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DuPage Academic Team honorable mentions

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  • Mohammed Ahmed Aleem

      Mohammed Ahmed Aleem

  • Kristin Barth

      Kristin Barth

  • Barbara Blachut

      Barbara Blachut

  • Patrick Burke

      Patrick Burke

  • Charles Cogan

      Charles Cogan

  • Sarah Dayon

      Sarah Dayon

  • George Doran

      George Doran

  • Lauren Firanek

      Lauren Firanek

  • Kayla Foster

      Kayla Foster

  • Stephanie Haines

      Stephanie Haines

  • Kaileen Healy

      Kaileen Healy

  • Conner Jager

      Conner Jager

  • Reggie Jansen

      Reggie Jansen

  • Kaitlyn Jeffries

      Kaitlyn Jeffries

  • Caitlin Kiel

      Caitlin Kiel

  • Joshua Lee

      Joshua Lee

  • Kevin Minkus

      Kevin Minkus

  • Haley Naebig

      Haley Naebig

  • Michelle Navarrete

      Michelle Navarrete

  • Magdalena Naziemiec

      Magdalena Naziemiec

  • Annie Paul

      Annie Paul

  • Hannah Payne

      Hannah Payne

  • Jake Robertson

      Jake Robertson

  • Stefanie Ronge

      Stefanie Ronge

  • Austin Sahly

      Austin Sahly

  • David Savoia

      David Savoia

  • Jacob Stevenson

      Jacob Stevenson

  • Michael Swartz

      Michael Swartz

  • Alex Vogler

      Alex Vogler

  • Matthew Wen

      Matthew Wen

  • Jennifer Wittenberg

      Jennifer Wittenberg

  • Nicholas Yam

      Nicholas Yam

 

Mohammed Ahmed Aleem

School: College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Mohammed Abdul Aleem and Amatul Shahla

Sponsor: Nafe Hussein, guidance counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 31

GPA: 4.23 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2230

College: Harvard, Stanford University or Northwestern University

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, Fifth place in biology at state Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, student government member

Kristin Barth

School: St. Francis High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Roger and Ann Barth

Sponsor: Trudy Rigney, director of guidance

Class rank: 1 out of 195

GPA: 5.3 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: Vanderbilt University, Case Western Reserve University or University of Pennsylvania

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: Kay Finn Memorial Scholarship, Dominican University Theological Essay Competition winner, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Barbara Blachut

School: Lake Park High School

Hometown: Wood Dale

Parents: Stanley and Kazimiera Blachut

Sponsor: Eliza Freedman, counselor

Class rank: 4 out of 714

GPA: 5.67 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2140

College: Duke University, Washington University in St. Louis or Brown University

Planned major: Chemistry with a focus on pre-medicine

Awards, honors: Lake Park Pride in Performance for Academic Scholarship, Lake Park Spirit of Excellence, National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Patrick Burke

School: Immaculate Conception High School

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: Mike and Mary Ann Burke

Sponsor: Pam Levar, principal, and Jean Field, counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 86

GPA: 4.59 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 26

College: St. Norbert College, Augustana College or Benedictine University

Planned major: Pre-medicine, biomedical sciences, biology

Awards, honors: United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award, IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award, National Honor Society

Charles "Charlie" Cogan

School: Neuqua Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: John and Liz Cogan

Sponsor: James Janota, English teacher

Class rank: 14 out of 1,151

GPA: 4.52 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2020

College: Northwestern University, Boston University or Duke University

Planned major: Medicine

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar, Indian Prairie Top 30, Indian Prairie Scholar, Wildcat Pride Award (freshman year)

Sarah Dayon

School: Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Parents: Rufino and Catherine Dayon

Sponsor: Robin Craig, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 623

GPA: 5.8333 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2160

College: Yale, Washington University in St. Louis or Loyola University Chicago

Planned major: Anthropology, pre-medicine, political science

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government member

George Doran

School: Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Mary Anne Doran and Jim Doran

Sponsor: Jillian Nowicki, counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 523

GPA: 5.79 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2190

College: Harvard

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, Boys High School Soccer All-State All-Academic First Team

Lauren Firanek

School: Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Villa Park

Parents: Catherine and Lawrence Firanek

Sponsor: Dan Krause, principal

Class rank: 1 out of 467

GPA: 4.7447 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: University of Pennsylvania or Northwestern University

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: District 88's Best (October 2010), National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society

Kayla Foster

School: Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Nancy and Eric Foster

Sponsor: Shane Cole, guidance counselor

Class rank: 8 out of 450

GPA: 4.6522 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

College: University of Illinois, Northwestern University or Loyola University

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: AT's Best

Stephanie Haines

School: Benet Academy

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Sue and Tom Haines

Sponsor: Mrs. Wesley, college counselor

Class rank: N/A out of 326

GPA: 4.39 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2040

College: Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame or Boston College

Planned major: English

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

Kaileen Healy

School: Benet Academy

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: John and Eileen Healy

Sponsor: Michael Macaluso, English teacher

Class rank: N/A out of 326

GPA: 4.35 on a 4.0 weighted scale

College: University of Notre Dame, Boston College or Stanford University

Planned major: Pre-medicine

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Sociedad Honoria Hispanica, National Society of High School Scholars, Illinois State Scholar, Illinois General Assembly recognition, student government member

Conner Jager

School: Neuqua Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Perry and Tracy Jager

Sponsor: Laura Dabezic, English teacher

Class rank: 1 out of 1,151

GPA: 4.76 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

College: Yale, Stanford or Princeton

Planned major: Mathematics, computer science or chemistry

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

Reggie Jansen

School: Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Parents: Tom and Lisa Jansen

Sponsor: Peter Sullivan, principal

Class rank: 2 out of 145

GPA: 5.39 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: University of Illinois, University of Michigan or Purdue University

Planned major: Civil engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, Pride of Lions

Kaitlin Jeffries

School: Downers Grove North High School

Hometown: Downers Grove

Parents: Mike and Terry Jeffries

Sponsor: Karen Spahr-Thomas, social studies teacher

Class rank: 1 out of 501

GPA: 4.8095 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2270

College: Brown University, Harvard or Duke University

Planned major: Chemistry, neuroscience

Awards, honors: Gold Level in National Spanish Exam (Level 3 and 4), Gold Key Award in Math, National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar

Caitlin Kiel

School: West Chicago Community High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Mary and Brian Kiel

Sponsor: Jane Knecht

Class rank: 33 out of 504

GPA: 3.89 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: College of DuPage, Western Illinois University or Judson College

Planned major: Undetermined

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, German National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Joshua Lee

School: Wheaton Academy

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Mark and Penny Lee

Sponsor: Quinn Cruz, Spanish teacher

Class rank: N/A out of 163

GPA: 4.81 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

College: Baylor University, Harvard or Northwestern University

Planned major: Biochemistry, pre-medicine

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, John and Vera McNally Achievement Award, ISHL All Conference Academic Team, National Honor Society

Kevin Minkus

School: Glenbard West High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Dan and Gail Minkus

Sponsor: Carole Gebka, guidance counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 516

GPA: 5.775 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2240

College: Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois

Planned major: Mathematics and philosophy

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Illinois State Scholar, James Scholar Honors Program at University of Illinois

Haley Naebig

School: Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Kurt and Myra Naebig

Sponsor: Bryan Witte, guidance counselor

Class rank: 7 out of 602

GPA: 5.6744 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

College: Brown University, University of Illinois or Butler University

Planned major: Advertising, marketing, business

Awards, honors: Glenbard East Highest Honors, English Honors Society Top Senior, National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government member

Michelle Navarrete

School: Immaculate Conception High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Ana and Armando Navarrete

Sponsor: Jean Field, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 85

GPA: 4.66 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

College: Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago

Planned major: Humanities, biology

Awards, honors: Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, Scholastic Achievement Award, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Magdalena Naziemiec

School: Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Walter and Grace Naziemiec

Sponsor: Steven Nelson, chemistry teacher

Class rank: 3 out of 427

GPA: 4.71 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

College: University of Chicago, Yale University or Northwestern University

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: District 88's Best, Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar, National Honor Society

Annie Paul

School: Waubonsie Valley High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Gitendra and Popy Paul

Sponsor: Marge Bello, English teacher

Class rank: 15 out of 882

GPA: 4.37 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or University of Michigan

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, Indian Prairie Scholar, IPEF "Top 30" Distinction

Hannah Payne

School: Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Villa Park

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Payne

Sponsor: Maryann O'Neill, principal

Class rank: 1 out of 181

GPA: 4.5106 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

College: University of Illinois, Northwestern University or Marquette University

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Fermi Lab Award, Academic All Star, National Honor Society, Presidential Scholar, student government

Jake A. Robertson

School: Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Debbie Robertson and Kathy Koubek

Sponsor: Dan Krause, principal

Class rank: 3 out of 467

GPA: 4.7143 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

College: Yale University, Northwestern University or Brown University

Planned major: Theatre arts and social sciences

Awards, honors: Human Relations Award, Outstanding Freshman, National Merit commended scholar, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, Appointed Speaker of the House for 2009 National Young Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Stefanie Ronge

School: Fenton High School

Hometown: Bensenville

Parents: Peter and Kathy Ronge

Sponsor: Kimberly Ziemianin-Garrett, counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 350

GPA: 4.3854 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

College: University of Illinois, Purdue University or University of Wisconsin

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Fenton's Finest, Junior Marshall, Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Austin Sahly

School: Wheaton North High School

Hometown: Winfield

Parents: Charles and Denise Sahly

Sponsor: Jane Bredrup, counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 525

GPA: 5.79 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

College: Wheaton College

Planned major: English

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

David A. Savoia

School: Fenton High School

Hometown: Bensenville

Parents: John and Robin Savoia

Sponsor: Ron Cuellar, counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 350

GPA: 4.3864 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 28

College: Duke University, Marquette University or Northwestern University

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: Junior Marshall, Fenton's Finest, high honor roll

Jacob Stevenson

School: Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stevenson

Sponsor: Maryann O'Neill, principal

Class rank: 2 out of 181

GPA: 4.43 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2190

College: Texas A&M, Purdue University or North Carolina State University

Planned major: Engineering

Awards, honors: AMC 12 Math Test School Winner, Academic All Star (Top 2 Class Rank), Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, National Merit finalist, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Michael Swartz

School: Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Parents: Anne and Mark Swartz

Sponsor: Peter Sullivan, principal

Class rank: 1 out of 145

GPA: 5.4284 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: Purdue University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College or University of Minnesota

Planned major: Math, engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar, All State Scholastic Bowl Team, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Alex Vogler

School: Downers Grove North High School

Hometown: Downers Grove

Parents: Greg and Maria Vogler

Sponsor: Linda Kraemer Augustyn, Department of English and Communications chairman

Class rank: 2 out of 501

GPA: 4.7857 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

College: Purdue University or Notre Dame University

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit commended scholar, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Matthew Wen

School: Wheaton Academy

Hometown: Barrington

Parents: Dennis and Ailee Wen

Sponsor: Dan Crabtree, college counselor

Class rank: Top 3 out of 163

GPA: 4.72 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2140

College: U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy or Imperial College in London

Planned major: Aeronautical engineering

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

Jennifer Wittenberg

School: Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Ken and Barb Wittenberg

Sponsor: Joe Wargin, counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 301

GPA: 5.82 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

College: Washington University in St. Louis

Planned major: Business, health and nutrition, biology

Awards, honors: Highest Honor Roll, Academic All-conference, Nominated for Honors Achieve Class, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Nicholas Yam

School: Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Siva and Mai Yam

Sponsor: Joe Wargin, counselor

Class rank: 3 out of 301

GPA: 5.78 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

College: Duke University, University of Notre Dame or Northwestern University

Planned major: Philosophy, economics

Awards, honors: Outstanding Witness in State Mock Trial Competition, Mock Trial, second in state, Math State Competition, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government member

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