November 2019 Students of the Month
Charity: Lemont Food Pantry
Stone TeSelle was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Science Department. Stone states his favorite class in his first semester of high school is Journalism, because he loves writing and communicating about current events. Stone already has involved himself in the school’s Drama Club and Student Council. His teachers applaud his superior performance in the classroom, and describe Stone as an exemplary student who can be counted on for thoughtful contributions to classroom discussions. He does not take success for granted, and works hard regardless of the task ahead of him. Stone states that when it comes to his future, he does not care what he does, but rather how he does it, and hopes to be kind, friendly, encouraging and supportive. He loves to play the guitar and volunteer at his church.
The Business Department tabbed Michael Stricker as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Michael is a high honor roll student who lists Personal Finance and Integrated Math II as his favorite classes. He captained the undefeated sophomore football team this fall, and last spring was a thrower on the track and field team. Michael has proven himself to be an outstanding business student who is a natural leader in class. His contributions are insightful, and he is willing to help out whenever it is needed. He is a great role model who has learned the benefits of investing at a young age. In the future, he hopes to become either a Certified Financial Analyst, Chief Financial Officer or a Certified Public Accountant. He enjoys weight lifting, football and golf, and plays the piano during services at his church.
Ethan Ragasa was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. A high honor roll performer, Ethan most enjoys classes in mathematics, science and English. He continues to work on increasing his mathematical knowledge and challenges himself in class and in extra-curricular activities. He is a member of the band program, Mathletes, Academic Challenge, Health Occupations Student Association, Link Crew, and the boys’ swimming and boys’ volleyball teams. Ethan has earned induction to the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Music Honor Society and Rho Kappa. He hopes to attend Johns Hopkins University and study biomedical engineering. He spends most of his free time as a math tutor, and also volunteers with Project C.U.R.E.
The Music Department picked Megan Zhou as the Senior Student of the Month. Megan is a high honor roll student who lists biology, chemistry and calculus among her favorite subjects. Megan is a member of the girls’ tennis team, and also is active in many of the school’s bands, including the Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Honors Symphonic Band. As a tenor saxophonist, she twice has been chosen as an all-district musician in both the jazz and concert band ensembles, and last year participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference. Megan is a reliable mentor for her peers, and demonstrates a drive to be the best she can be. In college, she plans on studying biomedical or chemical engineering. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, teaching saxophone and watching “The Office.”