Honorable Mentions Elizabeth Bertness Awards, Honors: High School Highest Honors Lindsay Clark Alyssa DiGilio Grant Dixon Christie Glemkowski Christine Johnson Erik Melchers Nhu Nguyen Gina Paxson Dan Phelan Sanjay Prakadan Steven Sheldon

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School: Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: Kevin and Juli Bertness

Sponsor: Steven Lesniak, school counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 501

GPA: 4.00 on a 4.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 32

College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Planned major: Mechanical engineering

School: Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Parents: Annette and John Clark

Sponsor: Kimberly Gavigan, Spanish teacher

Class rank: 1 out of 530

GPA: 5.92 on a 4.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 33

College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Planned major: Business

Awards, honors: AP Scholar with Honor, National Merit commended scholar, Illinois State Scholar

School: St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: Scott and Andrea DiGilio

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, head of counseling services

Class rank: 4 out of 100

GPA: 4.53 on a 4.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 31

College: Marquette University

Planned major: Mathematics

Awards, honors: Rotary Club Straight 'A' Award, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, third place in Biology in 2010 state finals

School: H. D. Jacobs High School

Hometown: West Dundee

Parents: Chris and Michelle Dixon

Sponsor: Michael Bregy, principal

Class rank: 17 out of 579

GPA: 5.71 on a 6.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 33

College: University of Southern California

Planned major: Archaeology

Awards, honors: National Honor Society

School: Rosary High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: James and Deborah Glemkowski

Sponsor: Patricia Burke, principal

Class rank: 1 out of 103

GPA: 4.30 on a 4.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 34

College: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Planned major: Middle Childhood Education

Awards, honors: First place in Chemistry in Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Sectionals Competition

School: Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Parents: Colin and Lisa Johnson

Sponsor: Alton Rollerson, guidance counselor

Class rank: 1 out of 501

GPA: 4.00 on a 4.00 scale

Test scores: ACT 32

College: Northwestern University

Planned major: Biology

Awards, honors: National Honor Society, National French Honor Society

School: H. D. Jacobs High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Parents: David and Barbara Melchers

Sponsor: Tamara McKenna, counselor

Class rank: 15 out of 579

GPA: 5. …