Marian Catholic senior Aleah Markovic (Hammond, Ind.) has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists are not named until the spring. 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 27 members of the Class of 2017 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: Kelvin Anderson II (Richton Park), Gabriela Angellotti (Crete), Tayler Belton (Richton Park), Jasmine Bovia (Matteson), Cruz Castillo (Sauk Village), Ashley Donald (Olympia Fields), Kyndal Fletcher (Lansing), Amir Ghazaleh (Lansing), Emmanuela Houngbo (Crete), Joclyn Hutchison (Steger), Arika Johnson (Chicago), Zaria Kangethe (Matteson), Dezirae Laird (Matteson), Amira Marvel (Matteson), Elizabeth Melone (Monee), Ryan Napue (Richton Park), Jacob Newsome (Steger), Emmanuel Ogunlana (Calumet City), Zachary Orzel (Peotone), Anna Pechtel (Park Forest), Annie Perino (Flossmoor), Summer Reyes (Olympia Fields), Sydney Reyes (Olympia Fields), Joshua Robinson (Steger), Mayra Tlatelpa (Lansing), Kalla Williams (Olympia Fields), and Rose Ybarra (Chicago).
Additionally, 6 students from Indiana met the criteria for Illinois State Scholar, including Camila Flores (Schererville), Kaela Harber (Whiting), Erin Lyons (Munster), Aleah Markovic Hammond), Andrea Nowakowski (St. John), and Bailey Rice (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.
Marian Honors 70 Students for Academic Perfection
Congratulations to the 70 students who received an Academic Letter at the Academic Award Breakfast on October 27, 2016. The following students have maintained a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters:
Seniors: Raven Brzeszkiewicz, Kamayah Carter, Rachel Churilla, Sara Haney, Petra Ibarra, Mira Nicpon, Chiedu Okonmah, Elise Pittman, TeeAaron Powell, Joshua Randel El, Anna Rolewski.
Juniors: Steven Babick, William Brunner, Kristin Carter, Ashley David, Nicholas Dee, Chanel Durham, Olivia Ferguson, Donald Flynn, James Kleszynski, Emily Kreger, Chase Love, Scott Lyons, Jennifer Martin, Harold Norwood, Stefano Pannone, Olivia Skelly-Williams, James Szewczyk, Alejandro Tavarez, Alexis Wade.
Sophomores: Noor Baig, Imani Barnes, Angelica Beers, Kaylyn Bradshaw, Calyn Brumley, Keniah Cooper, Ramon Cross-Hurd, Riley Driscoll, Somtochi Edeh, Noah Elbaor, Caleb Fetzer, Nia Flynn, Danille Gaczkowski, Jada Houston, Christina Javorka, Vanessa Johnson, Diamond Jones, Emily Kaderabek, Erin Kelly, Summer Kersick, Andrew Klopp, Isabela Labovic, Patrick Lin, Ashley Marin-Martinez, Cora Olsen, Kelly Osmolski, Mya Parker, Justen Pate, Natalia Prato, Blake Recupido, Ethan Roberts, Kyle Rusin, Abigail Sanchez, Evelyn Santillan, Heidi Schuffert, Maritza Spott, Temitayo Thomas-Ailara, Gabriella Tumacder, Sydney Wood, and Casey Woods.
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).
Marian awards 67 Academic Letters for 4.0 GPAs
Marian Catholic High School awarded 67 Academic Letters to sophomores, juniors, seniors and 2015 grads at the annual Academic Letter Breakfast on Oct. 27. The Academic Letter is awarded to a student who receives 4.0 or higher grade-point average in two consecutive semesters.
Current senior recipients included Benjamin Bokun, Brianna Herard-Lyon, Timon Lyander, Kristopher Menghi, Matthew Mulhearn, Julia Rivero, Alexis Wallace, Amy Wegrzyn and Yibin Yang.
Junior class honorees were Brian Blewitt, Cruz Castillo, Keyara Hampton, Arika Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Zaria Kangethe, Erin Lyons, Amira Marvel, Kelly Mindak, Darius Moore, Ryan Napue, Sydney Reyes, Bailey Rice and Karina Urbina.
Members of the sophomore class included Temilade Adekaya, Serena Adelye, Aissa Cabrales, Leslie 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-Lyon, Kayla Hurley, Sarah Jackson, Nicholas Josten, Quinn Kirchner, Janina Laskowiecki, Ugochinyere Ndukwe, Camille Osborne, Katherine O'Shea, Sophia Panos, Ernesto Quiroz, Emily Recupido, Nicholas Robinson, Molly Roe, Ryan Schmidt, Yiting Jasmine Song, Madison Spangler, Joseph Storiz, Tolulope Thomas-Ailara, Alec Thompson and Fatima Treto.
Class of 2015 awardees included Mary Blewitt, Shelby Chaney, Hope Lang, Debra Miller, Payton Millhouse, Adrian Milos, Killian McDonald and Stephanie Wallace-Teliz.
Presented each fall, the six-inch "M" Letters have been awarded to more than 1,375 students since the program began in 1994.
AP Scholars number more than 75 at Marian Catholic
Ranking among the best in the Chicagoland area, Marian Catholic High School recently had 78 students named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.
Only 18 percent of nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit AP Scholar recognition.
Most of the Marian AP Scholars are members of the Class of 2015, which earned more than $19 million in college scholarships. Deidre Johnson and Kellen Williams 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 2016 are John LaVelle and Chimaobi Ndukwe.
Graduates from the class of 2015 AP Scholars with Distinction include Phoenix Burnett, Yutong Cai, Genevieve Helsel, Troi Henderson, Deidre Johnson, Michael Lauer, Janie Neal, Kellen Williams and Robin Wilson.
Seventeen 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 2016 include Tristan Augustine, George Funk, Madeleine Kelly, Adam Novak and Staci Roesch. Graduates from the Class of 2015 AP Scholars with Honor are Christian Boblink, Amy Cowser, Riley Harber, Rebecca Hauser, Alexis Humphrey, Frank Raymond IV, Jared Rogers, Alexander Tama, Lisette Villareal, Marcus Webster, Dana Zavesky and Yi Zhou.
Finally, 50 Marian students earned the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher.
This group includes Class of 2016 members Megan Chio, Russell Dahlman, Trevor Evans, Alexander Fagan, Myles Howard, Julie Javorka, Mateusz Julecki, Ethan Kelly, Emmaline Krause, Brandon Marz, Renae Melone, Douglas Nunes, Kira Oparah, Michael O'Shea, Mikayla Panton, Julia Rivero, Katherine Serba, Kyel Walker and Kenzie Worsham.
Graduates from the Class of 2015 AP Scholars are John Adducci, Sarah Andoh, Kaley Barseth, Carla Bennett, Gregory Biggio, Amanda Blocker, Nicholas Brown, Alexis Castillo, Angelica Cazares, Sydney Clayborn, Kalyn DesJardins, Ibrahim Ghazaleh, Joel Godinez, Julian Goods, Allison Gregorovic, Michael Horan, Jacqueline Johnson, Sierra Jones, Shannon Kelly, Killian McDonald, Payton Millhouse, Kenechukwu Okafor, John Peabody, Jason Pinkus, Francesca Robinson, Linda Salgado, Lauren Storiz, Nicole Szewczyk, Matthew Udani, Stephanie Wallace-Teliz and Carlee Wisniewski.
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.