Students of the Week: January and February 2020

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Kylie Stockmann
Congratulations to junior Kylie Stockmann, our Student of the Week for the week of January 13!  In her nomination, Campus Minister Ms. Colleen McDermott stated, “I am pleased to select Kylie, who serves as a member of both our Liturgical Planning Team and our Mass Set Up Crew for our all-school Masses. Close to the time of each Mass, during her study hall, Kylie helps to assign students to various tasks for the upcoming Mass.  Kylie also helps set up for our Masses, for which she arrives at Mater Dei at 6:30 a.m.  She will even help set up when she is not on the schedule!  Kylie is hardworking, respectful, kind, and dedicated to the Mater Dei spirit.  When I see her in the hallway, she always greets me with a “Hello” and a smile.  Thank you for all you do, Kylie!”  Kylie is the daughter of Jason and Michell Stockmann of Breese and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.


Spencer Gramann
Congratulations to junior Spencer Gramann, our Student of the Week for the week of January 27!  In his nomination, math teacher Mr. Daniel Litteken stated, “It is my honor and privilege to nominate Spencer Gramann for Student of the Week!  In the classroom, Spencer is a tireless worker and always gives his full effort in everything that he does. Spencer has been extremely successful this year in Algebra, as he has earned an A each quarter and currently has a 100% for the 3rd quarter. Spencer always has his homework completed on time and will never hesitate to ask or come in outside of class time if he has questions. Congrats, Spencer! This recognition is very much deserved!”  Spencer is the son of Ron and Christine Gramann of Breese and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.


Kailynn Kruep
Congratulations to freshman Kailynn Kruep, our Student of the Week for the week of February 3!  In her nomination, English teacher Mrs. Melissa Kunkle stated, “I wholeheartedly select freshman Kailynn Kruep as Student of the Week. Each afternoon, I look forward to seeing her walk into my classroom with her ever-so-slight smile. In our English class, Kailynn is an absolute “go-getter.” Though literature and grammar and composition do not always come easily for her, she is nonetheless undaunted! She will ask for help as many times as necessary so that she understands the lesson at hand. I admire her tenacity in putting the extra time and effort to succeed. She approaches each assignment with the genuine intention of succeeding. And succeed she has. Kailynn is a definite lead to follow. Hearty congratulations to you, Kailynn, for your determination and perseverance!”  Kailynn is the daughter of Jessica and Matthew Horn of Sandoval.


Zach Shemonic
Congratulations to junior Zach Shemonic, our Student of the Week for the week of February 10!  In his nomination, Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte stated, “It is my pleasure to select Zach for Student of the Week. Zach has recently impressed me with his work ethic in the band room. He spends many study halls practicing his instruments for the various ensembles of which he is a member in order to ensure he is prepared for the next rehearsal. Moreover, Zach selflessly volunteers his time to clean the band room. Thanks for your efforts, Zach!”  Zach is the son of Dennis Shemonic and Dina Serven of DuBois and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.


Kyusang Lee
Congratulations to junior Kyusang Lee, our Student of the Week for the week of February 17!  In her nomination, English teacher Mrs. Donna Goetz stated, “Kyusang moved up a level in English this year. He has worked harder than anyone in the class to perfect his command of the English language. He comes after school when he needs extra help and is quick to master those concepts. His one-page analysis of the three non-fiction speeches we read was detailed and showed a tremendous amount of thought and effort. His short story last semester was creative and unique. Although math comes easily for him, he pushes himself in my class to exceed the standards. Kyusang most definitely deserves this recognition!”  While in the United States, Kyusang lives with the Geri McGee family in Breese.


Kiersten Kennedy
Congratulations to Kiersten Kennedy, our Student of the Week for the week of February 24!  In his nomination, mathematics teacher Mr. Terry Killen stated, “Kiersten possesses many of the qualities that we strive to instill in our students.  She is thoughtful, kind, and respectful to her teachers.  Kiersten comes to class ready to learn and has an enthusiasm for learning.  This young lady works hard and earns excellent grades as a result.  She carries a smile throughout the day that makes Mater Dei a better place.  Congratulations, Kiersten, on earning this honor!  Keep living our mission!”   Kiersten is the daughter of Robert and Staci Kennedy of Mt. Vernon.

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