Honorable Mention

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Honorable Mention


Matthew Ahern

School: Grayslake Community High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ahern

School sponsor: Pat Bentancur, guidance coordinator

Grade point average/point system: 4.573 /weighted 4.0

Class rank/Class size:1 out of 445

Test scores: ACT: 31; SAT: 1430

Planned college major: History/Philosophy

Awards/honors: Valedictorian; 2003 Who's Who for High School Students; 2003 Prairie State Achievement Award; National Merit commended scholar; honor roll; National Honor Society; AP Scholar; participant in Academic Team, Science Olympiad, Wise competition; Illinois State Scholar; student government member; participant in drama; first place in state science competition.

Ashley Davidson

School: Grant Community High School

Hometown: Ingleside

Parents: Scot and Brenda Davidson

School sponsor: James Short, guidance counselor

Grade point average/point system: 4.591 /weighted 4.0

Class rank/Class size: 1 out of 283

Test scores: ACT: 26

Planned college major: Marketing/Business Administration

Awards/honors: Valedictorian; Student of the Month (September); Illinois State Scholar; honor roll; National Honor Society; Illinois State Scholar; student government member; student government/class officer; Conference All-Academic for basketball and track; scholar athlete award.

Michael Hadady

School: Wauconda High School

Hometown: Island Lake

Parents: Mitchell and Delores Hadady

School sponsor: Susan Yule, counselor

Grade point average/point system: 3.84 /weighted 4.0

Class rank/Class size: 20 out of 243

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1310

Planned college major: Music-general

Awards/honors: Fourth place in Geometry regionals; honor roll; National Honor Society; AP Scholar; Illinois State Scholar; student government member; voted best actor for portrayal of Jeff in "The Curious Savage;" member of wind ensemble, varsity, madrigal and swing choirs, soccer, cross country; All Academic cross country, 2002.

Naomi Hansen

School: Wauconda High School

Hometown: Barrington

Parents: Roy and Diane Hansen

School sponsor: Karen Biggs, guidance counselor

Grade point average/point system: 4.05/weighted 4.0

Class rank/Class size: 12 out of 228

Test scores: ACT: 32

Planned college major: Pre-medicine, biology and behavioral science

Awards/honors: Illinois State Scholar; IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award; Future Physician Program at Good Shepherd Hospital; honor roll; National Honor Society service chair; participant in WYSE Academic Challenge and math team; Illinois State Scholar; student government/class officer; student council president; cross country captain; supporting role in "You Can't Take it With You;" two varsity letters, first and second place in band contest; Midwest Young Artists violinist in symphony; classical violin and piano lessons; English and Literature, U.S. History AP student; math team; third place in biology at WYSE challenge and medalist; participant in cross country, soccer, and swimming; two time sectional qualifier in swimming; IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award; NSC All Conference Academic 1999-2002.

Matthew Janowicz

School: Grant Community High School

Hometown: Spring Grove

Parents: Norman and Karen Janowicz

School sponsor: Eric Taubery, social studies teacher

Grade point average/point system: 4.205/weighted 4.0

Class rank/Class size:13 out of 283

Test scores: ACT: 32; SAT: 1360

Planned college major: Engineering, mechanical or material science

Awards/honors: Who's Who Among American High School Students; Boys state; National Honor Society; honor roll; Illinois State Scholar; student government member; participant in Academic Team, Worldwide Youth Science and Engineering competition; United States Achievement Academy English Award; Cross Country most improved; Scholar Athlete; Conference All Academic. …

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