DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions, 2018-2019

  • Abygale Ahn, Timothy Christian High School

    Abygale Ahn, Timothy Christian High School

  • Margaret Allen, Wheaton North High School

    Margaret Allen, Wheaton North High School

  • Safiyah Azeez, Islamic Foundation School

    Safiyah Azeez, Islamic Foundation School

  • Alycia Bhargava, Metea Valley High School

    Alycia Bhargava, Metea Valley High School

  • Peter Blatchford, Glenbard West High School

    Peter Blatchford, Glenbard West High School

  • Jack Boettcher, Naperville North

    Jack Boettcher, Naperville North

  • Charlie Carter, Hinsdale Central High School

    Charlie Carter, Hinsdale Central High School

  • Caitlyn Dang, Glenbard North High School

    Caitlyn Dang, Glenbard North High School

  • Hayden Dudek, Glenbard East High School

    Hayden Dudek, Glenbard East High School

  • Molly Friedman, Glenbard South High School

    Molly Friedman, Glenbard South High School

  • Ann Hancock, Wheaton Academy

    Ann Hancock, Wheaton Academy

  • Jackson Hathaway, Willowbrook High School

    Jackson Hathaway, Willowbrook High School

  • Olivia Herrmann, Montini Catholic

    Olivia Herrmann, Montini Catholic

  • Lily Hong, Waubonsie Valley High School

    Lily Hong, Waubonsie Valley High School

  • Alex Huang, Lake Park High School

    Alex Huang, Lake Park High School

  • Ryan Kenneally, IC Catholic Prep

    Ryan Kenneally, IC Catholic Prep

  • Ria Jindal, Neuqua Valley High School

    Ria Jindal, Neuqua Valley High School

  • Julian Lalvani-Dudley, Glenbard South

    Julian Lalvani-Dudley, Glenbard South

  • Jeromel Lara, Glenbard North High School

    Jeromel Lara, Glenbard North High School

  • Cassidy Latchford, Benet Academy

    Cassidy Latchford, Benet Academy

  • Kenneth Li, Naperville Central High School

    Kenneth Li, Naperville Central High School

  • William D. Lyon, Wheaton Academy

    William D. Lyon, Wheaton Academy

  • Lindsay Mahler, Timothy Christian

    Lindsay Mahler, Timothy Christian

  • Susan Maloney, IC Catholic Prep

    Susan Maloney, IC Catholic Prep

  • Samir Mehta, Glenbard East High School

    Samir Mehta, Glenbard East High School

  • Luke Mondia, Wheaton North High School

    Luke Mondia, Wheaton North High School

  • Nicholas Nasti, Addison Trail High School

    Nicholas Nasti, Addison Trail High School

  • Aamina Naveed, College Preparatory School of America

    Aamina Naveed, College Preparatory School of America

  • Victoria Palma, Willowbrook High School

    Victoria Palma, Willowbrook High School

  • Aayush Patel, Lake Park High School

    Aayush Patel, Lake Park High School

  • Shivani Patel, Fenton High School

    Shivani Patel, Fenton High School

  • Anna Reitz, West Chicago High School

    Anna Reitz, West Chicago High School

  • Sophie Robinson, St. Francis High School

    Sophie Robinson, St. Francis High School

  • Neehar Shah, St. Charles East High School

    Neehar Shah, St. Charles East High School

  • Anasthasia Shilov, Hinsdale Central

    Anasthasia Shilov, Hinsdale Central

  • Alena Spreitzer, Downers Grove North

    Alena Spreitzer, Downers Grove North

  • Patrick Thornton, Lisle Senior High School

    Patrick Thornton, Lisle Senior High School

  • Alexis Vargas, Fenton High School

    Alexis Vargas, Fenton High School

  • Christopher Voinea, Addison Trail High School

    Christopher Voinea, Addison Trail High School

 

Abygale Ahn, Timothy Christian High School

Hometown: Western Springs

Parents: Danielle Hilgers and Phillip Ahn

Sponsor: Jon Huizinga, director of college and career

GPA: 4.36 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Anthropology

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, IHSA All-State Academic Team, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Margaret Allen, Wheaton North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Parents: William Allen and Karen Allen

Sponsor: Matthew Schoon, counselor

GPA: 4.76 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

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Planned major: Biological sciences

Awards, honors: National AP Scholar Award, High Honor roll, State of Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Safiyah Azeez, Islamic Foundation School

Hometown: Burr Ridge

Parents: Nomaan Azeez and Keysha Azeez

Sponsor: Sarah Shams

GPA: 5.28 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: Female Academic Athlete of the Year, AP Scholar with Distinction, honor roll, National Honor Society, Presidential Scholar candidate, Illinois State Scholar

Alycia Bhargava, Metea Valley High School

Hometown: Aurora

Parents: Dheeraj & Alpana Bhargava

Sponsor: Javier Polavieja, school counselor

GPA: 4.62 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1470

Planned major: Computer science or aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: Excellence in Foreign Language: Spanish (2017) & American Sign Language (2018); vice president of Science National Honor Society, Indian Prairie Scholar (2019), honor roll, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Peter Blatchford, Glenbard West High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: John and Donna Blatchford

Sponsor: Rhiannon S. Sieck

GPA: 5.7917 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1570

Planned major: Environmental science

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Outstanding Student/Scholar: Environmental Science (Grade 10), European History (Grade 10), Physics (Grade 11) and Spanish (Grade 11); honor roll, National Honor Society, Presidential Scholar candidate, Illinois State Scholar

Jack Boettcher, Naperville North High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Michael and Irene Boettcher

Sponsor: Elizabeth Brucker

GPA: 4.755 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1590

Planned major: Chemistry

Awards, honors: U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Honors winner, Math Team individual first place perfect scores, National Merit finalist, honor roll, AP Scholar, Presidential Scholar candidate, Illinois State Scholar

Charlie Carter, Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown: Clarendon Hills

Parents: Annette & David Carter

Sponsor: John Marinier

GPA: 5.907 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1550

Planned major: Economics and cognitive science (behavioral economics)

Awards, honors: Academic All-American, National Speech & Debate Association; Speech Foundations Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Caitlyn Dang, Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Parents: Chinh Dang & Sandy Ngo

Sponsor: John Mensik, principal

GPA: 5.6863 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1450

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: Academic Letter throughout four years of high school, Science Student of the Year Class of 2019, Outstanding Achievement in World Languages, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Hayden Dudek, Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Dawn and Bernie Dudek

Sponsor: Karen Beardsley, science teacher

GPA: 5.6735 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31; SAT: 1410

Planned major: Biology (pre-med track)

Awards, honors: AP Capstone Diploma, Illinois State Scholar, Exemplary Student Research at Argonne National Laboratory, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar

Molly Friedman, Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Marla and Steve Friedman

Sponsor: Jamie Frodyma, school counselor

GPA: 5.7 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1520

Planned major: Chemistry

Awards, honors: Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Youth of the Year Award, Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages Test Certified Biliterate, Fermilab Science Award, National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Ann Hancock, Wheaton Academy

Hometown: Wayne

Parents: Nathan and Elizabeth Hancock

Sponsor: Evan Jasper

GPA: 3.99 on a traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1500

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: John and Vera McNally Achievement Award 2017, honor roll, National Honor Society, student government, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Jackson Hathaway, Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Lombard

Sponsor: Scott Forcash, school counselor

GPA: 4.73 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1560

Planned major: Political science

Awards, honors: District 88's Best (districtwide individual award awarded once per month to a senior), National AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy, National Merit finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Olivia Herrmann, Montini Catholic High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Maria Garcia Herrmann and Jason Herrmann

Sponsor: Kevin Bab, guidance counselor

GPA: 5.04 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 30

Planned major: Mathematics; secondary education

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, Illinois State Scholar, Math Department Most Valuable Participant, honor roll, National Honor Society, student government

Lily Hong, Waubonsie Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Jennifer Barron & Jerome Hong

Sponsor: Cort Graske, counselor

GPA: 4.7347 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1540

Planned major: Cellular and molecular biology

Awards, honors: Valedictorian, USABO Semifinalist, Top Scholar Junior Year, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Alex Huang, Lake Park High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Richard Huang, Judy Huang

Sponsor: Elizabeth Bazukas, school counselor

GPA: 5.6667 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1520

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: Spirit of Excellence Award, Physical Science Department Award, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Ryan Kenneally, IC Catholic Prep

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: Jim and Maureen Kenneally

Sponsor: Jean Field

GPA: 4.47 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 31

Planned major: Operations research

Awards, honors: Saturday Morning Physics -- Fermilab Science Award, Illinois High School Association Scholastic Award, Chemistry Award for Excellence, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Ria Jindal, Neuqua Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Anu and Rajesh Jindal

Sponsor: Chad Allen

GPA: 4.56 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 36; SAT: 1550

Planned major: Neuroscience; data statistics

Awards, honors: Summa Cum Laude, Seal of Biliteracy, School Top Scholars, National Merit commended scholar, honor roll, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Julian Lalvani-Dudley, Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Neil Dudley and Nadja Lalvani

Sponsor: Tim McGrath, school counselor

GPA: 5.69 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1420

Planned major: Biochemistry and molecular biology; Medicine, health and human biology

Awards, honors: Honors All Conference Award, Youth Who Excels Award from the AAC of Chicago, Eagle Academy Student of The Year (2017), honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Jeromel Lara, Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Miriam Lara

Sponsor: John Mensik, principal

GPA: 5.7143 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1380

Planned major: Political science and history

Awards, honors: Illinois State Senate Certificate of Recognition in the 21st Illinois Senate District, National winner for feature writing in the Quill and Scroll 2019 International Writing, Photo, and Multimedia Contest, QuestBridge National College Match finalist, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar

Cassidy Latchford, Benet Academy

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Elizabeth and Robert Latchford

Sponsor: Laura Lundstrom, college counselor

GPA: 100.85% on a percentage scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Public policy; Classical and Mediterranean studies

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit commended scholar, First Honors, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Kenneth Li, Naperville Central High School

Hometown: Naperville

Parents: Zheng Yang & Jie Li

Sponsor: Nick Straka, math teacher

GPA: 4.745 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1550

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, AP Scholar, DuPage Valley Conference Academic All-Conference, Illinois State Scholar

William D. Lyon, Wheaton Academy

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. David Lyon

Sponsor: Evan Jasper, social studies faculty

GPA: 4.0 on traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34

Planned major: Biology or Chemistry

Awards, honors: Academic Excellence honor roll, National Merit semifinalist, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Lindsay Mahler, Timothy Christian High School

Hometown: Oak Brook

Parents: Lisa and Andrew Mahler

Sponsor: Jon Huizinga, director of college and career

GPA: 4.32 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

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Planned major: University Scholars Program

Awards, honors: Class Salutatorian, History Award, High Honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Susan Maloney, IC Catholic Prep

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: John and Susan Maloney

Sponsor: Jean Field

GPA: 4.78 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

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Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: 2017-2018 IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award, City of Elmhurst Youth Service Award, Phyllis Krisch Wisbrock Service Award Scholarship, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Presidential Scholar candidate, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Samir S. Mehta, Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Sandip Mehta

Sponsor: Steve Hoogerheide, math teacher

GPA: 5.7255 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1410

Planned major: Aerospace/aeronautical engineering

Awards, honors: AP Capstone Diploma, Seal of Biliteracy, AP Scholar with Distinction, honor roll, National Honor Society, student government/class officer

Luke Mondia, Wheaton North High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Frank and Barb Mondia

GPA: 4.69 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1570

Planned major: Violin performance and pre-med studies

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, honor roll, National Honor Society

Nicholas Nasti, Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Sam and Linda Nasti

Sponsor: Amy Ferraro, head of English department

GPA: 4.72 on a on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 1470

Planned major: Finance; Business law, ethics, and decision-making

Awards, honors: District 88's Best, Business Student of the Semester, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, student government/class officer

Aamina Naveed, College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Parents: Mohammed Naveed and Asra Naveed

Sponsor: Samah Elzahdan

GPA: 4.42 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Neuroscience; biochemistry

Awards, honors: Gold Honor Roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, student government

Victoria Palma, Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Elmhurst

Parents: Jorge and Yurimia Palma

Sponsor: Scott Forcash, school counselor

GPA: 4.84 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1520

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

Awards, honors: District 88's Best August 2018, National Hispanic Scholar 2018-2019, Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy 2019, honor roll, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Aayush Patel, Lake Park High School

Hometown: Bloomingdale

Parents: Bijal Patel, Dipak Patel

Sponsor: Michael Sakiewicz, school counselor

GPA: 5.6667 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biology

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

Shivani Patel, Fenton High School

Hometown: Bensenville

Parents: Mukesh Patel and Jyoti Patel

Sponsor: Paul Welsh, school counselor

GPA: 4.4681 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1440

Planned major: Biology on a pre-med track

Awards, honors: High honor roll (all four years), Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society

Anna Reitz, West Chicago Community High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Raymond and Carolyn Reitz

Sponsor: Elizabeth Govertsen, Spanish teacher

GPA: 4.417 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1480

Planned major: Engineering or another science-related field

Awards, honors: Academic Achiever Award for January 2019, High Honor roll, Foreign Language Honor Society

Sophia Robinson, St. Francis High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Parents: Robin and Denelle Robinson

Sponsor: Bridget Buckley, director of counseling

GPA: 5.24 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

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Planned major: General biology

Awards, honors: Salutatorian, Spanish Honors Society, National Honor Society, honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Neehar Shah, St. Charles East High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Deven and Maulika Shah

Sponsor: Kari Batka, counselor

GPA: 5.833 on a 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biology and medicine

Awards, honors: National Merit Finalist, Peer Leadership Program PLA Leader, Future Doctors of America vice president

Anasthasia Shilov, Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown: Hinsdale

Parents: Olga Shilova

Sponsor: Maureen Drown, guidance counselor

GPA: 5.8936 on weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

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Planned major: Chemistry and philosophy

Awards, honors: Scholastics Silver Medalist, Latin State Seal of Biliteracy, AP Scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society

Alena Spreitzer, Downers Grove North High School

Hometown: Downers Grove

Parents: Frank and Joyce Spreitzer

Sponsor: Brett Littlehale, school counselor

GPA: 4.8571 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 1550

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: National Merit finalist, AP Honors with Distinction, Seal of Biliteracy, honor roll, National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar

Patrick Thornton, Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Parents: Jim and Beverly Thornton

Sponsor: Patrick Woyna, language arts instructor

GPA: 4.5 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1550

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar, National Merit commended scholar, National Honor Society, honor roll, AP Scholar, student government/class officer

Alexis Vargas, Fenton High School

Hometown: Wood Dale

Parents: Jose Vargas & Isabel Becerra

Sponsor: Ron Cuellar, school counselor

GPA: 4.438 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1460

Planned major: Biochemistry

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, Quest Bridge National College Match Finalist, Quest Bridge College Prep Scholar, honor roll, Illinois State Scholar

Christopher Voinea, Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Parents: Daniela Voinea, Costinel Voinea

Sponsor: Michael Galfi, math teacher

GPA: 4.74 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1410

Planned major: Bioengineering

Awards, honors: District 88's Best, Illinois State Scholar, AP Scholar, honor roll, National Honor Society

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