The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of April is Jackson Dillon. Jackson is the son of Robert and Shaleen Dillon. During his high school career, Jackson was involved in Madrigals, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Fall Plays, Spring Musicals, Yearbook, Golf, Bowling, Speech, and NHS. Jackson was also President of the Thespian Club, a Homework Depot tutor, an ACE winner, and a Student of the Month.
His future plans are to attend Illinois State University to study Acting and Theater Education.
Here are a few thoughts from Jackson’s teachers.
Mr. Gleixner says that Jackson is “a model student and a great person. He is always smiling and is a great leader to the younger students.” Mrs. Bugg believes that Jackson is “gifted academically and musically! He is an honest, hard-working young man that will achieve any goal he sets. Awesome in every way!” Mrs. Rankin believes that Jackson is “a hard worker with an infectious smile. He brightens the day of everyone around him.” Mrs. Valiente appreciates that Jackson has “truly grown into a mature, thoughtful, entertaining young man. His consistent wit and charm never fails to make me smile.” Mrs. Leveille enjoyed that Jackson “was great about helping others with their work. Jackson is energetic and has a positive attitude. I was so impressed after seeing him perform as one of the stars of the spring musical: Putnam County Spelling Bee!!! Wow, such talent! He always looks like he is enjoying himself! He even asked me as part of our biology class, if he could bring in a deer heart. He did and we were all able to dissect it!” Mr. Mangan is grateful that Jackson “is an extremely talented actor and singer. He is a leader and sets a great example to other students in choir and the drama productions.” Mrs. Johnston agrees that Jackson “is a very talented young man with a beautiful smile. He showed real courage when he joined the speech team his Senior year, and it paid off when he qualified for State. He is a hard worker who will go far.”
As a final thought, Jackson’s advice to younger students is, “Be true to yourself and do what you love, and you’ll be living life to its fullest.”
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Jackson Dillon as our April winner of the Senior Spotlight.