Four Lemont High School students were recognized as February Students of the Month at the district’s Board of Education meeting Feb. 19. The honorees are senior Carly Tucker (World Languages), junior Rebecca Eichwedel (Family and Consumer Sciences), sophomore Lauren May (Physical Education) and freshman Clare Rachwalski (Art).
Carly Tucker, Senior (World Languages)
The World Languages Department named Carly Tucker as the Senior Student of the Month. Carly most enjoys Spanish IV Honors Accelerated, Humanities and a wide range of social studies classes. A high honor roll performer, she is described as an integral part of a good class dynamic, and genuinely is missed in classroom discussions and activities if she’s not present.
An avid class participant and a risk taker with a great attitude, Carly is involved in a gamut of extra-curricular activities, including the Speech Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and the Athletic Council. While she is undecided on which college she will attend, she plans on studying international relations and Spanish. In her free time, she volunteers at The Maria Shelter, works as a hostess at 3 Corners and enjoys puzzles and reading.
Rebecca Eichwedel, Junior (Family and Consumer Sciences)
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department chose Rebecca Eichwedel as the Junior Student of the Month. Rebecca is a high honor roll student who lists English III, U.S. History and Introduction to Digital Art as her favorite classes. Noted as a hard worker who always is willing to help others in need, Rebecca has assisted a special needs student with sensory integration disorder each week at Sunday School for the last few years.
She hopes to attend college, become an occupational therapist, get married and have a family. She also intends on continuing to be active in her church. Rebecca has a wide range of interests outside of school. She has helped train her award-winning beagle mix, takes part in her church’s youth group, attends White Sox and Blackhawks games and enjoys country music.
Lauren May, Sophomore (Physical Education)
The Physical Education Department tabbed Lauren May as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Lauren notes that her favorite classes are Chemistry Honors and Spanish II, but that her favorite subject is mathematics. Her teachers note that she is an excellent teammate who puts forward maximum effort, and assists other students with fundamentals and game strategy.
Playing on the varsity softball team as a freshman, she earned All-South Suburban Conference accolades. Lauren also plays travel softball with the Lemont Sizzlers, and is part of Mu Alpha Theta and Interact. She plans to attend a top university that will prepare her for a job in the medical field. In her spare time, Lauren practices softball and enjoys listening to music.
Clare Rachwalski, Freshman (Art)
Clare Rachwalski was selected as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Art Department. A high honor roll student, Clare lists literature and art as her favorite academic interests. She is described as a talented artist whose work starts with great subject matter and includes wonderful detail and perfect craftsmanship.
Dedicated to keeping up with her schedule of assignments, Clare is open to the advice given to her and shows a genuine interest in learning more about art. She was a member of the girls’ cross country program in the fall and expects to be part of the girls’ track and field squad in the spring. She’s also a member of Interact and takes dance lessons. Clare plans to pursue a career that enables her to use her creativity. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, painting, dancing, reading and playing piano.
About the Student of the Month program
Thirty-two students earn Student of the Month accolades each school year, with four individuals honored each month from October through May. Students may be selected for this prestigious honor only once in their careers at Lemont High School.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic of Edward Jones Inc. in Lemont contributes a donation each month to a charity selected by the Student of the Month award winners. This month’s winners selected Hope and Friendship Ministries to receive the donation.
An archive of previous “Student of the Month” winners may be found under the Academics tab on the district’s Web site at www.lhs210.net.
Editor’s note: The information above is from a press release issued by Tony Hamilton, director of school and community relations at Lemont High School.
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