Three seniors were recently honored by the Maine Township High School District 207 Board of Education as “207's Best.” For the April honors, Isaiah Easo, of Maine East; Grant Hallock, of Maine South; and Aaron Schreyer-Miller, of Maine West, were recognized for Technology Leadership/Innovation.
In his introductory letter, Maine East Principal Dr. Mike Pressler observed that “while Isaiah clearly has a passion for technology and business, all of his teachers speak to his desire to draw connections between various disciplines to build stronger understandings that transcend the specific topic being studied.” A Vice President of the National Honor Society and executive officer of Rotary Interact Club, his course load has consisted primarily of Advanced Placement and accelerated courses and the highest level technology and business courses available. Isaiah is President and a founding member of Maine East’s Tech Genius Club, which he helped transform from a discussion-based club to a project-based group. Last year, Tech Genius members worked with Shedd Aquarium on a virtual reality tour and this year are involved with the Google Innovator Incubator Project to develop The Maine East App. He also helped organize a Student Tech Leadership Summit hosted by Maine East. Isaiah told Board members that he plans to study computer science at DePaul and eventually pursue a Master’s in Business Education.
The “207's Best’ program recognizes outstanding students monthly throughout the school year. Academic achievement awards are given in two months. Awards for community service, fine arts, improved performance, elective area of achievement, technology leader/innovator and extracurricular achievement are given one month each. Teachers nominate students, and an executive committee makes final decisions. Honorees are then recognized by the Board of Education, which instituted the program.