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The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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Caroline Vranas
Kuipers decorates his new office to feel like home, including mementos featuring the Chicago Bears.

While Lemont has many new staff members, the most unique new member of the staff is  Zach Kuipers, the new school psychologist.

While Kiupers may have gone into school majoring in Sport and Exercise Studies, he quickly found that he loved working with kids and became a psychologist. 

“I really just liked working with kids and I like helping kids find out their best way through school, ” Kuipers said. “With that knowledge, I figured out what I wanted to do, which was [to] really help kids find their niche at school.”

Lemont is not far from home for Kiupers, since he grew up in Palos Heights and attended Chicago Christian High School. During his time at Trinity Christian College, Kiupers assisted with the Chicago Christian High School football team. Kiupers has not ended his football career yet, as he is going to be coaching the freshman football team.

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Not only is Lemont near to Kiupers in distance, Lemont is also close to family since Kuipers’ wife also attended Lemont High School and his mother-in-law was a staff member.

Kiupers is very excited to be a part of the Lemont High School staff. For him, one of the benefits of working at Lemont is the environment. 

“Looking at the overall community that this school has [and] looking at how long a lot of the staff members have been here really drew me here because it looked like a place people enjoyed working and that students actually enjoy going to school for the most part,” said Kiupers. 

 He is also eager to involve himself with the Lemont community and extracurriculars and hopes to become a resource for students. 

“For my first year, I really want to be involved in this school [and] make sure that most students get to know me or know my name [or] at least and know who I am and…what I offer at this school, ” Kuipers said.

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Kevin Collins, a freshman at LHS, is excited to start his first year of Journalism. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball and listening to music. Kevin has two siblings, both of which are in college. Kevin is excited for his first year at LHS and his goal is to set a good tone for the rest of his four years here.
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Marcos Martinez is starting his sophomore year and  his first year of Journalism. Marcos is a four sport athlete which includes Football, Wrestling, Track and Baseball. Marcos's favorite sport by far has to be Football which he hopes to play at the collegiate level. Marcos enjoys writing about sports, playing some pick-up basketball in his neighborhood. Marcos also enjoys fishing and happens to be a very good fisherman . Marcos is hoping to succeed this year in his Journalism class as well as all of his other classes.
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Moth Sanchez is a senior in LHS and is excited to start their first year of Journalism. Previously taking Podcasting, Moth looks forward to interviews and writing out their thoughts. When Moth is outside of school, they can be found sleeping, watching deep dive documentaries on true crime or annoying their friends to the point of friends threatening to “throw them out of the car.” Moth plans to move into the Forensic field to help solve cases and bring families closure. 
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