January 2014 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope and Friendship Ministries
Kurtis Huegelmann was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Kurtis includes Biology Honors and English I Honors as his favorite courses, and also notes that he greatly enjoys mathematics. A member of the freshman football squad last fall, he serves as a class officer and is a member of the Foreign Language Club. An award-winning Boy Scout, Kurtis has been part of Project Infinite Green and was a member of the National Junior Honor Society as a middle schooler. He plans on maintaining a high grade point average throughout high school and hopes someday to work in the medical field. In his spare time, he plays the piano, spends time with family and friends, and enjoys traveling and camping.
The Driver Education Department picked Ashley Mussallem as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor student, Ashley’s favorite classes include Geometry Honors and Physics Honors. Described as a hard-working student who always strives to do her best, she manages her academic and extra-curricular responsibilities very well. A member of the girls’ basketball program, she also is involved with the school’s Interact organization, as well as its Foreign Language Club and Sign Language Club. Ashley was honored as her class’s Homecoming Princess last fall, and she is well-liked by her teachers and classmates. She plans on majoring within the mathematics or science fields in college. In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, running, reading, volunteering, babysitting and finishing her chores.
Nick Abboud was named the Junior Student of the Month by the Guidance Department. Nick states that he has most enjoyed courses dealing with science - such as Physics Honors and Biology Honors - but also enjoys AP U.S. History. One of his class’s top students, he is a consistent high honor roll honoree and is described as a hard worker who shows great respect for teachers and classmates alike. An inductee into the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society, Nick joined the Marching Band this year after being part of the football program for two years. He also is a member of the school’s Concert Band and Jazz Band, balancing those responsibilities with a schedule that includes five honors or AP level classes. Nick intends on majoring in biology in college, and in his spare time likes to read and play music with his friends.
The Special Education Department tabbed Elijah Wheeler as the Senior Student of the Month. Elijah most enjoys mathematics and his Criminal Justice course at WILCO. He shows a strong work ethic and has made consistent improvement in his academic and social skills over the last year. Elijah has worked hard to advocate for himself and become more independent as he works toward transitioning to life after high school. He has a great sense of humor and volunteers to help his teachers. Elijah is active in the school’s Breakfast Buddies program and also took part in the Bolingbrook Police Cadet Academy. A two-time invitee to the Discipline Free Dance, he was recognized with the Mayor’s Award at the Police Academy. Elijah plans on studying criminal justice at College of DuPage, and hopes to become a police officer or join the Marines. He enjoys being creative, building things, playing video games and spending time with his friends.