Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, Illinois graduated 206 students on May 22 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Students from the class of 2017 will attend 102 colleges across 23 states and the District of Columbia in the fall.
The Marian Catholic class of 2017 as a whole earned $15.83 million in scholarships. Over the last five years the graduating classes have earned a total of $92,250,000 in scholarships.
The class wore lime green ribbons during the graduation ceremony in memory of former classmate Blake Bennett who passed away unexpectedly during the class’s sophomore year.
Marian Catholic’s graduating senior, Aleah Markovic of Hammond, Indiana was named a National Merit Scholar in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Two other graduating seniors, Jasmine Bovia of Matteson and Joshua Robinson of Steger, earned the status of National Merit Commended Students.
Marian Catholic’s class of 2017 had 27 students recognized as Illinois State Scholars. Another six students who met the Illinois State Scholar criteria live in Indiana. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement based on standardized test scores and class rank.
The class of 2017 also named 4 students National Hispanic Scholars by the College Board. This award is based on performance on the PSAT, and are students who score in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.
The list of the 2017 graduates follows, beginning with those from Park Forest:
Park Forest: Raven Brzeszkiewicz, Haowen (Gerald) Geng, Keyara Hampton, Julia Miller, Anna Pechtel, Joshua Randle El, Ashley Roche.
Beecher: Wenjie (Wranger) Liu, Zachary Spence, Taylor Winget.
Blue Island: Mohammed, Taylor
Burnham: Brittney Morris
Country Club Hills: Jocelyn Billheimer, Aliyah Griffin, Julian Harrell, Daniel Hill, Roddy Mee’Shaunda, Portia Nash, Courtney Walker.
Calumet City: Rachel Churilla, Alexiss Gilmore, Petra Ibarra-Shah, Emmanuel Ogunlana.
Cedar Lake: Mira Nicpon.
Chicago: Derek Bonner, Arika Johnson, Kordell Norfleet, Alexis Turner, Vanessa Vital, Nicholas Williams, Rose Ybarra.
Chicago Heights: Aidan Anderson, Kaitlyn Baranski, Thomas Beard, Kristina Bennett, Mikayla Berg, Ariza Delgado, Kamayah Carter, Xiomara Demarchi, Khayla Moore, Joseph Narcissi, Olivia Palmer, Joseph Piunti, Erika Rangel, Joseph Stith, Parker Thurston, Skilar Tobin.
Crete: Gabriela Angellotti, Nicholas Bledsoe,Brian Blewitt, Nora Brown, Kimberlee Dawson, Alaine Griffin, Emmanuela Houngbo, Danielle Irions, Brianna Johnson, Christian Lambert, Mallory Olszak, Ryan Peick, Sofia Rodriguez, Lila Smith, John Stickler V.
Dixmoor: Jason Easterling.
Dyer: Michael Bruno, Madeleine Gnezda, Jack Hajduch, Melissa Molitsky, Antonio Rodriguez, Julia Mae Sarte.
Flossmoor: Mark DiLuia, Christina Dull, Mary Dull, Chloe Finger, Alexandra Nicolazzi, Annie Perino, Christian Scianni-Beal, Mae Van Beest, Natalie White.
Ford Heights: LaDelya Jones.
Frankfort: James Abraham, Danielle Theiman.
Glenwood: Olivia Kocol, Renata Meyer.
Griffith: Amber Kubiak.
Hammond: Aleah Markovic, Marcelino Valdez.
Hazel Crest: Angela Barnes, Amari Brown Shareef, Kameron Robinson, Joseph Williams.
Homewood: Megan Fuhrman, Alaysia Garza, Matthew Heyne, Kyle Johnson, Sean Taylor.
Kankakee: Elisa DiOrio.
Lansing: Sarai Del Real, Jennifer DuRocher, Kyndal Fletcher, Amir Ghazaleh, Riley Olson, Matthew Osuch, Jordan Piekarski, Faith-Alysce Robertson, Kevin Rogala, Jenna Ryczek, Mayra Tlatelpa, Karina Urbina.
Lowell: Mikaela Macuga.
Lynwood: Jaylen Bush, DeAnte Davis, Kennedy Green, Tory Hatten, Malachi Jones, Andrew Oprondek, Nicholas Payne, Ikechukwu Ude, Donovan Walker.
Matteson: Zavier Anderson, Joshua Blair, Jasmine Bovia, DeAndre Brown, Jorian Brown, Dillon Clemmer, Brooke Davis, Eric Donaldson, Kenneth DuPree, Ayana Evans, Lanijah Flagg, Cierra Fletcher, Zaria Kangethe, Dezirae Laird, Amira Marvel, Kacey Nicholson, Chibuzo Nwawueze, Caroline Perrot, Elise Pittman, Maria Salcedo, Ashley Sledge, Wyell Woods.
Midlothian: Conor O’Hara.
Monee: Kaleigh Lester, Elisabeth Melone, Allen Poe, Taylor Shea.
Munster: Erin Lyons.
New Lenox: Daniel Gutierrez.
Olympia Fields: Warren Allen, Peyton Altenbaumer, Morgan Paige Clift, Ashley Donald, Vernell Johnson IV, Kyra Laster, Jocelyn Nelson, Summer Reyes, Sydney Reyes, Christian Simmons, Kalla Williams.
Peotone: Zachary Orzel.
Richton Park: Kelvin Anderson II, Tayler Belton, Larry Billups III, Karly Huller, Brenah Johnson, Darius Moore, Ryan Napue, Kevin Noble, Mya Pugh, Tyler Sharkey, Cameron Thomas.
Sauk Village: Cruz Castillo.
Schererville: Camila Flores, Sara Haney, Leo Lin, Anna Rolewski.
South Chicago Heights: Mary Piattoni.
South Holland: Davonte Carson, Caitlyn Densmore, Emani Figaro, Lauren Holley, Jesiah Jones, Joshua Jones, Dejah Kent, Darius Mitchell, Chiedu Okonmah, John Pickett, Jarel Powell, TeeAaron Powell, Gabriela Stodulski.
St. John: Kelly Mindak, Andrea Nowakowski, Daniel Olanda, Nicolas Peterson, Bailey Rice.
Steger: Joclyn Hutchison, Kylie Kreis, Alex Lucente, Jacob Newsome, Joshua Robinson, Evan Wieringa.
Thornton: Margaret Jaworowski.
Tinley Park: Emma Kresal.
University Park: Kendall Summers.
Whiting: Kaela Harber.
N.B. Marian Catholic sent this press release. eNews Park Forest previously published the names of the 2017 graduates. This release shows graduates according to their home towns.
Source: Marian Catholic High School
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