The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently announced the names of this year's students honored as Illinois State Scholars for 2012-2013. The State
Scholar program recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement.
Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the state’s graduating high school seniors have been named State Scholars. Selection is based on ACT and/or SAT test score results and/or students’ individual class rank at the end of the junior year of high school. While the program does not provide a monetary award, the designation as a State Scholar can be listed on applications for college admission and scholarships.
The following students were recognized from Joliet Central High School: Anna Beamsley, Kaitlyn Bertram, Kenny Biddle, Abigale Crowder, Dayton Dawson, Chloe Erb, Autumn Frykholm, Jay Galligan, Matthew Hall, Holly Harlow, Skyeler Henderson, Luis Jaime, Eric Lindstrom, Jaclyn Long, Noeh Lozano, Aerionna Martin, Janayah McClellan, Ashley Miller, Chloe Miller, Ryan Morgan, Tyler Morgan, Shawn Roberts, Thomas Robinson, Denise Salinas, Gian Villagomez, and Jacob Wagner.
The following students were recognized from Joliet West High School: Ambrielle Barker, Rebecca Blankenship, Alana Bravo, Kaitlyn Brick, Bayley Clausen, Deanna Deenihan, Anna Deneut, Ricardo Diaz, Thomas Eklund, Nicholas Freeze, Jovanny Gallarzo, Kathryn Greskoviak, Guillermo Grimaldo, Cesar Guerrero, Mariana Hernandez, Megan Hickey, Omar Huitron, Joshua In, Amanda Jurasits, Elyssa Krmpotich, Eric Martinez, Erin McDonough, Kaitlyn McKay, Matthew Molo, Kenny Nguyen, Caitlin Norton, Ashlyn O’Brien, Maximilian Orihuela, Hector Ortega, Myra Perez-Hernandez, Matthew Poli, Matthew Rees, Maggie Risher, Matthew Ryan, Laith Sarhan, Caitlin Shea, Markeysha Small, Brendan Softcheck, Nicholas Tokarczyk, Gianna Vegetabile, Felicia Warren, Destiny Williams, and Jessica Zambrano.
JTHS students with the distinction of Illinois State Scholar were recognized at the January Board of Education meeting.