January 2013 Students of the Month

Charity: Noah's Hope Fund

Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan was cited as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Kelly lists English I Honors, Creative Writing and Health as her favorite classes. She is described as a hard working and conscientious student who is supportive of her classmates and works well with others. She managed the cross country team during the fall, and earned tournament MVP honors as a softball player last summer. She will strive to earn all A’s throughout high school and maintain her place on the school’s honor roll. Kelly also dreams of attending the University of Notre Dame. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her friends, cooking with her mom, and attending obedience classes with her trouble-making dog.

Brittney Mikrut
Driver Education

The Driver Education Department tabbed Brittney Mikrut as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Brittney lists Accelerated Geometry Honors, Accelerated Trigonometry Honors and Accounting I as her favorite classes. A high honor roll performer, she achieved the highest percentage in Driver Education last semester. Her teachers note she always is prepared, is very supportive of her classmates, and owns a work ethic and sense of determination that serves her well in and out of the classroom. She has run on the girls’ cross country team, and also plays soccer for the Chicago International Soccer Club. She hopes to play soccer in college, where she will study to become an accountant. In her spare time, Brittney enjoys playing the guitar and takes singing lessons.

Paige Buschman

Paige Buschman was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Guidance Department. A strong student who is highly motivated, she describes herself as a “big fan” of school and lists English III Honors, Humanities II, Anatomy & Physiology Honors and World History as her favorite courses. She serves as Co-President of the Gay-Straight Alliance, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is a consistent high honor roll performer. Paige has been a great help as a tutor to a student who has had many absences from school. While saying that life always is changing, Paige plans to study to become a pathologist’s assistant, but also hopes to pursue something related to her passion for English. She works at the Goodwill Store part-time, and also enjoys playing acoustic guitar, writing poetry, reading and going to concerts.

Tricia Flanagan
Special Education

The Special Education Department picked Tricia Flanagan as the Senior Student of the Month. Tricia is a high honor roll student who lists Culinary Arts and Human Rights & World Affairs as her favorite classes. She is involved in a range of extra-curricular activities, including girls’ cross country, girls’ track and field, Student Council, Interact and National Honor Society. Tricia is an excellent role model to others with vision needs. She recently presented to professionals on how she uses iPad technology to help her succeed in the general education environment. Tricia consistently sets and achieves lofty goals thanks to her work ethic. She plans on attending college and entering the hospitality industry, and also hopes to travel abroad. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.