Northwest Suburban Academic Team honorable mentions

  • Tyler Anderson

    Tyler Anderson

  • Tiffany Besana

    Tiffany Besana

  • Noel Brindise

    Noel Brindise

  • Elizabeth Ann Clifford

    Elizabeth Ann Clifford

  • Claudia de Bruyn

    Claudia de Bruyn

  • Hailey Dammeier

    Hailey Dammeier

  • Benjamin Daniel

    Benjamin Daniel

  • Danielle Grubb

    Danielle Grubb

  • Clare Hannon

    Clare Hannon

  • Mitchell Hasley

    Mitchell Hasley

  • Will Herbert

    Will Herbert

  • Bobby Hlavin

    Bobby Hlavin

  • Han Song Huang

    Han Song Huang

  • Adelaide Kelly

    Adelaide Kelly

  • Kylee Knox

    Kylee Knox

  • Lawson Kosulic

    Lawson Kosulic

  • Sara Magnuson

    Sara Magnuson

  • Azucena Marquez

    Azucena Marquez

  • Rebecca Mitra

    Rebecca Mitra

  • Madeline Obrzut

    Madeline Obrzut

  • Catie Olson

    Catie Olson

  • Angela Pantell

    Angela Pantell

  • Janki Patel

    Janki Patel

  • Mack Rooney

    Mack Rooney

  • Elizabeth Schafer

    Elizabeth Schafer

  • Michael Sherman

    Michael Sherman

  • Rachel Sliwinski

    Rachel Sliwinski

  • Ian Smith

    Ian Smith

  • Robert V. Stephens Jr.

    Robert V. Stephens Jr.

  • Timothy Stricker

    Timothy Stricker

  • Imran Sultan

    Imran Sultan

  • Pricilla Torres

    Pricilla Torres

  • Alyanna Villapando

    Alyanna Villapando

 
Updated 5/22/2015 6:25 PM

Tyler Anderson

Barrington High School

 

Hometown: Barrington

Parents: Jeff & Pam Anderson

Sponsor: Rob Ridenour, economics teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.75/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Electrical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit commended scholar; National Honor Society; AP Scholar with distinction

Tiffany Besana

Streamwood High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Gina Besana & Save Besana

Sponsor: Peggy Phillips, counselor

Class rank: 2nd out of 443

GPA: 4.924/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Spanish/pre-physical therapy track

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; top 10 finalist in state Health Occupations Students of America

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Noel Brindise

Lake County Academic Team winner

Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Deer Park

Parents: Charles & Michelle Brindise

Sponsor: Lauren Kasdorf, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.11/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2340

Planned major: Engineering/Germanic languages

Awards, honors: Goethe Institut German Olympics national finalist; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar With Distinction

Elizabeth Ann Clifford

Prospect High School

Hometown: Mount Prospect

Parents: Brian & Ann Clifford

Sponsor: Jason Block

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.38/weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Strategic communication and marketing

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; Harvard Model Congress Excellence Award

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Claudia de Bruyn

James B. Conant High School

Hometown: Elk Grove Village

Parents: Anita & Bill de Bruyn

Sponsor: Richard Bauer, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.808/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; AP Scholar; 'Most Thoughtful' Award recipient in AP literature and composition

Hailey Dammeier

Wheeling High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Linda & Drew Dammeier

Sponsor: Rick Watson, counselor

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 5.0/traditional scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Accounting with pre-medicine focus

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; George Eastman Young Leaders

Benjamin Daniel

Christian Liberty Academy

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Mr. Chris Daniel

Sponsor: Donna Morrison, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 31

GPA: 4.1/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2220

Planned major: Electrical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for five courses, including AP Literature; valedictorian

Danielle J. Grubb

Schaumburg High School

Hometown: Schaumburg

Parents: Michael & Susan Grubb

Sponsor: Elizabeth Howard, social studies teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 3.978/Traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Pre-medicine

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

Clare Hannon

St. Viator High School

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Katherine & Francis Hannon

Sponsor: Kelly Dutmers, counselor

Class rank: 2nd out of 246

GPA: 104.5/100-point weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 2130

Planned major: Industrial engineering or business management

Awards, honors: Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student state district winner; AP Scholar with Honor; National Merit Commended Scholar; Illinois State Scholar

Mitchell Hasley

John Hersey High School

Hometown: Mount Prospect

Parents: Trent & Mary Hasley

Sponsor: Nancy Davis, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.6/weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

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

Will Herbert

Hoffman Estates High School

Hometown: Schaumburg

Parents: Jen & Paul Herbert

Sponsor: Heidi Davey, English teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.91/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; AP Scholar; two-time regional champion, WYSE Testing -- engineering graphics

Bobby Hlavin

Elk Grove High School

Hometown: Elk Grove Village

Parents: Bill & Helen Hlavin

Sponsor: Chris Rugg

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.67/weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Engineering

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award and Mid-Suburban League All-Academic Senior Athlete Award

Han Song Huang

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Long Grove

Parents: Jin Huang, JiJuan Tang

Sponsor: Melissa Mack

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.8077/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2260

Planned major: Computer science or chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Ambassador Award (3-time recipient); Science Fair Gold award (8-time recipient); Outstanding Math/Science Scholar (6 each)

Adelaide Kelly

Streamwood High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Jon & Lynn Kelly

Sponsor: Ian Shaw, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 443

GPA: 5.0/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; State DECA Conference, second in business

Kylee Knox

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Bill and Joy Knox

Sponsor: Wendy Mattner, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 26

GPA: 4.098/Traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Exercise science

Awards, honors: Honor Roll, Rotary Club; captain of basketball and track teams; state qualifier in 100m and 300m hurdles

Lawson Kosulic

Palatine High School

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Larry Kosulic & Glenda Kosulic

Sponsor: Tim O'Connell, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.064/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 2090

Planned major: Physics

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar

Sara Magnuson

John Hersey High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Mark & Eileen Magnuson

Sponsor: Matthew Michelin, English teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.60/weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Chemistry or biochemistry

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

Azucena Marquez

Rolling Meadows High School

Hometown: Rolling Meadows

Parents: Martha Valdivia

Sponsor: Peter Mikulak, English teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 3.98/traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: History

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers Award (2013); Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award (2014)

Rebecca Mitra

Elk Grove High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Prem Mitra & Mercy Mitra

Sponsor: Ryan Asmussen

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.55/weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1720

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; AP Scholar with Honor; Illinois State Scholar; IHSA Scholastic Recognition Award

Madeline Obrzut

East Leyden High School

Hometown: Franklin Park

Parents: George & Lauren Obrzut

Sponsor: David Narter, English teacher

Class rank: 1st out of 358

GPA: 4.4804/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: Journalism

Awards, honors: Valedictorian; National Honor Society; History Honors Society, AP Scholar; recipient of the 2014 William H. Fern Award for English

Catie Olson

Barrington High School

Hometown: Lake Barrington

Parents: Pete & Christine Olson

Sponsor: Marla Engleman, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.741/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2220

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist; National Honor Society; AP Scholar with Distinction

Angela Pantell

The Willows Academy

Hometown: Mount Prospect

Parents: Sheri and Frank Pantell

Sponsor: Sean Brown, counselor

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 99.41 on a partially weighted 100-point scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2180

Planned major: Biological sciences/biochemistry

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

Janki Patel

Bartlett High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Pankaj & Bharti Patel

Sponsor: Cheryl Hilvert, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 625

GPA: 5.0/traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Pre-medicine and communications

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; Health Occupations Students of America, speech state semifinalist

Mack Rooney

St. Viator High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Randi Shanley Rooney & Joseph B. Rooney

Sponsor: Kelly Dutmers, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 246

GPA: 105.40/100-point weighted scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2130

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar; AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; Father Louis Querbes Scholar Program

Elizabeth Schafer

Maine West High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Thomas & Joanne Schafer

Sponsor: Katelyn Pantke, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.80/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: Maine 207's Best Academic Achievement 2015; AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; Science Olympiad second place at regional, 2013-14

Michael Sherman

Maine East High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Yelena Novitskaya & Feliks Sherman

Sponsor: Angie Edsey

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.92/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Finance or economics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society; National Spanish Exam gold and silver medal

Rachel Sliwinski

East Leyden High School

Hometown: Franklin Park

Parents: Mike & Cindy Sliwinski

Sponsor: David Narter, English teacher

Class rank: 2nd out of 358

GPA: 4.460/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Chemistry and psychology

Awards, honors: Salutatorian; National Honor Society, AP Scholar; National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers nominee

Ian Smith

Palatine High School

Hometown: Palatine

Parents: Hugh Smith & Ellen Smith

Sponsor: Mike Hernon, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 5.0/ weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Electrical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar; AP Scholar; Science Olympiad third place in 2013, fifth in 2014

Robert V. Stephens Jr.

Fox Valley Academic Team winner

Marmion Academy

Hometown: Bartlett

Parents: Robert & Diane Stephens

Sponsor: Joseph Large

Class rank: 1st out of 125

GPA: 4.874/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Electrical engineering

Awards, honors: 2013 U.S. Army Academic Bowl National Champion; George C. Marshall Leadership and Academic Award; second place, ICTM State Math Contest, Oral Presentation on Vector Geometry

Timothy Stricker

Rolling Meadows High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Parents: Mark & Rosemary Stricker

Sponsor: Patrick Thorburn, social science teacher

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.73/traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Aeronautics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; Illinois State Scholar; TDP all-School AP Student of the Quarter; American History Award

Imran Sultan

Maine West High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Aga & Fatima Sultan

Sponsor: Katelyn Pantke, counselor

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.80/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Physics

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; Spanish National Honor Society; 2014 AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest, Top 100 Photos; Illinois State Scholar

Pricilla Torres

Larkin High School

Hometown: Streamwood

Parents: Josue Torres and Mariza Cabel-Torres

Sponsor: Principal Jon Tuin

Class rank: 1st out of 381

GPA: 4.873/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

Planned major: Theater

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; recipient, $35,000 Tisch Scholarship at New York University; National Honor Society

Alyanna Villapando

Maine East High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Parents: Allan Paul Villapando & Lady Villapando

Sponsor: Tina Sabatello

Class rank: N/A

GPA: 4.96/weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: Maine 207's Best for Academic Achievement; American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding Student Award; National Merit Commended Scholar; AP Scholar

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