Nearly 200 parents gathered at Lincoln-Way East High School this week to honor the school’s Top 10 academic students and to learn what to expect each year as they prepare for college.
“It takes incredible academic intensity to be a Top 10 student and to maintain it,” Dr. Scott Tingley told parents as they gathered for a Breakfast with the Principal at the school Wednesday, Sept. 19. “Thank you for your support. The success of our students – your sons and daughters – would not be possible without the stability and support that they have in their homes. Thank you for your high expectations.”
Every year, Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210’s building principals invite parents in to the schools to meet the staff, hear a little bit about the district and school programs and have their questions answered.
Lincoln-Way North hosted a Breakfast with the Principal on Sept. 5. Lincoln-Way West held a breakfast on Sept. 12. Lincoln-Way Central will host a Breakfast with the Principal on Sept. 26.
At East’s Breakfast with the Principal, administrators discussed testing schedules, such as when students will take the PSAT, PSAE, ACT and SAT exams, and when they should begin their college search.
“Do your research,” college counselor Jim Martin advised students and parents. “It’s never too early to start looking for the right fit.”
The highlight of the morning was when Tingley introduced the school’s top academic students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes. They include:
- Class of 2013 – Ryan Bird, Kara Ferracuti, Konrad Goc, Eamonn Hughes, Stephen Johnson, Kelsey Maka, Alyssa McBride, Nicole Rainford, Emma Vanderpool and James von Albade
- Class of 2014 students – Kaylee Bortscheller, Kasper Borys, Emily Davis, Alexandra Dworakowski, Chase Fugett, Rebecca Gerske, Kurt Lezon, Michael Rossetto, Emily Sheetz and Amanda Small.
- Class of 2015 students – Kelsey Bailey, Sedona Cady, Nicholas Cesario, Sara Groth, Kenichi Haynie, Hannah Lynn, Brianna McKenna, Erica Sestak, Jessica Sheetz and Timothy Vyhnanek.
Tingley reported that 91 percent of last year’s graduating class went on to attend a two-year or four-year college in 23 states across the country, including the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Iowa, Arizona State University and Indiana University.
“It’s because of the high expectations of our parents, teachers, counselors and, most importantly, our students that they go on to prestigious schools,” said Tingley. “Thank you for your commitment to education.
“We’re off to a good start this year,” he added. “Keep the momentum going.”