January 2016 Students of the Month

Charity: Jeff Anderson Children's Foundation

Lucas Zaczek

Lucas Zaczek was named the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. A high honor roll student, Lucas lists Integrated Math I Honors, Biology Honors, Health and Orientation to Industrial Technology as his favorite classes to date. He impresses his teachers with his confidence, and asks insightful questions that facilitate classroom discussion. Lucas is a member of the boys’ soccer program, Mathletes, and the Robotics Club, and hopes to play volleyball in the spring. Though early in his high school career, he has his sights set on earning a scholarship to attend college, and ultimately hopes to become an engineer. In his free time, Lucas enjoys gaming, exploring, hanging out with friends, tutoring classmates, and eating.

Max Mazzotti
Driver's Education

The Driver Education Department selected Max Mazzotti as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Max is a high honor roll student who enjoys science classes, including Integrated Science and Physics. He also likes Driver’s Education and Spanish I. His Driver’s Education teacher notes that Max did very well in class, consistently completing his work on time. He also was more than willing to assist other students or help in the classroom. Max is described as a conscientious student who pays close attention to detail and strives for excellence in all of his classes. Max is a member of the Science Club, and also competes on the boys’ swimming team. He plans on pursuing a college degree in science and hopes to work in a museum. Max enjoys reading, exercise and games.

Maggie O'Brien
Student Services

Maggie O’Brien was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Student Services Department. Maggie is a high honor roll performer whose favorite class is AP Language. She also has enjoyed her time as an English Language Learner intern, a position for which she volunteered after the school had an influx of ELL students last fall. Maggie is serving as the yearbook editor this year. A National English Honor Society inductee, she also is involved in Model UN and is a member of the girls’ cross country program. She hopes to attend Loyola University Chicago and plans on studying nursing. Her ultimate goal is to become a pediatric nurse. In her free time, Maggie is quite busy running a cake business that she began when she was 12 years old. She also enjoys babysitting and volunteering in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tiffany Gunia
Special Education

The Special Education Department cited Tiffany Gunia as the Senior Student of the Month. Tiffany is an honor roll student whose favorite classes include Digital Photography, Drawing & Painting, Ceramics and U.S. History. She has had her artwork published in the school’s literary magazine. She is described as a kind and patient student who always is willing to help. Tiffany has shown tremendous growth over the course of her high school career, and demonstrates a passion for animals and the arts. Within her art classes, she shows excellent craftsmanship. As she begins to look forward to college, she hopes to pursue studies in graphic arts or something else in the art field. In her spare time, Tiffany works at Walgreens, and enjoys crafts, biking, outdoor activities, going to movies, and spending time with friends and family.