GLEN CARBON — Four seniors at Father McGivney Catholic High School have been chosen as Illinois State Scholar finalists. The Father McGivney Catholic High School State Scholars for this year are: Teresa Barz, Magdalynn Fine, Noah Pirtle and Simeona Rasp.
This year’s graduating class of 28 students is the school’s third graduating class. In the short five-year history of Father McGivney, the school has produced 12 Illinois State Scholar finalists out of a total of 70 graduates. This achievement is indicative of the importance placed on academics at Father McGivney Catholic High School, noted Principal Joe Lombardi.
“I am so proud of each of our Illinois State Scholar finalists,” said Lombardi. “Teresa, Noah, Maggie and Simi have worked diligently throughout their years at Father McGivney to achieve this honor. I’m thrilled to see their dedication to academics being recognized at the state level. Having four Illinois State Scholar finalists in a graduating class of 28 is also a testament to the academic rigor of our curriculum and to the dedication of our fantastic teachers who work tirelessly to help our students reach their highest potential.”
In November of each year, ISAC announces the State Scholar finalists. Students from nearly every high school in Illinois compete in the program. State Scholars can be found on the campuses of nearly 200 public and private institutions of higher education in Illinois. The combination of exemplary college entrance examination scores along with record high school academic achievements indicate an especially high potential for success in college. Those meeting the above qualifications are then named as Illinois State Scholars. To be honored as a State Scholar in Illinois is an outstanding accomplishment that will be a highlight of the recipient’s academic record.
For more information about Father McGivney Catholic High School or to inquire about enrolling a student, contact the Development Office at (618) 855-9010.