Oak Lawn Community High School recently announced that 28 students from the Class of 2016 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is the state agency that recognizes the top Illinois high school students annually with this distinction. The following students were named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars: Jamilla Abdeljaber, Danielle Allen, Brea Brennan, Melissa Buss, Brianna Castrogiovanni, Kaeley Clark, Shania Enriquez, Marcus Favila, Aleksandra Gronski, Jacob Janicke, Natalie Kaminski, Kaylee Lacoco, Marisa Loya, Mia Loya, Kara Melvin, Val Molloy, Ryan Quinn, Steven Raybould, Michael Rodriguez, Sophia Shader, Richard Sheppler, Trevor Spreadbury, Lucas Stillwell, Rebecca Suarez, Kelly Touchie, Nathaniel Warning, James Wiltzius, and Adam Ziada. Congratulations Spartans!
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 652 high schools across the state. Selection is based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. This year, over 19,000 students statewide received this honor.
ISAC encourages Illinois families to utilize the many resources available on its website, www.ISAC.org, including a calendar of free financial aid and college access events, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion workshops to assist in the application process, as well as applications for grants and scholarships administered by ISAC. In addition, students can find out how to access free one-on-one assistance and mentoring in the college admissions process.