CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School’s October Student of the Month is senior Lucas Gallo.

“I am honored to be student of the month,” Gallo stated, “because with a class like my own being so amazing, being awarded anything is a big accomplishment in my eyes.” Gallo currently has a weighted GPA of 4.648.

Of the classes that he has taken so far at ALJ, Gallo says that his favorite was AP Environmental Science. His favorite subject is Physics.

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Gallo is involved in many extracurricular activities at the school. He is the vice president of Key Club, and the vice president of the Class of 2015. He is also a member of the Science League, Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, History Club and History Bowl. Gallo is also a member of the Varsity Soccer team, the Varsity Winter Track team and the Varsity Tennis team. He is the team captain for both tennis and winter track.

Gallo’s role models are his parents. “They have taught me what it means to work hard in both school and life,” he said.

College is the next stop in Gallo’s academic career.  He is applying to Brown University, Rice University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Lehigh University.  He plans to major in engineering. Gallo’s career goal is a leadership position in a research and development company.

Editor's Note: Amanda Merten is an ALJ student and a member of the TAP team at ALJ.