An outstanding student has been selected from each academic division at Buffalo Grove High School to be honored as the December 2012 Student of the Month.
Junior Marty Nix of Arlington Heights was nominated as the honoree of the Career Technology Education department by media tech / graphic arts teacher Sara Cleveland. "Marty is currently enrolled and excelling in Media Tech 4," said Cleveland. "This semester, he has taken on numerous video projects for various groups at BG. Marty is professional when interacting with his clients and delivers his videos in a very timely manner. He has a keen eye when filming, that can be seen in all of his video footage. When it comes to editing, Marty is one of the best. His final videos are always professional of the highest quality."
The World Languages/Social Sciences/English Language Learners division has chosen junior Mihail Krumov of Buffalo Grove. History teacher Zach Crandall commented, "Mihail consistently performs very well on tests and quizzes, excels at writing, and shows a great interest in U.S. History. His participation is excellent and proves that he understands the most complicated concepts involved in the subject."
Sophomore Vaniah Samuel of Buffalo Grove is Student of the Month for English/Fine Arts. English teacher Anna Schultes nominated her for the honor with the comment, "Vaniah is super focused and motivated and currently has a 98-percent in English. She is very organized, communicates with her teachers, and never misses her assignments. Her positive attitude and smile is also very much appreciated and serves as a model for her peers."
The Physical Education/Health/Driver's Education department selected senior Joe Cavaiani of Arlington Heights to be recognized this month. P.E. teacher Tim Miller said, "Joe is the ideal role model for his peers at Buffalo Grove High School. In every aspect of his life, Joe gives 110-percent and really has a passion for physical fitness. Joe does a tremendous job of going above and beyond the expectations on a daily basis. He is an over achiever and I have no doubt that he will be successful is every aspect of his life after he graduates."
Freshman Cristobal Damian of Wheeling is the Math/Science honoree. Biology teacher Paige Fullhart said, "An exceptional biology student, Cristobal is currently earning one of the highest grades in his class. He always completes his homework, studies and prepares well for assessments, and asks for additional work to reinforce materials when necessary. Cristobal is also is a positive leader in our class and often completes work before his classmates. He takes this as his opportunity to help other students on a regular basis. Unprompted, Cristobal will get out of his seat and take a seat next to a classmate that appears to be struggling with material. I can honestly say that my class would not run as smoothly without the consistent help he gives. I feel very fortunate to have such an outstanding student in my class."
Student Services has named junior Amairani Eloisa of Wheeling as Student of the Month. Individual Resource teacher Kurt Kutska commented, "Amairani is an extremely hard worker, who is participating in an iPad pilot at BG. Amairani takes her job as a student very seriously and uses her iPad to email teachers to stay on top of her work. She has learned many new skills in using her iPad to continue to prepare her for the ACT. She is always on-task in all of her classes and completes her work to the best of her ability."