Rockford Public Schools students recognized as State Scholars

Online Staff Report

Eighty-four high school seniors in Rockford Public Schools have been named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement. In general, the distinction is awarded to the top 10 percent of graduates from approved high schools across the state.

Students honored with the Illinois State Scholar distinction perform in the top half of their high school class (measured at the end of the third semester before graduation), and/or score in the 95th percentile on the ACT, SAT or Prairie State Achievement Exam.

This is a prestigious recognition from the state, and we’re proud of our students who have earned this distinction,” said Rockford Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Matt Vosberg. “It takes a lot of hard work and commitment from these students, their families, teachers and staff to achieve this recognition. We’re looking forward to celebrating these students’ success.”

The honor is typically noted at each high school’s commencement. A letter is also sent home to families to celebrate their child’s success. A complete list of students is included below.

To learn more about the State Scholar distinction or the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, visit isac.org.

Rockford Public Schools Illinois State Scholars

Auburn Senior High School

Adam, Nathan

Bear, Benjamin

Bergsten, Alexandra

Chou, Ling

Cuca, Nikolina

Day, Joshua

Ferguson, Janelle

Garst, Brett

Greenlee, Megan

Harunani, Abdulkareem

Higgins, Jacob

Higgins, Justyn

Janicke, Kaylin

Jerusal, Samantha

Khalid, Aymun

Lee, Bryan

Lundberg, Katherine

Lupeamanu, Zachary

Madden, Matthew

McClelland, Donovan

McGraw, Christian

McLain, Bradley

Minett, Kyle

Mulford, Olivia

Nguyen, Kien

Nielsen, Daniel

Nizamuddin, Fatimatuz

Nizamuddin, Mohammad

Pandya, Evan

Pierce, Brent

Rock, Camden

Rubio, Melissa

Rude, Samuel

Rylatt, Colleen

Salstrand, Mark

Sanchez, Camille

Stenerson, Valerie

Trinh, Tina

Torre, Olivia

Trowbridge, Lisa

Veitch, Emma

Vo, Steven

Waldorf, Katherine

Wallace, Andrea

Wang, Victoria

Ward, Asia

Zussman, Rachel

Rockford East High School

Adams, Erica

Atkinson, Mathew

Coulahan, Elizabeth

Doering, Jessica

Dzik, Anthony

Hughes, Anastacia

Lopez-Reyes, Yanin

Olson, Erik

Siyarath, Sintheyah

Stojanovic, Aleksandar

Swanson, Trey

Trinh, James

Wilkinson, Adam

Rockford Guilford High School

Alexander, Christopher

Davenport, Christin

Diraimondo, Katherine

Diraimondo, Michael

Genis, Blake

Giardini, Emilie

Gonzalez-Vargas, Ana

Ives, Austin

Miguel, Melissa

Montgomery, Terrance

Peric, Martina

Rios, Alyssa

Roman, Karina

Shallcross, Jane

Sommer, Logan

Stewart, Emily

Vogl, Laura

Yapo, Sarah

Thomas Jefferson High School

Britton, Thomas

Carmona, Nataly

Fausett, Jennifer

Ho, Dennis

Jobson, Bianca

Morfin, Jessica

Posted Jan. 16, 2015

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