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Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

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  • Allison Bott

      Allison Bott

  • Aida P. Palma Carpio

      Aida P. Palma Carpio

  • Ben Cheslow Kraatz

      Ben Cheslow Kraatz

  • Kyle Robert Christensen

      Kyle Robert Christensen

  • Luke Duffy

      Luke Duffy

  • David Nellessen

      David Nellessen

  • Sarah Norman

      Sarah Norman

  • Indigo McGarr

      Indigo McGarr

  • Hannah Miller

      Hannah Miller

  • Megan Randby

      Megan Randby

  • Jonathan D. Rios

      Jonathan D. Rios

  • Nicholas Skawinski

      Nicholas Skawinski

  • Elizabeth Steele

      Elizabeth Steele

  • Lindsay Timmons

      Lindsay Timmons

  • Jeremy Yoder

      Jeremy Yoder

 

Allison Bott

School: South Elgin High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Shelly and Dan Bott

Sponsor: Melanie Meidel, principal

Class rank: 4 out of 640

GPA: 4.813 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: biochemistry, mathematics

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Academic All-Conference, High Honor roll four years, Elgin Rotary Straight "A" award

Ben Cheslow Kraatz

School: Hampshire High School

Hometown: Gilberts

Parents: Karen Cheslow and Roger Kraatz

Sponsor: Kenneth Bram, physics teacher

GPA: 5.87 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: Not given

Planned major: Computer engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, WYSE Engineering Graphics State Qualifier 2011, Fox Valley Leadership Conference, Honor Roll, National Honor Society

Kyle Robert Christensen

School: Westminster Christian

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Drew Christensen

Sponsor: Scott Sevey, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 36

GPA: 4.23 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Animal sciences, biology

Awards, honors: Valedictorian; Rotary Club's Straight A Award (four years); Silver Medal State Leve, Science Olympiad -- Physics Lab event

Luke Duffy

School: St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Peter and Marta Duffy

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, academic adviser

Class rank: 4 out of 89

GPA: 4.52 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Political science

Awards, honors: High Honor Roll, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award, Academic All Suburban Christian Conference and Academic All State Team (football)

Indigo McGarr

School: Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: Diane and Thomas McGarr

Sponsor: Alton Rollerson, counselor

Class rank: 19 out of 437

GPA: 4.18 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Criminal justice

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Hannah Miller

School: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Hometown: Oswego

Parents: Michael and Renita Miller

Sponsor: Julia Husen, coordinator of college and academic counseling

Class rank: Not given

GPA: 4.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 2300

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Illinois State Scholar

David Nellessen

School: Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Parents: Steven and Mary Kay Nellessen

Sponsor: Chris Columbaro, associate principal

Class rank: Not given

GPA: 5.76 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Economics and mathematics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Honors, Illinois State Scholar, Valedictorian

Sarah Norman

School: St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: Tom and Carol Norman

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, Guidance Counselor

Class rank: 3 out of 90

GPA: 4.64 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 28

Planned major: Pharmacy

Awards, honors: Elgin Rotary Club Straight A Award, all 4 years; Outstanding Achievement, Honors Pre-Calculus; National Honor Society Vice-President

Aida P. Palma Carpio

School: South Elgin High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Parents: Martin Palma and Adriana Carpio de Palma

Sponsor: Michael Sakiewicz, counselor

Class rank: 13 out of 640

GPA: 4.688 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: International relations

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, AP Student Scholar, Rotary Club Academic Excellence

Megan Randby

School: Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Parents: Robin and Greg Randby

Sponsor: Chris Columbaro, associate principal

Class rank: Not given

GPA: 4.0 on a scale of 4.0

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, IHSA All-State Academic Team nominee, Dundee-Crown Scholar

Jonathan D. Rios

School: Marmion Academy

Hometown: North Aurora

Parents: Juan and Terri Rios

Sponsor: Daniel Thorpe, director of guidance

Class rank: 1 of 123

GPA: 4.757 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Awards, honors: Two-time JROTC Academic Bowl National Champion, National Hispanic Scholar, Superior Honor Roll all four years

Nicholas Skawinski

School: Elgin Academy

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: David and Susan Skawinski

Sponsor: Seth Hanford, director of Upper School

Class rank: Students not ranked

GPA: 3.94 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Chemical engineering/general engineering

Awards, honors: Rotary Club "Straight A" Award all four years; National Latin Exam:two times silver medal winner, one time gold medal winner; National Merit Commended Scholar

Elizabeth Steele

School: St. Charles North High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Parents: Patrick and Deborah Steele

Sponsor: Peter Gleason, chemistry teacher

Class rank: 2 out of 502

GPA: 5.74 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Clinical psychology and Spanish

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, Upstate Eight Academic All-Conference

Lindsay Timmons

School: Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: David and Linda Timmons

Sponsor: Kenneth Hunt

Class rank: 3 out of 492

GPA: 4.825 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Not given

Awards, honors: AP Scholar Award, Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Presidential Scholar

Jeremy Yoder

School: Hampshire High School

Hometown: Hampshire

Parents: Greg and Jeanine Yoder

Sponsor: Edward Haugens, math teacher

GPA: 5.848 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: not given

Planned major: Business administration

Awards, honors: Academic Excellence Award -- 2009, 2010, 2011; Honor Roll; National Honor Society; AP Scholar

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