This past Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Lake Forest High School celebrated a variety of students in their annual Honors and Awards program held at 7:00 PM in the Raymond Moore Auditorium. Students were recognized for their academic, service, athletic and character-based accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year.
The Forest Scout would like to congratulate all who were honored in last night’s event. The list of awards and scholarships garnered by students is expansive and diverse, which should leave all members of the high school community proud.
Below is a comprehensive list of the awards, honors, and scholarships received:
HONORS AND AWARDS PROGRAM
Valedictorian: Matthew LeMay
Salutatorian: Roy “Troy” Anderson III
2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
Kallin Hermann, Jayne Mai, Kelly Page, Madeline Smith, Michelle Thunder. and John Zeeman
2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
National Merit Scholarship: Jayne Mai
These awards are presented to seniors who have done outstanding work in the various departments. Students are selected in each department by the chairperson or instructional director and members of his/her staff.
BUSINESS EDUCATION: Blake Colquhoun
ENGLISH: Lauren Abbattista
ART: Hannah Metzger
WORLD LANGUAGES: French–Eileen Brady, Latin–Lauren Abbattista, Mandarin–Angela Lee, Spanish–Jonathan Panos
MATHEMATICS: Gabrielle Prindle
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Matthew LeMay
SCIENCE: Roy “Troy” Anderson III
SOCIAL STUDIES: Jonathan Panos
MARK KURT AWARD: Luc Foster
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: Christian Braun
NEW MEDIA: Bailey Lawrence
WELLNESS: Boy–Andrew Athenson, Girl–Bailey Lawrence
SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD:
This award represents a male and female in the senior class who excelled in athletics, ranked in the top 20% of their class, an exemplify extraordinary character as chosen by the head coaches in the athletic program.
Andrew Athenson and Haley Click
LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTERS OUTSTANDING SENIOR ATHLETE AWARDS
The LFHS Boosters’ Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards are awarded to graduating senior student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence through athletic performance, leadership, spirit and sportsmanship at LFHS. The award consists of a One Thousand Dollar scholarship and a trophy. In addition, these outstanding athletes will be prominently displayed on the Booster’ Images of Excellence mural and in the Boosters’ print media.
MALE: Kevin Donahue, Justin McMahon, and Reed Thomas
FEMALE: Haley Click and Madeline Smith
AMERICAN LEGION CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
This award honors students selected by the faculty as the best citizens of the senior class.
Kallin Hermann and Thomas Block
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD
A book is presented to the senior girl chosen by the faculty for her dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Edith “Gracie” Stockton
ELLIE BURNS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award was developed in Ellie’s memory and provides an adventurous student with an opportunity to learn more about themselves and cultiacte a sense of independence, particularly in nature. The recipient has their choice of an outdoor education and/or community service experience, both of which were greatly important to Ellie.
William Jacob and Benjamin Roemer
SARA CAMPBELL MEMORIAL WRITER’S AWARD
For creative writing (poetry, prose, drama, essays, autobiography) undertaken independently.
MATT COUTU MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented to a senior who is a leader on the field and in the classroom in memory of US Army 2nd Lt. Matthew Coutu, Class of 2000, who gave his life for his country in Baghdad, Iraq.
DOROTHY H. GLEISER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a senior student to pursue a degree in Earth Science or other Science discipline. This scholarship is in memory of Dorothy H. Gleiser who loved nature in many forms.
STEVE MALIN, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of Steven Malin, Jr. this award is presented to five seniors who best exemplify what it means to have good character, how their lives have shown that commitment, and how they will specifically apply those principles in their adult life.
Sara Eichelman, Blake Hinch, and Alex Reidel
CHRISTOPHER MARTINAT MEMORIAL MEMORIAL NOLS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented to a student in honor of Christopher Martinat, Class of 1998. This NOLS scholarship is given in loving memory of Chris and his passion for nature and the outdoors.
JIM GANTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a student in recognition of a student’s genuine sense of tolerance towards difference, an appreciation of diversity, and an ability to reflect deeply within oneself to encourage personal growth.
CHRISTOPHER QUON MEMORIAL AWARDS
In honor of Chris’ love for sports and his teammates, this award is presented to a senior lacrosse player and a senior soccer player in recognition of their passion, spirit, and integrity both on and off the field, who will be continuing their athletic career in college.
Soccer: Morgan Asmussen and Gwen Walker
ANNE THOMPSON MEMORIAL STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to a female senior student-athlete in honor of Anne’s dedication to sports, her strong leadership skills and her respect for herself and her teammates.
THE BILL RAWSON MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is given in recognition of outstanding performance as a multi-sport male student athlete and leader, for personifying the virtues of integrity, optimism, courage, ambition and cooperation throughout his career at Lake Forest High School.
THE GAYLA CLEMONS ATHLETIC AWARD
In honor of her years of commitment to girls athletics, this award is presented to a senior female athlete in recognition of outstanding performance as a student athlete and leader and for personifying commitment and dedication to excellence.
THE TURELLI AWARD
In honor of the five Turelli brothers, who excelled in athletics throughout their careers at Lake Forest High School, this award recognizes the football player who best exemplifies the qualities of determination and desire.
James (Andrew) Goodwin
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY “THESPIAN OF THE YEAR”
Edith “Gracie” Stockton
THE LIBRARY SHOW SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD (ART)
THE LIBRARY SHOW PRINCIPAL’S AWARD
LOUIS ARMSTRON JAZZ AWARD
This national award is given to the senior jazz student who has best demonstrated distinguished ability in the creative aspects of jazz as well as in service contributions to the ensemble.
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BAND AWARD
This national award is given to the senior band student who has demonstrated the highest level of musicianship, citizenship, and overall contribution the band program.
REGIS TOOMEY BAND AWARD
This award is given to the senior who has contributed the most to the success of the band program through leadership, service, and musicianship.
NATIONAL SCHOOL ORCHESTRA AWARD
For displaying an unusual degree of loyalty and cooperation, and for exemplifying that high standard of conduct that is the aim of the school music program.
OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN AWARD
This award is given to a senior in recognition of outstanding technical and musical skills as demonstrated through continuous performance with the LFHS orchestra, and who exemplifies the qualities of musicianship and personal integrity by seeking the highest performance level possible.
TIM MUELLER MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented annually to a senior who has given countless hours of effort, service, and dedication to the Music Department of LFHS.
Anthony Ferretti, Jane Margolis, and Jonathan Panos
ARION CHORUS AWARD
The students selected to receive the Arion Award have proved to be dedicated to music, to fellow classmates, and to the school by their vocal music talent, attitude, and willingness to serve.
Anthony Ferretti and Will Johnson
EVAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION CHICK EVANS CADDIE SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to students based on their outstanding qualifications as both a scholar and caddie.
Thomas Casey, Jeff Kitzerow, and Mark Rinaolo
LAKE FOREST AMERICAN LEGION POST #264 SCHOLARSHIPS
Awarded to students who have achieved excellent academic success and who in judgment of Lake Forest American Legion Post #264, show academic promise, manifest ideals, possess leadership qualities, and have strong, realistic vocational and professional goals.
Lester J. Harmon Scholarship: Grace Donahue
Larry Crone Scholarship: Kevin Donahue
Post #264 Foundation Scholarship: Christian Braun
McKinlock Scholarship: Tianna Bielke
LAKE BLUFF AMERICAN LEGION POST #510 SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a graudating senior in Lake Bluff who will pursue a career in servicing the community.
Grace Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Michelle Thunder, Mary Claire Simutis
Applause Schoalrship: Elizabeth Allen, Will Johnson, Jane Margolis, Megan McCabe, Madelyn Stephenson
Deer Path Art League Fine Arts Award: Hannah Metzger
Friends of Lake Forest Library Scholarship: Carolyn Hammond and Stephanie Raupp
Future Educator Scholarship: Grace Donahue and Kevin Donahue
Lake Bluff Women’s Club and Marge Sorenson Scholarship Fund: William Jacob and Megan McCabe
Latin Club Scholarship: Riley Kenehan
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Lions Club Scholarship: Jack Armstrong
Lake Forest Women’s Club Scholarship: Grace Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Chloe Hurt, William Jacob, and Edward Mordini
Lake Forest Women’s Club Dr. Elva Wright Presidential Award: Tianna Beilke
Lake Forest Women’s Club Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Diane Ecklund: Mariah Goeks
Lake Forest Women’s Club Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Winnie Reidy: Julia Goeks
LFHS Open Arms Scholarship: Carolyn Hammond and Megan McCabe
Mulani Math and Science Scholarship: Olivia Lomax
PALS/ITS Scholarship: Jane Margolis, Gracie Stockton, Kelly Page, Hayley Ward
Red Cross Scholarship: Megan McCabe and Lauren Romanchek
YWCA of Lake Forest Scholarship: Stephanie Raupp
Lake Bluff Association Spirit of Lake Bluff Baseball Scholarship: Matthew Foli and Avery Robbins
Peter A. Baker Knights of Columbus Scholarship: Peter Allen and Stephanie Raupp
Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association Scholarship: Lauren Abbatista and Grace Donahue
College Bound Opportunities Scholarship: Gabrielle Queen and Gustavo Rosales
Air Force ROTC Scholarship: Morgan Asmussen
Army ROTC Scholarship: Spencer Oakley and Mary Claire Simutis
Navy ROTC Scholarship: Jacob Hardy