November 2017 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Ministries
Megan Hunt was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Science Department. Megan lists Integrated Math I Honors, Family & Consumer Sciences Survey and Spanish I as her most enjoyable classes. She is described as a student who works hard both in and out of class, and as an inquisitive scientist whose curiosity leads her to do well with labs and in projects and activities. Megan is a member of the Interact Club and Student Council, and also is a highly successful gymnast with the Naperville Gymnastics Club. Her goals include earning a 4.0 grade point average, being inducted into the National Honor Society, earning a gymnastics scholarship, and pursuing a degree in radiology. Megan works parties and camps at her gymnastics club, and also enjoys baking, outdoor activities, and hanging out friends.
The Business Department picked Briley Rakow as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Briley lists Accounting I as her current favorite class, but states that she also enjoys Business, English and Mathematics courses. A dedicated student with a keen business mind, Briley has proven herself to be a trustworthy student who consistently demonstrates integrity. She is a member of the Student Council and won a regional title as a Future Business Leaders of America competitor last year. She also is involved in a high school youth group and helps lead a middle school youth group. She hopes to attend the University of Mississippi and major in accounting. In her spare time, Briley baby sits for several families, and enjoys playing basketball, writing, traveling, and hanging out with friends.
Anna Goranski was tabbed as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Anna is a high honor roll performer whose favorite courses include AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry and Spanish III Honors. She is described as one of the hardest working students in AP Calculus BC, and consistently demonstrates a work ethic that leads to a high level of success. She breaks down complex ideas, which allows her to grasp difficult material. Anna is a member of the girls’ cross country team, Interact Club, and the Health Occupations Student Association. She has competed in the state finals as a Mathlete twice, and is a Mu Alpha Theta and National English Honor Society inductee. She plans on attending college but is undecided on a major. She likes to run, play the piano, baby sit, and provide swim instructions.
The Music Department cited Aaron Swenson as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Aaron says that he most enjoys band and his Mathematics and Science courses. He has been an outstanding contributor to various bands while playing the piano, keyboard, euphonium and baritone. He was a strong leader in the marching band who served as a section leader. In addition to his involvement in the band program, he has been a member of the boys’ soccer program, as well as the Chess Club, Scholastic Bowl, Mathletes, and the boys’ track and field team. He also has earned induction into Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Aaron recently was cited as an AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended Student, and is a member of the All-District Orchestra. He plans on studying molecular biology and attending medical school. Aaron enjoys playing piano, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.