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Honorable mentions: DuPage County Academic Team, 2016-2017

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Tara Aggarwal
Tara Aggarwal
Tara Aggarwal

Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Lalit & Suparna Aggarwal

Sponsor: Jim Greener, counselor

GPA: 5.6735 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Business, computer science

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, First Place Business Case Competition at YWI at Indiana University, Top Senior of Foreign Language Honor Society for French, honor roll, National Honor Society

Joe Andrews
Joe Andrews
Joseph Andrews

Fenton High School

Hometown: Wood Dale

Parents: Chris Andrews and Daryl Andrews

Sponsor: Nancy Connor, counselor

GPA: 4.3958 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Business management, economics

Awards, honors: NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, certificate for superior writing; AP Scholar with Honor, Illinois State Scholar

Zach Bachara
Zach Bachara
Zachary Bachara

Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Parents: Mark & Cindy Bachara

Sponsor: Tony LiFonti, teacher & coach

GPA: 5.69 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Biological sciences

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Honors, two-time academic all conference, honor roll, National Honor Society

Sophie Bair
Sophie Bair
Sophie Bair

Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Brian and Jennifer Bair

Sponsor: Jennifer Pacheco, school counselor

GPA: 5.6182 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Neuroscience

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, President Scholar candidate, Illinois State Scholar

Elsa Barron
Elsa Barron
Elsa Barron

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Allyson and Todd Barron

Sponsor: Cindy Budzikowski, math department head

GPA: 4.67 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biology

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

Sana Basheer
Sana Basheer
Sana Basheer

College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Bolingbrook

Parents: Mohammad Sohail Basheer

Sponsor: Samah Elzahdan, dean of academics

GPA: 4.44 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Major in neuroscience while on a pre-med track

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, American Math Contest national competition, 3rd place; Illinois Junior Academy of Science state competition, gold award; honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Jaemie Bennett
Jaemie Bennett
Jaemie Bennett

James B. Conant High School

Hometown: Roselle

Parents: YuMei Bennett and Ralph Bennett

Sponsor: Richard Bauer, counselor

GPA: 5.02 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Molecular and cellular biology

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with distinction; National Honor Society; A Honor Roll for freshman, sophomore, and junior year; Science Olympiad and Scholastic Bowl; IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award

Ryan C. Cabildo
Ryan C. Cabildo
Ryan C. Cabildo

Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Conrado and Maria Leni Cabildo

Sponsor: Dana Marine, guidance counselor

GPA: 4.7544 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Math major, music minor

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

Eric Chang
Eric Chang
Eric Chang

Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown: Willowbrook

Parents: Clayton and Wei Chang

Sponsor: John Marinier, counselor

GPA: 5.9767 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: Rotary Merit Scholar, National Council of Teachers of English's Certificate for Superior Writing Award, first place in Illinois Association of Teachers of English's poetry and prose Contest, National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Presidential Scholar candidate, student government

Robert Falconer
Robert Falconer
Robert Falconer

Downers Grove North High School

Hometown: Downers Grove

Parents: Jeff and Lisa Falconer

Sponsor: Joel Kapitaniuk, world language teacher

GPA: 4.8182 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Mechanical engineer

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, two-time math team state qualifier

Kiara Gallagher
Kiara Gallagher
Kiara M. Gallagher

Benet Academy

Hometown: Lockport

Parents: Kevin and Kathy Gallagher

Sponsor: Amy Wesley, counselor

GPA: 100.66 on a 100 percent scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Pre-health biological sciences

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, First Honors for four consecutive years

Kaitlyn Grady
Kaitlyn Grady
Kaitlyn Grady

IC Catholic Prep

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: Brian and Nancy Grady

Sponsor: Jean Field, counselor

GPA: 4.77 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Chemical engineering with a Spanish minor

Awards, honors: National qualifier Business Professionals of America Computer Animation Team 2017, National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Divya Gudur
Divya Gudur
Divya Gudur

James B. Conant High School

Hometown: Roselle

Parents: Srujana Gudur

Sponsor: Scott Altergott, counselor

GPA: 5.045 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Biochemistry, environmental studies

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; Presidential Scholar candidate; National Honor Society; honor roll; second at speech regionals 2017; second place in state for Biomedical Debate 2017; Top 10 at Nationals Biomedical Debate 2016

Noah Helm
Noah Helm
Noah Helm

Benet Academy

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Scott and Trish Helm

Sponsor: Laura Lundstrom, counselor

GPA: 99.47 on a 100 percent scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Engineering -- biomedical, mechanical or aerospace

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, honor roll

Hannah Hewitt
Hannah Hewitt
Hannah Hewitt

Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Villa Park

Parents: Paul and Marilyn Mast Hewitt

Sponsor: Cindy Zamora-Failla

GPA: 4.6364 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Linguistics

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

Ridas Jagelavicius
Ridas Jagelavicius
Ridas Jagelavicius

Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Vaidas & Rasa Jagelavicius

Sponsor: Brad Podraza, math

GPA: 5.7083 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: United States Achievement Academy, Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Lori Kipp
Lori Kipp
Lori Kipp

Metea Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Lyle Kipp & Sandra Kipp

Sponsor: Bob Vozza, counselor

GPA: 4.680 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: Ecybermission National Finalist, $5,000 Grant; Seal of Biliteracy, Spanish; AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit finalist, honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Katie Kubik
Katie Kubik
Katie Kubik

St. Francis High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Jim and Jeannine Kubik

Sponsor: Trudy Rigney, director of guidance

GPA: 5.20 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Neuroscience and behavior science education

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

Jacob Kurian
Jacob Kurian
Jacob Kurian

West Chicago Community High School

Hometown: Winfield

Parents: Patricia and Chacko Kurian

Sponsor: Charles Vokes, algebra teacher

GPA: 5.467 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Chemical engineering with a minor in biotechnology/biochemical engineering

Awards, honors: National Hispanic Scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Caitlin Lang
Caitlin Lang
Caitlin Lang

Lake Park High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Mary Lang, Michael Lang

Sponsor: Taylor Severino, school counselor

GPA: 5.6818 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Psychology

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar, 5.0 Scholar, honor roll, student government

Eshan Mehrotra
Eshan Mehrotra
Eshan Mehrotra

Fox Valley Academic team winner

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Ashish and Seema Mehrotra

Sponsor: David McGovern, counselor

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Physics

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

Annalise Morrone
Annalise Morrone
Annalise Morrone

Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Lisa and Joseph Morrone

Sponsor: Paul Anderson, teacher

GPA: 4.7407 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: International Relations and Political Science

Awards, honors: Honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Honors, Illinois State Scholar, District 88's Best Recognition, all-conference math team

Sarah Mueller
Sarah Mueller
Sarah Mueller

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Richard and Teresa Mueller

Sponsor: Cindy Budzikowski, math department chair

GPA: 4.766 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: Three-year Academic All Conference, swimming; IHSA Academic Achievement recognition, swimming; Spanish Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society

Timothy Nielsen
Timothy Nielsen
Timothy Nielsen

Glenbard West High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Erik and Elizabeth Nielsen

Sponsor: Natalie Rubino, counselor

GPA: 5.7209 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: International AP Scholar, Outstanding AP Chemistry Student, Spanish Honor Society, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien

Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Laura and Thomas O'Brien

Sponsor: Arthur J. Stuart III, instructor

GPA: 4.59 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Textile materials technology

Awards, honors: Wellesley Book Award, Dr. Richard Kane Memorial Scholarship for excellence in mathematics, IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Ravi Patel
Ravi Patel
Ravi Sanjay Patel

Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Parents: Sanjay & Ila Patel

Sponsor: Kevin Erday, teacher

GPA: 5.8571 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Pre-medicine, biology

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, Congress of Future Medical Leaders delegate, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Shivangi Patel
Shivangi Patel
Shivangi Patel

Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Parents: Harshida and Ashok Patel

Sponsor: Kathy Sally, teacher

GPA: 5.476 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Biochemistry with a pre-medicine track and minor in Spanish

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, High Honor Roll, Academic Excellence Award, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Lillian Rodriguez
Lillian Rodriguez
Lillian Rodriguez

St. Francis High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Kathleen Rodriguez and Esteban Rodriguez

Sponsor: Trudy Rigney, director of guidance

GPA: 5.33 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Engineering

Awards, honors: National Hispanic Recognition Program 2016-17 Scholar, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Katherine Rogers
Katherine Rogers
Katherine Rogers

Wheaton North High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Michael and Linda Rogers

Sponsor: Joshua Coan, counselor

GPA: 4.80 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Mathematics

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

Brandon Sakas
Brandon Sakas
Brandon Sakas

Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Westchester

Parents: Christine and Roman Sakas

Sponsor: Maryann O'Neill, principal

GPA: 4.74 on a weighted 4.0

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Computer engineering

Awards, honors: Robert Huntoon Scholarship, Fermilab Science Award, Montini Freshman Scholarship, National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Rana Salem
Rana Salem
Rana Salem

Islamic Foundation School

Hometown: Riverside

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Salem

Sponsor: Yasmin Jamal, teacher

GPA: 4.83 on weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: Fermilab Science Award, Principal's List for Senior year, Principal's List for Junior year, honor roll, National Honor Society

Ripal Shah
Ripal Shah
Ripal Shah

Fenton High School

Hometown: Wood Dale

Parents: Raj and Nina Shah

Sponsor: Ron Cuellar, school counselor

GPA: 4.4318 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Molecular biology and computer science

Awards, honors: AP Scholar, Fenton's Finest, Graduation Marshall, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Alex Shura
Alex Shura
Alex Shura

Neuqua Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Jeffrey and Heather Shura

Sponsor: Dan Stadt, counselor

GPA: 4.63 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Economics or political science

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, I.P. Scholar (school's version of National Honor Society), honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Andrew Sima
Andrew Sima
Andrew Sima

Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Parents: Meg and David Sima

Sponsor: Patrick Woyna, teacher

GPA: 5.5 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Environmental sciences and creative writing

Awards, honors: Presidential Scholar candidate, National Honor Society, Academic Excellence Award from Lisle High School, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Brandon Simons
Brandon Simons
Brandon Simons

Lake Park High School

Hometown: Roselle

Parents: Brian and Amal Simons

Sponsor: Michael Sakiewicz, counselor

GPA: 5.70 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Biomedical sciences

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, National Merit commended scholar, AP Scholar, honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Robert Vitek
Robert Vitek
Robert Vitek

IC Catholic Prep

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: Don and Gail Vitek

Sponsor: Jean Field, counselor

GPA: 4.75 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Electrical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; Academic All-State Football; ninth place in state in physics exam, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering; honor roll; National Honor Society; AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; student government

Samer Wahood
Samer Wahood
Samer Wahood

Islamic Foundation School

Hometown: Burr Ridge

Parents: Saba Wahood

Sponsor: Yasmin Jamal, teacher

GPA: 5.1224 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Biology and public policy

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, Illinois Junior Academy of Science Gold State Science Fair 2014 (Environmental Science category), 2016 Fermilab Science Award, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with distinction, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Hamza Zaman
Hamza Zaman
Hamza Zaman

College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Zakia Zaman and Asad Zaman

Sponsor: Samah Elzahdan, dean of academics

GPA: 4.44 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: WYSE 2nd Computer Science STATE, Presidential Scholar candidate, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Annie Zhu
Annie Zhu
Annie Zhu

Glenbard West High School

Hometown: Glendale Heights

Parents: Cai Yun and Yunhua Zhu

Sponsor: Tad Keely, school counselor

GPA: 5.6829 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: Social Studies Departmental Award, Mathematics Departmental Award, Science Departmental Award, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

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