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Mount Carmel High School President Ned Hughes ‘70, and Principal John Stimler are proud to announce that 15 Mount Carmel High School students from the graduating class of 2017 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. Click here to read more…
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, over 18,000 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958. 

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

“Each of these 15 State Scholars should be very proud of this excellent academic achievement,” said Mr. John Stimler. “Mount Carmel congratulates them on this honor as well as the families and educators that helped prepare them and support their academic efforts.” 

“At Mount Carmel we are proud to build young men of character and these 15 students certainly exemplify that,” added Ned Hughes ‘70. “This honor is a reflection of the hard work and dedication these students show in the classroom every day.”

NameGrammar SchoolNeighborhood
Dominic AntoniettiChrist the KingChicago, Beverly
Conor Fagan Hickory Creek Mokena, IL
Christopher FasoJames Hart Junior High Chicago, Burnham
Justin Fekete St Gerald Oak Lawn, IL
Luke GoodmanSt. John FisherChicago, Beverly 
James HoeySt. Barnabas Chicago, Beverly
James Hoey St. Barnabas Chicago, Beverly
Branimir Ilic St. John the BaptistHegewisch, IL
Quinn Kelly Christ the King Chicago, Beverly 
Macauley Kilbane  Clarendon Hills Middle School  Hinsdale, IL 
Luke Kinsella  St. John Fisher Clarendon Hills, IL 
Austin O’Brien  St. Barnabas Chicago, Beverly 
William Olsen St. Barnabas  Chicago, Beverly 
Derrick Ousley Schrum Memorial Junior High Lansing, IL 
Charlie Pasciak Santa Lucia  Bridgeport, IL 
Ryan Vogt St. Barnabas  Chicago, Beverly 

*15% of Mount Carmel students reside in Indiana and therefore are not eligible to be considered as Illinois State Scholars. However, the performance of many of these students is on par with the Illinois residents who have been named and Mount Carmel applauds their hard work. 



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