2015 Illinois State Scholars


The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently named 75 Marist High School seniors Illinois State Scholars. This brings the total of Illinois State Scholars from Marist to 341 over the past five years.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

“It is with great pride that we announce this year’s group of Illinois State Scholars,” said Eric Zarnikow, ISAC Executive Director. “In addition to congratulating our State Scholars for their commitment and hard work, we also want to commend their parents, teachers, coaches and mentors for helping these students achieve their goals. It really does take a village.”

“We are so proud of our Illinois State Scholars,” said Marist Principal Larry Tucker ’79. “This is a powerful reflection of the caliber of students at our school, as well as the strong curriculum and preparation our teachers provide to help students excel.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 members who were named Illinois State Scholars:

Laith Abad
Margaret Berger
Michaela Bernichio
Elizabeth Besenhofer
Grace Callaghan
Tara Carson
Caroline Castelino
Liam Clair
Adrian Clark
Kelly Collins
Robert Conklin
Megan Doah
Caroline Doyle
Mary Clare Enright
Elyse Fell
Alexa Ferenzi
Ashley Garla
Josie Gilligan
Emily Graff
Frederick Hofer
Elise Hohl
Brent Holder
Catherine Hynes
Rafaello Ibrado
Krista Ico
Madeline Jurcev
Kevin Keaney
John Kelly
Kevin Kelly
Claire Kelly
Martin Kelly
Matthew Kettering
Stephanie Kohn
Michael Kumicich
Daniel Labuda
Michael Laird
Alexandra Lenz
Catherine Lewellyn
Julia Linares
Marlynn Lopez
Daniel Lynch
Richard Mauge
Robert Mauge
Alaina McCarthy
Bridget McDermott
Hannah McMahon
Cassidy McNulty
Elizabeth Mineman
Brendan Mullen
Kevin Neumann
Erin Nolan
Carolan O’Connell
Nicki Paolelli
Michela Petrosino
Jason Phelan
Jakob Powers
Gloria Robinson
Katherine Ross
Ashley Smialek
Maura Smith
Stephanie Smith
Paige Solcani
Michael St. Lawrence
Claire Stanecki
Anne Marie Stifter
Maxwell Stinites
Justin Tringl
Benjamin Turcich
Rachel Ulaszek
Vanessa Villasenor
Thomas Wade
Claire Walsh
Rita Walsh
Zachary Wegner
Patricia Witte