Nearly 70 Lincoln-Way North High School students have earned the distinction of being Illinois State Scholars.
The students, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, rank in the top 10 percent of the state’s graduating seniors. Rankings are based on a combination of ACT test scores and class rank.
“I am very pleased for these outstanding Lincoln-Way North students,” stated Dr. Michael Gardner, the principal at Lincoln-Way North. “They have exhibited the capability of being able to compete at the state level and be very successful. Each of these fine young adults are looking at a great future. They are not only successful in the academic arena, but are community minded as well. It is a pleasure and an honor to be their principal.”
Among the school’s 69 Illinois State Scholars are: Rachel Anderson, Alexander Arvia III, Lauren Ashack, Nicole Baker, Jennifer Bechtold, Nicholas Bielanski, Jaclyn Billie, Claire Brezinski, Caitlin Broderick, Patrick Budney, Michelle Burlinski, Jennifer Buswell, Emily Chudzik, Christopher Cranston, Margaret Curtin, Milos Cvjetkovic, Heather Daly, Cheyenne Degraff, Jaime DeRuiter and Elizabeth Doubrawa.
Additional Illinois State Scholars include: Jillian Galich, Christian Gorski, Haley Hamann, Joshua Handzik, Sarah Hastings, Troy Holder, Valeri Hooper, Casey Houlihan, Dana Keck, Amish Khan, Joshua Kim, Sarah Kirby, Samantha Klosak, Olivia Knuth, Rachel Lahr, Sarah Lamparski, Elise Lampley, Michael Lanigan, Leigh LaRocco, Nicole Majca, Maryann Manaparambil, Michael McAuliffe Jr., Caitlin McCully, Thomas Misiaszek and Matthew Murray.
Other Illinois State Scholars from North are: Crystal Niemeyer, Margaret O’Connor, Jonathon Paprocki, Jacob Pearson, Mark Perez, Carlie Petraitis, Annemarie Pettet, Lauren Pryszcz, Moira Quealy, Patricia Remblake, Katelyn Ripp, Nicholas Rispoli, Marquis Robertson, Marissa Rubino, Leah Rutz, Lauren Sajewich, Amanda Scheel, Alex Shin, Raphael Tapnio, Kevin Toman, Ashley Weringa, Brett Wiltjer, Taylor Win and Jennifer Zobak.
While the Illinois State Scholar Program does not include a monetary award, recipients are encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships.