Honorable mentions: Lake County Academic Team, 2015-2016

 
Updated 5/19/2016 8:22 AM

Paige Auckland
Paige Auckland
Paige Auckland

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Ingleside

Parents: Daniel and Michelle Auckland

Sponsor: Katherine Sagritalo, English teacher and NHS adviser

Class rank: 3rd out of 428

GPA: 5.197 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Psychology (Spanish minor)

Test scores: ACT: 34

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar; membership in the Academic Top Ten all eight semesters; AP Scholar

Matthew Colbert
Matthew Colbert
Matthew Colbert

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Buffalo Grove

Parents: Daniel Colbert and Paula Zilka Colbert

Sponsor: Charlotte Pavelka, Math teacher

Class rank: School does not rank

GPA: 4.48 on weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Astrophysics or particle physics

Test scores: ACT: 35

Awards, honors: Seventh place in State in Oral Division in North Suburban Math League competition; Outstanding Attorney Award at Mock Trial State Competition; Second Place in Regional in Oral Division in NSML competition

Nicholas Duncan
Nicholas Duncan
Nicholas Duncan

Mundelein High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Jim and Sindy Duncan

Sponsor: Susan Theotokatos, social studies teacher

Class rank: 3rd out of 515

GPA: 4.54 on weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Test scores: ACT: 34

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

Valeria Flores
Valeria Flores
Valeria Flores

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake Park

Parents: Cristina and Eduardo Flores

Sponsor: Alison Schusteff, school counselor

Class rank: Class does not rank

GPA: 3.86 on a 4.0 scale

Planned major: Pre-Pharmacy

Test scores: ACT: 24

Awards, honors: Round Lake Exchange Club Youth of the Month (January 2016); National Honor Society/French Honor Society; Biliteracy Seal in Spanish and English

Kevin Fung
Kevin Fung
Kevin Fung

Mundelein High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Derek Fung and Margaret Wang

Sponsor: Jim Drier, English teacher

Class rank: 1st out of 515

GPA: 4.575 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Medical field, biology major

Test scores: ACT: 35

Awards, honors: Valedictorian; Chancellor's Scholar at University of Illinois at Chicago; Bruce Fishkin semifinalist

Ashley Hare
Ashley Hare
Ashley Hare

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Dave and Kim Hare

Sponsor: Bradford Hubbard, Principal

Class rank: 1st out of 321

GPA: 4.778 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Civil engineering

Test scores: ACT: 34

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

Thomas Howe
Thomas Howe
Thomas Howe

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Tom and Mary Margaret Howe

Sponsor: William Zambole, math teacher

Class rank: 5th out of 321

GPA: 4.556 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Biology (pre-med pediatrics or dentristy)

Test scores: ACT: 34

Awards, honors: Math National Honors Society; Spanish National Honors Society; fourth place finish at Math Team state finals

April Johnson
April Johnson
April Johnson

Warren Township High School

Hometown: Gurnee

Parents: Walter and Charmaine Johnson

Sponsor: Katherine A. Duffy

Class rank: Class does not rank

GPA: 4.74 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Physics

Test scores: ACT: 32

Awards, honors: National Honor Society; Medaled in National French Contest freshman, sophomore and junior years

Hanna Kherzai
Hanna Kherzai
Hanna Kherzai

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: Abdullah and Oghay Kherzai

Sponsor: Jennifer Witkowski, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 399

GPA: 4.745 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Statistical/Data Science

Test scores: ACT: 35

Awards, honors: National AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society vice president

Victoria Liu
Victoria Liu
Victoria Liu

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Li Sun

Sponsor: Adrijana Bisevac; AP US history teacher

Class rank: 3rd out of 365

GPA: 4.630 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Biomedical Engineering

Test scores: ACT: 35

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; Illinois Student Assistance Commission 2016-2017 State Scholar

Monica Myers
Monica Myers
Monica C. Myers

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Christine Myers

Sponsor: Shannon Garcia, guidance counselor

Class rank: 2nd out of 399

GPA: 3.99 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Biochemistry (pre-medicine) and mathematics

Test scores: ACT: 33

Awards, honors: Highest Honor Roll (4 consecutive years); National Honor Society; Illinois State Scholar

Anna Ngo
Anna Ngo
Anna Ngo

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: Bruce and Oanh Ngo

Sponsor: Heather Woodward, counselor

Class rank: 1st out of 424

GPA: 5.321 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Pharmacy

Test scores: ACT: 31

Awards, honors: Seventh place Business Ethics at Future Business Leaders of America Nationals 2014; Illinois American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State Senator 2015; 2015 Graduate of Midwestern University Careers in Pharmacy Summer Program with Walgreens

Tejas Paruthooli
Tejas Paruthooli
Tejas Paruthooli

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Round Lake

Parents: Omana Raghavan and Muraleedharan Paruthooli

Sponsor: Kristin Gulinski, social studies teacher

Class rank: 1st out of 365

GPA: 4.711 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Computer science and business

Test scores: ACT: 35

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

Maia Thornton
Maia Thornton
Maia Thornton

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Kenneth and Yolanda Thornton

Sponsor: Tyler Reimer

Class rank: 6th out of 361

GPA: 4.592 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Healthcare administration, including public and global health

Test scores: ACT: 32

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; Student of the Month (November 2014 and November 2015)

Thomas Trzupek
Thomas Trzupek
Thomas Trzupek

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Larry and Karin Trzupek

Sponsor: James Schuster, teacher

Class rank: Class does not rank

GPA: 4.47 on weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Dual major in chemistry and mathematics

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 2180

Awards, honors: John Benson Award -- North Suburban Math League 2016; National Merit Finalist; National Champion -- Catholic Math League Geometry Competition 2014

Octavio Velazquez
Octavio Velazquez
Octavio Velazquez

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake Beach

Parents: Octavio Velazquez, Cristina Velazquez

Sponsor: Kelli Snyder, school counselor

Class rank: Class does not rank

GPA: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Test scores: ACT: 25

Awards, honors: Exchange Student of the Month; Quest Bridge applicant

Emily Voigt
Emily Voigt
Emily Voigt

Warren Township High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Jerry and Sandy Voigt

Sponsor: Jayson Paulus, counselor

Class rank: Class does not rank

GPA: 4.72 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Planned major: Civil engineering

Test scores: ACT: 33

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; Illinois State Scholar; High honor roll, four years

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