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Erich Maxheimer Senior-of-the-Month at Mount Pulaski HS

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[September 26, 2009]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Erich Maxheimer has been named September Senior-of-the-Month at Mount Pulaski High School. Erich is the son of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer of Chestnut.

A high honor roll student, Erich is active in student council and National Honor Society. He was elected sophomore class president and currently serves as senior class president.

He was an award winner in Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, advancing as a state qualifier in chemistry. He also participated in Science Olympiad, winning first place in fossils at the state competition at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. During high school he has been named Student-of-the-Year in U.S. history, chemistry, and foods and nutrition.

He has been an active member of the Spirit Squad, Prom Committee, Spanish Club and Yearbook Committee.

He earned a varsity letter in baseball in both 10th and 11th grades.

In the community Erich is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 1122. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow brotherhood. He twice successfully completed Philmont, the high adventure camp in New Mexico, and served as crew leader there.

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Erich has been employed as a detassler and also worked in maintenance for the Mount Pulaski school district the last two summers.

Erich hopes to attend the Air Force Academy or participate in an Air Force ROTC program at a college in Illinois.

The Senior-of-the-Month program is sponsored by Johnson's Food Center of Mount Pulaski and Mount Pulaski Pharmacy. Monthly winners receive $100 savings bonds and are eligible to compete for the $1,000 Senior-of-the-Year award.

[Text from file received from Mount Pulaski High School]

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