June 15, 2012 3:56PM
Zachary Reitz, Lemont High School student
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:04AM
Students excel in contest
LEMONT — Lemont’s contingent of 20 students dominated the 2012 Joliet Junior College Accounting Contest.
Lemont students took home four of a possible six individual awards and also helped the school to top-two finishes in both the Accounting I and Accounting II categories. Lemont had 10 students compete in each of the contest’s two divisions.
Lemont swept the Accounting I division. Junior Tadas Vildziunas and sophomore Ann Baillie tied for top honors in the individual contest, while junior Connor Ganzer was third. Their performances helped Lemont to a first-place finish in the Accounting I team competition as well.
Junior Zach Reitz posted the highest score of the day, earning a 91 percent to win the Accounting II individual contest.
That effort helped Lemont to a runner-up finish in the Accounting II team standings.
Students who score 75 percent or better on the exams at the competition — and who also fulfill the requirements in their Lemont High School accounting courses — earn credits through Joliet Junior College.
Students of the month
LEMONT — Four Lemont High School students were honored with May Student of the Month accolades.
Included among the honorees were senior Brandon Jarboe (guidance), junior Joey Bruno (special education), sophomore Morgan Micetich (driver education) and freshman Kevin Murphy (health).
Each month, Lemont High School honors a student from each grade level for hard work and dedication to the school and the community.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic of Edward Jones Inc. (Lemont) contributes a donation each month to a charity selected by the award winners. This month’s winners selected Susan G. Komen for the Cure to receive the donation.
Top students named
JOLIET — Isaac Singleton Elementary School Students of the Month for April were Francisco Aceves, Antanasia Bates, Jeremy Blankenship, MyAngel Broadway, Alexis Cana, Alondra Cardenas, Litzy Castillo, William Crane, Jeremy Finefield, Dayana Franco, Marcus Gallegos, Maria Garcia, Chase Gee, Madelyn Gomez, Alexia Guzman, Kylee Kegl, Rafael Mendoza, Edwin Meza, Andre Miller, Angelina Moreno, Sofia Murillo, Daniel Orozco, Francisco Ponce, Casandra Rangel, Parker Smith, Erion Washington, and Autumn Waters.
Students of the Month for May were Yesenia Barraza, Verronica Brown, Lesley Catalan, G’Ayla Currie, Tyler Dawkins, Peytan Duke, Logan Finefield, Katia Garcia, Alexia Guzman, Junue Hernandez, Ulises Hernandez, Ezekial Lewis, Rene Lopez, Mareon Massey, Kate Ornelas, Alma Paz, Brieanna Ponce, Frankie Real, Mirian Rios, Perla Segura and Contessa Szymczak.
Students of the Month for April at A.O. Marshall Elementary School were Johnathan Aguilera, Frida Guzman, Arriah Morgan, Jaren Moulton, Christopher Ortega, Yesenia Perez, and Kyle Spalliero.
Youngsters walk the walk
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School teacher Diana Munoz Yang’s kindergarten classroom of 27 students walked a total of 1,057 miles this school year on the school walking track.
Honor society induction
JOLIET — The Joliet Central High School chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) held its first induction of new members.
New members include Flora Alvarado, T’ara Austin, Yesenia Chavez, Alejandra Garcia, Apolonio Garcia Jr., Nayely Gonzalez, Holly Harlow, Caitlin Magruder, Alejandra Mascote, Tessa Maske, Alejandra Medina, Roque Robles, Denise Salinas, Adjo Tameklo. Alejandra Vazquez and Brenda Zavala.
Poster contest winner
JOLIET — Allison Pillish, a fourth-grader of St. Mary Nativity School, took third place in the Will County Tar Wars Poster contest hosted by the Will County Health Department.
The contest helps children to recognize the importance of not using tobacco. She won a $25 Wal-Mart gift card, and advances to the Illinois state contest.