BY CALEB ALEXANDER
After a months-long delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, qualified Illinois high school students have been were designated as 2021-22 State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Congratulatory letters from are being mailed to the scholars and a Certificate of Achievement for each scholar will be provided to high schools. Typically, the certificates are presented to Scholars during a high school honors ceremony, but they may be distributed based on the preferences of each high school.
Included in the congratulatory letter is information regarding a digital Illinois State Scholar badge issued by ISAC. State Scholars can display the badge on their online profiles and social media accounts and share them with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others.
The recipients of this recognition are chosen as a result of their outstanding academic achievements. ACT and SAT results are used with other measures by school counselors who submit the names to the ISAC.
The students attending schools in Clinton County recognized as state scholars are:
CARLYLE HIGH SCHOOL
Corey Nave, Grace Rensing, Brandon Schneider
CENTRAL COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Kyle Athmer, Ethan Dickshot, Kolten Diesen, Brandon Dryden, Allison Elias, Kristen Ess, Samantha Faust, Samuel Helmink, Kaitlyn Kampwerth, Zachary Kampwerth, Clare Koerkenmeier, Cassidy Kretschmer, Jake Liening, Brynne Luebbers, Erica Schomaker, Matthew Schroeder
CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Madison Boehne, Ethan Hanke, Shana Lueking, Alyssa Lurkins, Zachary McKowen, Jianna Palm, Macie Peltes, Sandra Taylor, Amanda Travis, Emma Winkeler
MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL
Ellen Antonacci, Alex Brandenburger, Trina Brokering, Annia Byram, Ethan Deerhaake, Blake Kloeckner, Thomas Marron, Logan Mattson, Collin McCray, Jordyn Muscarello, Klara Schildroth, Olyvia Wilken
WESCLIN HIGH SCHOOL
MacKenzie Bateman, Bailey Bell, Lauren Bray, Caroline Brown, Hayden Evans, Jace Jasper, Henry Kvistad, Justin Mumford, Abigail Oster, Luke Serrano, Abram Smith, Madison Trombley, Carson Wessel.