Congratulations to DHS Seniors Kaitlyn Bloemer , Seth Bohnhoff and Rachel Higgs for being named Illinois State Scholars!
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has announced the 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars. These exceptional students rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors in Illinois and are chosen each year based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.
“In this 60th year of the Illinois State Scholar Program, we are proud to announce another class of outstanding students that will lead us into the future,” said Eric Zarnikow, executive director of ISAC. “We congratulate these Scholars on their hard work and accomplishments. Congratulations also and thank you 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.”
While this prestigious designation does not include a monetary award, Illinois State Scholars will receive a congratulatory letter from ISAC and a personalized Certificate of Achievement. Honorees can also download a digital Illinois State Scholar badge that can be displayed on their online profiles and social media platforms, and shared with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others. A complete list of the 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars can be found on ISAC’s website. Note that the Program announces honorees based on the year they would begin any postsecondary education, not based on the year they graduate from high school.
ISAC encourages all students, including State Scholars, to complete their 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal and most state and institutional financial aid available for any type of postsecondary education, including vocational education, certificates, and two or four year degree programs.
Students and families can get assistance with the financial aid and college-going process by attending a free workshop or presentation by ISAC or one of its partners, or by contacting their local ISACorps member, one of a group of recent college graduates trained to serve as near-peer mentors to assist students and families with college access and financial aid. See studentportal.isac.org/ISACorps. Students can also visit the ISAC Student Portal , studentportal.isac.org, for college planning, financial aid and financial literacy information and free tools, and can get answers to their college-going and financial aid questions sent directly to their phones by signing up for ISAC College Q&A, isac.org/collegeqa, ISAC’s free text messaging service. ISAC also offers assistance through the agency’s call center, 1-800-899-4722 (ISAC).
Here are the Illinois State Scholars from our area, by school:
Raigan Frye Sara Griffith
Leah Brown Cora Coatney
Ian Fain Alexandra Helmuth Brittany Krampe Ana Owens
Nathan Budde Anthony Klitzing Rebecca Kuhns August Laatsch Dawn Pagel
Sierra Braun Zachery Burks Emma Lagerhausen
Kaitlyn Bloemer Seth Bohnhoff Rachel Higgs
Abigail Baez-Patino Bethany Baez-Patino Abigail Burgess Madison Buscher Brian Campbell Jeremiah Crowell Jamie Dillow Bayleigh Flynn Miranda Fox Lucas Hagler Keira Hirtzel Cooper Jackson Kaleb Kihne Payton Koester Noah McCammon Isabella Munoz Skyler Schafer Ty Sprakties Cole Stanfield
Anna Jones Suhyun Moon Blake Niebrugge Charlotte Spraul Benjamin Stullmyer Bryson Wall Ava Wegman Kaitlyn Zeller
Tyler Deters Savannah Grimes Julia Hardiek Charles Hoene Allie Niebrugge Abigail Schmidt Macy Vogt Kate Volk Elizabeth Will Will Wortman
Josie Angel Connor Bierman Zachary Dust Arianna Goss Ryan Hagen Ashley Keller Emma Pitcher Alison Russell Noelle Stoops Keri Zumbahlen
Miriam Blomberg Deidre Hall Logan Lotz
Ashley Bartels Luke Senteney
Katrina Davis Logan Mathis Calla Roney Megan Schlechte Wyatt Smith