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March/April 2022 Meteor of the Month and Lasallian Educator Awards

By May 5, 2022August 26th, 2022No Comments
Amanda Zavala ’22
Our March Meteor of the Month is a member of the Tennis team, Ambassador’s Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor’s Society, National Honor’s Society, and SADD Club.
  • Polite, positive, and helpful to all those around her, our March Meteor of the month is a senior who leads by their maturity and true compassion for others.
  • Mr. Wood in his nomination wrote “This Meteor is a great example of hard work and academic determination.”
  • Mr. Dowling wrote “for much of the last two years we have worn masks – and with a mask you cannot always tell how someone feels. However, with this student you could always still tell that she was smiling since her positive and enthusiastic spirit fills any room she is in. On numerous occasions I have observed her make great effort to encourage and support others.”
  • Ranked 4th in her class with a GPA of 4.8, she has found time every weekend for the last six years to volunteer at her home parish to help with their Religious Education Program. 
  • She was an inaugural member of the Murphy Scholar Leadership Academy where she focused on networking, professionalism, and public speaking.
  • As an example of her dedication to renaissance learning, she participated in the Archdiocese’s Science and Faith Conference last fall.
  • As a team member of the ‘ComEd Create a Spark’ program she was part of an award-winning group.
  • And as recipient of the Posse Foundation leadership scholarship program, she has received a full-tuition scholarship to the college of her choice. 
Manuel Corral ’22
Our April Meteor of the Month:
  • Participates with the Big Shoulders “Code Nation”, taking computer coding classes on the weekends
  • Was nominated by Ms. Dean who wrote: I have the pleasure of having this Meteor in my Intro to coding class. While their first coding class, I have never had a student so dedicated to learning. They have surpassed the entire class by at least three units. Coding can be difficult to understand and having such a large class it is impossible to help everyone at the same time. This is when my nominee stepped in. I have watched him help students EVERY SINGLE DAY.  He goes above and beyond to help students in the class and he does it with great kindness and respect. I watched him just today help a struggling student and he helped them the ENTIRE class period. His dedication to helping others simply amazes me. He is kind, hardworking, and a joy to have in class. He is the epitome of service. I am so honored to have him as a student.
  • Mr. Wood writes: He is kind and positive to all those around him. He is friendly and helpful to teachers and classmates alike.
  • And, as a member of our band program, our he has worked very hard over the past 4 years. To quote Mr. Schultz, “during this school year in particular, his skill set has increased greatly! He is always on time for all performances, and shows up with a smile ready to help out in any way he can. I am proud to have him as a member of our band program.”
We honored several faculty for their commitment to a Lasallian education and our students at the last Spring Day activities.
  • Mr. John Grubisich in February
  • Ms. Frankie Castagna in March
  • Mr. Dan Dowling in April
These are peer and student nominated awards and we are proud of each Meteor at De La Salle Institute.

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