The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recognized more than 21,000 outstanding honorees from across the state as this year’s State Scholars.
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 757 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.
“Our State Scholars exemplify the standards we embrace at QND. Congratulations to these students on their achievement and for being named to this select group,” said McDowell.
The following QND students were named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars: Lindsey Ayo, Hallie Barteau, William Bickhaus, Lexa Borrowman, Ashley Dreyer, Thomas Gunsten, Carson Hayes, Madelynn Hilgenbrink, Charlotte Horman, Vivian Lin, Lindsay May, Katelyn Nelson, Katie O’Quinn, Lauren Roberts, Jack Schieferdecker, Clare Schmitz, Gracie Schreacke, Allison Steinkamp, Alison Tracy, Delaney Walker and Kegan Wall.
“In this 60th year of the Illinois State Scholar Program, we commend another class of outstanding students that will lead us into the future,” said Eric Zarnikow, executive director of ISAC. “Congratulations to these Scholars for their hard work and accomplishments, and congratulations to the families, principals, teachers, counselors, coaches, mentors and all of the other individuals who not only help our students find the path that will allow them to flourish, but also support them every step of the way.”
Originally formed as the Illinois State Scholarship Commission in 1957, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission provides students of all ages and backgrounds with resources and support to help obtain financial aid for higher education.