The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars.
These students rank in approximately the top 10% of high school seniors in Illinois and are chosen each year based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.
State Scholars are usually announced in early December, however the postponement or cancellation of spring 2020 college entrance exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic delayed this year’s announcements until complete data was available.
The following students from DeKalb County schools were named 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars:
DeKalb High School: Madeline Barnes, Elizabeth Benisek, Elizabeth Graddy, Audrey Palmer, Quinlan Pitney, Thomas Schramer, James Steimel, Sarah Valentiner
Genoa-Kingston High School: Kaylee Dries, Naomi Dutton, Morgan Ferrara, Ashlynn Grismer, Evan Haag, Brianna Keegan, Lily McPherson, Joseph Musielski, James Overstreet, Alejo Pacheco, Lucas Schambach, Emily Tetzloff, Elizabeth Wallace
Hinckley-Big Rock High School: Jillian Hanacek
Sandwich Community High School: Steve Aguilar, Zachary Bonneau, Paige Ciceraro, Ashlyn Clancy, Grace Donahue, Erik Gottlieb, Jacob Heilemeier, Elizabeth Labolle, Hailey Pfaff, Ryan Pruski, Hannah Zieman
Somonauk High School: Argjent Ashiku, Cara Davis, Abigail Denault, Ashley Eaton, McKayla Eaton, Abigail Neidigh
Sycamore High School: Hunter Alexander, Thomas Baehni, Carissa Bos, Zeynep Demir, Andrew Donahoe, Mason Dukes, Hadyn Fischer, Leslie Gallegos, Skyler Gates, Catherine Haub, John Kloosterman, Rachel Klumpp, Derek Kmieciak, Lorin Kmieciak, Ava Knapp, Syler Larson, Samantha Lind, Brian Michael, Tyler Norton, Karl Peterson, Ainsley Petit, Ava Ross, Lillian Segatto, Elizabeth Sharp, Chelsea Smith, Vani Subramony, Alexander Taylor, Megan Taylor, Erin Templin, Sergey Uzunyan, Noah Yates, Zoe Zemanek, Aiden Zibrun