Mendota Elks honors Teens of the Month for November


MENDOTA - The Mendota Elks have announced their November Teens of the Month, Brynn Hieronymus and Benjamin Henrikson.

Brynn, a senior at Princeton High School, is the daughter of Kevin and Kami Hieronymus. She is currently 1st in her class and has been on high honor roll every year of high school. She has been in the National Honor Society since junior year.

Brynn has participated in various sports including basketball (four years), volleyball (freshman and sophomore), golf (junior and senior) and softball (freshman). She was All-Conference Academic for basketball and golf junior year and was a co-captain in volleyball sophomore year. She was awarded the Sportsmanship Award in volleyball freshman year and in basketball junior year.

Brynn was the secretary of her class (freshman through junior), earned the Board of Education Academic Excellence Award (freshman through senior), received the D.A.R American History Award and Keith Schultz Award (junior).

As a junior, she was in the school play, was in chorus all four years and in girls chorus as a junior. She was also in Spanish Club freshman through junior years and was a part of the Year One-Freshman Orientation as a junior and senior.

Brynn has enjoyed helping out the community through Safety Town, Vacation Bible School, Young Life Banquet, Basketball Camp and as an election worker. She enjoys drumming in Praise Band, reading, watching historical documentaries and spending time with her family.

Benjamin, a senior at Ohio High School, is the son of David and Karen Henrikson. He is currently 3rd in his class and has been on the high honor roll all four years.  

He participated in track, was a co-captain and All-Conference Academic sophomore and junior years. Benjamin was also in chorus as a sophomore and junior and participated in the variety show since freshman year. He has been in Science Club since freshman year and in FFA and Drama Club as a sophomore and junior.  

Benjamin volunteered at the concession stands since freshman year, helped with Student Council’s Christmas activities freshman through junior years and volunteered with the “Mission Indy” (one week) mission trip to Indianapolis, Ind. to aid inner city communities.

He enjoys playing video games, drawing and listening to music and likes watching television, architecture with Legos, playing basketball and reading books. During the summer, he likes to spend his time doing lawn work and constructing silos. He also works in a food factory after school and on the weekends.