FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Thomas Laible

Thomas Laible, son of Scott and Chris Laible, is the February student of the month. Thomas was selected from a group of students nominated by the faculty. The selection committee consists of several high school teachers and the principal.

Thomas, a senior at HSHS, is completing his second year (Jr/Sr) in the Area Careers Center welding program each morning at LaSalle/Peru returning each day for core classes at Henry-Senachwine, with his focus in Industrial Technology.

He is involved in many school activities including 4 years HS Robotics (3 yrs President), HS Track team (Jr/Sr), and 2 years AV for Coach Crawley. You will always find Thomas volunteering throughout the school year including setting up for events, working concessions, and generally offering help to fellow students. He spent his high school summers working on the robotics program and has taken initiative within the Industrial Technology classes and programs receiving from Mr. Matt the silver hammer award his junior year.

Thomas is a 3 year mentor in the 4-H Tech Wizards, which is a STEM program. (STEM -Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Mentors are selected through a process including letters of recommendation by HS teachers. Within the STEM program Thomas has accumulated 230 hours of mentoring/volunteering. He has volunteered at River Valley Players through backstage work at their productions, and throughout his grade, Jr High and High School years has been found volunteering throughout the Henry Community.

After graduating, Thomas plans to continue his education in the welding field.

At the February school board meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Thomas will be presented an engraved pen set from the Henry-Senachwine Education Association and a personalized plaque from the district designating him as “Student of the Month”. In addition, he will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from Heartland Bank in Henry and a $10.00 savings bond from the Henry Dairy Queen. The student body, faculty and the community congratulate Thomas on receiving this honor in recognition of his Accomplishments.

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