Schaumburg High School is proud to recognize Joaquin Lainson as the May Senior of the Month
Joaquin Lainson is a passionate, hard-working, and caring student leader in the Schaumburg High School community. As a scholar, Joaquin has challenged himself with advanced coursework across multiple departments since his freshman year. He is a positive presence in the classroom and brings creative and profound insights. Joaquin demonstrates outstanding character in his interactions with teachers and peers, as well as a steadfast dedication to improving himself in all areas of his education.
Joaquin has been involved in several extracurricular activities throughout his time at SHS. He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society, volunteering at various community events and helping run the biannual NHS Blood Drives. Joaquin has mentored young musicians in the area as a three-year member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and regularly volunteers with youth groups and the food pantry at his church. He has also been a member of the Scholastic Bowl team and Boys Soccer program.
Some of Joaquin’s greatest co-curricular accomplishments have come from his involvement in the SHS Music Department, where he has played bass trombone for three years in our school’s top band, orchestra, and jazz ensemble. Since his junior year, Joaquin has been a section leader for the Saxon Marching Band, making personal connections with other students and helping them reach their fullest potential. He has earned numerous accolades, including selection into the District 211 Honor Band (three years), District 211 Honors Orchestra (two years), and earning “Best of Day” recognition three times at IHSA Solo and Ensemble Festival. Joaquin has also performed with college students and adults in the community as a three-year member of the Harper College Wind Symphony, demonstrating an uncommon commitment to broadening his experience in music. As a senior, Joaquin auditioned into the ILMEA District 7 Band, Jazz Band, and All-State Honors Band, recognizing him as one of the top bass trombonists in the state of Illinois.
When asked about his accomplishments, Joaquin reflects that it is important to stay balanced. Joaquin explains, “it’s very easy to get burnt out and fall behind, so you need to make sure that you’re leaving time for yourself. Schoolwork is very important, but your mental and emotional health is more important.” Joaquin will be studying biochemistry at the University of Illinois next fall, with the ultimate goal of earning a Ph.D. and conducting research. We look forward to following Joaquin’s continued success in the years to come. Congratulations, Joaquin Lainson, on being recognized as Schaumburg High School’s May 2019 Senior of the Month!