Twelve Named Illinois State Scholars

Seniors recognized by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Twelve Rosary High School students from the Class of 2023 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually.

Illinois State Scholars are recognized for their superior academic achievement. This year, more than 16,770 honorees from 690 high schools  join the other outstanding students who have been honored since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Rosary’s Illinois State Scholars for the Class of 2023 are: Reegan Barr (North Aurora), Sophia Cousins (Montgomery), Macey DeMoss (St. Charles), Josie Jarmuz (Joliet), Alex Kackert (North Aurora), Lauren Audrey Paschoud (Geneva), Alyssa Rios (North Aurora), Ellie Schubert (Aurora), Maggie Seraphin (St. Charles), Grace Stumm (Batavia), Mia Szilage (Aurora), and Cecilia Vietti (Plainfield).

These twelve students represent 20 percent of Rosary’s senior class.

“On behalf of ISAC, congratulations to all of the outstanding students selected as 2023-24 Illinois State Scholars,” said ISAC Executive Director Eric Zarnikow. “Students and families faced numerous challenges over the last two years with remote learning, among other financial and personal difficulties. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, these academic achievements are a credit to the hard work and dedication of the student scholars and their families, and to the support provided by teachers, mentors, counselors, and communities in helping students meet their goals and find success as they advance on their education and career paths.” 

Each Illinois State Scholar receives a congratulatory letter from ISAC, a Certificate of Achievement and statewide recognition in traditional and social media outlets. Honorees can download an official Illinois State Scholar badge that can be displayed on their online profiles and social media platforms and shared with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others. 

All students who plan to enroll in college next Fall are urged to complete their 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal and most state and institutional financial aid available for post-secondary education, including two- or four-year degree programs, certificates, and vocational education.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) provides comprehensive, objective, and timely information on education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to make the educational choices that are right for them. See http://www.isac.org.
Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.