The Illinois Student Assistance Committee (ISAC) recognized 48 graduating seniors from Morton High School District 201 as State Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The ISAC awards the designation to students who are among the top 10 percent of graduates from all approved high schools on a statewide basis. The selection process includes college admission and state test scores, class size and rank, as well as academic achievement. The students must be in the top half of their high school class at the end of the third quarter before graduation or score in the top 95 percentile on the ACT or SAT exams just to be eligible.
Of the 48 students, 27 attend Morton East High School while 21 are Morton West High School students. Morton East’s State Scholars recevied an honoree breakfast and attended an award ceremony in March. The students are: Aida Revilla, Andres Rodriguez, Angelina Lyons, Ariel Leon, Daniela Ortega, Denise Uribe,Enoc Carranza, Gerardo Medina, Guadalupe Blanco, Jailine Cortes-Mendez, Jessica Bucio, Jesus Solis, Joel Sandoval, Katherine Solarte, Kevin Cruz, Lucero Contreras, Manuel Meraz, Maria Diaz, Mariana Maldonado, Mayra Vences, Mhaylee Jimenez, Miriam Vences, Nadia Mendez, Pablo Vicente, Veronica Cabral, Yasmeen Ragab, Yoselin Castillo.