The Board of Education recognized the Student Council presidents from each school Thursday (May 10), thanking them for their monthly reports and keeping the board up-to-date on school activities throughout the 2011-2012 school year.
“We thank these young men and women for their outstanding leadership and communication skills throughout the 2011-2012 school year,” stated Dr. Lawrence A. Wyllie, superintendent. “We have enjoyed watching each one mature and gain confidence with every board meeting.”
The Student Council presidents include Marissa Lee from , Sarah Price from , Jason DeGrado from and Jennifer McGowan from .
The students have kept the Board of Education up to date on activities and fundraisers going on in the schools throughout the year by giving monthly reports at the board meetings.
Thursday was their last appearance before the board.
“I would like to thank the Lincoln-Way teachers and Board of Education for providing me with an education that I will take with me through college and the rest of my life,” said Jason, who is headed to Purdue University in the fall to pursue a degree in psychology.
“It has been an amazing experience to be a part of this brand new school and to watch it flourish with new traditions,” added Jennifer, a member of West’s second graduating class.
“I am happy to move forward with my education,” she added, “but my time at Lincoln-Way West will always be cherished.
Jennifer plans to attend Lewis University in the fall and pursue a degree in secondary education with a focus on psychology.
Marissa, who is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a degree in secondary education and journalism, has immersed herself in clubs and activities at Lincoln-Way Central.
In addition to serving as Student Council President at Central, Marisa is a member of the school’s Varsity Badminton team, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Link Crew, International Club and Yearbook. She also is an athletic trainer at Central and works in the school bookstore.
Sarah, has been school leader at Lincoln-Way East. Not only is she president of the Student Council Executive Board but president of Pi Sigma Pi and secretary of National Honor Society. She also is involved in Peer Helpers, Madrigals, Mathletes, the spring musical, Mu Alpha Theta and Tri-M. In addition, Sarah is a school announcer for East, reading announcements each morning from the main office.
Sarah plans to attend the University of Notre Dame and major in political science.
“We hope each of you reach for the stars,” Wyllie told the group. “It is our hope that your pathway may be straight and true, that your destination may be filled with happiness and alive with promise. All of us wish you the prospect of a long, healthy, productive life, the respect of your fellow human beings, and the love of your families.”