Two Rockland students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the school and community in an annual Student Recognition Breakfast held by the Lake Region Illinois Principals Association. The breakfast was held April 17 at Vernon Hills High School. Rockland fifth-graders Matthew Krukonis and Taylor Petz were honored after being nominated by Principal Jeff Knapp. Matthew, son of Susan and Mark Krukonis, is known as a determined and responsible fifth grader and friend. "In all of his activities, in and out of school, you will see Matthew contributing as a team player, encouraging success of others, and taking an interest in learning and bettering himself as a student, brother, son, and peer," said Knapp. Taylor, daughter of Don and Debbie Petz, is in the math enrichment program, is an athlete, involved in scouts and belongs to a library book club. "Taylor is a hard worker and is always willing to
help her classmates, which makes her a successful, well-respected student."