January 2015 Students of the Month
Charity: Ronald McDonald House
Lauren Pengiel was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Lauren enjoys Accelerated Geometry Honors, Spanish I, and many areas in science. She impresses her teachers by displaying discipline in her studies and contributing thoughtful input during classroom discussions. She works hard and is well organized. Lauren is a member of the girls’ volleyball program, is involved with both Interact and the Foreign Language Club, and is a freshman class officer. She hopes to play college volleyball, and aims to earn an athletic or academic scholarship. Ultimately, she would like to become a veterinarian. In her free time, Lauren plays club volleyball, and also enjoys reading, dancing, writing fiction stories, playing the piano, and babysitting.
The Driver Education Department selected Steve Fleming as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Steve has been named to the honor roll each semester of his high school career, including a high honor roll citation for the first semester this year. He notes that he enjoys math classes such as Geometry and Trigonometry, as well as science courses. His instructors describe him as a hard-working student who shows a commitment to helping his peers. He demonstrates a willingness to learn, and in Driver Education, provided insight from his experiences to enhance the learning experience for all students. Steve is a member of the school’s state runner-up football program, and also enjoys baseball. His future goals include being part of another state finalist football team. He enjoys running in his spare time.
Jessica Devitt was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Student Services Department. Jessica is a high honor roll student who loves everything about school. She feels privileged to live in a nation where education is highly valued and women are given the same opportunities as men. She is a member of the Speech Team and Future Business Leaders of America, was selected to serve on the Student Advisory Committee, and helped found the Human Rights Club. Jessica is outgoing, exudes a sunny disposition, and is very respectful of her classmates and teachers. She is interested in becoming a high school English teacher, would like to open her own day care, and hopes to take several mission trips. Jessica works at Front Street Cantina, and enjoys volunteering, playing piano and hanging out with friends.
The Special Education Department picked Brian Leahy as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Brian has enjoyed a variety of course offerings, including Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Field Ecology and Physical Education. He has made tremendous growth in developing strategies and skills that can be used to overcome challenges. Brian advocates for himself, manages his schedule, and embraces the use of technology. He is involved in many extra-curricular activities, including the “An Evening Out” group, Breakfast Buddies and Manga Club. He is a member of the school’s Special Olympics team, and has earned designation as an Eagle Scout. In the future, Brian may pursue an interest in zoology or work with the elderly. He works at Franciscan Village, has volunteered at the Humane Haven Animal Shelter, and enjoys fishing, golfing, reading, biking and target shooting.