Senior Simon Kyllonen Receives Student of the Month Award for January

Each month, we recognize a senior who is nominated by MCCS faculty and staff based on spiritual leadership, character, academic achievement or improvement, perseverance through trials, and other aspects of a student’s life and academic career.

Simon Kyllonen was recognized as the Student of the Month for January! Check out his interview below. Congratulations, Simon!

What are your plans after graduation?

“In the fall, I plan to attend Messiah University for mechanical engineering.”

What classes at MCCS have helped you toward your career objective?

“Some classes that have helped me are STEM, 3D design, and calculus.”

What sports, clubs, or activities have you been involved in? Any awards or special recognitions?

“Throughout high school, I have participated in soccer, student council, and National Honor Society, all of which have helped prepare me for college.”

How have the teachers at MCCS made an impact on your life?

“While in high school, I’ve gotten the chance to spend some time with my teachers outside of school, and it’s really awesome to see how they behave in a Christ-like manner in and outside of the school building.”

What has God been teaching you lately?

“Recently, God has been teaching me to slow down and appreciate the time I have here at school. We don’t have a lot of time in high school, so we need to use any opportunity we get.”

What is something you will miss about MCCS?

“Something I’ve really appreciated here at Mount Calvary is the community, especially with my class. One of my favorite memories is the time they all came over for a bonfire at my house. It’s important to have that fellowship, and it’s really cool.”

Do you have any advice for younger students?

Something that I would pass on to younger students is not to wait to start something that you really want to do and are excited about. This year, I’ve had a hand in organizing worship nights and prayer mornings; it’s been really awesome to see, but I don’t now why I waited until my senior year to start this. If you have a dream or a goal, don’t wait to start it!”

Any closing thoughts?

“I’d like to thank my parents, my friends, my classmates, and the teachers and staff here who have helped me prepare for college – with any struggles I’ve had, they’ve been great.”