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May Student of the Month - Nick Sorenson

May Student  of the Month - Nick SorensonWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Nick Sorenson has been selected as the May Student of the Month. Nick was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. He will receive a $100 cash award from
the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Nick is consistently listed on the WHS high honor roll. While at WHS, Nick has participated in a variety of activities including Bullet Football, Youth and Government, Band, two years of Jazz Band, and two years of Scholastic Bowl. He is a PSAE Exceeds award recipient and represented his class on the 2012 Homecoming Court and 2013 Prom Court. Nick is currently serving as the President of the Class of 2013 and President of the WHS Youth and Government chapter.

Outside of WHS, Nick is a member of the Air National Guard, achieving the rank of Airman Basic. He also works in food service at Memorial Hospital.

Nick has volunteered in the community helping clean up the Village of Williamsville following a tornado, assisting with the Bullets football camp, collecting food for the WHS Community Food Drive, performing with the WHS Jazz Band at the Springfield annual Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Recognition Dinner, and playing Taps at the Williamsville Memorial Day Ceremony. He has also volunteered his time working at the State Fair to raise money for the football team.

Nick plans to attend Illinois State University, majoring in Recreation and Park Management with a History minor.

Congratulations to Nick and his parents, Scott and Lori of Sherman!


April Student of the Month - Taylor Hardy

April Student  of the Month - Taylor HardyWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Taylor Hardy has been selected as the April Student of the Month.  Taylor was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  She will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Taylor is consistently listed on the honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society.  Taylor is a member of the Williamsville chapter of FCCLA and has served as Secretary during her Sophomore and Junior years.  She is a Bullet Cheerleader, and was elected to the All American Team at UCA Cheer Camp.  Outside of WHS, Taylor is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and very active in the Williamsville Christian Church.

Taylor has volunteered many hours helping those in the community.  As part of the WHS Community Food and Teen Gift Drive, Taylor distributed sacks, collected food and was selected to help deliver the donations from WHS to Contact Ministries.  Through the church youth group, Taylor volunteers at the Inner City Mission in Springfield.  She has also completed Mission Trips to Massachusetts, Canada, New York, New Orleans, and Tennessee.

Taylor plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College and major in Elementary Education.

Congratulations to Taylor and her parents, Anthony and Lori of Williamsville!


March Student of the Month - Charlotte Lipp

March Student  of the Month - Charlotte LippWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Charlotte Lipp has been selected as the March Student of the Month. Charlotte was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. She will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Charlotte is consistently listed on the high honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society. She is also a Susan Cook House Student of the Month amongst students in Sangamon County schools.

Charlotte is a member of the Lady Bullets soccer team and the Girls Scouts of America. She is a valued Peer Tutor and helps high school students understand their homework in all subject areas. Because she is dependable and trustworthy, Charlotte is an entrusted babysitter in the community as well as holding down employment at both Dairy Queen and SUMC. She not only volunteers in the church nursery at SUMC, but she also works as a teaching assistant for after school care and summer camp.

Charlotte has volunteered for the following organizations: Sherman Community Craft Show, Lincoln Memorial Gardens’ Indian Summer Festival, Lady Bullets Volleyball Concessions, Riverton High School College Fair, American Lung Association, Animal Protective League, Breast Cancer Community Forum, SUMC Youth Group Mission Trip(Lyons, NY) and numerous fundraisers within SUMC.

Charlotte plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College and major in Biology.

Congratulations to Charlotte and her parents, Fred and Pam Lipp!
February Student of the Month - Kyle Jones

February Student  of the Month - Kyle JonesWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Kyle Jones has been selected as the February Student of the Month.  Kyle was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  He will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Kyle is consistently listed on the WHS high honor roll and is a member of the WHS Chapter of the National Honor Society and the PSAE Exceeds Team.  While at WHS Kyle has participated in sports, the drama program, and is an award winning art student for his work in photography.

Kyle has represented WHS strongly as a four year member of the Bullet basketball and baseball teams.  During his senior year of basketball, he received the honor of being named to the Williamsville Holiday Tournament 1st Team All Tournament Team and to the Sangamon County All Tournament Team. He was also named the BSN Sports Outstanding Player Award at the Riverton Shoot-out and the Heart of Illinois All Star Player.

Kyle is an active member of his church youth group and has volunteered at many events such as car washes and bake sales.  He has also helped the community by lending a hand at Lincoln Memorial Gardens, working a Taffy Stand at the Illinois State Fair to benefit the football team, the Williamsville Fall Festival, the Williamsville Blood Drive, and the Sherman Winter Wonderland.  As a student leader, Kyle helped Freshmen and new students by giving orientation tours at the beginning of the school year.

Kyle plans to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy where he will receive his Pharm-D degree.

Congratulations to Kyle and his parents, Bob and Joyce Jones of Williamsville!

January Student of the Month - Connor White

January Student  of the Month - Connor WhiteWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Connor White has been selected as the January Student of the Month. Connor was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. He will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Connor is consistently listed on the WHS honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of Youth and Government. Outside of WHS, Connor participates in the President’s Explorers Club in the Exploring Law Enforcement program. Recognizing his hard work ethic and outstanding personal characteristics, Connor recently received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy from US Congressman Aaron Shock. In addition to be a great student athlete, Connor has proven he is a hard worker by holding part time employment over the last two years.

Connor has represented WHS well on the Bullet football and track teams. As a senior, Connor led the Bullet football team as a team captain in an outstanding undefeated season. Connor also received Sangamo All Conference awards for the Offensive and Defensive Lines for both his Junior and Senior years. In the Fall of 2012, Connor received the high honor of being named as an All State Offensive Guard and received All Area Honors. Connor was also nominated and selected to play in the Shriner All Star football game this summer.

Connor has volunteered by helping WHS students with their homework as a peer tutor. He has also helped the community by lending a hand at the Williamsville Fall Festival, as well as Easter, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day events. Connor has also helped collect and deliver donations for organizations such as Contact Ministries and the Inner City Mission. He has helped in flood relief efforts in Quincy and tornado clean-up in Williamsville. He has also donated hours to the Illinois State Fair, NRA Gun Rights Day, and canvassing for various campaigns.

Connor plans to attend either the United States Naval Academy or McKendree University, majoring in Engineering and continuing his football career.

Congratulations to Connor and his parents, Lisa White and Todd White!


December Student of the Month - Jessica Mast

December Student  of the Month - Jessica MastWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Jessica Mast has been selected as the December Student of the Month. Jessica was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. She will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Jessica is consistently listed on the high honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society. She has also received the honorary distinction of being named an Illinois State Scholar.

Jessica is a member of Student Council at WHS and is the bookkeeper for the Lady Bullets Softball team. She is a valued Peer Tutor and helps both high school and junior high students understand their homework in all subject areas. Because she is dependable and trustworthy with a well-respected personality, Jessica is an entrusted babysitter and pet sitter in the community.

Jessica has volunteered service hours for the following organizations: the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center, the WHS Community Food and Teen Gift Drive, the Denim and Diamond Fundraiser for Cancer Research, and the UCP Telethon. Besides helping the Blood Center with paperwork, Jessica is also a one gallon blood donor.

Jessica plans to attend Illinois State University and major in Elementary Education.

Congratulations to Jessica and her parents, Mel and Debbie Mast, of Sherman!


November Student of the Month - Connor Thompson

November Student  of the Month - Connor ThompsonWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Connor Thompson has been selected as the November Student of the Month.  Connor was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  He will receive a $100 savings bond from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Connor is consistently listed on the high honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society.  He has received the honor of being a member of the PSAE All Exceeds Team.  Connor currently represents his class on the 2012 Homecoming Court and in the position of class Vice President.  Because of his outstanding character and leadership traits, Connor was also chosen to represent WHS at the 2011 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. 

Connor has played four great years for the Bullet football and baseball teams.  In 2011, Connor received the Varsity Baseball Coach’s Award.  He is an active member and leader of his church’s youth group and also balances part-time employment.

Connor has volunteered for community service agencies such as the United Cerebral Palsy, the Washington Street Mission, and the Animal Protective League.  He has also used his athletic skills by teaching kids new skills at the WHS baseball and football camps.  He has also helped build sets and worked on the stage crew for the WHS Drama Department.

Connor plans to attend Illinois College and major in Pre-Med.

Congratulations to Connor and his parents, Andrew and Grace Thompson, of Sherman!


October Student of the Month - Harrison Galusha

October Student of the Month - Harrison GalushaWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that Harrison Galusha has been selected as the October Student of the Month. Harrison was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. Harrison will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Harrison is consistently listed on the High Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has held leadership positions within his class by serving in the roles of Secretary and Treasurer and is an active member of the WHS Student Council.  He is a PSAE Exceeds award recipient and the 2012 WHS Homecoming King.

In addition to Student Council, Harrison has been actively involved at WHS by singing in Madrigals, performing in multiple WHS plays and musicals. Harrison was also a REACH participant and juggles two part-time jobs amidst his busy schedule.

Harrison assists other students with their homework as a member of the WHS Peer Tutor and the Elementary Summer Bridges tutoring programs.  He volunteers at Lincoln Memorial Gardens and for the Williamsville Baseball League.
 
Harrison hopes to attend Northeastern University and major in Sociology.

Congratulations to Harrison and his parents, Russell and Carol Galusha of Williamsville!

September Student of the Month - Mackenzie McCall

September Student of the Month - Mackenzie McCallWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that Mackenzie McCall has been selected as the September Student of the Month. Mackenzie was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. Mackenzie will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Mackenzie is consistently listed on the High Honor Roll and is a member of the Scholastic Bowl team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is currently serving as President of the WHS chapter. She is a PSAE Exceeds award recipient by exceeding in the Math, Reading, and Science portions of the exam.

Mackenzie has been actively involved in the fine arts department by singing in Madrigals, choir, competing in IHSA Solo & Ensemble events and performing in the WHS plays and musicals. She has also taken piano lessons throughout high school and maintained part-time employment.

Mackenzie volunteers her time at the Inner City Mission, Elementary school Bridge Program and by helping high students with their studies through the Peer Tutoring program. She is actively involved in community outreach programs though the Williamsville United Methodist Church and the Williamsville Christian Church and fundraising for the Vocal Music Boosters. She has also provided backstage help with the junior high musicals and assisted with the Scholastic Book Fairs for the district libraries.

Mackenzie plans to major in mathematics.

Congratulations to Mackenzie and her parents, Marcia and Gordon McCall of Williamsville!!

May Student of the Month - Anna Butterfield

May Student of the Month - Anna ButterfieldWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Anna Butterfield has been selected as the May Student of the Month.  Anna was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  She will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Anna is ranked 15th in her class with a GPA of 4.17. She is consistently listed on the high honor roll and is a member of National Honor Society, FCA, and Student Council. 

Anna has participated in four years of Lady Bullet Basketball and Volleyball while at WHS.  During basketball, Anna was designated with the following honors: 2nd Team All Conference and Honorable Mention All State.  In volleyball, Anna was selected for the 3rd Team All Conference and was named to the Sangamon County Tournament Team.

Some of Anna’s community service activities include the WHS Community Food Drive for Contact Ministries, traveling out-of-state to complete mission projects with her church, volunteering on the North County Teen Court, UCP Telethon, and providing meals at the Springfield Overflow Shelter during the winter months. 

Anna plans to continue her basketball career at Lincoln Land Community while majoring in Biology. 

Congratulations to Anna and her parents, Scott and Susan Butterfield of Williamsville!


April Student of the Month - Emily Chesser

April Student of the Month - Emily ChesserWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that Emily Chesser has been selected as the April Student of the Month.  Emily was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  Emily will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Emily is 3rd in her class with a GPA of 4.67.  She is consistently listed on the High Honor Roll and is a member and Vice President of the National Honor Society, an Illinois State Scholar, and a Susan Cook House Student of the Month.  She is a 2011 PSAE Exceeds award recipient and joined the National Society of High School Scholars.  She currently serves on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council.

Emily previously participated in two years of Lady Bullet Basketball and ran Cross Country during her Senior year.  She is a member of Youth and Government and the set crew for WHS drama productions.  Emily plays the french horn in the WHS Concert, Marching, and Pep Bands and has competed in IHSA Solo and Ensemble contests.  Outside of WHS, Emily played in the 2011 Wizard of Oz production at the Springfield Muni and was a member of the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony.  She is also an active member of the Springfield Triathlon Team, and is certified in Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving.

Emily has volunteered with the STAND peer tutoring program, the Williamsville Community Food Drive, Lincoln Memorial Gardens, the Illinois State Museum, the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, and as a race assistant for the Athleticare and Abraham Lincoln Series Triathlons.  Emily has recently ventured to Australia to work on a conservation project in the Daintree Rainforest.  In the summer of 2009, she also participated in a Galapagos Islands preservation project and an Amazon Rainforest school restoration project.

Emily plans to attend Indiana University, while majoring in Biology.

Congratulations to Emily and her parents, Tom and Bette Chesser of Sherman!


March Student of the Month - Taylor Kovacevich

March Student of the Month - Melissa McCormickWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Taylor Kovacevich has been selected as the March Student of the Month.  Taylor was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  She will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Taylor is ranked 17th in her class with a GPA of 4.09. She is a member of National Honor Society, FCA, Yearbook committee, and Student Council. She is also a member of Youth and Government, currently serving as Treasurer.

Taylor was a Bullet cheerleader for four years, acting as co-captain her Junior and Senior years.  She played three years of Lady Bullet Softball while finishing her high school career on the WHS Track Team.  She has worked with the WHS drama program working in the crew and selling concessions. She has also been a cast member in the Fall musical “Back to the 80’s”.

Some of Taylor’s community service activities include the WHS Community Food Drive for Contact Ministries, Girl Scouts of Illinois, Mini O’Bierne Crisis Nursery, United Cerebral Palsy, Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, and the Sherman PTO Fall Festival.

Taylor plans to attend the University of Missouri, majoring in Textile and Apparel Management with a minor in Business/Marketing.

Congratulations to Taylor and her parents, Vel and Pam Kovacevich of Sherman!


February Student of the Month - Melissa McCormick

February Student of the Month - Melissa McCormickWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Melissa McCormick has been selected as the February Student of the Month. Melissa was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits.  Melissa will receive a $100 savings bond from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Melissa is 2nd in her class with a GPA of 4.67.  She is consistently listed on the High Honor Roll and is a member of the WHS National Honor Society, currently serving as Vice President.  She has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar, PSAE Exceeds Team member, and as a Susan Cook House Student of the Month.

Melissa is currently involved in extra-curricular activities at Williamsville High School which include the yearbook committee and Scholastic Bowl.  Outside of WHS, Melissa is involved in the Kingdom Authority Ministries International Leadership Team.

In order to help others in the community, Melissa has volunteered through Kingdom Authority Ministries International by ushering at conferences, working at yard sales, a variety of hospitality duties and food service, building maintenance and landscaping, as well as community outreach at Feitshans Grade School.  She has also sold concessions at athletic events, babysat for an organized Parents Night Out event, and given tours of the high school during Freshman Orientation.

After graduation, Melissa plans to attend the University of Kentucky, majoring in Chemistry.

Congratulations to Melissa and her parents, Tim and Ana McCormick of Sherman!


January Student of the Month - Abby Clark

January Student of the Month - Abby ClarkWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that Abby Clark has been selected as the January Student of the Month. Abby was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. Abby will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Abby is 5th in her class with a GPA of 4.64. She is consistently listed on the High Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a PSAE Exceeds award recipient and an Illinois State Scholar. When working on the Spring 2011 AP History WWII project, Abby’s group received one of nine statewide awards of excellence and the project is now registered in the Library of Congress.

Abby has played all four years for the Lady Bullets volleyball and soccer teams. During volleyball her senior year, Abby served as co-captain of the team that won the Mahomet Invitational, Sangamon County and Regional championships. Her leadership skills are strong as she has held office in several additional organizations as well. She currently holds the position of Secretary in the Class of 2012 and is a Student Council representative, previously serving as Treasurer for both groups. She is Vice President of Madrigals and previously served as Secretary in Chorus. Other activities include Prom and Yearbook committees.

She has competed in IHSA Solo and Ensemble contests and received first place awards for multiple vocal ensembles and a Best of Day award for Madrigals. She has also performed the National Anthem at several volleyball and football games. She was a member of the cast and crew for the 2011 drama production of “The Outsiders.”

Abby has volunteered her time with the annual WHS Community Food and Teen Gift Drive, the American Cancer Society, youth soccer camps, Sports Boosters concessions and 50/50 sales, Class of 2012 concessions, Operation Teen Safe Driving Committee, WHS Guidance Assistant, Freshman Orientation Leadership Tours, Christmas Caroling for Contact Ministries, Village of Williamsville Tornado Clean-up, UNICEF, Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Vacation Bible School, and the Central Illinois Foodbank.

Abby plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while majoring in Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy studies.

Congratulations to Abby and her parents, Joe and Jennifer Clark of Sherman!


Student of the Year 2011-2012 - Sam Pensabene

December Student of the Month - Sam PensabeneWilliamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Sam Pensabene has been selected as the December Student of the Month. Sam was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. He will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Sam is ranked 4th in his class with a GPA of 4.59. He is consistently listed on the high honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society, currently serving as Member at Large. Sam is the recipient of the following academic honors: the SAR Good Citizenship Award, PSAE Exceeds Team, and Illinois State Scholar recognition.

While at WHS, Sam has participated in four years of Bullet football, basketball and track. Sam served as co-captain of the 2011 undefeated Bullet football team. In football, he was also named to the Illinois All Academic Team and to the 2011 Sangamo Conference First Team on Defense. He is also a member of Youth and Government, running as a candidate for Governor in the state assembly. Sam has also participated in three WHS drama productions, served on Student Council, and was a Sophomore class officer.

During the summer of 2011, Sam had the interesting experience of working for the American Cancer Society Internship Program while completing an 8 week cancer research project at the SIU School of Medicine.

Some of Sam’s volunteer experience includes donating his time to the WHS Community Food and Gift Drive, selling concessions, working at the Community Bike Rodeo, and at the Timothy Retreat for St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Sam is undecided about his college choice at this time but plans to major in Bioengineering.

Congratulations to Sam and his parents, John and Cinda Pensabene of Sherman!


Student of the Year 2010-2011 - Jessica Miller


Congratulations to Jessica Miller!

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Jessica Miller has been selected as the January Student of the Month. Jessica was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and personal traits. Jessica will receive a $100 savings bond from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Jessica is 16th in her class with a GPA of 4.20. During her Senior year, Jessica has also received the following academic honors: 2010 PSAE All Exceeds Team, the Susan Cook House December Student of the Month, and the DAR Award Recipient. She is consistently listed on the High Honor roll and is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society.

While at WHS, Jessica has participated in Youth & Government, cross country, basketball, vocal music, drama, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In the Youth and Government program, she gained experience as a lobbyist, legislator, and a gubernatorial candidate. She is also a leader in the FCA program. In Madrigals, Jessica served as Vice President and took a lead role as the Jester in this year’s performance. In Choir, Jessica served as Treasurer and has participated in IHSA and IMEA competitions. She has received an IHSA Best of Day award for a solo performance and made IMEA District Concert Choir, District Jazz Choir, and All State Concert Choir. As a member of our Vocal Jazz ensemble, Jessica had the opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner for President Obama at the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Her coaches have also recognized her leadership and strength of character. In cross country, she won both the Most Spirited award and the Coach’s Award. In basketball, she received the Bullet Pride award.

Jessica has volunteered for the American Diabetes Association, the Mini O’ Bierne Crisis Nursery, several events within the deaf community, peer tutoring for the school district, and at VBS for Grace Presbyterian Church.

Jessica plans to attend Illinois State University to pursue a career in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.

Congratulations to Jessica and her parents, John and Jodi of Sherman!

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