November 2020 Students of the Month
Charity: Wellness House
Lauren Grames was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Science Department. Lauren’s favorite classes to date include Integrated Math I Honors, Spanish I and Biology Honors. Her teachers applaud how she has jumped head first into hybrid learning and made a very challenging situation look fairly routine. She complements her “high octane brain” with robust work ethic and makes it a habit to ask the right questions. She was invited to participate in the school’s Student Advisory Group, plays travel softball with the Lemont Lightning, and plans on playing high school softball in the spring. Recognizing her own creativity and a desire to positively impact children’s lives, she is considering a career as an elementary school teacher. She enjoys sports, painting, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.
The Business Department selected Ryan Schmidt as the Sophomore Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Ryan most enjoys Graphic Design, AP Computer Science and Integrated Math II Honors. He is willing to put in extra effort when presented with difficult material, asks questions for clarification, is eager to participate in activities, and seeks out assistance when faced with a challenge. A member of the Chess Team, Ryan is very active in the Boy Scouts, having earned the Supernova Award and sitting on the verge of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. His primary goal is to be the best person he can be, and he hopes to pursue a career in either architecture or technology. In his free time, Ryan likes to hang out with friends, as well as biking, running and drawing.
Miriam Hagen was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Miriam is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include AP Calculus BC and Anatomy & Physiology Honors. She is President of the World Languages Club, and a member of Interact, Leo Club, Student Council, Scholastic Bowl, Health Occupations Student Association, Future Business Leaders of America, and the badminton program. She impresses teachers with her relentless pursuit of improvement. Miriam hopes to build a career in the STEM field, possibly as a biological scientist or studying the health sciences. She works as a server at Our Lady of Victory Convent, and hopes to serve as a neurosciences research intern at the University of Bremen (Germany) this summer.
The Music Department picked Rosalie Truback as the Senior Student of the Month. Rosalie is a high honor roll student who not only enjoys band but also social studies classes such as AP Psychology and AP World History. A member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, she serves as a drum major in the marching band and as a bassoonist in the Honors Symphonic Band. She twice has earned all-district honors playing the bassoon, and also plays in the Wind Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra at the Merit School of Music. She is respected by her peers because of her honesty and kindness, and will do anything asked of her to achieve a goal. In the future, Rosalie plans on attending college and studying music technology or audio engineering, while also continuing to play the bassoon. She likes working with her hands, and recently picked up crocheting as a hobby.