March 2019 Students of the Month
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Gloria Wang was cited by the Mathematics Department as the Freshman Student of the Month. Gloria is a high honor roll student whose favorite subjects include mathematics, biology, English, economics and history. A member of both the state-qualifying Mathletes team and the Robotics Club, Gloria has a passion for math that is evident through her knowledge and work ethic in both the classroom and in Mathletes competitions. She is an accomplished piano player, having won a state-level award in an Illinois Music Association contest. Gloria also was invited to be part of Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search. She plans on becoming trilingual in the future, and hopes to continue improving in both piano and math. She enjoys painting, reading, writing, practicing Chinese, listening to music, and playing cards.
The Music Department tabbed John Krueger as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, John lists Honors Symphonic Band and Woods Technology I as his favorite classes, while also noting he loves to learn about history. He already has been inducted into the school’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. His music instructors note he has done a great job playing the alto saxophone in the Honors Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, and that he displayed fine conducting skills and leadership abilities as a drum major in the Marching Band. He was selected as an All-District Musician earlier this year. John plans on attending college and may major in aerospace engineering. In his free time, John volunteers for church activities, takes saxophone lessons, and enjoys reading and building with wood.
Marin Schiffman was selected by the Science Department as the Junior Student of the Month. Marin is a high honor roll student whose current favorite classes include Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Ceramics and Yoga. A member of the cross country, track and field, and dance teams, she is a Rho Kappa and National Honor Society inductee and a member of both the Student Council and Athletic Council. Marin epitomizes what a student should be, setting high academic standards and striving to achieve them. She is a natural leader whose strong grasp of classroom content allows her to assist her peers in understanding difficult concepts. Marin plans on studying biomedical engineering in college, and someday hopes to run a marathon. She babysits in her spare time, and enjoys baking, working out and spending time with friends.
The Business Department picked David Lehenbauer as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, David’s favorite classes include Personal Finance II, Accounting III Honors, and both AP Economics classes. A four-year member of both the golf and track and field programs, he is a two-time state qualifier and school record holder in the high jump. David also is a National Honor Society inductee and a member of Junior Achievement, and was cited as an Illinois State Scholar. He is described as a personable and respectful student who demonstrates outstanding time management skills. His self-motivation, maturity, focus and integrity are keys to his success. Thought not yet decided on his college destination, he plans on majoring in finance and someday hopes to earn his MBA and run his own business. David works at Cog Hill Golf Club and enjoys golfing, fishing, playing basketball and watching live sporting events.