Student Council adviser Christopher Lukas to receive outstanding award


Student Council adviser Christopher Lukas instructs student in American History class. He won the Outstanding Activity Adviser of the Year.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

Dedicating time to Student Council for over a decade paid off for adviser Christopher Lukas as the Illinois Directors of Student Activities (IDSA) named him Outstanding Activity Adviser.

Lukas was nominated by activities director Marc Wolfe.

“It’s a great honor, I was caught off guard by the award,” Lukas said.

Lukas thanked Wolfe for helping along the way.

“(I) go to Wolfe with different ideas that (advisers Nicholas) Kempski, (Candace) Fikis and the students bring up at our meetings,” Lukas said.

Lukas will receive his award on April 11 at the annual IDSA state convention.

“(When) you’re caught up in the middle of homecoming events, other activities we do during the fall, in the winter, and then prom prep, this makes you pause for a moment to realize how much of the little things (that) sometimes get noticed when you might not notice them,” Lukas said.

Student Council has been a learning experience each and every year for Lukas.

“The students bring on energy each and every year, that kind of keeps you wanting to do different things and they give you different ideas that I might not have thought as a sponsor,” Lukas said.