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Honorable mentions: Northwest Suburban Academic Team, 2016-2017

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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; SAT: 2080

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.

Ivana Bozic
Ivana Bozic
Ivana Bozic

Bartlett High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Mile and Slavica Bozic

Sponsor: Michelle Langerock, counselor

GPA: 5.0 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biomedical engineering on a pre-med track

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; National Merit finalist; National Honor Society; honor roll; student government; Verizon App Challenge Best in Nation; National French Exam silver medalist.

Brandon Canfield
Brandon Canfield
Brandon Canfield

Palatine High School

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Robert and Jennifer Canfield

Sponsor: Mike Hernon, counselor

GPA: 5.006 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Mathematics, physics and electrical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; Presidential Scholar candidate; National Honor Society; honor roll; AMC12 (American Mathematics Competition) and AIME (American Invitation Mathematics Exam); Scholastic Bowl president.

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle

Prospect High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Vesna Doyle

Sponsor: Colleen Carroll, counselor

GPA: 5.64 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 1570

Planned major: Physics

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; honor roll; captain Prospect High School Varsity Academic Bowl Team, Divisional Champions 2016, 2017.

Patrick Feltes
Patrick Feltes
Patrick Feltes

John Hersey High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Kevin and Patrice Feltes

Sponsor: Jackie Ballarini

GPA: 5.67 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Computer science and mathematics

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; honor roll; John Benson Award winner; third place State Oralist, Math Team.

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 place at speech regionals 2017; second place in state for Biomedical Debate 2017; Top 10 at Nationals Biomedical Debate 2016.

Hunter Hankins
Hunter Hankins
Hunter Hankins

East Leyden High School

Hometown: River Grove

Parents: Randy and Linda Hankins

Sponsor: Jeff Vail, teacher

GPA: 4.5114 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: Youth ministry

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; member National Honor Society; member honor roll; West Suburban Conference Academic Achievement Award; 2016 Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors Award.

Robert Heck
Robert Heck
Robert T. Heck

Rolling Meadows High School

Hometown: Rolling Meadows

Parents: Mathew and Sandra Heck

Sponsor: Kevin Carroll

GPA: 5.33 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1480

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; AP Scholar; member National Honor Society; Scholastic Bowl captain.

Megan Kalinowski
Megan Kalinowski
Megan Kalinowski

Maine West High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: John and Dorothy Kalinowski

Sponsor: Dr. Audrey Haugan, principal

GPA: 4.925 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Kinesiology and community health with a concentration in disability and rehab studies

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; honor roll; D207's Best for Academic Achievement; University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award; Top 1% of senior class.

Eric Loera
Eric Loera
Eric Loera

Streamwood High School

Hometown: Streamwood

Parents: Jorge and Antelma Loera

Sponsor: Tony Sanders, CEO of District U-46

GPA: 4.6 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 27; SAT: 1240

Planned major: Public administration with a minor in political science.

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; honor roll; U-46 Board of Education student representative and chairman of Principal Student Advisory Council.

Nadia Mohiuddin
Nadia Mohiuddin
Nadia Mohiuddin

Hoffman Estates High School

Hometown: Hoffman Estates

Parents: Mazhar Mohiuddin and Firdaus Fatima

Sponsor: Mark Ahn

GPA: 5.032 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Computer engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar with distinction; National Honor Society; "A" honor roll four years; ninth place in ICTM State Freshman/Sophomore Relay Team Math Competition.

Alexander Morain
Alexander Morain
Alexander James Morain

Buffalo Grove High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Edward and Kathryn Morain

Sponsor: Bill Brown

GPA: 5.75 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Nuclear plasma and radiological engineering with a minor in economics.

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; honor roll; Presidential Scholar candidate; Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and DECA Business competitions; Chemistry Student of the Year 2015; placed sixth in State in WYSE Chemistry Section; SAT 800 score in Mathematics Level II and Chemistry.

Majda Murati
Majda Murati
Majda Murati

Maine East High School

Hometown: Niles

Parents: Azbija and Muhamed Murati

Sponsor: Dr. Michael Pressler, principal

GPA: 4.7 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: Political economy with a concentration in justice and law.

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society; honor roll.

Michael Pauls

Elk Grove High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Tanya Pauls and Les Pauls

Sponsor: Peter Wang, physics teacher

GPA: 5.66 on a 5.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Computer engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; AP Scholar with distinction in 2016; National Honor Society; honor roll; second in Illinois for Congressional Debate (2017); American Mathematics Competition.

Andrew Pockington
Andrew Pockington
Andrew Pocklington

Buffalo Grove High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Michel and William Pocklington

Sponsor: Jeffery Kondrad, counselor

GPA: 5.7 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Physics

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; seven semester member of the honor roll.

Anna Remus
Anna Remus
Anna Remus

Maine West High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Ken and Rosemary Remus

Sponsor: Dr. Audrey Haugan, principal

GPA: 4.9459 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1490

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; Academic High Honor Roll for all semesters; National Merit finalist; student government; District 207's Best for Academic Achievement; American Math Competition 12 and Illinois Mathematics League contests.

Lillian Rodriguez
Lillian Rodriguez
Lillian Rodriguez

St. Francis High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Kathleen Rodriguez and Esteban Rodriguez

Sponsor: Trudy Rigney, director of guidance

Class rank: School does not rank

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

David Stanton
David Stanton
David Stanton

Barrington High School

Hometown: Deer Park

Parents: Marty and Charlotte Stanton

Sponsor: Matthew Medansky, math teacher

GPA: 4.802 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1540

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; Top 5% Wall; IDEA CAD Modeling Competition.

Anna Stephens
Anna Stephens
Anna Stephens

Rosary High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Robert and Diane Stephens

Sponsor: Erin Risler, counselor

GPA: 4.648 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1480

Planned major: English, Secondary Education

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

Reena Sulkar
Reena Sulkar
Reena Sulkar

Barrington High School

Hometown: Barrington Hills

Parents: Shiven and Shali Sulkar

Sponsor: Julie Baylor, science department chairman

GPA: 4.767 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Bioengineering

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; Illinois State Science Fair; American Mathematics Competition; American Junior Golf Association's Transamerica Scholastic All-American.

Roman Sydorchuk
Roman Sydorchuk
Roman Sydorchuk

East Leyden High School

Hometown: River Grove

Parents: Serhiy and Bohdana Sydorchuk

Sponsor: Mark Reeves, teacher

GPA: 4.47 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; member National Honor Society; member high honor roll.

Maximilian Hall Troyke
Maximilian Hall Troyke
Maximilian Hall Troyke

Fox Valley Academic Team winner

Elgin High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Anthony and Janet Troyke

Sponsor: Cristina Cabrera, Gifted Academy director

GPA: 5.0 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 1500

Planned major: Biochemistry, Spanish

Awards, honors: AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Rotary Club of Elgin Straight A award, four times

Joseph Gonzales Varilla
Joseph Gonzales Varilla
Joseph Gonzales Varilla

Maine East High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Brenda Varilla and Cornelio Varilla

Sponsor: Michael Pressler, principal

GPA: 4.8 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

Planned major: Information technology

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar with distinction; National Honor Society; honor roll; District 207's Best for Academic Achievement; Rotary Interact; Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society.

Alyssa Worthem
Alyssa Worthem
Alyssa Worthem

William Fremd High School

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Scott and Elizabeth Worthem

Sponsor: Tony Tosh, counselor

GPA: 5.04 on a 4.0 weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Spanish and Arabic with a minor in French

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; National Honor Society; seven semester A honor roll; Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award.

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