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88 Marian Catholic Scholars Inducted Into The National Honor Society

Marian Catholic held a National Honors Society induction ceremony for 88 "Scholars with a Soul." The NHS recognizes and encourages scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Membership, based on grade point average and service activities, is by invitation only during the junior or senior year. The following are the 2018 inductees:

Andrea Aguirre
Christopher Arce Perez
Imani Armstrong*
Noredia Asia
Katelin Avila 
Noor Baig
Cameron Balog
Imani Barnes
Angelica Beers
Kalyn Bond*
Kaylyn Bradshaw
Destiny Branigan
Michael Breslin
Bria Brumfield
Calyn Brumley
Noelle Bryant
Mikayla Buchanan
Angelo Cantelo
Dallas Carter*
Caleb Cecil
Adaku Chukwujioke-Madu
Joi Cottle 
Adenike Cotton
Christopher Cuadrado
McCoy Cummings
Amy Curtis
Riley Driscoll
Somtochi Edeh
Noah Elbaor
Destiny Etuk
Caleb Fetzer
Nia Flynn
Danille Gaczkowski
Alyssa Gorski
Charles Gray
Kristen Harrell
Rachel Hawkins
Jada Houston
Sarah Jackson*
Grace Jarzombek
Christine Javorka
Justin Johnson
Vanessa Johnson
Diamond Jones
Emily Kaderabek
Erin Kelly
Summer Kerksick
Andrew Klopp
Jacob Klupchak
Jacob Kopczyk
Isabela Labovic
George Mahiya
Ashley Marin-Martinez
Ryan Melbert
Romerica Mitchell
Kennedy Moore
Chidinma Nwawueze
Cora Olsen
Tava Oosterbaan
Kelly Osmolski
Ifeoma Ozonwankwo
Justen Pate
Kayla Payne
Helder Perez-Viera
Jonathan Polley
Natalia Prato
Imani Prophet*
Blake Recupido
Ethan Roberts
Samantha Robinson
Hannah Rodimel
Evelyn Santillan
Heidi Schuffert
Rosali Sorrentino
Maritza Spott
Arielle Stallworth
Jacqueline Sutherland*
Matthew Tan
Mason Tates
Temitayo Thomas-Ailara
Gabriella Tumacder
Jaylene Wade
Jessica Walton
Julian Wiggins
Sydney Wood
Casey Woods
Emma Wozniak
Andrew Yock

* Denotes Senior Inductees

Marian Catholic Hosts Spring 2018 Academic Awards Breakfast

Students with cumulative GPAs of 4.0 or higher were honored at the school's Spring Academic Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Names of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior honor recipients follow:

Temilade Adekoya (Country Club Hills)
Faith Allen (Olympia Fields)
Dominick Angellotti (Crete)
Cruz Arteaga, (Dyer)
Noor Baig (Olympia Fields)
Kaylyn Bradshaw (Matteson)
Calyn Brumley (Flossmoor)
Timothy Caballero (Dyer)
Aissa Cabrales (Alsip)
Lesley Calvillo (Blue Island)
Julianne Cappas (St. John)
Karla Casillas (Crete)
Kaitlin Clary (St. John)
Juliann Craft (Crete)
Hailey Croak (Merrillville)
Erik Curtis (St. John)
Ryan Dee (Tinley Park)
Somtochi Edeh (South Holland)
Angelina Einert (Chicago Heights)
Noah Elbaor (Chicago)
Maureen Fagan (Chicago Heights)
Caleb Fetzer (Richton Park)
Alexis Flores (Glenwood)
Alexandria Flowers (Olympia Fields)
Nia Flynn (Matteson)
Danille Gaczkowski (Chicago)
Ana Godinez (Midlothian)
Benjamin Goncher (Crete)
Pamela Maria Hamoay (Tinley Park)
Eden Harris (Flossmoor)
John Hatcher Jr. (Sauk Village)
Legan Haws (Schererville)
Lyra Hernandez-Lyons (Chicago)
Jada Houston (South Holland)
Matthew Hrinda (Munster)
Kayla Hurley (Olympia Fields)
Khadijah Ishola (Country Club Hills)
Christina Javorka (Lansing)
Carrington Johnson (Olympia Fields)
Oluwakemi Johnson (Park Forest)
Vanessa Johnson (Matteson)
Diamond Jones (Crete)
Emily Kaderabek (Orland Park)
Fiona Keating (Flossmoor)
Erin Kelly (Flossmoor)
Summer Kerksick (Tinley Park)
Quinn Kirchner (Park Forest)
Andrew Klopp (Manteno)
Kyle Kwok (Schererville)
Janina Laskowiecki (Chicago)
Alanna Leedy (University Park)
Patrick Lin (Schererville)
Romy Macasaet IV (Flossmoor)
Ashley Marin-Martinez (Chicago Heights)
Mollie McKone (Schererville)
Nakita McNeal (Olympia Fields)
Kayla Moore (Monee)
Keagan Morgan (Crete)
Ugochinyere Ndukwe (Olympia Fields)
Amarachi Nwawueze (Matteson)
Cora Olsen (Munster)
Daniel O'Shea (Munster)
Katherine O'Shea (Munster)
Kelly Osmolski (Steger)
Grace Owolabi (University Park)
Sophia Panos (Schererville)
Nigel Pennington-Flax (Crete)
Natalia Prato (Crown Point)
Ernesto Quiroz (Harvey)
Grace Rado (St. John)
Blake Recupido (Matteson)
Emily Recupido (Matteson)
Ethan Roberts (Lansing)
Nicholas Robinson (St. John)
Molly Roe (Lansing)
Dante Ross (Country Club Hills)
Kyle Rusin (Schererville)
Abigail Sanchez (Park Forest)
Evelyn Santillan (Harvey)
Ashley Saul (Park Forest)
Heidi Schuffert (Beecher)
Eternity Sledge (Matteson)
Maritza Spott (Schererville)
Jessica Stickler (Crete)
Joseph Storiz (St. John)
Temitayo Thomas-Ailara (Glenwood)
Alec Thompson (Munster)
Gabriella Tumacder (Munster)
Sydney Wood (Lansing)
Casey Woods (Beecher)
Qing (Anna) Yu (Frankfort)

AP Scholars number more than 80 at Marian Catholic

Ranking among the best in the Chicagoland area, Marian Catholic High School recently had 81 students named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.

Most of the Marian AP Scholars are members of the Class of 2017, which earned more than $15.9 million in college scholarships. Cruz Castillo ‘17 qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale and grades of 4 or higher on eight of the exams.

AP Scholars with Distinction (average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams) from the class of 2018 are Ugochinyere Ndukwe and Nicholas Robinson.

Graduates from the class of 2017 AP Scholars with Distinction include Taylor Belton, Jocelyn Billheimer, Jasmine Bovia, Cruz Castillo, Kyndal Fletcher, Lauren Holley, Emmanuela Houngbo, Arika Johnson, Zaria Kangethe, Erin Lyons, Aleah Markovic, Darius Moore, Emmanuel Ogunlana, Annie Perino, Sydney Reyes, Joshua Robinson, and Kalla Williams.

Fifteen more Marian students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award with an average grade of 3.25 on all exams and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:

AP Scholars with Honor from the class of 2018 include William Brunner, Pamela Hamoay, Quinn Kirchner, Molly Roe, and James Szewczyk. Graduates from the Class of 2017 AP Scholars with Honor are Amir Ghazaleh, Kaela Harber, Ryan Napue, Anna Pechtel, Caroline Perrot, Erika Rangel, Mee’Shaunda Roddy, Anna Rolewski, Mayra Tiatelpa, and Rose Ybarra.

Finally, 47 Marian students earned the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher.

This group includes Class of 2018 members Steven Babick, Julianne Cappas, Karla Casillas, Andrew Deschepper, Ana Godniez, Jacob Hybert, Sarah Jackson, Lisette Kelly, Thomas Keslin, Chase Love, Scott Lyons, Haley Pratt, Ernesto Quiroz, Tolulope Thomas-Ailara, Alec Thompson, Alexis Wade, Tabitha Willis, and Michael Wolfe.

Graduates from the Class of 2017 AP Scholars Kelvin Anderson, Gabriela Angellotti, Brian Blewitt, Raven Brzeszkiewicz, Caitlyn Densmore, Ashley Donald, Emani Figaro, Camila Flores, Megan Fuhrman, Keyara Hampton, Sara Haney, Joclyn Hutchison, Petra Ibarra, Brenah Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Jesiah Jones, Kylie Kreis, Dezirae Laird, Amira Marvel, Elisabeth Melone, Kelly Mindak, Andrea Nowakowski, Chibuzo Nwawueze, Xiomara Orrego Demarchi, Matthew Osuch, Summer Reyes, Bailey Rice, and Vanessa Vital.

October 2017 Academic Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 76 students who received an Academic Letter at the Academic Awards Breakfast on October 26th. Students honored maintained a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters at Marian Catholic.

Seniors: Jordyn Allen, Kalyn Bond, Ashley Clark, Andrea DelBosque, Kamaya Green, Timothy Jones, Lisette Kelly, Thomas Keslin, Gabrielle Rangel, Sarah Strus, Jocelyn Wang, Kennedy Wiley, Tabitha Willis, Michael Wolfe, Yue Kevin Yu.

Juniors: Andrea Aguirre, Christopher Arce-Perez, Cameron Balog, Destiny Branigan, Michael Breslin, Bria Brumfield, Adenike Cotton, Andrew Dwyre, Destiny Etuk, Alyssa Gorski, Rachel Hawkins, Grace Jarzombek, Justin Johnson, Megan Johnson, Samantha Martin, Natalija Mikich, Chidinma Nwawueze, Helder Perez-Viera, Jonathan Polley, Rosali Sorrentino, Matthew Tan, Jessica Walton, Nasira Watts, Julian Wiggins, Emma Wozniak.

Sophomores: Faith Allen, Dominick Angellotti, Cruz Artega, Timothy Caballero, Kaitlin Clary, Juliann Craft, Hailey Croak, Erik Curtis, Alexandria Flowers, Benjamin Goncher, John Hatcher, Jr., Legan Haws, Matthew Hrinda, Khadijah Ishola, Carrington Johnson, Oluwakemi Johnson, Fiona Keating, Kyle Kwok, Alanna Leedy, Romy Macasaet IV, Mollie McKone, Nakita McNeal, Kayla Moore, Keagan Morgan, Amarachi Nwawueze, Daniel O'Shea, Grace Owolabi, Evangelia Panos, Nigel Pennington-Flax, Grace Rado, Dante Ross, Ashley Saul, Eternity Sledge, Jessica Stickler, Qing Anna Yu.

National Merit Scholars

Marian Catholic senior Aleah Markovic (Hammond, Ind.) has been named a National Merit Scholar in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, two seniors have earned status as a Commended Student.

National Merit Commended Students from the Marian Catholic Class of 2017 include Jasmine Bovia (Matteson, IL) and Joshua Robinson (Steger, IL).

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

Illinois State Scholars

Marian Catholic High School has had 25 members of the Class of 2018 earn recognition as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement based on standardized test scores and class rank. Another 6 students who met the Illinois State Scholar criteria live in Indiana.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 765 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. 

Marian Catholic’s Illinois State Scholars are:

Temilade Adekoya (C.C. Hills)
JordynAllen (Flossmoor)
William Brunner (Flossmoor)
Karla Casillas (Crete)
Andrea Del Bosque (Calumet City)
Alec Dinwiddie (Flossmoor)
Angela Einert (Chicago Heights)
Maureen Fagan (Chicago Heights)
Ana Godinez (Midlothian)
Pamela Hamoay (Tinley Park)
Eden Harris (Flossmoor)
Lyra Hernandez-Lyons (Chicago)
Kayla Hurley (Olympia Fields)
Nicholas Josten (Monee)
Lisette Kelly (Flossmoor)
Quinn Kirchner (Park Forest)
Janina Laskowiecki (Chicago)
Jennifer Martin (Orland Park)
Ugochinyere Ndukwe (Olympia Fields)
Stefano Pannone (Park Forest)
Ernesto Quiroz (Harvey)
Emily Recupido (Matteson)
Molly Roe (Lansing)
James Szewczyk (Lansing)
Michael Wolfe (Park Forest)

Additionally, 12 students from Indiana met the criteria for Illinois State Scholar. These are:

Julianne Cappas (St. John)
Olivia Ferguson (St. John)
Sarah Jackson (Lowell)
Thomas Keslin (Schererville)
Scott Lyons (Munster)
Katherine O’Shea (Munster)
Sophia Panos (Schererville)
Nicholas Robinson (St. John)
Ryan Schmidt (Dyer)
Madison Spangler (St. John)
Alec Thompson (Munster)
Alexis Wade (St. John)

National Hispanic Scholars

Marian Catholic has had 4 members of the Class of 2017 named National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board. These seniors include Cruz Castillo (Sauk Village), Aleah Markovic (Hammond), Sydney Reyes (Olympia Fields), and Mayra Tlatelpa (Lansing). This award is based on performance on the PSAT, and are students who score in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.

Seniors LaVelle, Robinson named National Merit Finalists

Marian Catholic seniors John LaVelle (Schererville, Ind.) and Nicole Robinson (Olympia Fields) have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, five seniors have earned status as a Commended Student.

National Merit Commended Students from the Marian Catholic Class of 2016 include Julie Javorka (Lansing), Madeleine Kelly (Flossmoor), Hannah Martin (Crete), Kira Oparah (South Holland) and Stacy Roesch (Chicago Heights).

Approximately 1.5 million juniors in nearly 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Marian honors 82 students for academic perfection

Marian Catholic High School honored 82 sophomores, juniors and seniors at the annual Academic Breakfast on April 21. Students honored have earned a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher in all semesters at Marian.

Seniors include Josephine An, Megan Chio, Kyle Elam, George Funk, Arielle Hernandez-Lyons, Myles Howard, Julie Javorka, Mateusz Julecki, Madison Kapers, Madeleine Kelly, Quinn Kirchner, Christopher Korfiatis, Emmaline Krause, John LaVelle, Sarah Lisak, John Loxas, Timothy Lusk, Jr., Daniela Maciel, Hannah Martin, Brendan Marz, Renae Melone, Chimaobi Ndukwe, Adam Novak, Douglas Nunes, Kira Oparah, Michael O'Shea, Zak Piekarski, Margaret Polley, LaDymon Readus, Staci Roesch, Jarred Rusin, Colette Scheffers, Katherine Serba, Kyle Walker and Kenzie Worsham.

Juniors honored were Gabriela Angellotti, Tayler Belton, Nora Brown, Ashley Donald, Camila Flores, Amir Ghazaleh, Kaela Harber, Emmanuela Houngbo, Aleah Markovic, Elisabeth Melone, Andrea Nowakowski, Emmanuel Ogunlana, Anna Pechtel, Caroline Perrot, Vanessa Vital, Kalla Williams and Rose Ybarra.

Sophomores include Temilade Adekoya, Aissa Carbrales, Lesley Calvillo, Julianne Cappas, Karla Casillas, Ryan Dee, Angelina Einert, Maureen Fagan, Caroline Feddeler, Alexis Flores, Ana Godinez, Brittany Grooms, Pamela Maria Hamoay, Eden Harris, Lyra Hernandez-Lyons, Kayla Hurley, Sarah Jackson, Janina Laskowiecki, Ugochinyere Ndukwe, Camille Osborne, Katherine O'Shea, Sophia Panos, Ernesto Quiroz, Emily Recupido, Nicholas Robinson, Molly Roe, Yiting Jasmine Song, Joseph Storiz, Tolulope Thomas-Ailara and Alex Thompson.

 

44 Marian Class of 2016 members meet Illinois State Scholar criteria

Marian Catholic High School has had 32 members of the Class of 2016 earn recognition as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement based on standardized test scores and class rank. Another 12 students who met the Illinois State Scholar criteria live in Indiana.

These 44 seniors are in the top 10 percent of the state’s 671 high schools. Illinois State Scholars, which number nearly 16 percent of the Marian Catholic Class of 2016, include:

Juan Arellano (S. Chicago Heights), Tristan Augustine (Chicago), Kyle Elam (Hazel Crest), Alexander Fagan (Chicago Heights), George Funk (Homewood), Anna Grzybowski (Chicago Heights), Arielle Hernandez-Lyons (Chicago), Dorothy Hodson (Steger), Myles Howard (Matteson), Julie Javorka (Lansing), Elizabeth Johnson (Orland Park), Matuesz Julecki (Chicago Heights), Madeline Kelly (Flossmoor), Emmaline Krause (Chicago Heights), Sarah Lisak (Frankfort) and Hannah Martin (Crete).

Also, Brendan Marz (Crete), Renae Melone (Monee), Chiamaobi Ndukwe (Olympia Fields), Adam Novak (South Holland), Douglas Nunes (Lansing), Kira Oparah (South Holland), Ethan Osuch (Steger), Mikayla Panton (Country Club Hills), Zak Piekarski (Lansing), Liam Quinn (Flossmoor), Nicole Robinson (Olympia Fields), Staci Roesch (Chicago Heights), Katherine Serba (Langin), Vincent Valbuena (Flossmoor), Kyle Walker (Country Club Hils) and Kenzie Worsham (Steger).

Additionally, 12 students from Indiana met the criteria for Illinois State Scholar, including Josephine An (Munster), Krista Bozacki (Schererville), Megan Chio (Schererville), Luke Davis (St. John), Madison Kapers (Schererville), Christopher Korfiatis (Schererville), John LaVelle (Schererville), John Loxas (Dyer), Timothy Lusk (St. John), Isabella Navarro (Munster), Michael O'Shea (Munster) and Jarred Rusin (Schererville).

Six named National Achievement Semifinalists

Six Marian Catholic seniors have been named National Achievement Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, one Marian senior earned recognition as an Outstanding Student in the National Achievement Program.

Phoenix Burnett (Olympia Fields), Troi Henderson (South Holland), Diedre Johnson (Matteson), Janie Neal (Park Forest), Francesca Robinson (Richton Park) and Kellen Williams (Olympia Fields) earned recognition as Semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Competition. They rank among more than 1,600 high school seniors named Semifinalists in the 50th annual program, a competition for Black American High School Students.

Additionally, Sarah Andoh (Crete) earned status as an Outstanding Student (top 50,000 in the nation) in the National Achievement Program.