The Grant Community High School January Student of the Month is senior Landon Klecka, son of Randy and Janna Klecka of Lakemoor.
Landon's academic achievements include induction into the National Honor Society during his sophomore year. He scored an astounding 1540 on the SAT. He took and passed 8 Advanced Placement tests with all 4s or 5s out of a possible score of 5, including earning a 5 on the AP Computer Science Exam without taking a class! He was named as National AP Scholar, was a Bulldog Pride Award Winner, earned the Scholar Athlete Award, selected for Senior Spotlight, and he was nominated for and attended the NLCC Leadership Conference. He holds a remarkable 5.13/4.00 GPA.
His extracurricular activities include Academic Team; Math Team where he has several 1st place finishes, he was named All-Conference by NSML, and his 2-person team was both NLCC and Regional ICTM Champions; in FBLA he placed 1st in the State for Computer Problem Solving and Introduction to Information Technology and placed 9th nationally at the FBLA NLC for Introduction to Information Technology. He’s in Science Club, Computer Science Club, Table Tennis Club, competes in Boys’ Tennis, is the Girls’ Tennis Manager, is a Math Lab Tutor, and Big Dawg Mentor.
Landon is also involved with service opportunities with NHS such as Fox Lake Triathlon, GCHS Bookstore, Food Bank, Back to School Night, 8th Grade Enrollment Night, NHS Induction, and Graduation. Landon also volunteers as a juror for NICASA Teen Court.
His plans for the future include earning a degree in Computer Science and attending the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.