April 2018 Students of the Month
Charity: Habitat for Humanity
Learning Resource Center
Emily Reigle was selected by the Learning Resource Center as the Freshman Student of the Month. Emily lists Business & Technology Concepts as her favorite class this year. She hopes to become involved in the school’s extra-curricular program next year. An avid reader who has shown interest in the young adult and fiction genres, Emily often can be found combing the Learning Resource Center for her next great read. She has checked out more books from the LRC than any student this year, and is eager to discuss works she has read and share her critiques of books with others. Emily states that she hopes to work in the technology industry, possibly becoming a computer engineer. In her free time, Emily enjoys art, drawing, and working with technology.
The Social Studies Department tabbed Ema Kaunas as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Ema’s most enjoyable classes include AP World History, English II Honors and Drawing & Painting II. A member of the girls’ tennis program, she also participates in Lithuanian School. Her teachers note that her leadership and character truly stand out both in and out of the classroom. Ema collaborates well with others, fostering success and a culture of learning. She is willing to share study strategies with her classmates while also providing feedback for improvement. Winner of multiple awards as a middle schooler, Ema has her sights set on becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. In her free time, she likes reading and drawing.
Gabe Ptaszek was cited by the Industrial Technology Department as the Junior Student of the Month. Gabe is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include Woods Technology II and Advanced CAD II Honors. An outstanding student across different disciplines in Industrial Technology, he has excelled with board drawings, computer aided drafting, and woodworking. Described as patient and observant, Gabe creates first-rate projects. He also collaborates well with classmates and demonstrates a determined work ethic. Gabe plans to pursue a career involving architecture, and also would like to become a mechanic so that he can fix his own cars. In his spare time, he works at a ski resort in the winter and for a family friend in the summer, and enjoys snowboarding and motocross racing.
The English Department picked Anthony Bottini as the Senior Student of the Month. Anthony is an honor roll performer whose favorite class is English IV. He appreciates learning valuable information in an environment that also makes learning fun. His teachers note that he has demonstrated an increased intellectual maturity and fully accepts responsibility for his learning. He has high expectations for himself, and his continued investment in improving his writing skills has been noteworthy. Anthony has been a member of the boys’ soccer program and the Bass Fishing Club. He plans on attending the University of Kansas after earning his high school diploma. In his spare time, Anthony serves as a crew trainer at That Burger Joint, and enjoys fishing and playing soccer.