October 2012 Students of the Month
Charity: Christopher Reeve Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Foundation
Family and Consumer Sciences
Kristin Ramski was chosen as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Less than two months into her high school career, Kristin already has impressed her instructors with her positive attitude and the meticulous nature of her work. Kristin is taking Family and Consumer Sciences and French for the first time, but notes that her favorite class is English I Honors because she loves to read and write. A member of the cheerleading program, she also is involved in the Great Books club and volunteers frequently. As a middle schooler, she was a high honor student and earned the ‘Perfect Attendance’ award. In the future, she hopes to attend culinary school, become a pastry chef and own her own bakery. She enjoys baking, cooking, crafting, shopping and spending time with her friends.
The Foreign Language Department selected Andrew Podczerwinski as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Andrew’s favorite classes include German II and English II. His teachers describe him as an excellent student who not only works hard, but also is friendly and conscientious. Andrew has overcome some tremendous obstacles over the past few months, but his teachers laud him for being a genuinely terrific person and describe him as a pleasure to have in class. A member of the wrestling program last year, he is involved in the Foreign Language Club and also works hard with physical and occupational therapy. In the future, Andrew plans on attending Northwestern University and studying neurology.
Ciara Athy was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Art Department. While she enjoys all of her classes, she most enjoys her art classes, including Studio Art III and Drawing and Painting III. Her teachers note that her dedication and creativity have helped her refine her outstanding artistic talent. Ciara is involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including the dance team, Art Club, Interact and the Foreign Language Club. She was part of last year’s musical, serves as a junior class officer, and skates competitively on the Downers Grove Dazzlers Synchronized Skating Team. A high honor roll student, she plans to continue skating and to pursue a college major that incorporates her artistic skills. Over the summer, she worked part-time in a chiropractic office and attended class at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Physical Education Department picked Rachel Bogo as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Rachel’s favorite classes this year include English IV and Journalism. Described as an excellent student and teammate, she challenges herself to improve every day and supports others with encouragement. Rachel is one of the school’s most involved students; she serves as captain of the dance team, event coordinator for Interact, and as the Student Council Treasurer. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Foreign Language Club, and is a junior cheerleading coach for St. Cyril’s and the Lemont Hornets. In college, she hopes to study either dance or journalism, and aims to be happy and successful in whatever career she chooses. When not dancing, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.