Mundelein High School Principal Anthony Kroll has announced that 64 students from the MHS graduating class of 2019 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission [ISAC], the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, more than 21,000 honorees join the other top students who have been honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 757 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.
The 64 MHS students who have earned the designation of Illinois State Scholar include Aidan Afonso, Morgan Albertsen, Matthew Allore, Isabel Alviar, Abigail Ambrose, Elianna Bender, Jenna Bishop, Logan Bradshaw, Kathryn Carpender, Isabella Cartland, Diego Cisneros, Elizabeth Clow, Andrea Cordova, Kathleen Cory, Jake Cumberland, Anushka Desai, Joseph Dolff, Caleb Engelhardt, Hana Fakhoury, Stephanie Fernandez Cahue, Sean Finerty, Sophie Fiorovante, Jessica Franzen, Stephanie Griparis, Mikayla Gruber, Jonathan Gustafson, Jessie Haro, Katherine Hay, Taylor Heath, Jack Hiegel, Jillian Hoffstadt, Josephine Hutson, Isabelle Jurasz, Elizabeth Krauss, John Lay, Alexander Lentsch, Christyan Leon Ventura, Karina Lopez, Hannah Losoff, Margaret Lukas, Sofia Lundquist, Lacey Luther, Hunter Magee, Luigi Maligaya, Sydnie Mathews, Trevor Neumaier, Anthony Oleinik, Albert Olorvida, Victoria Ozymko, Michael Parduhn, Komol Patel, Sarah Pechtl, Daisy Perez, Molly Podraza, Katelyn Ponce, Megan Rastrelli, Ryann Ray, Sophia Riportella, Nicole Robb, Joseph Salit, Eve Slomka, Robert St. Clair, Melanie Umbdenstock and Thea Vogt.
The Mundelein High School College and Career Resource Center [CCRC] under the direction of College Counselor Andrea Rusk, provides a number of services for college-bound services throughout the year including College Night, Financial Aid presentations, Scholarship assistance, FAFSA Workshop and many more to assist students in their transition from high school to post-secondary education. In addition, ISAC offers free financial aid and college access events to assist students and families with the college-going process.
“We’re extremely proud of these students for being recognized as Illinois State Scholars and wish them well in their preparations for the next phase of their lives,” Kroll said.