2017 Renaissance Departmental Student of the Quarter: “1st Quarter”
Sponsored by Penn Station
Throughout the school year each department at LHS will be asked to give an extra special recognition to one student who has stood out above the rest. For the “first quarter” of the school year students will receive “Free subs for a quarter” from Penn Station for their achievements. Each department was allowed to use their own criteria to choose their student.
At Lafayette, it is important to us to recognize and celebrate the amazing things our students do in and out of our classrooms.
If you see these students please congratulate them on this special award.
Science Department: Marissa Gianino
Marissa Gianino has been a model student in all three of my biomedical PLTW electives and has also done well in her core sciences; Biology, Chemistry, and AP Biology.
Senior Class: Jacob Kreiger
Jacob is an awesome young man with a heart of gold. You will often see Jacob cheering on his friends at sporting events and laughing in the hallways with them. I can always rely on Jacob to have a funny story or lighten any mood. When I think about students who epitomize the qualities of a Lancer, Jacob easily comes to mind. He is a true and loyal friend who is kind to all those he meets. I have enjoyed watching Jacob come into his own this year, and I look forward to what the future holds for him.
ROTC: Christian Lewis
It is our pleasure to submit this recommendation for Department Student of the Quarter on behalf of Christian Lewis. We would like to assure you that a quality, take charge, self-motivated individual is being nominated. Christian has become the type of person we rely on to volunteer for school or community service. Giving back is a big part of the “service before self” core value of Junior ROTC. A shining example was the homecoming parade. While everyone else enjoyed tailgating, the game and numerous other festivities, Christian volunteered to help Sue Jessen and her crew pick up trash until 9:00 p.m. Incredible selflessness! In our numerous other events, Christian is a constant presence and always anxious to do more in making these initiatives successful. It’s a great example for his fellow cadet students. This type of leadership impression normally takes much longer to develop. Christian was chosen not only for the aforementioned reasons, but also for his many other outstanding characteristics. His subtle sense of humor, respect for authority, enthusiasm, politeness, self-discipline, humility, drive and energy only scratch the surface of his impressive traits.
Visual Arts: Lily Glazer
We are nominating Lily Glazer because of her caring and compassionate nature towards the LHS faculty and her fellow students. She has touched and enriched the lives of others, particularly those students who are vulnerable or less able to help themselves. Lily always is there to lend a helping hand, and she does it with a bright smile. She has the respect of her peers and is a role model in the classroom. Lily demonstrates ongoing initiative, leadership, positive attitude, creativity, and dedication daily. As a cadet teacher, she is awesome! She is so responsible and helpful, she's become more of a "departmental cadet" - completing projects, setting up and taking down artwork for displays, and putting her astoundingly beautiful hand-lettering to good use. Lily is a joy to be around and we couldn't be more proud to have her in the department!
Performing Arts: Zach Wehling
Zach Wehling is involved in choir, orchestra and music theory. In addition he participates in Lafayette's acappella choir, Vox Solus.
Zach is an outstanding musician who shares his enthusiasm throughout the music department. He is a leader in each of his classes and demonstrates above average music ability. He asks poignant questions that help focus the learning taking place in the classroom.
He excels in extra-curricular activities. For instance, he was recently accepted into the All-Suburban 9-10 Honor Choir. He is a reliable student citizen and maintains the highest standards in all of his classes and activities.
Guidance: Logan Jones
Logan is our 6th hour office aide and has never come in without a smile. He is always so willing to help us in any way he can. He jumps in and helps other offices as well whenever he is needed. Logan is so friendly and often greets students as they come in and starts up a conversation. He is a kind, caring individual and we are so lucky to have him in our office.