Academic Achievement Earns Seniors Recognition as State Scholars

Congratulations message to the Illinois State Scholars

Twenty-two Elmwood Park High School seniors have been named 2022-23 Illinois State Scholars in recognition of their sustained records of academic excellence.

The honor, conferred by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), goes each year to those students who rank in the top 10 percent of the state's high school graduating seniors.

"The State Scholar Program publicly and personally identifies graduating high school seniors who possess superior academic potential," according to ISAC's description of the program. 

The selection of Illinois State Scholars is based on a combination of ACT/SAT test scores, class rank (if the school ranks) or unweighted GPA (if the school does not rank), and class size. Detailed information about how Illinois State Scholars are selected is available at the ISAC website.

While the program does not provide a monetary award, the designation as an Illinois State Scholar can be listed on applications for college admission and scholarships.

Congratulations to the following members of the EPHS Class of 2022:

  • Gustavo Alvarez
  • Julia Ciura
  • Carlos Cubas
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • George Gauthier
  • William Hale
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Suzanne Lundin
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Arabella Munoz
  • Kamil Musial
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Paige Quinlan
  • Delilah Quintanar
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Julia Wronska
  • Donell Yu

Each student designated as a State Scholar receives a congratulatory letter, a certificate of achievement and statewide recognition in the news media.

Honorees also receive access to a digital Illinois State Scholar badge issued by ISAC. The badge can be displayed on a State Scholar's online profiles and social media accounts, and it can be shared with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others.

"The combination of students' exemplary college entrance examination scores and record of high school achievement indicate an especially high potential for success in college," according to ISAC. "To be named an Illinois State Scholar is an outstanding accomplishment that will be a highlight of the recipient's academic record."

EPHS Illinois State Scholars assemble for a group photo

PHOTO: Twenty of the 22 Elmwood Park High School seniors who were named 2022-23 Illinois State Scholars assembled recently for a group picture in the school lobby. Front row from left: Danielle Mihalo, George Gauthier, Suzanne Lundin, Brian Daza, Donell Yu, Delilah Quintanar, Julia Wronska. Middle row from left: Sofia Krytsun, Gustavo Alvarez, Uriel Delgado, Kamil Musial, Antonina Poznecki, Arabella Munoz, Diana Wittrock, Jocelyn Mendoza. Back row from left: William Hale, Jacob Smith, Victoriya Osobska, Isaiah Solis, Carlos Cubas. Not pictured: Julia Ciura, Paige Quinlan. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).

List of EPHS seniors named as Illinois State Scholars

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