John Glenn HS honors December Students of the Month

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Congratulations to John H. Glenn High School students Jake Lauto, Adiya Rehman, Andrew Nguyen and Samara Schipper who were recently selected as December Students of the Month. 

Every month, students from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes are nominated by their classmates to receive the honor, which is based on students’ character, integrity and leadership qualities.  

As a senior, Samara Schipper has taken four Advanced Placement classes, including chemistry, government, statistics and calculus. She also dedicates a great deal of her time to the high school band and plans to play on the school’s varsity lacrosse team this spring. 

“I work to portray my best self as a student and as a friend every day,” she said. 

Like Samara, junior Andrew Nguyen has also taken four Advanced Placement and two pre-AP classes this year. However, he still finds time to partake in two clubs – Knights for Nature and Ultimate Frisbee – as well as play on the school’s tennis team. He is also a percussionist in the high school band and marching band. 

“Overall, this year is certainly stressful, but manageable,” he said.  

Sophomore Adiya Rehman also likes to challenge herself as a member of the international and independent science research clubs. She is also a member of the school’s a cappella group, Acapellawood.  

“I like to be involved with extracurricular activities to feel a part of the Elwood Community,” she said.

Jake Lauto, the freshmen class’s Student of the Month, also likes to involve himself in after school clubs, including yearbook, Knowledge Masters, science research and Mathletes. In addition to his extra curriculars, he is currently taking honors math, science and American Sign Language and is also an active Boy Scout. 

“I try to live the Scout Law every day, which is, ‘A Scout is trustworthy, loyal helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverend,’ he said. “I feel like a high-five, a nice hello and a smile can really make someone happy.”