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