The Grant Community High School October Student of the Month is senior Justin Splitt, son of Randy and Kristin Splitt of Lakemoor.
Justin was inducted into the National Honor Society during sophomore year, earned honor roll status each semester, and was awarded Scholar Athlete for Cross Country, Basketball, and Track each year. He holds an impressive 4.47/4.00 GPA.
His numerous extracurricular activities include Class Council President, Student Council President, Principal’s Advisory Council member each year, and Math Team as a freshman. Justin has been competing in Cross Country four years, earning All-Conference, All-County, and awarded MVP in his sophomore and junior years; Boys’ Basketball during freshman and sophomore years earning the Bulldog Award sophomore year; Track all four years, serving as Captain, earning All-Conference, All-County, All-State, and a State Champion in 4X400 Relay and 6th place in the 800 Meter. He was chosen for the NLCC Leadership Conference and was named September 2018 Buffalo Wild Wings Athlete of the Month!
Justin’s community involvement includes several NHS and Student Council service events, Big Dawg Mentor, Peer Tutor, Volunteer Coach/Instructor at Grayslake Park District youth sports, volunteer youth referee, and he volunteers for Feed My Starving Children.
Additionally, Justin works at Libertyville Sports Complex as camp counselor, instructor, concessions, climbing wall attendant and birthday party attendant. He also babysits.
His plans for the future include earning a degree in Engineering or Architecture and competing as a collegiate runner in both Cross Country and Track. He is currently evaluating his university options.