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36 Triad High School students recognized for academic excellence

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Triad High School Principal Kelli Barbour this week announced 36 Triad High School students have been recognized as “2023-2024 Illinois State Scholars.”

Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top ten percent of high school seniors from 749 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work in conjunction with ISAC to determine the winners.

“We are very proud of these terrific Triad students and congratulate them on this significant accomplishment. Many of these students not only excel in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities, they exemplify the qualities of well-rounded students,” THS Principal Kelli Barbour said. 

The award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), recognized 16,700 high school students from across the state as this year’s State Scholars. 

The following Triad High School students were named Illinois State Scholars:

Katie Barker, Luke Barnett, Kaylee Broadfield, Sophia Cordes, Tristan Darby, McKenna Dooley, Marc Froidcoeur, Katelyn Godell, Chloe Gough, Madison Harbison, Samantha Hartoin, Riley Heffren, Elliot Jaeger, Kyndra Kelley, Laila Kestur, Collin Littlefield, Ryan Malawy, Emelia McLeod, Alexander Myers, Andrew Neumann, Emilee Prater, Madison Quick, Joshua Raffaelle, Greyson Rockwell, Parker Rutz, McKinley Saffel, Isabelle Sandberg, Sydney Sobczak, Jacob Stewart, Tobey Suter, Gianna Viviano, London Weathers, Benjamin Winslow, Gabrielle Wood, Madeline York and Jordan Young. 

“We’re pleased to honor this year’s Illinois State Scholars,” said Eric Zarnikow, ISAC Executive Director. “Not only do they represent the best in educational excellence in Illinois, they also are key to the state’s future economic well-being. The Commission applauds their success and salutes their families and the teachers at Triad High School on this achievement.”


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