Honorable mentions: Fox Valley Academic Team, 2016-2017

 
Updated 5/25/2017 11:03 AM

Heather Baldacci
Heather Baldacci
Heather Baldacci

Huntley High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Parents: Lori and Tony Baldacci

Sponsor: Angie Daurer, counselor

GPA: 4.683 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 1440

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: United States Military Academy's Summer Leaders Experience, National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction

Benjamin Bertsche
Benjamin Bertsche
Benjamin Bernard Bertsche

Westminster Christian School

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Patrick and Melanie Bertsche

Sponsor: Fred Versluys, principal

GPA: 4.22 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31; SAT: 1360

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Elgin Noon Rotary Club 3 Year Award, National Honor Society

Piper Boudart
Piper Boudart
Piper Boudart

Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Parents: Jennifer and Michael Boudart

Sponsor: Devin Hester

GPA: 4.796 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1530

Planned major: Organismal biology and ecology

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

Emma Brant
Emma Brant
Emma Brant

Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: James and Wendy Brant

Sponsor: Jason Johnson, counselor

GPA: 5.93 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1440

Planned major: Business leadership

Awards, honors: AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Kevin Byrne
Kevin Byrne
Kevin Byrne

Central High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Cathy and Joe Byrne

Sponsor: Andrea Keil, Math department chair

GPA: 4.3443 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: Rotary Club Straight A Award -- 4 Years, National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Bailey Danielson
Bailey Danielson
Bailey Danielson

Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: North Aurora

Parents: Debra Danielson

Sponsor: Jessica Prill, counselor

GPA: 4.21 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: English, creative writing

Awards, honors: AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, French Departmental Award

Matthew Grendzinski
Matthew Grendzinski
Matthew Grendzinski

Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: John and Christine Grendzinski

Sponsor: Gia Russo, counselor

GPA: 4.375 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1510

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

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

Roshiece Hall

Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Celena Price

Sponsor: Brittney Walker, college coordinator

GPA: 4.772 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 25; SAT: 1230

Planned major: Accounting

Awards, honors: National Honor Society

Emily Hamman, Hampshire High School
Emily Hamman, Hampshire High School
Emily Hamman

Hampshire High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Dennis and Becky Hamman

Sponsor: John Sieker, English teacher

GPA: 5.99 on a weighted scale

Test score: ACT: 31

Awards, honors: Valedictorian of the Class of 2017; Fox Valley Leadership Conference; Illinois State Scholar

Noah Helm
Noah Helm
Noah Helm

School: Benet Academy

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Scott and Trish Helm

Sponsor: Laura Lundstrom, college 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

Colin Holden
Colin Holden
Colin Holden

Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: Karen and Michael Holden

Sponsor: Erin Hack

GPA: 4.375 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1520

Planned major: Engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar

Jeremy Jareckyj
Jeremy Jareckyj
Jeremy Jareckyj

Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: East Dundee

Parents: Michael and Vera Jareckyj

Sponsor: Carrie Reynolds, counselor

GPA: 5.62 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 26

Planned major: Civil engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Katie Kaldenberger
Katie Kaldenberger
Katie Kaldenberger

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Kurt and Joan Kaldenberger

Sponsor: Carli Lopez, director of student services and guidance

GPA: 4.063 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Mitchell Swaback Torch Award

Emily Lois Lamp
Emily Lois Lamp
Emily Lois Lamp

Westminster Christian School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Craig and Patty Lamp

Sponsor: Fred Versluys, principal

GPA: 4.20 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 28

Planned major: Field of arts and sciences

Awards, honors: Rotary of Elgin Academic Success -- 3 years, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Melissa Renee Marable
Melissa Renee Marable
Melissa Renee Marable

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Parents: Michael and Bonnie Marable

Sponsor: Kyle P. McCaughn, counselor

GPA: 4.861 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Mechanical engineering, engineering physics

Awards, honors: High Honor Roll every semester, valedictorian, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Allie Moberg
Allie Moberg
Allie Moberg

St. Charles North High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Parents: Dan and Laura Moberg

Sponsor: Peter Gleason, teacher

GPA: 5.71 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Engineering sciences

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar

Margaret Neff
Margaret Neff
Margaret Neff

Rosary High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: Charles and Bridget Neff

Sponsor: Erin Risler, counselor

GPA: 4.413 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, National Honor Society

Hayleigh Newman
Hayleigh Newman
Hayleigh Newman

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: St. Charles

Parents: Scott and Shannon Milholland

Sponsor: Jacklyn Enger, teacher

GPA: 4.17 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 28

Planned major: Nursing

Awards, honors: National Honor Society

Isabel Amat Norman
Isabel Amat Norman
Isabel Amat Norman

Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Alvaro Amat and Michele Norman

Sponsor: David King, counselor

GPA: 4.36 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: National Honor Society

Isadore Nottolini
Isadore Nottolini
Isadore Nottolini

St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Elgin

Parents: Geno Nottolini and Christi McDonald

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien

GPA: 4.58 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31; SAT: 1320

Planned major: Biomedical sciences

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, Elgin Noon Rotary Club 3 Year Award, National Honor Society

Jack Sitarski
Jack Sitarski
Jack Sitarski

Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Fox River Grove

Parents: Donald and Claudia Sitarski

Sponsor: Ulrike Kieffaber, teacher

GPA: 4.831 on a weighed 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Political science

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

Reid Sobota
Reid Sobota
Reid Sobota

Hampshire High School

Hometown: Carpentersville

Parents: Sharon and David Sobota

Sponsor: Kathryn Sheehan

GPA: 4.0 on a traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Nuclear engineering and radiological sciences

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

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

Cristina Stinson
Cristina Stinson
Cristina Angelica Stinson

West Aurora High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Marisol Stinson

Sponsor: Ryan P. Gatbunton, counselor

GPA: 4.1563 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 24; SAT: 1130

Planned major: Pre-physical therapy

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Nick Thome
Nick Thome
Nick Thome

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Parents: Christine and Fred Thome

Sponsor: Tammy Freund, counselor

GPA: 4.71 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: National Hispanic Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar

Julia E. Tompkins
Julia E. Tompkins
Julia Tompkins

Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: McHenry

Parents: Scott and Catherene Tompkins

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

GPA: 4.6259 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Biochemistry

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

Yesenia Torres
Yesenia Torres
Yesenia Torres

East Aurora High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Jose Gonzalez and Graciela Gonzalez Cano

Sponsor: Ryan Mick, teacher

GPA: 4.512 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 24

Planned major: International business

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Caroline Whittaker
Caroline Whittaker
Caroline Whittaker

Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Parents: Robert and Liz Whittaker

Sponsor: Stephanie Kouri, counselor

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Mathematics

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Tim Wisdom
Tim Wisdom
Tim Wisdom

Marmion Academy

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Dan and Elizabeth Wisdom

Sponsor: John Salamone, math chair

GPA: 4.490 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Finance and accounting

Awards, honors: Father Alcoin Scholarship, National Merit Commendation, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

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