L-W Central announces Science Students of the Month
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Lincoln-Way Central science teachers are honoring students for the months of December 2014, January 2015, February 2015 and March 2015 as Science Students of the Month.

The purpose of the award is to recognize students efforts in science. We want to encourage all students to work hard at their academics, and this is one way the Science Department has chosen to recognize their students, stated Dr. Steve Provis, principal of Lincoln-Way Central.

The students are nominated by their teachers for various types of achievements including class participation and excellence in homework as two examples, noted Dr. Sarah Highfill, science department chair.

For the month of March 2015, twelve students were nominated by 2 teachers. March winners are: Alex Muehlbacher nominated by John Sunta, physics; Jenna Martino nominated by Dr. David Baran, honors physics; Madeline Karlson nominated by John Sunta, physics; Jake Leonard nominated by John Sunta, honors physics; and Heidi Walthier nominated by Dr. David Baran, advanced placement physics.
For the month of February 2015, fifty-four students were nominated by 8 teachers.

February winners include: Jenna Keagle nominated by David Mulconrey, biology; Lily Valentine nominated by Catherine Sieber, chemistry; Anthony Brongiel nominated by John Sunta, physics; Antonio Penaherrera nominated by Chris Macek and Jeff Koryczan, earth science; and Avery Dobkowski nominated by Heather Mackowiak, biology.

For the months of December 2014 and January 2015 thirty-three students were nominated by 6 teachers. Winners are: Kaitlyn Vargas nominated by Kristen Prieto and Chris Macek, elements of science; Danielle Kleczka nominated by Catherine Sieber, physical science; Makayla Otto nominated by Ruby Bruozas, chemistry; Chad Tucker nominated by John Sunta, physics; and Grace Grabowski nominated by Kristen Prieto, chemistry fundamentals.

To further recognize the efforts of the Science Students of the Month their individual photos are displayed in a special glass case in the library of Lincoln-Way Central.

I have been very pleased with the collaboration with Aileen Koesche and Nancy Sargis in the library. I love their display for this recognition and the science department appreciates their work to keep the display case updated. Its a great partnership, noted Highfill.

We will continue this program choosing five students per month to recognize for their academic achievement for the rest of the school year, added Highfill.