Victoria Reck named PBL High School’s Student of the Month


Victoria Reck of Paxton has been named student of the month for April at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  Victoria is the daughter of Myles and Teresa Reck.  She was nominated for the award by her family and consumer science teacher, Sally Ellis.


“Victoria is a class leader, who always strives for excellence in her own work and projects.” Ms. Ellis wrote in her nomination.  She also said, “Victoria has also been a standout student in prior family and consumer science classes.”


Ms. Ellis added, “Currently, I have Victoria in housing/interior design, and I continue to be impressed with her work ethic and dedication to assisting others, which has been stellar throughout the semester.  Victoria has proven to be detail oriented and efficient in all aspects of our family and consumer science hands-on learning environment.  Recently, while designing and building dollhouses a classmate was overheard saying that Victoria is “our artistic expert, we always go to her when we need advice in this class.”  Victoria is eager to give advice or lend a helping hand to classmates.”


Speaking to Victoria’s other teachers, Victoria is seen as someone who can support students in a variety of ways, from being a friend, guiding students new to the district, as well as helping fellow classmates stay on topic.  Teachers have said that her demeanor is kind and welcoming and classmates are willing to accept her help and advice.


Victoria participated in band her freshman through junior year.  She was not able to fit it in her schedule her senior year due to courses she needed to take for college.  Victoria also volunteers at the University of Illinois and the Paxton Food Pantry.  Victoria plans to attend BYU-Idaho next fall and major in social work.


The student of the month award is sponsored by the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois.  The award recognizes PBL High School students who demonstrate the school district’s mission of “Excellence through rigor, relevance, and relationships.”  Teachers nominate students and the winner receives $50 and the other nominees receive a $5 Dairy Queen gift certificate.  The other students nominated for April Student of the Month were Emmalee Harding, Macey Hamm, Leah Eyre, and Elizabeth Megson.  Congratulations to the nominees Emmalee, Macey, Leah, and Elizabeth and our winner, Victoria Reck!