December 2016 Students of the Month
Charity: American Brain Tumor Association
Alicen Barowsky was named as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Alicen lists Orientation to Industrial Technology, Integrated Math I Honors and Biology Honors as her favorite courses, while also noting that she enjoys engineering and technology. She is an accomplished guitar player, a member of the Girl Scouts and the school’s Robotics Club, and plans on playing softball this spring. Alicen’s teachers note that her work always is thorough and exemplary, and that she shows a genuine interest in expanding her knowledge. She puts in extra work in the robotics lab, which has aided her both in and out of the classroom. Alicen plans on becoming an engineer in the future. She enjoys cubing and gaming, and is learning to play the piano.
The English Department cited Grace Horky as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Grace states that she most enjoys English II Honors, Integrated Math II Honors and Physics because they allow her to think outside the box. She is described as a natural leader who sets the bar for her peers. She is enthusiastic and makes others comfortable in the classroom. An IHSA tennis state qualifier as a freshman and tennis team MVP earlier this fall, Grace is a member of both the marching band and jazz band. She also is part of the school’s Interact Club and is a member of the Girl Scouts. Grace plans on maintaining a high grade point average, hopes to return to the IHSA State Finals, and dreams of attending the University of Illinois. In her spare time, she umpires baseball and softball and enjoys reading a good book.
Learning Resource Center
Olivia Styrczula was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Learning Resource Center. Olivia is a high honor roll performer whose favorite classes include AP U.S. History and AP Psychology. She uses the LRC daily, and can be seen with her peers collaborating on projects and tutoring. She is cheerful and willing to help others. Olivia serves on the tech crew through the Drama Club, is a National English Honor Society inductee, and is a member of both the Interact Club and Foreign Language Club. She will graduate from Polish school this year. While she knows she is headed for college, she is not yet sure what she will study because there are so many options from which she can choose. In her free time, Olivia likes to read and hang out with friends, and works part-time at Ace Hardware.
The Social Studies Department picked Rebecca Bailey as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Rebecca most enjoys American Government, Drawing & Painting IV and English IV. She is involved in a wealth of activities, including the Speech Team, Drama Club, Model UN and Art Club. She also is a National Honor Society inductee. Her teachers note that Rebecca has a natural thirst for knowledge, and that it is routine for her to ask inquisitive questions during class or to stay after class to gain a more meaningful understanding of concepts. She demonstrates leadership by drawing her peers into discussions of greater depth. Rebecca is planning on taking a “gap year” to pursue modeling in New York or abroad, and eventually plans on attending law school. She is involved with the Nursing Home Ministry through her church, and works as a model with the Ford Modeling Agency.