Lake County Academic Team honorable mentions, 2018-2019

  • Elise Albertson, Woodlands Academy

    Elise Albertson, Woodlands Academy

  • Paige Bartusiak, Woodlands Academy

    Paige Bartusiak, Woodlands Academy

  • Francis Fabian, Grant Community High School

    Francis Fabian, Grant Community High School

  • Anna Guzman, Lake Zurich High School

    Anna Guzman, Lake Zurich High School

  • Peter Hefner, Carmel Catholic High School

    Peter Hefner, Carmel Catholic High School

  • Maya Roytman, Grayslake Central

    Maya Roytman, Grayslake Central

  • Daniel Kadima, Round Lake High School

    Daniel Kadima, Round Lake High School

  • Andy Liu, Illinois Math & Science Academy

    Andy Liu, Illinois Math & Science Academy

  • Adwaitha Menon, Lakes Community High School

    Adwaitha Menon, Lakes Community High School

  • Jillian Moffat, Antioch Community High School

    Jillian Moffat, Antioch Community High School

  • Elena Monroe, Carmel Catholic High School

    Elena Monroe, Carmel Catholic High School

  • Kaitlyn Moore, Grayslake North High School

    Kaitlyn Moore, Grayslake North High School

  • Nathan Moretta, Wauconda High School

    Nathan Moretta, Wauconda High School

  • Landon Norkus, Antioch Community High School

    Landon Norkus, Antioch Community High School

  • Danielle Osmon, Grant Community High School

    Danielle Osmon, Grant Community High School

  • Komol Patel, Mundelein High School

    Komol Patel, Mundelein High School

  • Ethan Yost, Wauconda High School

    Ethan Yost, Wauconda High School

  • Lisa Zhao, Libertyville High School

    Lisa Zhao, Libertyville High School

 

Elise Albertson, Woodlands Academy

Hometown: Winnetka

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albertson

Sponsor: Rocco Gargiulo, assistant principal

GPA: 5.46 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Undecided, interested in medicine

Awards, honors: National French Honor Society (three years), Chemistry Award, Honor Award (four years)

Paige Bartusiak, Woodlands Academy

Hometown: Lake Forest

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bartusiak

Sponsor: Rocco Gargiulo, assistant principal

GPA: 5.41 on a weighted 5.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: Computer science, minor in linguistics

Awards, honors: Community Volunteer of the Year Award from the Rotary Club of Lake Forest; National Center Women in Technology 2018 Northern Illinois Affiliate Winner Award for Aspirations in Computing; Daughters of the American Revolution Award for good character

Francis Fabian, Grant Community High School

Hometown: Round Lake Heights

Parents: Debie Jimenez-Fabian and Edgardo Fabian

Sponsor: Eric Weinmann, math teacher

GPA: 5.259 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1490

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Planned major: Economics

Awards, honors: NAQT Commended Student, National AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar

Anna Guzman, Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Barrington

Parents: Claire and Gerardo Guzman

Sponsor: Craig Lehigh

GPA: 5.07 on a weighted 4.0

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Neuroscience and Behavior, Pre-Law, with a minor in Spanish

Awards, honors: National Hispanic Scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction

Peter Hefner, Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Lincolnshire

Parents: Dr. Denise Hefner and Dr. George Hefner

Sponsor: Peggy Halloran, science teacher

GPA: 4.57 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35; SAT: 1560

Planned major: Chemical engineering

Awards, honors: Scholastic Bowl Metro North Conference, second highest scorer in conference, varsity; IHSA Solo and Ensemble, Division I; AP Scholar with Distinction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Daniel Kadima, Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Parents: Mukenya & Mazela Kadima

Sponsor: Tracy Balla, teacher

GPA: 4.25 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 24; SAT: 1110

Planned major: Political science

Awards, honors: Honor roll, National Honor Society

Andy Liu, Illinois Math and Science Academy

*Fox Valley Academic Team winner

Hometown: Libertyville

Parents: Li He, Dongmin Liu

Sponsor: Julia Husen

GPA: 3.96 on traditional 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1570

Planned major: Computer science

Awards, honors: Five-Time American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) Qualifier; High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), Outstanding Team; Northwestern University Model United Nations, Best Position Paper; National Merit Finalist

Adwaitha Menon, Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Parents: Sujesh Menon and Ajitha Menon

Sponsor: Nicole Repa, counselor

GPA: 4.64 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33

Planned major: International business or finance, minor in political science

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

Jillian Moffat, Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Janet and Joel Moffat

Sponsor: William Zambole, teacher

GPA: 4.64 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 29; SAT: 1300

Planned major: Interdisciplinary Health Science

Awards, honors: Harvard Book Award, National Honor Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Elena Monroe, Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Libertyville

Parents: Jonathan Monroe and Christine Toledo

Sponsor: John Titterton, Engineering Department Chair

GPA: 4.61 on weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 35

Planned major: Biomedical engineering

Awards, honors: French National Honor Society; National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar; Superior Honors, highest Honor Roll every semester

Kaitlyn Moore, Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: Kevin Moore & Patti Moore

Sponsor: Tim Sheehan, school counselor

GPA: 4.65 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned major: International Relations and Spanish

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, State Seal of Biliteracy

Nathan Moretta, Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Parents: Pete and Lisa Moretta

Sponsor: Dave Schmitz

GPA: 4.85 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1520

Planned major: Chemical Engineering

Awards, honors: Lake Region Illinois Principals Association Student Recognition; Math Team State Qualifier all four years; first place sectionals in Chemistry in Academic Challenge, state qualifier in April 2019

Landon Norkus, Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Parents: Scott and Paula Norkus

Sponsor: Audrey Nagel, teacher

GPA: 4.63 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1390

Planned major: Actuarial science, double major with data analytics or business, minor in Spanish

Awards, honors: Two You Make a Difference Awards, Science Department Positive Action Letter Recipient

Danielle Osmon, Grant Community High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Parents: Dawn and Jim Osmon

Sponsor: Shane Rivette

GPA: 5.265 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1500

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: Distinction Award from University of Arizona, Dean's Exemplary Award from University of Arizona, Père Marquette Scholarship from Marquette University

Komol Patel, Mundelein High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Parents: Paril & Kirti Patel

Sponsor: Matt Farme

GPA: 4.5167 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 33; SAT: 1480

Planned major: Aerospace engineering

Awards, honors: Letter of Commendation -- National Merit Scholarship Program, Illinois State Scholar, High Honor Roll all semesters

Maya Roytman, Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Round Lake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Parents: Lina Milrud and Vladimir Roytman

Sponsor: Adrijana Bisevac, social studies teacher

GPA: 4.750 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1500

Planned major: Double major in molecular and cellular neuroscience and public health with a Spanish minor on a pre-med track

Awards, honors: Illinois State Scholar 2018-19; One of 40 students nationally selected and published in the National Spanish Honor Society magazine Albricias November 2018; second place Regional Team for World Youth in Science and Engineering 2018

Ethan Yost, Wauconda High School

Hometown: Island Lake

Parents: Michael and Laura Yost

Sponsor: David Heinrich

GPA: 4.82 on a weighted 4.0 scale

Test scores: SAT: 1390

Planned major: Finance

Awards, honors: Eagle Scout; FBLA seventh place at Nationals for Business Financial Plan, first place in state for Business Financial Plan; Distinguished Honor Student

Lisa Zhao, Libertyville High School

Hometown: Libertyville

Parents: Hongyu Zhao and Xiaomei Zhang

Sponsor: Amy Belstra

GPA: 4.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test scores: ACT: 34; SAT: 1570

Planned major: Psychology or neuroscience

Awards, honors: National AP Scholar, Straight A's Honor Roll all four years, National Merit commended scholar

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