Forty-six McHenry High School seniors are being recognized as Illinois State Scholars for superior academic achievement by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) .
ISAC annually selects Illinois State Scholars from eligible high schools throughout the state, based on a formula that includes class rank and performance on ACT and SAT testing. About 10 percent of Illinois high school students are selected for the program.
“We are very proud that these students, particularly given the challenges of the past few years,” said Dr. Ryan McTague, superintendent for District 156. “Their efforts in high school are setting the stage for successful futures.”
Illinois State Scholars are awarded certificates from the state commission and a digital badge to display online and share. District 156 officials are planning a recognition event soon, and Illinois State Scholars are also typically honored at Senior Awards events prior to graduation.
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The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, presents this important recognition of academic achievement to exceptional Illinois high school students annually. This year, more than 17,340 honorees join the other outstanding students who have been honored since the designation was first introduced in 1958.