LEMONT, IL — Four students from Lemont High School received February Student of the Month honors at the district school board meeting on February 24. The winners were Molly Thornber (world languages), junior Annette Lichacz (family and consumer sciences), sophomore Jacob Katauskas (physical education), and freshman Talia Scoville (art).
Each month, Lemont High School honors a student from each grade level for their hard work and dedication to the school and community, the school said. The selections rotate between the different departments of the school from month to month.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic, of Edward Jones, Inc., donates monthly to a charity selected by the winners. This month’s winners chose the Hope & Friendship Foundation to receive the donation, the school said.
Information on the winning students was provided by Lemont High School:
Talia Scoville, Freshman, Art
The art department cited Talia Scoville as freshman of the month. A high honor roll
As a student, Talia’s favorite classes include Honors Spanish II, Introduction to Business, and Introduction to Drawing and Painting. She is a member of the women’s volleyball and women’s track and field programs, and also plays club volleyball. In her art class, she excelled in every task given to her, the school said. Her sketches, studies and projects all demonstrate considerable effort and talent, and she quickly grasps new concepts. She is eager to help others succeed in the classroom. Talia has her sights set on being inducted into the National Honor Society and hopes to one day attend college and eventually major in business. In her spare time, Talia enjoys volleyball, baking, drawing and painting.
Jacob Katauskas, second year, physical education
Jacob Katauskas was selected as Physical Education Sophomore of the Month
Department. Jacob is a high honor roll performer who enjoys chemistry class the most and
mathematics; he is currently enrolled in Integrated Math II. Although only a sophomore, Jacob made a tremendous impression on his peers and teachers with his work ethic, the school said. Described as an exceptional young man, he proved to be a role model for all students – including upperclassmen – in his Advanced Athletic Performance class. He is committed to giving the best of himself every day. A member of the football and men’s track teams, Jacob earned accolades from all football conferences last fall. In the future, he hopes to play football collegially. He enjoys working out and spending time with his friends and family.
Annette Lichacz, Junior, Family and Consumer Sciences
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has appointed Annette Lichacz as a junior student in the
Month. Annette is an honor roll student who enjoyed the math class the most. She is involved in a wide range of activities including Student Council, Link Crew, Us Against Bullying and the Interact Club, and has been inducted into the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Rho Kappa. She has taken several courses in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and her teachers applaud her preparation, positive attitude and leadership, the school said. Annette plans to go to university and study dental hygiene. In addition to her many extracurricular activities, she works at Celina’s Fresh Market and as a babysitter, teaches at her church, and attends a Polish school.
Molly Thornber, Senior, World Languages
Molly Thornber has been named Senior Student of the Month by the Department of World Languages.
An honor roll student, Molly lists Advanced Calculus, AP Spanish Language and Composition, and Academic Writing as her favorite courses. In addition to being inducted into several honor societies, she is a member of the Marching Bands and Symphony Bands, the World Language Club, the Scholastic Bowl, and Girls Who Code. Molly is a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist and is the group’s section leader. In AP Spanish, she is constantly looking for ways to improve her language skills, both inside and outside of the classroom. Molly works well with her peers and takes risks with language, the school said. She plans to study computer science and linguistics in college and hopes to enter the field of natural language processing to make technology more accessible. Molly enjoys listening to and playing music, taking long walks and spending time with friends.