Red Bud High School’s Illinois State Scholars for 2018 announced

ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS–This year, 11 seniors at Red Bud High School were recognized as 2018 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. They are: in front: Adam Wild, Madison Shields and Michael Behnken; in back: Laura Juelfs, Sophie Richards, Claudia Watters, Ashley Mullins and Katelyn Hamilton. Not pictured are: Katie Harms, Mackenzie Schweizer and Cora Trask.

Red Bud High School Principal Rob Pipher is pleased to announce that 11 Red Bud High School students from the graduating class of 2018 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, nearly 19,000 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

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. State Scholars rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, representing 652 high schools across the state.

The following Red Bud High School students were named as Illinois State Scholars: Michael Behnken, Katelyn Hamilton, Katie Harms, Laura Juelfs, Ashley Mullins, Sophie Richards, Mackenzie Schweizer, Madison Shields, Cora Trask, Claudia Watters and Adam Wild.

For more on this year’s Illinois State Scholars, please see this week’s print edition.