Honorable mentions: Lake County Academic Team, 2016-2017

 
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Breanna Funni
Breanna Funni
Breanna Funni

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Parents: David and Kristi Funni

Sponsor: Dan Klett Principal

GPA: 4.72 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: Teaching English as a Second Language

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, 2017 Distinguished Honor, Illinois State Scholar

Teresa Furlong
Teresa Furlong
Teresa Furlong

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Casey and Angela Furlong

Sponsor: Amy Skonberg, teacher

GPA: 4.745 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

Planned major: Product Design, Industrial Engineering

Awards, honors: Harvard Book Prize 11th grade; "You Make A Difference" Awards all four years; Cum Laude Appeal Board 10th and 11th grades

Hannah Groenke
Hannah Groenke
Hannah Groenke

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Mark and Michelle Groenke

Sponsor: Adrijana Bisevac, teacher

GPA: 4.47 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction (Taken and Passed 11 AP Exams); National Merit Commended Scholar; Illinois State Scholar

Andrea Gutierrez
Andrea Gutierrez
Andrea Gutierrez

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Round Lake Beach

Parents: Ramiro Gutierrez, Lupe Gutierrez

Sponsor: Jamie McKenna, School Counselor

GPA: 4.638 on a Weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: AP Scholar; National Honors Society; 7th semester Honor Roll

Abigail Hunt
Abigail Hunt
Abigail Hunt

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Lake Zurich

Parents: Mary Hunt, Terry Hunt

Sponsor: Patricia Van Spankeren, English teacher

GPA: 4.49 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Environmental studies

Awards, honors: Superior Honor Roll, every semester of high school; AP Scholar with Honor; National Merit Commended Scholar

Tyler Husko
Tyler Husko
Tyler Husko

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Parents: Michael and Kimberly Husko

Sponsor: Dan Klett Principal

GPA: 4.76 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Engineering and business

Awards, honors: 2017 Distinguished Honor; Illinois State Scholar; Four Year Honor Roll

Sarah Ishamuddin
Sarah Ishamuddin
Sarah Ishamuddin

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Isham Hamin and Norain Hamin

Sponsor: Heather O'Connor, teacher

GPA: 4.57 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: Salutatorian; AP Scholar with Distinction (7 AP tests, all scoring 4s and 5s); Illinois State Scholar

Peter Kircher
Peter Kircher
Peter J. Kircher

Warren Township High School

Hometown: Gurnee

Parents: Jeanne and Joe Kircher

Sponsor: Katherine Duffy, guidance counselor

GPA: 4.78 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Engineering

Awards, honors: High Honor Roll all semesters; Blue Devil Pride Award; Illinois State Scholar

Katheryn Kiser
Katheryn Kiser
Katheryn Kiser

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Ingleside

Parents: Kim Kiser

Sponsor: Erin Notriano, AP Psychology teacher

GPA: 5.314 on 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: Biology, pre-medicine

Awards, honors: Conference for Health and Medical Care at Northwestern University; Scholars' List all four years each semester; Awarded Outstanding Citizen at Illinois Girls' State

Kyla Knauf
Kyla Knauf
Kyla Knauf

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Elizabeth and Donald Knauf

Sponsor: David Auston, teacher

GPA: 4.70 on 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Environmental science

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

Sarah LaVanway
Sarah LaVanway
Sarah LaVanway

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Hometown: Lake Forest

Parents: LeaAnne LaVanway and Keith LaVanway

Sponsor: Christine Schmidt, Principal

GPA: 5.48 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: International Studies/French Language

Awards, honors: National Merit Commended Scholar; Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Social Studies Award; Highest GPA in Class four semesters

Oliver Leung
Oliver Leung -
Oliver Leung

Vernon Hills High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Qin and Tony Leung

Sponsor: Tiffany Heinlein, school counselor

GPA: 4.567 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 1560

Planned major: Applied mathematics, engineering

Awards, honors: First place in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference Emerging Business Issues event; Best Speaker at the Junior State of America Fall State Convention; Sixth place at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Competition

Logan Lewis
Logan Lewis
Logan Lewis

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: James and Michelle Lewis

Sponsor: Eric Weinmann, teacher

GPA: 5.426 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Actuarial science

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; National Merit commended scholar; one of approximately 40 accepted into the College of Business Administration Honors Academy at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

David Liu
David Liu
David Liu

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Hawthorn Woods

Parents: Hong Li, Sheng Liu

Sponsor: Nancy Fenton, teacher

GPA: Not listed

Test scores: ACT: 36

Planned major: Mathematics

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist; Ambassador Award; National AP Scholar

Stanley Liu
Stanley Liu
Stanley Liu

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: ZhaoHui and XueJun Liu

Sponsor: Tom Deichsel, Honors/AP Chemistry Teacher

GPA: 4.667 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 2380

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Presidential Scholars candidate; National Merit Finalist; three-time gold level recognition from the National German Exam, levels II, III, and IV.

Rahul Miriyala
Rahul Miriyala
Rahul Miriyala

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Joseph Miriyala and Venkata Bongarala

Sponsor: Kevin Kullby, teacher

GPA: 4.740 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Computer science or financial engineering

Awards, honors: National AP Scholar; National Merit Finalist; Mu Alpha Theta mathematics Honors

Nevyn Neal
Nevyn Neal
Nevyn Neal

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake Beach

Parents: Richard C. Neal and Katherine M. Neal

Sponsor: Celina Garza, counselor

GPA: 4.786 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Computer science and English

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar; AP Scholar; Schuler Scholar Program

Matthew Pereira
Matthew Pereira
Matthew Pereira

Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Kildeer

Parents: Sergio and Laurie Pereira

Sponsor: Natasha Rosenak, counselor

GPA: 5.31 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1570

Planned major: Math, computer science, statistics

Awards, honors: IHSA Academic All-State; American Mathematics Invitational Exam qualifier; National Merit Finalist

Gisselle Tellez
Gisselle Tellez
Gisselle Tellez

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake

Parents: Tranquilino and Rosa Tellez

Sponsor: Micah Evans, Behavior Interventionist

GPA: 4.5 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 27

Planned major: Undecided

Awards, honors: Quest Bridge finalist; AP Scholar Award; Illinois State Scholar

Benjamin Tompoles
Benjamin Tompoles
Benjamin Tompoles

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: Chad and Andrea Tompoles

Sponsor: Paul Holder, teacher

GPA: 4.631 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Aerospace engineering, physics

Awards, honors: AP Scholar With Distinction, IL FBLA Annual State Leadership Conference, 2nd Place in Economics; Summa Cum Laude honor

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