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ISAC Names 206 D155 Students as IL State Scholars
Kari Firak

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognized 206 D155 seniors as Illinois State Scholars for their superior academic achievement.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately ten percent of high school seniors from high schools across the state. Students are selected based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

Each Illinois State Scholar will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of achievement from the ISAC.

Congratulations to the following students:

Cary-Grove High School (63 Illinois State Scholars)

Jonathan Aiello
Kate Barklow
Audrey Boldwyn
Kelsey Bowen
Jared Bright
Brandon Burtschi
Maxwell Chappell
Rachel Christensen
Michael Clarke
Adam Coldwell
Victoria Demert
Addisyn Donfris
Jake Drews
Abigail Dziedzic
Elizabeth Fournier
Nicholas Frankel
Justin Freeman
Jolene Gagliano
Michael Gier
Robert Groos
Rannin Gruen
Michael Gustafsson
Ryan Gustafsson
Sydney Hallsten
Abigail Hennessey
Julia Howdeshell
Ryan Huang
Brooke Iverson
James Janke
Katherine Jannusch
Daniel Jauch
Riley Jeschke
Maximus Katsenos
Samuel Kedzior
Kimberly Klawitter
Matthew Kreiger
Michael Kreiger
Nina Kroll
Hannah Lamb
Nicholas Lanser
Thomas Lataweic
Benjamin Loo
Jacob Lukasik
Emma McPherson
Emily Miranda
Anastasiia Mishchenko
Gwenn Moran
Jacob Motz
Samuel Naatz
Jonathon Neal
Mia Nollett
Reyna Novak
Liam O'Connell
Andrew Ortiz
Zachary Petko
Charles Pinter
Andriy Reshevskyy
Braden Wall
Emily Warfield
Madison Wiegant
Nicholas Wojcik
Thomas Wozniak
Ryan Zielinski

Crystal Lake Central High School (49 Illinois State Scholars)

Tara Arghavani
Adam Bengtson
Jack Boulden
Elijah Burleson
Izma Casubhoy
Grace Cullian
Hanna Denlinger
Kaitlyn Ellison
Brynn Fialek
Jacob Furst 
Katherine Garton
Skylar Gladson
Sabrina Godinho Dos Santos
Ana Gomez
Emma Grindstaff
Isabella Hammers
Charles Handley
River Hudon
Benjamin Irwin
Aiden Keck
Paige Keller
Amelia Klebba
Emma Kropke
Ella Levin
Kiera Majzner
Theodore Matik
Lucy Metz
Joseph Moore
Brennan Nacpil
Brecken Noennig
Magdalene Noftz
Matthew Pinion
Nathan Raupp
Nicole Rendon
Anika Richard
Nathan Ryan
Joseph Scaravalle
Jaiden Schraut
Reese Schurter
Austin Steinberg
Kaitlyn Steinberg
Isabelle Szela
Sophia Vega
Natalie Virgil
Molly Vittetoe
Philomena Wallin
Gavin Wang
Brittany Wydra
Shimin Yunker

Crystal Lake South High School (42 Illinois State Scholars)

Divina Arellano
Marissa Baietto
Kathryn Beilstein
Abby Bierkness
Lukas Bjork
Samantha Blake
William Bradstreet
Vrinda Brahmbhatt
Jacqueline Buehler
Peyton Dacy
Luke Dalzell
Linnea Diersen
Maxwell Doyle
Kaitlyn Elwart
Gracelyn Gabel
Elise Gorman
Jonathan Gulakowski
Sarah Hadfield
Kaitlyn Hall
Matthew Horvath
Amy Kobeluch
Christina Lin
Morgan Lowery
Samantha Maari
Ashley Marunde
Skye McCord
Brenna McMonigal
Riya Modi
Saige Mueller
Emma Perez
Qemal Ramadani
Sean Reter
Fernanda Ruiz
Cal Schneider
Ethen Schock
Jackson Schuetzle
Caroline Seidenzahl
Elizabeth Sudbrook
Hailey Webb
Anna Wiggs
Logan Wonnacott
Lily Worline

Prairie Ridge High School (52 Illinois State Scholars)

Clara Ackert
Arya Aitipamula
Cole Anderson
Sophia Anderson
Paige Annen
Vincent Carlini
Michael Collins
Elise Conti
Madison Dennis
Amanda Drozt
Donald Faccone
Maya Flemming
Matthew Fryer
Samuel Gawronski
Kelly Gende
Jackson Gentges
Emerson Genzlinger
William Green
Emma Greetham
Ryan Huellen
Colette Janik
Bridget Jewell
Matthew Johnson
Allison Klauser
Anni Kuningas
David Llanes
Lillian Manley
Kennedy Mark
Kylee McMullin
Madison McMullin
Sarah Mercieri
Sarah Michalak
Abbie Moritz
Amanda Mueller
Nicholas Murawski
John Myers
Mackenzie Nelson
Joseph Pokonosky
Breanna Pollack
Grant Preves
Zachary Scherrer
Samuel Schultz
Tristan Serpico
Elena Smith
Alicia Sosnowski
Samantha Stebbings
Caidyn Sylvester
Alexandra Uhlarik
Mary Wacaser
Leah Walters
Sarah Willis
Madalyn Wozny

 

Letters to Santa
Kari Firak

The Cary-Grove Interact Club is celebrating another successful year of gift giving! Led by Dean of Students Jim Kelly, they collected and organized over 700 gifts for low income students in Chicago as part of the Letters to Santa charity program. This year, not only did they receive the support of CG students, families and staff, but also Crystal Lake South! This generosity will lift spirits throughout Chicago. #D155Inspire 

Cary-Grove Student Named National Merit Semifinalist
Shannon Podzimek

The National Merit® Scholarship Program named Matthew Kreiger, a Cary-Grove senior, as a 2022 National Merit® Semifinalist. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are the highest-scoring students in each state, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Matthew Kreiger is involved in comedy club, marching band, chess team, and math team at Cary-Grove. He plans to attend college and become an actuary.

“I would credit my wonderful teachers here at CG, Mr. Neff in particular, for being a wonderful influence through the comedy club,” said Matthew Kreiger.

High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The exam serves as an initial screening of about 1.6 million students each year. 

Students will find out if they have advanced to Finalist standing in February.