He was nominated because of his great spirit. Chandler has the drive to always over achieve. He is very respectful and kind at all times, while still excelling academically. Chandler came into Leo very shy but, he is coming out of his shell.
Chandler is a freshman this year, but he is already on the football team and plans to join the wrestling and chess teams this winter. He also is a member of the choir.
After Leo, he plans to go to Morehouse College to study aerospace engineering.
His favorite part about Leo is brotherhood and the open-minded communication found here.
Jalen was selected as Student of the Month because he represents Leo with spirit and tenacity. Recently, he was chosen to represent all Canning Foundation Scholars to
give a speech at a Metropolitan Planning Council event honoring Leo Benefactor, John Canning. He did a terrific job delivering the speech and was a wonderful representative of Leo!
Jalen is a member of the wrestling, track and football teams. Last summer, he attended the University of Illinois 360 Media Camp, where he was selected as
After Leo, Jalen hopes to play in the NFL and to become a US Marshall.
Jalen loves Leo because of its low student/teacher ratio.
He was nominated for his outstanding character and grades. These were even noticed by members of the Chicago Bar Association as they worked together on a recent project.
Pierre was a receiver, cornerback, and participated in special teams for the freshman football team. He plans to run track later this year.
After Leo, Pierre plans to have a career that will keep him financially stable.
The vibe and the brotherhood are Pierre’s favorite parts about Leo.
He exemplifies the balance of academic proficiency and social maturity that successful students exhibit even beyond the level of secondary education. He is confident, but not arrogant; smart, but not overbearing.
Over the past two years at Leo, Kaleb has participated in chess, track, and basketball. He also takes classes at South Suburban and volunteers in the community with St. Sabina.
Kaleb plans to go to college and medical school to become an neurologist or a dentist.
His favorite part about Leo is the brotherhood.
because he has improved a lot academically, is very focused in the classroom and always stays after school to finish his assignments.
Since coming to Leo, he has participated in wrestling and football.
After high school, Jordan wants to attend Purdue University and study electrical engineering and quantum physics.
His favorite part about Leo is that the environment allows him to focus on classes.
Fred has been a basketball standout for the Leo Lions, winning the Lawless Award as Player of the Year in the Catholic League White Division. After averaging 19 points and seven assists per game, he also made the six-man All-Catholic League team. Fred led the Lions to a 20-6 record and 13 straight wins. More important, he is an honor-roll student with a GPA above 4.0 and a great, cooperative attitude. Fred has been a welcome addition to the Leo Family.
When he graduates from Leo, Fred plans to play Division 1 basketball and hopefully achieve his goal of making it professionally. If that doesn’t work out, Fred looks forward to being a Real Estate Agent.
His favorite part about Leo is that it’s a brotherhood. Once you’re here, you’re here forever. Fred loves how the alumni come back and support the new generation of Leo Men.
Malcolm had an outstanding year on the basketball court, leading the Leo Lions to a conference title and a 20-6 record while receiving all-conference recognition. He was a team captain, reflecting his commitment to leadership, hard work and a desire to improve. He displays the same qualities in the classroom and has improved his academic performance significantly over the last two years. Most important, Malcolm brings an upbeat, positive attitude to school every day and is a good role model for our younger Leo Men. He’d be an asset to the school even if he weren’t a basketball player.
In addition to basketball, Malcolm was previously on the track team as a high jumper.
Next year, he will attend college to major in Communications so that he can go into Broadcasting.
His favorite part of Leo is the bond with the teachers and Mr. Rawls, and communication with the administration.
Dejon is ending his senior year with a bang. Volunteering on Saturday with Principal Rawls, raising his GPA this quarter to a 3.7, leading the choir at several performances and helping to mentor young students. He has become a fine young man.
Dejon transferred to Leo at the start of his junior year and has been on the football, bowling and track teams and sings in our choir.
Next year Dejon will attend Robert Morris in Peoria to study Business Administration.
His favorite part of Leo is the brotherhood.
Elijah works hard, even when in a more relaxed setting. He is faithful to getting all his assignments completed, and he is studious enough to hold on to those enduring understandings that language learning requires. Since coming to Leo, Elijah has been a member of the football, wrestling and track teams. After high school, Elijah plans to go to college to pursue his dream of being an anesthesiologist.
His favorite part of Leo is the low student/teacher ratio.