Daniel Phillips of Mt. Pulaski High School was recognized as student of the month by the school staff in December.


Daniel Phillips, Mt. Pulaski


  • Student Council – four years
  • Science Olympiad – three years
  • Soccer – four years
  • Track – four years
  • Art Club
  • Spanish Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Challenge
  • Indoor soccer and track

Honors include:

  • Health, Advanced Chemistry, and Advanced Biology Student of the Year
  • Pineapple Award for soccer
  • Defensive Soccer Player of the Year for 2 years
  • Soccer Four Year Award

Community activities:

  • Helped serve meals for the booster club
  • Working the state basketball game
  • Canned good drives
  • Made Christmas cards for the residents at Vonderlieth
  • Christmas on Vinegar Hill

Future plans:

Daniel plans to attend University of Illinois at Springfield in the fall and complete the Medical Lab Science program to become a scientist. 


  • Derek Phillips

In Mt. Pulaski, the Senior of the Month program is sponsored by Conaway Handyman Service and Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, Inc.  Daniel is in the running for the $500 Senior-of-the-Year award sponsored by INB.