December 2018 Students of the Month
Charities: Hope & Friendship Foundation; West Suburban Community Pantry
Jacob TerMaat was cited as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Industrial Technology Department. Jacob lists Integrated Math II Honors, Biology Honors and Orientation to Industrial Technology as his favorite classes. Regardless of the task, Jacob creates fantastic work that goes above what is required. He is helpful to other students and displays an impressive work ethic. A member of the Mathletes team, Jacob is involved both with travel baseball and club volleyball. He was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in middle school. Jacob hopes to attend college and plans to pursue a career in computer engineering. In his free time, he enjoys recreational sports, volunteering, and spending time with his friends.
The English Department tabbed Kendall Barndollar as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Kendall lists English II Honors and Food Prep as her favorite courses, but says she is looking forward to taking more business classes. Described as a hard worker in and out of the classroom, she shows leadership within both small and large groups and demonstrates a solid work ethic. Kendall is captain of the junior varsity dance team, and serves as the historian on the Student Council. She plans on attending college and studying marketing or another facet of business; her dream school is Indiana University, where she would hope to be part of the Kelley School of Business. Kendall enjoys baking and spending time with her siblings, and also serves as a tutor.
CITGO Innovation Academy
Kaitlyn Catalano was selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the CITGO Innovation Academy. Kaitlyn most enjoys history classes, including Human Rights & World Affairs, which she took last year. An avid library user, she shares her strong opinions on what she reads with staff and consistently is looking for recommendations on what to read next. Kaitlyn recently was inducted into the National Honor Society, is a member of the Speech Team, National English Honor Society and American Sign Language Club, serves as Vice President of the school’s chapter of the Junior Illinois Association of the Deaf, and is a member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee. She plans on attending college and earning a masters degree in deaf education. Kaitlyn enjoys photography, baking, cooking, reading, writing, acting and performing.
The Social Studies Department picked Abigail Griffin as the Senior Student of the Month. Abigail is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include American Government, AP Microeconomics, Sociology, AP Spanish Language and English IV. Described as a natural classroom leader, she participates in thoughtful and meaningful ways with a positive, infectious attitude. She sets herself apart with her sense of humor and compassion for others. Abigail is a member of Model UN and the Drama Club, has been part of the spring musical, and serves as a gymnastics coach with the Lemont Park District. She may pursue studies in either political science or film in college. In her free time, Abigail enjoys film, babysitting and spending time with friends.