November 2018 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Foundation
Isabella Wilton was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Science Department. Isabella lists Biology Honors and Integrated Math II Honors as her favorite classes. A member of the girls’ tennis team in the fall, she also is part of both the Mathletes squad and the Interact Club. Her teachers note she has emerged as a classroom leader. While her academic success and participation are among the best in her class, she encourages others and helps guide her peers to success. Isabella received the Principal’s Award at Old Quarry as an eighth grader. She hopes to become an equine or livestock veterinarian, and is looking to attend either the University of Illinois or Purdue University. In her free time, Isabella babysits, serves as a tutor, and volunteers at the Children’s Farm at The Center in Palos Park.
The Business Department cited Sean Abbott as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll student, Sean’s current favorite class is Accounting I, but he says he enjoys all of his math classes and also liked Introduction to Business last year. He is involved in both the Future Business Leaders of America and Junior Achievement. Described as a quiet leader with a passion for business, Sean is described as a hard worker and inquisitive thinker who consistently demonstrates a polite nature. He was the recipient of the Francis De Angelo award at his middle school. Sean plans on attending college and hopes to pursue a career either in business or the film industry. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball and basketball.
Aubrey Molitor was selected as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Aubrey is a high honor roll student who most enjoys classes in math and history, but adds she appreciates any teacher or class that helps her to learn and improve. She is involved in a wide range of activities, including Mathletes, Model UN, Health Occupations Student Association, and girls’ golf. She also is a Mu Alpha Theta inductee, is helping to start a school chapter for the National Social Studies Honor Society, and earned AP Scholar accolades. Lauded for her inquiring mind and ability to ask questions that get to core concepts, Aubrey says her ideal career will incorporate science, forensics, law and criminal justice. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, playing the piano and listening to music.
The Music Department picked Joe Gumina as the Senior Student of the Month. Joe is a high honor roll performer who most enjoys marching band, concert band and AP Biology. His teachers applaud his time management skills and ability to connect with his peers. Joe has taken advantage of many opportunities in the music department. He has been the lead in the school’s musical, served as the lead drum major in the marching band, leads the Tri-M Music Honor Society as its president, and is the first student in school history to earn a 5 on the AP Music Theory exam. Joe also plays in the Honors Jazz Band, Honors Symphonic Band and Jazz Combo, and is a two-time all-district musician. He plans on majoring in biology, with designs on becoming a physician’s assistant, and also hopes to join or establish a big band in which he can perform. In his spare time, Joe serves as a soccer referee and likes to play the piano, work out and spend time with family and friends.