May 2017 Students of the Month
Charity: Lemont United Methodist Food Pantry
Meredith Mathias was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Health Department. Meredith is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include Health, Integrated Math and Cultural Geography. Her teachers describe her as a hard worker who takes her studies very seriously. She consistently participates in class, and is willing to help her classmates or instructors when needed. Meredith was a member of the girls’ bowling team over the winter, and also is involved with Student Council and the Health Occupations Student Association. Her short-term goals include being inducted into the school’s National Honor Society, and someday she hopes to pursue a career in criminal justice. In her free time, Meredith works part-time at her dad’s company and enjoys four wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing and swimming.
The Driver Education Department tabbed Victoria Garcia as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Victoria states that she most enjoys Integrated Math III Honors, Creative Writing II and AP Physics. She is involved in a wide range of activities, including Girl Scouts, Interact, Student Council, Drama Club and Photography Club. She also is a Mu Alpha Theta inductee. Victoria’s teachers note that she is a pleasure to have in class, leads others with her own determination to succeed, and sets high goals for herself that she works daily to achieve. She plans on attending college and hopes to pursue a career in engineering. Victoria enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her friends. She also baby sits and works as a camp counselor.
David Miller was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Special Education Department. David is a high honor roll student who lists English, Physics, Business & Technology Concepts and Food Preparation as his favorite classes. David has served in an important role as the varsity football manager for several years, and also has participated in Special Olympics, the Evening Out Club, Breakfast Buddies, and Special Recreation at the Lemont Park District. He has made consistent improvement since his freshman year, and has worked hard to meet criteria to be in general education classes. David has learned new strategies to assist him with trying new tasks and effectively socializing with his peers and teachers. He hopes to become a chef. David enjoys football, playing board games, relaxing, and watching all sports.
The Student Services Department named Kyla Owens as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Kyla most enjoys her internship in the Special Education Department and Psychology. She plays both the flute and oboe, and has played in the Marching Band and Honors Symphonic Band. A National Honor Society inductee, Kyla was a four-year starter on the girls’ bowling team who earned all-conference accolades as a senior. In her Special Ed internship, she has enthusiastically worked with students, showing a keen ability to entice students into engaging in their assigned tasks. She effectively works individually and in groups with great initiative and a positive attitude. Kyla will bowl at Drury University, where she plans on studying psychology. Ultimately, she hopes to work as an occupational therapist. She has served as a volunteer with organizations that offer programs for individuals with disabilities, as well as with Good Samaritan Hospital.