Jacobs High School student wins national award

ALGONQUIN – The national financial advisory firm Edward Jones recently selected Jacobs High School senior Mitch Materna for its "Student of the Semester" award.

Sociology teacher Marce Kersten nominated Materna for being the most well-rounded student Kersten has had in class for the last 21 years. The Algonquin student juggled multiple AP courses, played varsity sports and contributed to his community by speaking to eighth graders about the value of AP classes.

"After having him in class, I continue to have faith in the future generation, and I am a better human being for having known him," Kersten wrote in her nomination letter to Edward Jones.

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