Students at 14 area schools recognized as Illinois State Scholars

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Dec. 29, 2019 12:01 am

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- A state program has recognized students at 14 West-Central Illinois high schools for outstanding academic achievement.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission's 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars perform in the top 10% of their high school class at the end of the third semester prior to graduation, typically the end of the junior year, and/or score at or above the 95th percentile on the ACT or SAT.

Recognized were:

Adams County

º Conrad Henderson and Logan Tullock, Central High School.

º Erin Cromie, Emma Frey and Julie Mathews, Liberty High School.

º Natalie Howell, Payson-Seymour High School.

º Isabella Anderson, Erica Frankenhoff, Taylor Keck, Noah Klauser, Julia Liesen, McKenna Little, Meredith Siebers and Samantha Strieker, Quincy Notre Dame High School.

º Bryant Alexandre, Olivia Clayton, Ziven Crist, Caleigh Dodd, Olivia Dohm, Julianna Eden, Courtney Elsie, Sarah Finlay, Nathan Garnett, Kolby Glasgow, Gannon Jones, Connor Katenin, David Kewney, Lauren Kroeger, Julian MacKenzie, Sydni Marold, Meagan Mero, Mitchell Molidor, Dalton Moss, Daphne Moss, Abigail Oakley, Blake Peter, Brady Peter, Jaydyn Pugh, Sarah Rodman, Samuel Scheuermann, Eleanor Schnell, Eric Smith, Emma Sparrow, Colsen Stiles, Katarina Vrtikapa and Dallas Will, Quincy High School.

Levi Corrigan, Jonas Hibbert and Eli Mittermeyer, Unity High School.

Brown County

º Faith Boylen, Brown County High School.

Hancock County

º Jil Brevick, Emily Scheu, Patrick Speegle and Madison Walters, Hamilton High School.

º Laura Carpenter, Taylor Combites, Elizabeth Dunlap and Logan Little, Illini West High School.

º Galen Adcock, Molly Rea, Avery Waner and Isaac Weese, Southeastern High School.

º Claire Koechle, Kathryn Lee and Madelyn Wixom, Warsaw High School.

Pike County

º Dalton Sheurman, Griggsvillle-Perry High School.

º Cherise Anderson, Avery Lewis, Quinn Phillips, Emily Pursley, Sadie Ruble, Lauren Saxe and Griffin VanWinkle, Pittsfield High School.

º Gabriel Hodges, Western High School.

Standardized test scores and performance-based academic data reported by high schools are key factors in the formula used to determine eligibility. High school counselors must provide either the sixth semester class rank, if the school ranks, or the unweighted grade point average, if the school does not rank.

State scholar designation provides honorary recognition and a congratulatory letter from ISAC with no monetary award.

ISAC provides students of all ages and backgrounds with resources and support to help get financial aid for higher education.