WHS Student of the Month

November 2022 Student of the Month – Kathryn Loyd

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Kathryn Loyd has been selected as the November Student of the Month.  Kathryn 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.

Kathryn is an outstanding WHS student.  She has a strong work ethic, organized, and shows enthusiasm in everything she does.

Kathryn is involved in many activities at Williamsville High School.   She has been a member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from August 2021 – present.  She volunteers for the Big Buddies Program at the Sherman Elementary School and was a part of the backstage crew for the March 2021 & 2022 Spring Musical.

Employed at the All His Children Development Center, Kathryn plans activities, teaches basic life skills and assist with basic needs.

After graduation Kathryn plans to attend Lincoln Land Community College.  While a student at LLCC she will study Early Childhood education to pursue a full-time position in the educational field.

Congratulations to Kathryn and her parents, Rhonda and Timothy Loyd of Sherman!

 


October 2022 Student of the Month – Sam McCoy

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that Sam McCoy has been selected as the October Student of the Month for the academic year 2022-2023. Sam was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and outstanding personal traits. Sam will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Sam has qualified for the WHS High Honor Roll all four years of high school while taking several honors and AP level classes. He is a 3 year member of the Williamsville High School chapter of National Honor Society.

Sam is a very busy student athlete.  He has participated in Bullets Football and Basketball freshman through senior years.  Proving his leadership skills he has been awarded Varsity Co-captain for the football team and Varsity Captain for the basketball team.

Volunteering is a large part of Sam’s life.  Sam volunteers for numerous organizations.  He can be found sorting and loading food for the Teen Food and Gift Drive, washing dishes for the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, helping with landscaping at the Williamsville Garden or encouraging students on at the Healthy Kids Running Series.

While juggling school and volunteering, Sam also is a valuable employee for Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Springfield.

Sam’s future plans are to major in exercise science with a goal to become a chiropractor.

Congratulations to Sam and his parents, Ryan and Jennifer McCoy of Sherman!

 


September 2022 Student of the Month – Seth Kunz

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Seth Kunz has been selected as the September Student of the Month.  Seth 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.

Seth consistently qualifies for the WHS High Honor Roll while taking several honors and AP level classes.  He has been a member of Vocal Jazz and Madrigals all four years of high school.

Seth Kunz’s voice should be familiar to most of Williamsville High School and Williamsville Junior High.  He has been the schools play-by-play broadcaster and PA announcer for the last five years.  He started in 6th grade as the announcer at Williamsville JFL games which grew into Junior High boys and girls sports.  As a Freshman, Seth began as a play-by-play broadcaster for the WHS Bullets TV and currently coordinates, hosts, and edits for the podcast The Williamsville Wire. He also is the play-by-play broadcaster for Sports Radio 1450.  In addition to Sports Radio 1450, Seth is the color commentary and PA announcing for the Milikin Big Blue Women’s Basketball Team.

Seth plans to major in Broadcast Journalism, but is still undecided where he will be attending college.

Congratulations to Seth and his parents, Aaron and Liz Kunz of Sherman!

 


2022 Student of the Year -Ross Bodine

Williamsville State Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that senior Ross Bodine has been selected as the 2022 Student of the Year. Ross was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and outstanding personal traits. Ross received a $2,500 award from the Williamsville State Bank at the May 2022 Honors Night.

Ross is currently ranked 3rd in his class and consistently achieves high honor roll at WHS. He was inducted into the National Honor Society his sophomore year and presently serves as the NHS President.

Ross is very active at Williamsville High School. For the past four years he has been Class President, been an active member of the Illinois Youth and Government club participating as a candidate for Governor and steering committees, has performed in the Madrigals every year including playing roles in the school musicals. Ross is also a member of the Bullet Baseball Team.

Ross has volunteered his time at Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project, HSHS Mission Outreach, Illinois Specialty Growers Association and St. John Vianney Parish Fish Frys.

Ross plans to attend a four-year university and study plant biotechnology.

Congratulations to Ross and his parents, William and Stephanie of Sherman!

 


 

Past WHS Students of the Year

2022   Ross Bodine

2021   Catherine Kennedy

2020   Lexy Henrikson

2019   Amy Saladino

2018   Cara Buckley

2017   Adam Clark

2016   Kaylee Nichols

2015   Tommy Weiss