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  • Muzammil Ali

      Muzammil Ali

  • Fiona Bare

      Fiona Bare

  • Sahil Batra

      Sahil Batra

  • Mary Bedalov

      Mary Bedalov

  • Jacob Camp

      Jacob Camp

  • Chance Coats

      Chance Coats

  • Caleb Cochrum

      Caleb Cochrum

  • John Corrigan

      John Corrigan

  • Jennifer Duffy

      Jennifer Duffy

  • Alex Flugel

      Alex Flugel

  • Connie Lynn Frank

      Connie Lynn Frank

  • Eric Greenwell

      Eric Greenwell

  • Christopher J. Humes

      Christopher J. Humes

  • Rajan Khanna

      Rajan Khanna

  • Cody Leach

      Cody Leach

  • Kayla Leonard

      Kayla Leonard

  • Kevin Ly

      Kevin Ly

  • Colleen Maloney

      Colleen Maloney

  • Thomas Mandel

      Thomas Mandel

  • Anna Marchenko

      Anna Marchenko

  • Kelsey Packer

      Kelsey Packer

  • Megan Parisi

      Megan Parisi

  • Jessica Pena

      Jessica Pena

  • Mackenzie Schiff

      Mackenzie Schiff

  • McKenzie Schwarze

      McKenzie Schwarze

  • Rebecca Steele

      Rebecca Steele

  • Elizabeth Sullivan

      Elizabeth Sullivan

  • Theresa Versaci

      Theresa Versaci

  • Kaitlyn Vines

      Kaitlyn Vines

  • Rebekah Ernat

      Rebekah Ernat

 

Muzammil Ali

Willowbrook High School

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Hometown:Villa Park

Parents:Syed Ali and Momina Mahboob

Sponsor:James Kedvesh

Class rank:1 out of 525

GPA:4.78 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores:ACT: 36

Planned major:Electrical engineering

Awards, honors:District 88's Best, PSAE Scholar, National Honors Society, National Merit commended scholar, Honor roll, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Fiona Mackenzie Bare

Glenbard West High School

Hometown:Glen Ellyn

Parents:Mr. Simon Bare and Ms. Andrea Bare

Sponsor:Rhiannon S. Sieck

Class rank:10 out of 553

GPA:5.62 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2250

Planned major:International relations

Awards, honors:Outstanding social studies scholar, Outstanding English scholar, Academic Gold Bar, National Merit commended scholar, Honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Sahil Batra

Naperville North High School

Hometown:Naperville

Parents:Rajeev Batra and Ishu Sethi

Sponsor:Chuck Koch, counselor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.58 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 35

Planned major:Economics and secondary education

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, AP Scholar, Second place overall in the College of DuPage Bottom Line Accounting Competition, Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Mary Bedalov

Downers Grove North High School

Hometown:Downers Grove

Parents: Lynn and Greg Bedalov

Sponsor:Karen Spahr-Thomas, social studies teacher

Class rank:2 out of 502

GPA:4.7674 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 35

Planned major:Biochemistry and Spanish

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

Jacob Camp

Benet Academy

Hometown:Darien

Parents:Mark Camp and Laurie Camp

Sponsor:Amy Wesley

Class rank: School doesn't rank

GPA: 98.83 on a 100 percent scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2270

Planned major:Materials science and engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, National Merit Scholarship recipient, University of Illinois James Scholar, Honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Chance Coats

West Chicago Community High School

Hometown:Winfield

Parents:Ms. Tracy Coats andMr. Phillip Coats

Sponsor:Brian Turnbaugh

Class rank: 3 out of 546

GPA: 5.405 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 35

Planned major:Computer engineering

Awards, honors:Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, Spanish National Foreign Language Honor Society, Honor roll

Caleb Cochrum

Wheaton Academy

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Kent and Cindy Cochrum

Sponsor:Dan Crabtree

Class rank:Top 5 out of 170

GPA: 4.61 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34

Planned major: Physics and secondary education

Awards, honors:National Merit commended scholar, Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

John Corrigan

Benet Academy

Hometown:Lemont

Parents:Mary Corrigan and Brian Corrigan

Sponsor:Amy Wesley

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA: 97.97 on a 100 percent scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2330

Planned major:Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors:First Honor Roll (every semester), National German Honor Society member, National Merit finalist, Illinois State Scholar

Jennifer Duffy

Glenbard North High School

Hometown:Carol Stream

Parents: David and Ellen Duffy

Sponsor:Kim Munro, guidance counselor

Class rank:8 out of 609

GPA:5.6 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 1510

Planned major: Double major in finance and economics

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

Rebekah Ernat

Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Donald and Christine Ernat

Sponsor: Maryann O'Neill, principal

Class rank: School doesn't rank

GPA: 4.19 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2230

Planned major:Anthropology and biology

Awards, honors:National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Honor, High Honor Roll (7 semesters), National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Alex Flugel

Glenbard West High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Sherry Flugel and Paul Flugel

Sponsor:Tony Bergantino, counselor

Class rank:3 out of 563

GPA:5.6939 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34

Planned major: Biology or chemistry

Awards, honors: Academic Letter with Gold Bar (high honor roll every year), Outstanding Sophomore Chemistry Student, Sophomore English Scholar

Connie Lynn Frank

Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Chuck and Laura Frank

Sponsor:Terri Woebel, English teacher

Class rank:5 out of 525

GPA:4.7255 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores:ACT: 35

Planned major:Mathematics and economics

Awards, honors:District 88's Best, Illinois State Scholar, Outstanding Student of the Quarter, Honor roll, National Honor Society

Eric Greenwell

Glenbard South High School

Hometown:Glen Ellyn

Parents:

Sponsor:Jamie Frodyma, guidance counselor

Class rank: 2 out of 315

GPA: 5.7556 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Mechanical engineering and math

Awards, honors:IHSA All-State Academic Team 2012-2013, Gold Bar Award (High Honor Roll for four years), Illinois State Scholar, Honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

C.J. Humes

St. Francis High School

Hometown:Geneva

Parents:Chris and Annette Humes

Sponsor:Trudy Rigney, director of guidance & counseling

Class rank:2 out of 194

GPA:5.25 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors:J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation First Selection, Chronicle Achievement Program, St. Michael's College Book Award, Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Rajan Khanna

Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown:Oak Brook

Parents: Drs. Rajeev and Anuradha Khanna

Sponsor:Carol Bobo, guidance counselor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:5.95 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 35; SAT: 2340

Planned major:Cognitive science

Awards, honors:Hinsdale Rotary Club Youth Merit Award, High School Physics Award, High School Service Leader

Cody Leach

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Hometown:Wheaton

Parents:Brian and Sharon Leach

Sponsor:Jillian Nowicki, school counselor

Class rank:1 out of 497

GPA:5.75001 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2220

Planned major:Chemical engineering

Awards, honors:Commended Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar

Kayla Leonard

Wheaton North High School

Hometown:Wheaton

Parents:Dan and Polly Leonard

Sponsor:Kim Wittersheim, counselor

Class rank:4 out of 523

GPA:5.69 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Physics and astronomy

Awards, honors:Fermilab Intern -- Math Challenge Award, National Merit commended scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Kevin Ly

Addison Trail High School

Hometown:Addison

Parents:Hua Ni Ly and Heng Chhay Ly

Sponsor:Steven Nelson, chemistry teacher

Class rank: 2 out of 449

GPA:4.76 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Computer science

Awards, honors:AP Scholar with Honor Award, Addison Trail's Best, Illinois Math League Freshman Winner, Honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Colleen Maloney

IC Catholic Prep

Hometown:Elmhurst

Parents:John and Susan Maloney

Sponsor:Jean Field, guidance counselor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.65 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores:ACT: 32

Planned major:Nursing

Awards, honors:Fermi Lab Award (grade 11), High Honor Roll (grades 9, 10, 11), Diana Lizzadro Nichol's Performing Arts Award (grade 11), Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Thomas Mandel

Lisle Senior High School

Hometown:Lisle

Parents:Bob and Lori Mandel

Sponsor:Ron Jaegle

Class rank:1 out of 124

GPA: 5.5 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Accounting

Awards, honors:Prairie State Achievement Award, Illinois State Scholar, Honor roll, National Honor Society

Anna Marchenko

Naperville Central High School

Hometown:Naperville

Parents:Vladyslav and Nataliya Marchenko

Sponsor:Linda Gross, counselor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.660 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2250

Planned major:Economics; double major with either journalism or education

Awards, honors:National Merit Scholar finalist, First place in EU Center of Urbana-Champaign Essay Contest, National winner in German Examination 2011 & 2012, Honor roll, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Kelsey Rose Packer

IC Catholic Prep

Hometown:Elmhurst

Parents:Laura and Richard Packer

Sponsor:Sarah Palandri

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.67 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Pre-medicine

Awards, honors:Illinois State Scholar (2013-2014); National Honor Society member and executive board member (2011-2012, 2013-2014), ICHS Academic High Honor Roll (2009-2013), Presidential Scholar

Megan Parisi

St. Francis High School

Hometown:Winfield

Parents:James and Cathy Parisi

Sponsor:Trudy Rigney, director of guidance & counseling

Class rank:1 out of 194

GPA:5.28 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Undecided

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

Jessica Pena

Neuqua Valley High School

Hometown:Naperville

Parents:Tony and Kim Pena

Sponsor:Dan Stadt, guidance counselor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.45 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 36

Planned major:Astrophysics

Awards, honors:National Hispanic Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit finalist, Honor roll, National Honor Society, Presidential Scholar

Mackenzie Schiff

Wheaton Academy

Hometown:Glen Ellyn

Parents:Kirsten and Ryan Schiff

Sponsor:Dan Crabtree

Class rank:Top 3 out of 170

GPA:4.64 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 33

Planned major:Processing management & consulting and sociology

Awards, honors:6th Congressional District Award, DAR Good Citizen Award, Honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

McKenzie Schwarze

Glenbard North High School

Hometown:Carol Stream

Parents:Laurie Schwarze and Greg Schwarze

Sponsor:Sean Thomas, guidance counselor

Class rank:1 out of 609

GPA:5.78 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 32

Planned major:Human science

Awards, honors:Illinois State Scholar, Academic All Conference, National Honor Society, Honor roll

Rebecca Steele

Waubonsie Valley High School

Hometown:Naperville

Parents:Scott and Martha Steele

Sponsor:Jason Stipp, principal

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.58 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 36

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors:U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist, National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Honor, Honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Elizabeth Sullivan

Lisle Senior High School

Hometown:Lisle

Parents:Kathy and Mike Sullivan

Sponsor:Kendra Meyer, guidance counselor

Class rank:1 out of 124

GPA:5.5 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 32

Planned major:Chemical engineering

Awards, honors:Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society. Honor roll

Theresa Versaci

Montini Catholic High School

Hometown:Lombard

Parents:Vince and Jean Versaci

Sponsor:Christine McManus, math department chair/AP mathematics instructor

Class rank:School doesn't rank

GPA:4.417 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 31

Planned major:Speech and hearing science

Awards, honors:Academic All-Star (4 years), High Honor roll (4 years), Named James Scholar as an incoming freshman to the University of Illinois, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Kaitlyn Vines

Fenton Community High School

Hometown:Wood Dale

Parents:Stephen Vines and Frances Vines

Sponsor:Ron Cuellar, guidance counselor

Class rank:2 out of 352

GPA:4.4318 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores:ACT: 34; SAT: 2140

Planned major:Psychology

Awards, honors:National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Honor, High Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

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