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Lake County Academic Team honorable mentions

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  • Katherine Brinser

      Katherine Brinser

  • Zachary Carter

      Zachary Carter

  • Emily Cullum

      Emily Cullum

  • Christine Currie

      Christine Currie

  • Sara Denbo

      Sara Denbo

  • Ryan Geusz

      Ryan Geusz

  • Mark Juhn

      Mark Juhn

  • Sarah Matthews

      Sarah Matthews

  • Megan Mikenas

      Megan Mikenas

  • Jacob Schrimpf

      Jacob Schrimpf

  • Andrea Shen

      Andrea Shen

  • Sarah Webster

      Sarah Webster

  • Nathan Wolf

      Nathan Wolf

 

Katherine Brinser

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brinser

Sponsor: Sara J. English, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 338

GPA: 4.739 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Biomedical engineering, pre-med

Awards, honors: Illinois Leadership Seminar, All Academic, Academic Achievement Award

Zachary Carter

Mundelein High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Brian and Cathy Carter

Sponsor: Stephanie Gates, teacher

Class rank: 1st out of 479

GPA: 4.43 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Chemical and biomolecular engineering

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, High Honor Roll all four years, AP Scholar with Honors

Emily Cullum

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Malford Cullum and Marlene Lamas

Sponsor: Kristen Carlson, English department chairwoman

Class rank: 2nd out of 324

GPA: 4.674 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2240

Planned major: Bioengineering or biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar, Salutatorian

Christine Currie

Vernon Hills High School

Hometown: Vernon Hills

Parents: Robert and Margaret Currie

Sponsor: Nicholas Austin, counselor

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.646 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Industrial engineering

Awards, honors: FBLA 1st in State in E-Business for 2010-11 and 2011-12, National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar

Sara Denbo

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Robert & Patricia Denbo

Sponsor: Jamie McKenna, counselor

Class rank: 2nd out of 389

GPA: 4.667 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Physics and mathematics

Awards, honors: Seven semesters on Honor Roll, National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist

Ryan Geusz

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Parents: Steve and Jeanne Geusz

Sponsor: Lynne Strutzel, principal

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.51 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2250

Planned major: Biochemistry, with a minor in Spanish

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

Mark Juhn

Vernon Hills High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Sylvia and Sangcheol Juhn

Sponsor: Tiffany Heinlein, counselor

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.671 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Biological Sciences

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

Sarah Matthews

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Dawn and Joseph Matthews

Sponsor: Lynne Strutzel, principal

Class rank: school does not rank

GPA: 4.47 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2180

Planned major: Undecided

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

Megan Mikenas

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Parents: Martin Mikenas and Kathryn Keirans

Sponsor: Brian Roy, counselor

Class rank: 5th out of 305

GPA: 4.57 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 2390

Planned major:Biological and biomedical sciences or math

Awards, honors:Wauconda Village Academic Achievement Award for first perfect 36 on ACT in school history; National Merit Finalist; Illinois State Scholar

Jacob Schrimpf

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Michael and Margaret Schrimpf

Sponsor: Kristen Carlson, English department chairwoman

Class rank: 3rd out of 324

GPA: 4.633 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 2200

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar

Andrea Shen

Lake Forest Academy

Hometown: Lake Forest

Parents: Susan Lin and Howard Shen

Sponsor: Andrew Poska, senior associate dean, college counseling

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.07 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2300

Planned major: Broadcast Journalism, business

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Distinction

Sarah L. Webster

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Webster

Sponsor: Gwen Varney, counselor

Class rank: 2nd out of 338

GPA: 4.73 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Honors, North Suburban Conference All-Academic Award-Dance Team

Nathan Wolf

Libertyville High School

Hometown: Libertyville

Parents: Robin Wolf and Brian Wolf

Sponsor: Nancy Stetter, counselor

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.57 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Chemistry and French

Awards, honors: Qualified for National Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad, Outstanding Chemistry Student Award, qualified for the AIME by taking the AMC 12 math contest

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