ERROL BRICE is our August 2021 Student of the Month.
He was selected for exemplary coursework in Government.
Errol is a member of the Leo Chess Team, and he plans to major in History at the University of Illinois after graduation next year.
“My favorite thing about Leo is the personal connections you can make with the teachers.”
Aaron Murillo is our September 2021 Student of the Month.
Aaron is one of the strongest freshmen both academically and behaviorally. Aaron is definitely one of the most reliable students at Leo. Even as a Freshman, he is on the track to be a great student leader here and a great example of a Leo Man.
Aaron is a member of the Leo Baseball Team and jumped right in by playing “Fall Ball.” Although it is several years from now, Aaron intends to pursue a career in biotechnology.
“My favorite thing about Leo is how understanding and helpful the teachers are.”
SHANE SHAMBLEY is our October 2021 Student of the Month.
He was selected for being an excellent student. He is still exploring sports and activities at Leo and is excited to become more involved.
Shane’s desire to help is the impetus behind his plan to become a doctor.
His favorite part about Leo is the teachers. “They make me feel safe and they inspire me to reach out and help others.”
JOHNATHAN AGEE is our November 2021 Student of the Month.
Johnathan was selected for his work ethic, responsibility, good behavior and teamwork over the months. A teacher remarked, “Johnathan is an excellent student who works hard everyday in my class. Recently, he has gone from being a quiet leader to one who takes pride in guiding and directing both the underclassmen, as well as his classmates. I’m impatiently waiting to see how much more he develops into his senior year.”
Johnathan is Vice President of the Student Council, currently on the Leo Wrestling team, and proud to be in the National Honor Society.
After Leo, he plans to go to college on an athletic scholarship and major in Computer Science with the goal of a career in Computer Programming – Gaming Design. Johnathan has always loved video games and one day plans to open up a small business to design games.
“My favorite part of Leo is actually the education[al] opportunities we get. There are way more opportunities to progress with my education at Leo than at any other school that I’ve been to. Instead of missing the opportunity or taking it for granted, I should embrace these classes that I have been presented with and learn all I can so I can get ahead of everyone else in the future.”
DAVID HANNAH is our December 2021 Student of the Month.
David was selected for the leadership that he shows both inside and beyond the classroom. He is very respectable.
David is a member of both the cross country and track teams.
Although he is still exploring his passion, he knows that he will attend college after Leo.
His favorite part of Leo “is that we are all a family here…doesn’t matter who you are; your brothers got your back.”
AUSTIN FORD is our January 2022 Student of the Month.
Austin was nominated because he has been a big-time contributor to Leo throughout his senior year. In addition to starting on the football and basketball teams and maintaining an A-honor-roll GPA, Austin served as MC of the Veterans Memorial Observance at Leo on Friday, Nov. 11 and did a fine job. Three weeks later, he was one of three seniors who shared MC duties at Leo’s annual Scholarship Benefit and performed like a polished public speaker in front of a room full of Leo’s most influential supporters. In the four years he has been at Leo Austin has always done us proud as a Leo representative.
He was on the All Catholic First Team in football and hopes to play football and/or basketball in college while studying business management.
His favorite part about Leo is that “all the kids get along with the teachers.”
JAKEEM COLE is our February 2022 Student of the Month. Jakeem brought strong recognition to Leo when he was named Catholic League Player of the Year for basketball. The Lawless Award recognizes his excellent work in leading Leo to its first Catholic League championship since 2010.
The Lions have since added regional and sectional titles. Jakeem also was named second team All-City by the Chicago Sun-Times. Basketball aside, he is an honor-roll student who is extremely responsible and has no discipline issues.
In addition to basketball, Jakeem is also a member of the cross country team.
After Leo he plans to continue in sports and to graduate from college.
His favorite part about Leo is “the brotherhood and how the teachers are willing to help us students during school and even after school.”
CHRIS MATHIS is our March 2022 Student of the Month. Chris has been an exemplary Leo Man since joining us this year. He is dedicated to his education and takes pride in helping to lift his Leo Brothers up.
He won third place in regionals for wrestling and qualified for sectionals.
Currently, he is a member of the Track & Field Team, and he plans to play football this Fall.
Chris plans to major in business in college, become a firefighter, and start a youth sports program.
His “favorite part about Leo is the brotherhood and connection with the teachers and staff. It feels like a second home.”
NATHANIEL SIMS is the May 2022 Student of the Month. Nathaniel goes the extra mile to succeed in anything that he does. Since coming to Leo he has been involved with the Scholastic Bowl Team, Manager of Leo’s Football and Basketball Teams, a member of the Baseball Team, Student Council Vice President, and Member of The National Honor Society. After graduation he plans to attend college to major in Sports Management/Pre-Law before becoming a sports agent.
“My favorite part of Leo is walking into a new school year, walking past the GREAT alumni who once walked the same halls I walk now.”
EMMANUEL JOHNSON is the August Student of the Month. Emmanuel jumped right in this school year with a drive to excel. Emmanuel takes it upon himself to help and lead his peers at every opportunity. He is clearly a Leo man, even as a freshman.
He is already a member of both the football and wrestling teams. After Leo, he plans to go to a D1 School and graduate college with a 4.0.
His favorite thing about Leo is his brothers.
EDWIN HERNANDEZ is the September Student of the Month. Edwin prides himself on his achievement in the classroom and represented the school very well at the Big Shoulders Fund Auxiliary Ball. He is an impressive freshman who is already showing what it takes to be a Leo Man.
He is already a member of the baseball team and volunteered with a group of Leo Students and the Prostate Cancer Run.
After Leo, Edwin plans to graduate from Northwestern University and pursue his dream of becoming a professional baseball player or firefighter.
His favorite things about Leo are the community and the sports.
THOMAS SIMS is the October Student of the Month. He is a true student athlete. He excels on the field and the classroom. Thomas is a genuine role model to his peers.
Since coming to Leo, Thomas has been a member of the football and track teams and become a member of the Scholastic Bowl Team.
After Leo, Thomas plans to continue his path as a student athlete in college while studying business/finance. He plans to use his studies to eventually reach a life goal of owning multiple car dealerships around the country.
“My favorite part about Leo has been the strong support system and the brotherhood that comes with Leo. One thing about Leo is that we all want to see each other prosper as everyone else may be against us in the end though all Leo men stick together.”
KAM’RON COLBERT is our November 2022 Student of the Month. He spent the month of November putting in an immense amount of work. He has committed himself to his classes and has succeeded. Kam’ron reaches out to his teachers and peers for help regularly. His academic improvement and resourcefulness are qualities that are to be emulated by our other young Lions.
Kam’ron is a member of the Football and Robotics Teams. He hopes to play football in college and is also interested in carpentry.
His favorite thing about Leo is that there is no distraction and everybody can get their work. He also states, “I like how the teachers push you to be a better person.”