LEMONT, IL — Four students from Lemont High School received December Student of the Month honors at the district school board meeting on Dec. 19. & Excellence), sophomore Jameson Porritt (English) and freshman Gavin Rull (industrial technology).
Each month, Lemont High School honors a student from each grade level for their hard work and dedication to the school and community. Selections rotate between different school departments from month to month, the school said.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic, of Edward Jones, Inc., donates monthly to a charity selected by the winners. This month’s winners chose the SEASPAR Special Recreation Association to receive the donation, the school said.
Lemont High School has provided Student of the Month information below:
Gavin Rull, Freshman, Industrial Technology
Gavin Rull has been selected as Freshman of the Month by Industrial Technology
Department. Gavin lists Integrated Math I, Industrial Technology Orientation, and Biology among his favorite courses. His teachers applaud the way he shows genuine interest in his classes, does his best, and gives his classmates undivided attention. Gavin is making his classes a more enjoyable space through his awareness, the school said. He was a member of the men’s cross country team in the fall, has been involved with the Drama Club and plans to be on the men’s track and field team this spring. Gavin’s future plans include mastering driver education, holding at least two part-time jobs, attending college, and earning a degree. He enjoys biking, running, walking, woodworking and spending time with his family.
Jameson Porritt, second year, English
The English department named Jameson Porritt as sophomore of the month. A top
An honor roll student whose academic interests include history, band and English, Jameson is described as a phenomenal classmate who contributes to a positive classroom climate and accepts ideas from his peers in conversations in class. class, according to LHS. He helped the marching band win two state finals and competes in Scholastic Bowl, Speech and Boys’ Swimming. He is inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society, is a sophomore officer, and is involved with the Leo Club and Ellie Strong. A recent graduate of the Dyslexia Center at LaGrange, Jameson plans to pursue studies in political science and history. He enjoys sailing, hunting, swimming and music, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious stages.
Madison Fluder, Jr., Center for Academic Vision and Excellence (CAVE)
Madison Fluder was named Junior Student of the Month by the Center for Academic Vision and Excellence. Madison is a high-achieving student who says she enjoys Physical Education, Modern Fiction, Integrated Math III, and Food Preparation the most. She originally enrolled at CAVE to have more time to work on class materials, but will spend the next semester serving as a CAVE tutor, the school said. She uses her time well and goes out of her way to help those around her, frequently assisting students enrolled in courses she has previously taken. Madison was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and is also a member of the Student Council and Interact. She hopes to attend a good university and continue to volunteer. She holds part-time jobs at Salon 312 and Kohl’s, and also serves as a babysitter.
Andrew Kula, Senior, Social Studies
The Social Studies Department has named Andrew Kula as Senior Student of the Month. Andrew is a high honor roll student with a particular interest in social studies, journalism and broadcasting. Sporting an infectious positive attitude, he exudes optimism and kindness, seeks a deeper understanding of class material and has a genuine passion for learning, according to LHS. Andrew has completed six AP courses in the Department of Social Studies and is also an Officer in the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. 2022 IHSA State Champion in Broadcast Journalism, he has been inducted into the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He is also a member of the men’s volleyball team and the student advisory board. In the future, Andrew hopes to become a broadcaster or a high school teacher. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, reading historical biographies and recording his podcast (Kula’s Corner).