WHS Student of the Month

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!

 


May 2022 Student of the Month – Gavin Hegland

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that Gavin Hegland has been selected as the May Student of the Month for the academic year 2021-2022. Gavin was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and outstanding personal traits. Gavin will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Gavin is a top performing student that has qualified for the WHS High Honor Roll all four years while taking a full load of honors level classes. He is a member of the Williamsville High School National Honor Society. Gavin has been named an Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) 2022-2023 State Scholar. 

Gavin is not only a four year member of the Bullets Football Team where he received Scholar Athlete of the Week and 2nd Team All-Conference, but he is also actively involved in the band and Scholastic Bowl.  Gavin has been in the band since 6th grade maintaining 1st chair clarinet both junior and senior years. His Scholastic Bowl team has earned two Sectional Championships while he was a member.   

Outside of WHS, Gavin volunteers his time helping the Williamsville Garden Club, Williamsville Community Center, and Williamsville School District.

Gavin plans to attend either Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville or Illinois College with an undecided major.

Congratulations to Gavin and his parents, Rob and Andrea Hegland of Riverton!


April 2022 Student of the Month – Addison Lopian

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Addison Lopian has been selected as the April Student of the Month. Addison 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.

Addison has earned the high honor roll all four years at Williamsville High School maintaining a 5.0 GPA.  She is a member of the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society and has been elected Vice President of her class freshman through senior years. 

While in high school, Addison has been very active in the fine arts.  She has been a four-year member of the Bullet Concert, Jazz, Marching and Pep bands as well as a featured dancer in the school musicals her junior and senior years. During her high school career Addison has obtained many awards and achievements.  Those achievements have earned her spots on the All-District Musician Concert and Jazz bands and qualified for All State on Jazz Trombone.  

Addison has used her talents outside of high school as well.  She has been a member of the Springfield Dance Theatre S.T.A.R Leadership program where she also volunteers as a dance camp counselor and a member of the Springfield Ballet Company.  Using her skills, she has danced in many performances with both Springfield Dance Theater and The Springfield Ballet Company.

  Addison has generously volunteered her time with organizations such as St. John Vianney, Knights of Columbus, March for Life, and Memorial Medical’s Festival of Trees. 

Addison plans to attend Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, double majoring in Forensic Investigation and Biology.

Congratulations to Addison and her parents, Jerry and Shea Lopian of Sherman!


March 2022 Student of the Month – Madison Roberts

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Madison Roberts has been selected as the March Student of the Month.  Madison 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.

Madison maintains a 4.0 GPA as well as qualifying for WHS High Honor Roll all four years.  She is an active member of the Williamsville High School Student Council.

Being a 4 year member of the girls’ basketball and softball teams, Madi has achieved many accomplishments. She has earned the following: Honorable Mention All-State Basketball (11,12), 1st Team All Sangamo Conference (11,12), Sangamon County Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (12), 3rd Team All State softball (11), 1st Team All Sangamo Conference Softball (9,11).

Madison volunteers her time helping at basketball and softball camps and gives softball lessons to younger athletes.

Earning an athletic scholarship for softball, Madi will attend Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. She will major in biology pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Congratulations to Madison and her parents, Jay and Amy Roberts of Williamsville!


February 2022 Student of the Month – Will Budinger

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that Will Budinger has been selected as the February Student of the Month for the academic year 2021-2022. Will was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and outstanding personal traits. Mr. Budinger will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

While attending Williamsville High School Will has maintained a 4.6 GPA earning Academic High Honor Roll all 12 quarters.

Will is a very active student athlete. He participates in Bullet Soccer, Cross Country, and Track. Showing his leadership abilities, Will has earned team captain for the Boys Soccer team both Junior and Senior years.

When not competing or training for a sport, Will is spending his free time at the Rail Golf Course where he is employed. He helps golfers on and off the course as well as set up/tear down of wedding and events. Through his previous employment with the Island Bay Yacht Club, Will received his certification in CPR and as a Level 1 Sailing Instructor.

Will plans to attend University of Missouri where he will major in finance.

Congratulations to Will and his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Budinger of Sherman!


January 2022 Student of the Month – Camden Welander

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Camden Welander has been selected as the January Student of the Month. Camden 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.

Maintaining a 4.43 GPA Camden has earned Academic High Honor Roll every semester and has been a three-year member of the National Honor Society.

Camden is a very active student at Williamsville High School. He has participated in Scholastic Bowl, Cross Country, and Band (concert, jazz, marching, pep) his Freshman through Senior years.

Camden spends his spare time volunteering. He has helped prepare and deliver meals for the St John Vianney Fish Fry, painting the activity center, and helping out at the book fair.

After graduation Camden plans to attend North Central College, majoring in Computer Science.

Congratulations to Camden and his parents, Melita and Steve Welander of Sherman!


December 2021 Student of the Month – Grayson Mirabile

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

While taking a full load of AP and upper-level classes, Grayson has maintained Academic High Honors all four years of high school. She has also been a member of the WHS National Honor Society. Her Senior year, Grayson achieved Illinois Student Assistance Commission State Scholar status.

Grayson is a four-year member of the Lady Bullet Soccer team. She has received numerous awards for her hard work and dedication on the field. State Journal Register Small School Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year (11), IHSSCA All Sectional Soccer Team (9,11), Sangamo Conference First Team All-Conference (9,11), WHS Offensive Most Valuable Player (9,11) just to name a few.

Grayson is planning to attend Illinois State University, majoring in biology and then attending medical school to become a pediatrician.

Congratulations to Grayson and her parents, David and Alisha Mirabile of Sherman!


November 2021 Student of the Month – Ryan Willson

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

Ryan maintains a 4.0 GPA while being a very active student athlete. He has been a four-year member of WHS Football, Basketball, and Track. Ryan has demonstrated his leadership abilities by becoming Varsity Captain in both Football and Basketball.

While being a busy high school senior, Ryan also works for Doms Property Management helping to maintain their facilities.

After graduation Ryan plans to become a union electrician or attend a trade school.

Congratulations to Ryan and his parents, Michele and Mike Willson of Williamsville!


October 2021 Student of the Month – Ross Bodine

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that senior Ross Bodine has been selected as the October Student of the Month. Ross 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.

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!


September 2021 Student of the Month – Claire Ibbotson

Williamsville High School is pleased to announce that Claire Ibbotson has been selected as the September Student of the Month for the academic year 2021-2022. Claire was selected by the senior class sponsors on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular participation, and outstanding personal traits. Claire will receive a $100 cash award from the Williamsville State Bank and will also be eligible for Student of the Year.

Claire consistently qualifies for the WHS High Honor Roll while taking several honors and AP level classes. She is a member of the Williamsville High School chapter of National Honor Society, currently serving as Vice President.

Claire has been a four year member of the Williamsville High School Marching Band/School Band, achieving Flute Section Leader her sophomore through senior years. At WHS, she has been a vital part of several school activities. During the last four years Claire has performed with the Madrigals, Vocal Jazz, Choir, the School Play and School Musical. She also has been active in Youth and Government and Scholastic Bowl. She was Runner up of the 2019 SIU Women’s Leadership Essay Contest.

Volunteering is a large part of Claire’s life. She is very active at Sherman United Methodist Church and Westside Christian Church where she gives her time to lead small groups of various aged children in worship and song. She has participated in several mission trips and been involved in distributing canned goods and baby care kits for those in need. Claire juggles all this while working a part time job at the church.

Claire is undecided at this time where she will attend college but plans to major in Early Childhood Education with hopes of becoming a Preschool or Kindergarten teacher.

Congratulations to Claire and her parents, Adam and Katie Ibbotson of Sherman!


 

Past WHS Students of the Year

2021   Catherine Kennedy

2020   Lexy Henrikson

2019   Amy Saladino

2018   Cara Buckley

2017   Adam Clark

2016   Kaylee Nichols

2015   Tommy Weiss