2 Comet Courier 02-02-18 Lashuay named Comet of Month Brown honored for integrity; Dazey is top athlete The OHS Student Recognition Committee has chosen Garrett Lashuay to be the February Student of the Month. Lashuay, a senior, is active in FCA, National Honor Sociey, wrestling, and soccer. He is also the SAR for the Class of 2018. Junior Dawn Brown is the winner of the Character Trait Award. This month’s award was for Integrity. Brown is a member of student council and the pep band. Senior Ren Dazey was Garrett Lashuay named the Athlete of the Month for his contributions to the wrestling and soccer teams. Dawn Brown Ren Dazey Lee named February staff member of month Dazey already holds the record for most individual wrestling wins in a career at OHS and is hoping to become the Comets first four-time State qualifier. Last year he finished 6th at State. Surprise, Mr. Tim Lee is the February Staff Member of the Month! Amy Esteves, school social worker, said “In Mr. Lee’s first year as principal he coined the phrase ‘Its Great to be Young and a Comet.’ He has set out to create a positive and welcoming environment for students, parents and staff!” “Mr. Lee is always available to any staff member (or student) even when his day has been crazy in the office,” said secretary Shannan Ford. “I can't think of anyone in this building more deserving to get this award than him. He eats, breathes and sleeps Oakwood Comets.” Mr. Lee has a good rapport with his students, always asking them about their interests or joking around with them in the hallway. He attends their games, and encourages them to succeed academically as well. Mr. Lee poses with the honorary ‘O’ after being named February Staff Member of the Month. Engage Educate Empower
3 Seniors meet on SAT! Juniors across the state were required to take the SAT, measuring their achievements in reading, math, and writing. This data is used to determine how Oakwood students’ achievements compare to the rest of the state. In order to recognize their accomplishments and efforts on the SAT, Oakwood High School has an incentive program. Those students who meet and exceeded the expectations of the SAT were awarded shirts with their last name and an “I’m a Comet” logo on the back emphasizing the “I Met” to signify their work. Students who received these shirts, now seniors, will be treated to Comet Courier 02-02-18 extra rewards and trips each month for the remainder of the school year, but they must wear the shirts on those reward days. Eleven seniors qualified this year. The following students of the 2018 class have scores which met or exceeded the SAT standards. Savana Barabas Kelsey Blackford Brenna Durst Reagan Gonzalez Haley Hendrickson Grant Lallathin Garrett Lashuay Ashley Pascual (not pictured) Kiara Petticrew Kendra Pundt Emily Simonich (not pictured) No School on February 19 WYSE reaches another Sectional The OHS WYSE team took second place in Division 700 of the DACC Regional on Jan. 30 and will advance to the EIU Sectional. The Comets finished behind BHRA, who have advanced to the Sectional for (at least) 11 straight years. Numerous individuals won awards at the competiton: Evan Young -- 1st, Engineering Graphics Caleb Lashuay -- 3rd, Math Hadiya Jagroop -- 3rd, Computer Science Kelsey Blackford -- 3rd, Computer Science. The WYSE team will compete in the EIU Sectional on March 8. This is the 2018 WYSE team: Blackford -- Physics, Computer Science; Katelyn Blankenship -- Math, English; Andrew Cook -- Chemistry, English; Brenna Durst -- Math, English; Cameron Helka -- Physics, Engineering Graphics; Jagroop -- Biology, Computer Science; Caleb Lashuay -- Math, Chemistry; Garrett Lashuay -- Biology, Computer Science; Gracie Machin -- Biology, Chemistry; Kylie Neuman -- Biology, English; Emily Simonich -- Math, Engineering Graphics; Brian Reagan -- Computer Science, Engineering Graphics; Sam Wiese -- Physics, Chemistry; Young -- Engineering Graphics, Physics.