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December 15, 2015

Congrats to our Illinois State Scholars

Aquin is pleased to announce that three seniors from the graduating class of 2016 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars:

  • Johanna Ehlbeck
  • Thomas Fellers
  • Bridgett Hunziker


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.

Congrats to our Illinois Leadership Seminar Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Sedona Smith on being the recipient of the 2016 Illinois Leadership Seminar Scholarship. The seminar will be held June 5-7 at North Park University in Chicago for high school sophomores (in 2015-16). The weekend consists of motivational speakers and panel discussions on volunteerism, media and communications and diversity, a leadership in action community service activity, and the strengths quest system developed by the Gallup Organization.


More information on the seminar can be found at the illinoisleadershipseminars.org. This is an annual opportunity for Aquin students following their sophomore year. There is an application process for the scholarship which is facilitated through Mr. Klipp in the fall.

Congrats to our Bishop O’Neill Scholarship Grant Winner

On Thursday, December 10, Aquin 7th Grader Shirley Hounnou was awarded the Bishop O'Neill Scholarship at the Rockford Diocese. Mr. Mike Kagan, Superintendent of Schools for the Rockford Diocese, presented the award. Guests were also blessed with the company of Bishop Malloy.