The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of April is Jessica Wenberg. Jessica is the daughter of Scott and Karen Wenberg. During her high school career, Jessica was involved in Speech, Scholastic Bowl, Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pit, Musicals, Choir, Madrigals, Thespians, SSA, FCCLA, NHS, Volleyball, and Softball. She was also a drum major in the band.
Her future plans are to attend Illinois State University, study nursing, and become a nurse anesthetist.
Here are a few thoughts from Jessica’s teachers. Mrs. Dennis says that Jessica is “a strong leader in the classroom. She mentors the younger students, always has a positive attitude, and is ready to work daily. She is talented, kind, and has a great sense of humor.” Mrs. Valiente agrees that Jessica “can always be counted on to smile and say hello when she sees you. When I had her in class, she was a hard worker and went above and beyond to help her peers. She also has a fantastic voice and wowed me at the Spring Musical!” Mrs. Leveille says that Jessica is “super nice and has an awesome singing voice!” Mr. Brand appreciates that Jessica “always takes the initiative to step up where others may hesitate. She exceeds expectations before expectations have been established.” Ms. Faletti says that Jessica “is a leader. She sets a great example for all students as she is someone who is not only involved in many extracurricular activities but also is a top performer in her class academically.” Mr. Horton is impressed by Jessica’s “self-motivated approach to learning. She is inquisitive in her approach to wisdom and she approaches academic problems by drawing from her extensive understanding of multiple disciplines. She has an ever-growing appreciation for and understanding of multiple cultures and is in the process of becoming multi-lingual in Spanish as well as German. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, she abstains from wearing Crocs, which I think speaks well to her character (an inside joke!).” Mr. Wolf agrees that Jessica is “an old soul who isn’t afraid of being herself. She is a very humble and caring person who is always willing to lend a helping hand to a fellow classmate in need.” Mrs. Bugg believes that Jessica is “responsible, mature, trustworthy, talented, and kind. But most of all, I appreciate her initiative to find solutions to problems without being asked. She took it upon herself to repair a CPR manikin that had been broken for three years that I never thought could be fixed.” Mrs. Benoit believes that Jessica is “a kind, dedicated student striving to do her best. One of her biggest strengths is to think critically. She pays attention with great focus and goes the extra mile to study the details of the concepts that need more time.”
As a final thought, Jessica’s advice to younger students is, “Always be confident in everything you do.” In addition, she says that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Jessica Wenberg as our April winner of the “Senior Spotlight”.
- Mira Joly
- Emma Maze
- Madelyn Alton
- Maddi Murphy
- Stephanie McGregor
- Macy Pfiefer
- Natalie Pacholski
All current members should attend the next meeting on Thursday, April 6th, after school, in Ms. Leveille’s room (206). The Recycling Club will also continue to collect non-alcoholic aluminum cans for the next 2 weeks, any cans you have, please bring them to Mrs. Leveille’s room anytime. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on Thursday, April 20th. Please join us in making RCHS a “greener” place to be!
Anyone interested in coming out for football next fall, there is an important meeting this Thursday after school in Coach Wolf’s room. Anyone in a spring sport should attend as well, as the meeting will only last a few minutes.
The RCHS wrestling team will be hosting a dodgeball tournament Sunday, April 30th. See Mr. Sukley or Mr. Mathieu for sign up sheets.
Reed-Custer School District will be hiring temporary labor this summer to assist with moving the Primary and Intermediate Schools to the new Elementary School. If you are available to work, please complete an application and return it to the high school office no later than Friday, April 21. The school district is looking to hire 15 students at $8.25 per hour. You must be available to work all days, must complete an application by the deadline, and must provide one letter of recommendation from a Reed-Custer District teacher. Exact start and end times will be determined later, and additional days may be available in August. Please see Mr. Smith if you have questions. Applications will be available in the cafeteria and in the main office.
The Reed Custer Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for this year’s scholarships. There is one scholarship just for seniors, and another for residents. Applications are due 4/14/2017, so time is of the essence.
For more information – https://www.rc255.net/Pages/EducationalFoundation.aspx.
The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of March is John Petersen. John is the son of Elden and Mary Petersen. During his high school career, John was involved in Student Council, Fall Plays, Spring Musicals, Thespians, Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Madrigals, SSA, Speech, and Track. He was also a Class Officer and a Student of the Month.
His future plans are to attend JJC for 2 years and then to be involved in the trades.
Here are a few thoughts from John’s teachers. Mrs. Bugg says that John is “mature, responsible, kind, talented, and incredibly humble. He is a great kid.” Mrs. Leveille says that although “I never had the pleasure of having John in class, he did help out the Recycling Club during the Homecoming aluminum can collecting contest. John didn’t even think twice about extending a hand when it was needed. He was made an ‘honorary member’ of the Recycling Club that day!” Mrs. Johnston agrees that John is a “very responsible young man. When John says he’ll do something, it gets done. He is also a friend to everyone and will go out of his way to help others.” Mrs. Valiente says that John is “respectful, kind, and humble. I always enjoyed having his positive attitude in my class.” Mr. Brand believes that John is “one of the kindest individuals you will ever meet. He goes above and beyond your expectations and brings a positive attitude every day.” Mrs. Dennis says that John is “respectful, helpful, and talented. He sincerely cares about his peers and helps whenever needed.” Mr. Carrescia believes that John is “a friend to everyone. John will go out of his way to help both teachers and students. His work ethic is second to none and he does not want to disappoint his teachers. He tries to help anyone who needs it.” Ms. Brittingham says that John is “a talented and passionate individual. He plays each character in a show to a ‘T’, and he always puts forth the effort needed to be a success. Can’t wait to see him as Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
As a final thought, John’s advice to younger students is:
Enjoy high school! It’s going to be the best days of your life, so get involved, do well, have fun, and enjoy the journey!
On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate John Petersen as our March winner of the “Senior Spotlight”.