State Scholars

Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates 4 Somonauk High School students on their academic achievement.

Somonauk, IL –Principal Eric Benson is pleased to announce that 4 Somonauk High School students from the graduating class of 2023 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition annually to top Illinois high school students. This year, approximately 16,600 exceptional 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 from more than 750 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

“We are very proud of these terrific students and congratulate them on this significant accomplishment. Many of these students not only excel in the classroom, but also in extra-curricular activities, they are all well-rounded students.” Quote from Mr. Eric Benson – Somonauk High School Principal

The following four Somonauk High School students were named 2023 Illinois State Scholars:

J. Drapinski, E. Hentschel, J. Larson & P. Penman

While State Scholar recognition does not include a monetary prize, students receive congratulatory letters from ISAC as well as personalized Certificates of Achievement sent to each high school for distribution.