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More than 60 Lemont High School students tabbed as Illinois State Scholars


Lemont High School had 62 students selected as Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). More than 20,000 students from across Illinois were honored with this prestigious award this year.

Illinois State Scholars honorees represent approximately the top 10 percent of the state’s high school seniors, representing nearly 750 high schools from across the state. Selection is based on SAT or ACT scores and class rank (if applicable) at the end of the student’s junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

Illinois State Scholar recognition does not include a monetary award, but winners may use the distinction on applications for college admission and scholarships. Both students and their parents are encouraged to visit the ISAC Web site (link below) for more information about available college financial assistance programs.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Web site

Lemont High School honorees this year include: Brett Abbott, Elizabeth Adell, Samantha Andruskiewicz, Charlene Balisalisa, Kayla Baskiewicz, Joseph Cantone, Thomas Collins, Madison Dasbach, Andrew Deuschle, Connor Douglass, Andrea Kathleen Duran, Olivia Faron, Jack Ferguson, Victoria Garcia, Matthew Gasienica, Magalie Gilbert, Anna Goranski, Klaudia Gornik, Nicole Grames, Tobias Hagen, Michael Harbut, Carly Holt, Julia Hryc, Alysse Jurgeto, Neha Kapur, Kara Karbarz, Kirsten Kash, Matthew Krueger, Natalie Lassak, David Lehenbauer, Ethan Leyden, Marissa Loisi, Emma Lynch, Angela Marseille, Isabel Martinez, Shefali Mehta, Margaret Micetich, Clare Mielczarek, Anna Mietus, Anna Musarevski, Michael Nunzio, Maggie O’Brien, Gabrielle Ognar, Natalie Palarz, Gavin Pawell, Brandon Pollard, Bianca Pontrelli, Katrina Retzke, Rasa Siniakovas, Hannah Sliwa, Jordyn Smith, Joseph Spinelli, Emily Stood, Shedda Suleiman, Alison Tasso, James Tauer, Lauren Toma, Joseph Tomecki, Lucas Zaczek and Allison Zych. Former students Coral Sallin (2018 graduate) and Jordan White (transfer) also were honored.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission provides students of all ages and backgrounds with the resources and support to obtain financial aid for higher education. A state agency, ISAC has paved the path to postsecondary education with innovative programs for nearly 60 years.

For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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