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Chamber honors Student of the Month

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery Bank-Laclede Station Road recently honored Jack Hasler of Thomas Jefferson School as Student of the Month. Jack received a $50 savings bond and a chamber certificate of recognition. He is a senior who is held in high esteem by faculty, staff and students alike. Jack consistently has been on the honor roll each year since he entered Thomas Jefferson as a seventh-grader. He currently is the editor of the school newspaper, Declaration. Jack is taking four Advanced Placement courses this year and has been busy applying for Early Decision to Haverford College, his first choice. A National Merit Letter of Commendation and the St. Louis County Leadership Award support his application. Pictured with Jack is Robyn Kestler of Montgomery Bank.

    Chamber honors Student of the Month

    Chamber honors Student of the Month

    The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined Donna Meyers from U.S. Bank in presenting Mark Schmitz with a $50 savings bond and a plaque for Student of the Month for May 2003. Schmitz, a graduate of Life Christian School, is a young man of integrity, character and honor. He serves as a positive role model to his peers in academics and athletics. Schmitz is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as a Big Brother to a first-grader. He loves golf and belongs to several golf associations as well as being the recipient of many awards the last few years. Aside from golf, Schmitz is the soccer team captain and the varsity basketball captain. He always keeps busy with community service projects such as the Joyce Meyer Ministries, Integrated Health Services Nursing Home, Make a Wish Foundation and helps with picnics and food drives. Schmitz has been nominated for the 2003 National Honor Society Scholarship Certificate of Merit from the Toyota Scholars Program. Pictured, from left, are: Ed Ander-son of the Chamber of Commerce, Schmitz and Meyers.

      Chamber honors Student of the Month

      Chamber honors Student of the Month

      The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined representatives of Allegiant Bank in presenting Andrea Gregory with a $50 savings bond and a plaque for being named Student of the Month. Andrea is a senior at Thomas Jefferson School and is the first person from that school to be completely self-supporting and graduate from the school. She also will be the first person from her family to go to a four-year college. She works three summer jobs to pay for her tuition as well as holding down a job during the school year. Besides averaging six to eight hours of homework each day, Andrea finds time to do volunteer work at the St. Patrick Center, Bright Be-ginning Learning Center and Bethesda Dillworth. She is president of the Student Council, a writer for the Declaration newspaper and plays on the varsity tennis team and basketball team. She also produced and acted in the all-school play. Andrea has been accepted at five colleges, but hasn’t made her final decision. Pictured, from left, are: William Rowe, head of Thomas Jeffer-son School; Andrea; and Karen Miller and Helen Messmer of Allegiant Bank.

        Chamber honors Student of the Month

        Chamber honors Student of the Month

        The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined Karen Schuster of Southwest Bank in presenting Ashley Kopp with a $50 savings bond and a plaque in recognition of being named Student of the Month. Kopp excels academically at Life Christian School where she is a senior carrying a 4.53 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. She has been recognized nationally by Who’s Who Among American High School Students and is a member of the National Honor Society. Kopp is an accomplished artist and has been recognized by various commissions to do artwork, including painting a mural for the Life Christian Center children’s ministry called the Backlot. Kopp is a member of the girls’ soccer team and the school choir. She was named to the Homecoming Court two years in a row. Kopp is pursuing a career in the field of art considering Webster University and the Kansas City Art Institute. Pictured, from left, are: Schuster, Kopp and Ed Anderson of the chamber’s Board of Directors.

          Chamber honors Student of the Month

          Chamber honors Student of the Month

          The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined Nikki Embrich from Enterprise Bank in presenting Joseph Dummerth with a $50 U.S. savings bond and a plaque for being named Student of the Month. Dummerth is a senior at Life Christian School and sets the standard for other students to follow. He comes from a large family and was home schooled until the ninth grade. He has been a member of the National Honor Society since the 10th grade and has made the Principal’s Honor Roll every semester of high school. He carries a 4.39 grade-point average and has taken advantage of the Advanced Placement Program at Life Christian. Besides excelling academically, Dummerth is involved in athletics, playing basketball all four years, soccer for three years, volleyball for two years and will be on the first-ever baseball team this spring at Life Christian. He is involved in the Life Christian Church as well. He has been involved with the NHS mentoring program and helps as a teaching assistant in the 4-year-old kindergarten class. Dummerth plans to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis and earn a degree in communications and broadcasting. Pictured, from left, are: Embrich, Dummerth and Ed Anderson, chamber president-elect and board member.

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          Chamber honors Student of the Month

          The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce joined Diane Gray from Union Planters Bank in presenting Laura Meyer with a $50 savings bond and a plaque for being named Student of the Month. She is a senior at Lindbergh High School and currently carries a grade-point average of 4.1 and is in the top 10 percent of her class. Meyer served as the on-campus chair of the chamber’s Toy Drive last year and successfully coordinated the collection of the largest number of toys ever at Lindbergh High School. She chaired a community service project called Rebuilding Together With Christ-mas in April, leading the group in a cleanup project in Meacham Park. During her four years at Lindbergh, she has participated in the Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, competed on the track team and played both basketball and volleyball. In her spare time outside of school, Meyer has a part-time job and is an active member of her church’s youth group, serving on the Senior Youth Board. Pictured, from left, are: Ed Anderson of the chamber, Gray and Meyer.

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