Annual awards ceremony honors student accomplishment

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Senior Lauren Becherer poses proudly with her Senior Medallion. Becherer was pleasantly surprised with the honor of being awarded with this year's Principal's Award.

Senior Lauren Becherer poses proudly with her Senior Medallion. Becherer was pleasantly surprised with the honor of being awarded with this year's Principal's Award.
Senior Lauren Becherer poses proudly with her Senior Medallion. Becherer was pleasantly surprised with the honor of being awarded with this year’s Principal’s Award.

By Bridgette Jasinski
Wednesday, May 27, the student body piled into the fieldhouse. The purpose of such a massive gathering was the annual Honors Assembly. Its intent is to recognize the dedication and determination that specific members, students and groups have put forth this school year.
18 teachers were honored for various outstanding contributions to education, school spirit and activities.
Clubs, sports and other school activities were also recognized in abundance. Athletics such as badminton, cross country, diving, gymnastics and wrestling were all recognized. Additional activities such as, Art, DECA, FCCLA, Music (band/orchestra), Orchesis, Speech, the Crest, and the Prospector/Prospector Now were applauded for their accomplishments.
Numerous seniors were awarded Senior Medallions for similarly demonstrating determination and participation throughout their high school careers in academics, athletics and activities.
Senior Lauren Becherer, who was awarded the Principal’s Award Senior Medallion, proved the amount of effort it takes to receive such recognition. Becherer participated in a surplus of activities each school year such as, tennis, badminton, FCCLA Illinois State President, Young Life, Senior Class Board, Principal’s Advisory Council, Knights Way, LINK, Battle-Bots and Service Club.
“It means a lot to me that they gave me [this award],” Becherer said. “I was not expecting [it] at all.”
 
Senior Medallion Winners:
Art – Reed Skocz
Athletics – Dana Liva & Gregory Suarez
Band – Paul Flanders
Biology – Jessica Parzynski
Business Eduaction – Viktoriya Kozlovska
Chemistry – Michael Morikado
Chinese  Hyo Park
Dance – Mikaylah Chidester
Debate – Elizabeth Clifford
Drama (Performance) – Allison O’Conner
Drama (Technical) – Nicholas Fowler
English – Allison O’Connor
French – Pooja Bahl
Italian – Grace McKay
Journalism – Kelly Schoessling
Knights’ Way – Elizabeth Clifford
Mathematics – Marc Graff
Music Department – Alexander Johnson
NJROTC – Brendan Fergus
Orchestra – Timothy Banna
Photography – Amanda Downar
Physical Education – Amanda Downar & Damian Wojtowicz
Physics – Joseph Nowak
Senior P.E, Leader – Hannah Grott & Joseph Hafertepe
Service Learning – Stephanie Towey
Social Science – Stephanie Kopp
Spanish – Michael Morikado
Speech – James Farquharson
Spirit – Kyle Beyak & Amanda Esczuk
Student Government – Katie Nejdl
Technology Education – Alexander Straczek
Vocal Music – Marc Ford
Yearbook – Caroline Chengary
Principal’s Award – Lauren Becherer & Alexander Blethen