Lepper in the Reed-Custer Senior Spotlight for December

The Reed-Custer High School Senior Spotlight winner for the month of December is Ben Lepper. Ben is the son of David and Jennifer Lepper.

During his high school career, Ben was involved in Golf, Baseball, POPS (Peers Offering Positive Solutions), and Safe School Ambassadors. He was also ICE Conference All-Academic in Baseball, a Student of the Month, an ACE winner, a member of the ICE Leadership Conference, and was on the Honor Roll.

His future plans are to attend Joliet Junior College and then transfer to a university to become an Accountant.

Here are a few thoughts from Ben’s teachers.

Mrs. Meyr thinks that Ben “is kind-hearted and always concerned with the well-being of others. He is helpful and willing to do whatever is asked of him. He works hard and wants to do well in everything he does. Ben is just an overall great kid, and I am looking forward to seeing where life takes him.”

Mrs. Leveille remembers “having Ben as a Freshman in our Honors Biology class. He has a positive personality and always has a smile on his face! He tries hard and puts effort into his classwork. He is a fun person to have in class, and he brightens up the room!”

Mrs. Arseneau says that she “just adores Benjamin Lepper! He is always a happy smiling face to bump into around RCHS. I admire Ben’s attitude towards life and would say it is even infectious to others. I hope that I get the opportunity to teach Ben one last time before he graduates. He is a student that makes teaching fun by staying engaged and laughing along with you.”

Mrs. Lee appreciates that Ben is “always such a happy, positive person! He has a smile on his face every day and goes out of his way to be kind to everyone around him. He’s a hard worker and truly wants to learn. Ben is a fun person to be around and lifts up any class he is in.”

Ms. Baron acknowledges that Ben “is a responsible, polite, and exceptionally motivated student. Ben never shies from a challenge and is a role model to his peers. Ben comes to class every day with a smile and is always willing to work with others. Ben has a great sense of humor and an incredible determination to achieve his best work. I know Ben will continue to do great things after graduation!”

Ms. Mountain enjoys that Ben “always brings energy to class. He comes in with a smile no matter what and is always willing to try his best and ask questions!”

Ms. Chinski says that Ben is “always friendly and willing to help others. He also has a great sense of humor!”

Mrs. Benoit appreciates that Ben “possesses the power of grit! When presented with a problem, he will continue to work until he finds the solution!”

Mr. Johnston thinks that Ben “is a great student and an even better person. Ben can find a positive out of any situation and gives great effort at all times.”

Mr. Newsom says that Ben “is kind and considerate of others, always with a smile on his face, and always a nice addition to any class.”

Ms. Zastrow believes that Ben is “an awesome student! He brightens the mood of a class just by walking in the door! His positivity and attitude are contagious!”

Mrs. Redwitz acknowledges that Ben is “one of the best. He is always happy and smiling. He always says hello and goes out of his way to help.”

As a final thought, Ben’s advice to younger students is, “Get involved in as many extracurriculars as possible because, before you know it, you high school career will be over!”

On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, congratulations to Ben Lepper as the December winner of the Senior Spotlight.