2020 Spirit of Excellence

  • The 2020 Spirit of Excellence Awards - Nominations are now closed

    The 2020 nomination forms for staff and students were due by Monday, January 13, 2020.

    Student Nominations

    Students recognized with this award have demonstrated service, extraordinary effort, achievement, and leadership throughout their high school career. These qualities are more than earning excellent grades or taking advanced classes. Students from all walks of life who have made lasting impacts within the Lake Park Community should be nominated.  This award is open to all graduating senior students.

    Staff Nominations

    The staff awards are broken down into 5 different categories and are open to any Lake Park staff member, group of staff or department. The focus of these awards are on an outstanding activity/project/initiative. 

    The 5 staff award categories are:

    • Lancer Spirit Award - positive school spirit and culture
    • Lancer Connection Award - developing strong relationships and a commitment to students, staff, community
    • Lancer Innovator Award - experiment with progressive instruction or pioneer new ways of improving the work-life at Lake Park
    • Lancer Humanitarian Award - show compassion, raise awareness, or lead campaigns
    • Lancer Legacy Award - special recognition of the employee who has made a lasting impact on Lake Park through his/her commitment to teaching, a program he/she is involved in, or area of expertise (must have been at Lake Park a minimum of 5 years)


    The 2019 Spirit of Excellence Awards

    Distinguished alumni, students, and staff were honored at the eleventh annual Lake Park Spirit of Excellence Celebration Dinner on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Medinah Shriners Banquet center. The Lake Park High School Educational Foundation established the award program to honor excellence at Lake Park High School.

    Twenty-six seniors were recognized for their service, extraordinary effort, achievement and leadership throughout their high school years. These students were selected because they possess qualities for other students to emulate and have achieved special accomplishments in addition to their academic success while at Lake Park.

    The following seniors received the Lake Park Spirit of Excellence Award:

    • Sarah Abraham
    • Carly Borre
    • Alicia Boryszewski
    • Michaela Brant
    • Seth Caines
    • Maeve Casey
    • Jesslyn Cohen
    • Clarissa Consoli
    • Max Ellenbecker
    • Quinn Fulmer
    • Christiana Gatbunton
    • Alex Huang
    • Sydney Jones
    • Claudia Mika
    • Noelle Nelson
    • Narek Ohanyan
    • Nina Pasquini
    • Aayush Patel
    • Christopher Petit
    • Abigail Rodriguez
    • Kathryn Roll
    • Brook Schenck
    • Isabella Sgarbossa
    • Andrew Steetz
    • Carly Vehrs
    • Sophia Zoltek

    The two Staff members, Taylor Severino and Kristen Olsen, received the Spirit of Excellence Award. Ms. Severino and Ms. Olsen were nominated by colleagues and community members for demonstrating excellence at Lake Park and within the community, inspiring others to contribute to the school, providing a special service to enhance her department, and demonstrating care, concern and passion to students and colleagues.

    The three Lake Park Distinguished Alumni receiving this year’s Spirit of Excellence Award:
    • Dr. Rexanne Struve (Class of 1968)
    • Dr. Rena Szabo (Class of 1987)
    • Angela Rose (Class of 1996)