High School District 211 has 20 students that were awarded prestigious National Merit Scholarships for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments.
Scholarships are based off of corporate-sponsored awards financed by roughly 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists had to fulfill requirements to advance to finalist standing, including high test scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, or PSAT.
Each semifinalist was asked to complete a ...
For high school students aspiring to be teachers in the future, there is one distinction many of them hope to receive — to be a part of the Golden Apple Scholars Foundation.
Lizbeth Arreola of Palatine High School, Jae Eun Ship and Maya Lane of James B. Conant High School, were selected as Golden Apple Scholars for the Illinois Class of 2012. They were chosen from more than 1,200 nominees this year.
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a competitive program that seeks the best Illinois youth interested in a teaching career. Those selected receive advanced teacher ...
Out of 500 students to be selected as U.S. Presidential Scholarship semifinalists, 141 scholars were announced and Hoffman Estates High School senior Mengran "Meran" Liu is one of two students to represent the state of Illinois in Washington D.C.
Meran will be recognized in Washington D.C. on June 16 at an awards ceremony where she will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school ...
When Conant High School senior Athena Saldanha joined the speech team, she was less than enthusiastic about it, and wanted to quit at first. With her parent’s encouragement and an open mind, Saldanha continued practicing and competing, and realized this is an important skill she enjoys.
Recently, Saldanha was a semifinalist representing the state of Illinois in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” which is a national-level competition. She competed against 19 students at the state competition to make ...
After 3,000 of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors were selected by the United States Presidential Scholars Program, semifinalists were narrowed down to 500 students across the country, and three District 211 students made the cut.
Seniors Andrew Song and William Shih from William Fremd High School, and Mengran Liu from Hoffman Estates High School, are awaiting the May announcement to see if they will be named a Presidential Scholar to represent Illinois.
“I’m not coming into this with any sorts of expectations, so I am not too nervous,” ...
When arguing points about pressing issues, such as politics or foreign policy, it’s not often students imagine creating history at their school. But that’s exactly what students at Schaumburg High School did as they debated their way to victory.
The SHS Debate Team captured the Illinois High School Association State Debate Title during competition at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., on March 16 and 17. Senior Kali Froh, a varsity four-year debater, led the charge into the final round to help claim the championship in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.