The Social Studies Department picked Esperanza Aleman as the Senior Student of the Month. Esperanza has earned high honor roll honors during her academic career, and notes that her favorite class is the Certified Nursing Assistant program in which she’s enrolled at the Wilco Area Career Center. Her teachers note that she is a genuine individual whose commitment and character shape her contagiously positive outlook on life. Her classmates look to her as a leader out of respect for her abilities, and she raises the standard of class discussions and instruction to a higher level. Esperanza also has earned “Student of the Month” honors at Wilco, and is a member of Wilco’s Technical Honor Society. She plans on attending college and ultimately becoming a registered nurse. In her spare time, she works part-time at the Lemon Tree restaurant.