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Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

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  • Suzanne Abell

      Suzanne Abell

  • Lynsey Behning

      Lynsey Behning

  • Pat Boduch

      Pat Boduch

  • Spencer Buyansky

      Spencer Buyansky

  • James Canning

      James Canning

  • Kristen Cantieri

      Kristen Cantieri

  • Luke Wilson Carani

      Luke Wilson Carani

  • Marianne Collard

      Marianne Collard

  • Amanda-Rose Deligiannis

      Amanda-Rose Deligiannis

  • Tammy Ellis

      Tammy Ellis

  • Kendall Ford

      Kendall Ford

  • Alexis Fowler

      Alexis Fowler

  • Drew French

      Drew French

  • Caitlin Johnson

      Caitlin Johnson

  • Ben Kanute

      Ben Kanute

  • Katy Karayannis

      Katy Karayannis

  • Brendon Knaizer

      Brendon Knaizer

  • Anne-Marie Lee

      Anne-Marie Lee

  • Jessica Lewandowski

      Jessica Lewandowski

  • Sarah McIntire

      Sarah McIntire

  • Lucy Miller

      Lucy Miller

  • Sonia Modi

      Sonia Modi

  • Emily Moser

      Emily Moser

  • Richard Myers

      Richard Myers

  • Alexa Pagley

      Alexa Pagley

  • Stephanie Slania

      Stephanie Slania

  • Amit Soni

      Amit Soni

  • Emma Therber Stone

      Emma Therber Stone

  • Karen Van Acker

      Karen Van Acker

  • Eric Winters

      Eric Winters

  • Daniel Zozokos

      Daniel Zozokos

 

Suzanne Abell

School: Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Terrence and Michelle Abell

Sponsor: Melle Vander Velde

Class rank: 5 out of 110

GPA: 4.1 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

College: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Planned major: Architecture

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; High Honor Roll four years; National Honor Society; Illinois State Scholar; WYSE

Lynsey Behning

School: Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Sandy Behning

Sponsor: Dr. Jon Tuin

Class rank: 6 out of 465

GPA: 4.613 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

College: New York University

Planned major: Genetics or biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: Academic All-Conference; High Honor Roll; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; student government member; AP Scholar

Pat Boduch

School: Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Mark and Patty Boduch

Sponsor: Mary Jane Johnson

Class rank: 3 of 480

GPA: 4.63 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: Washington University, St. Louis

Planned major: Business, finance

Awards, honors: Science, WYSE team, Scholastic Bowl

Spencer Buyansky

School: Marmion Academy

Hometown: Yorkville

Parents: Steven and Pamela Buyansky

Sponsor: Dan Thorpe

Class rank: 5 out of 113

GPA: 4.525 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 2160

College: Stanford University

Planned major: Biochemistry or biology

Awards, honors: National Champions 2010 JROTC Academic Bowl; AP Scholar with Honors; National Honor Society; band and orchestra awards; Math Team captain; Latin Club

James Canning

School: Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Eugene and Ann Canning

Class rank: 4 out of 110

GPA: 4.2 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: University of Illinois

Planned major: Civil engineering

Awards, honors: First place at IDEA Regional Competition; first place in physics at WYSE Regionals; National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; Illinois Drafting Educator's Association; National Honor Society

Kristen Cantieri

School: Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Parents: Paul and Jill Cantieri

Sponsor: Meghan-Marie Kratzke

Class rank: 2 out of 430

GPA: 4.8 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Planned major: Business, Spanish

Awards, honors: High Honor Roll; Illinois State Scholar; Spanish Student of the Year (2009-2010); National Honor Society; "Interact" Community Service Club co-president; The Uprising Youth Group founder and leader

Luke Wilson Carani

School: Westminster Christian School

Hometown: Gilberts

Parents: Kevin and Sally Carani

Sponsor: Carolyn Palmer

Class rank: 1 out of 52

GPA: 4.26 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Planned major: Operations research computer analysis, math, finance

Awards, honors: Elgin Noonday Rotary Scholar, four years; High Honor Roll; Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship; appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Marianne Collard

School: Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Parents: Mario Collard and Helene Collard

Sponsor: Brett Collins

Class rank: 2 out of 474

GPA: 4.566 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1930

College: Cornell University

Planned major: Environmental engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; First Class Student Award; AMC 10 Math Contest Class Winner; National Honor Society; WYSE Team; Service Learning Project Leader; Environmental Club's Spanish- Service Learning Project

Amanda-Rose Deligiannis

School: West Aurora High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: William George and Danette Rose Deligiannis

Sponsor: Ryan P. Gatbunton

Class rank: 10 out of 648

GPA: 4.5128 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

College: DePaul University

Planned major: Music education and French horn performance

Awards, honors: Band, IMEA District 9 Qualifier; Athletic Academic Scholar

Kendall Ford

School: Rosary High School

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Kristine and Richard Ford

Sponsor: Michelle M. Salerno, M.S.Ed.

Class rank: No class ranks given

GPA: 4.372 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2210

College: Babson College

Planned major: Economics

Awards, honors: National Spanish Exam gold medal 2007-2010; Kane County Chronicle Achievement Program, January 2011; National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; participant in WYSE; Math Team; National Honor Society president

Alexis Fowler

School: South Elgin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fowler

Sponsor: Christopher Boden

Class rank: 1 out of 606

GPA: 4.913 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: Northwestern University

Planned major: Business or psychology

Awards, honors: Bartlett Women's Rotary Club award; High Honor Roll; Illinois State Scholar; Hugh O'Brian conference representative; National Honor Society; AP Scholar; Student of the Month for Math; senior class president, National Honor Society vice president

Drew French

School: Kaneland High School

Hometown: Sugar Grove

Parents: Robert and Mili French

Sponsor: Anna Lamica

Class rank: 2 out of 275

GPA: 5.096 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: North Central College

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, High Honor Roll; Northern Illinois Big 12 Leadership Conference KHS baseball representative and Peer Leadership

Caitlin Johnson

School: Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Parents: Amy and Craig Johnson

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

Class rank: 1 out of 193

GPA: 4.6122 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: University of Chicago

Planned major: Political science, international studies

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Ben Kanute

School: Marmion Academy

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Mike and Eileen Kanute

Sponsor: Dan Billish

Class rank: 6 out of 113

GPA: 4.495 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: University of Arizona

Planned major: Physiology

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; Superior Honor Roll; English Department Writing Contest, Honorable Mention; Student of the Month, Noon Rotary-January; ROTC Command Staff; Swimming, All-State four years, Ideal Teammate Award

Katy Karayannis

School: St. Charles North High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Mario and Kathy Karayannis

Sponsor: Peter Gleason

Class rank: 2 out of 539

GPA: 5.763 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Planned major: Political science

Awards, honors: American Legion Award; Prairie State Achievement Award; Illinois State Scholar; Peer Leadership, National Honor Society President, Spanish National Honor Society, Upstate 8 Conference All Academic

Brendon Knaizer

School: Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Lake in the Hills

Parents: Howard and Michele Knaizer

Sponsor: Brian Adcock

Class rank: 9 out of 474

GPA: 4.382 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: University of Illinois

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Merit Scholarship, Colorado School of Mines; National Honor Society; Illinois State Scholar; National Merit Commended Scholar; WYSE

Anne-Marie Lee

School: Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Lakewood

Parents: Maureen and Eugene Lee

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed

Class rank: 3 out of 193

GPA: 4.5647 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: Harvard University

Planned major: Film/TV

Awards, honors: Top 10 percent of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class; highest GPA on tennis team all four years; Tri-M Music Honor Society-president, Model United Nations-Head Ambassador

Jessica Lewandowski

School: St. Charles North High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Mary and Greg Lewandowski

Sponsor: Janice Young

Class rank: 5 out of 536

GPA: 5.619 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

College: University of Iowa

Planned major: Nursing

Awards, honors: Unsung Heros Award; Prairie State Achievement Award; National Honor Society secretary; editor-in-chief school newspaper; Spanish National Honor Society

Sarah Elizabeth McIntire

School: Westminster Christian School

Hometown: Algonquin

Parents: Tim and Donna McIntire

Sponsor: Carolyn Palmer

Class rank: 2 out of 52

GPA: 4.08 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: Northern Illinois University

Planned major: Nursing

Awards, honors: Elgin Noonday Rotary Scholar, two years; High Honor Roll; Scholastic Bowl; National Honor Society president; peer tutoring

Lucy Miller

School: Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Dr. Christopher and Judith Miller

Sponsor: Denise M. Hayes

Class rank: 1 out of 465

GPA: 4.8 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2270

College: Carleton College

Planned major: Art and English

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Rotary "Straight A" Academic Award, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, first place in painting at Upstate 8 Art Show, first place in painting at districtwide Vision Show

Sonia Modi

School: Jacobs High School

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: Sunil and Rajie Modi

Sponsor: Anthony Miocis, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 542

GPA: 5.939 on a weighted 6.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

College: Northwestern University

Planned major: International studies and economics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with honors, Illinois State Scholar, student government, Honor Roll

Emily Moser

School: Hampshire High School

Hometown: Hampshire

Parents: Amy and Mike Siegmann

Sponsor: Aaron Holmer, AP calculus teacher

Class rank: 1 out of 224

GPA: 4.0 on a traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: St. Louis University

Planned major: Nursing

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Math Team

Richard Myers

School: Huntley High School

Hometown: Huntley

Parents: Shane and Samantha Myers

Sponsor: Patty Zacharias

Class rank: 3 out of 473

GPA: 4.35 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Chancellor's Scholarship, Camras Scholarship

Alexa Pagley

School: St. Edward Catholic High School

Hometown: Streamwood

Parents: Nancy and Bill Pagley

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien

Class rank: 6 out of 93

GPA: 4.37 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: Marquette University

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Sectional and Regional Finalist; French Club president; National Honor Society clerk

Stephanie Slania

School: South Elgin High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Parents: Robert and Sheri Slania

Sponsor: Dominique Zewde

Class rank: 2 out of 605

GPA: 4.863 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: Northwestern University

Planned major: Biomedical engineering and mathematics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; Elgin Rotary Straight A Honor Roll, four years; WYSE, Upstate Eight Math Competition; Principal Advisory Council member

Amit Soni

School: West Aurora High School

Hometown: North Aurora

Parents: Vijay Soni and Geeta Soni

Sponsor: Steve John

Class rank: 2 out of 648

GPA: 4.7568 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: University of Michigan

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society president; Phenomenal Man Award -- Boys to Men; High Honor Roll; Illinois State Scholar; Student Ambassador; Mathletes

Emma Therber Stone

School: Elgin Academy

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Jim and Christine Stone

Sponsor: Seth Hanford

Class rank: Not given

GPA: 3.92 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2240

College: Yale University

Planned major: Philosophy, English, French

Awards, honors: Literary Magazine; founder of Writing Club; Model U.N. Executive Committee member; Lake Forest Academy Regional Juried Student Art; athletic academic honors

Karen Van Acker

School: Rosary High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Chris and Sue Van Acker

Sponsor: Michelle M. Salerno, M.S.Ed.

Class rank: Not given

GPA: Not given

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: St. Olaf College

Planned major: Music education

Awards, honors: Academic letter and pins for achieving a 4.0 for six consecutive semesters; WYSE Regional Competition awards; Silver Medal in the National Spanish Exam; Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, Math Team

Eric Winters

School: St. Edward Catholic High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Gregory and Julie Winters

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien

Class rank: 1 out of 93

GPA: 4.61 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: Valparaiso University

Planned major: Not given

Awards, honors: Valparaiso University board of directors Scholarship; Partial Athletic Scholarship to Valparaiso University (golf); Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; WYSE

Daniel Zozokos

School: Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Parents: William and Celeste Zozokos

Sponsor: Lynn McCarthy

Class rank: 7 out of 578

GPA: 5.77 out of 6.0

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: Northwestern University

Planned major: Vocal Performing Arts and Political Science

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; Illinois State Scholar; High Honor Roll

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