Br. Rice High School recently announced that 27 students from the Class of 2020 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.
On average, approximately 10 percent of graduates from approved high schools are announced as Illinois State Scholars each year. This year, Br. Rice boasts 19 percent of the students from the Class of 2020 as Illinois State Scholars, and it is proud to again have the most boys named Illinois State Scholars from Catholic high schools on the South Side.
These students possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth-semester class rank.
The Br. Rice 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars include the following: Henry Barsch, St. Barnabas; Benjamin Blahusiak, Our Lady of the Ridge; Tyler Colander, St. Linus; Nathan Cook, Mt. Greenwood; Thomas Crane, Most Holy Redeemer; Declan Docherty, Queen of Martyrs; John Dolan, St. Barnabas; John Eastman, St. John Fisher; Kenneth Foyle III, Our Lady of the Ridge; Owen Greybill, Trinity Lutheran; Sean Joyce, St. Christina; Michael Kinnerk, Mt. Greenwood; Ryan Kopale, St. John Fisher; Alexander MacFarlane, home schooled; Martin Murray, Queen of Martyrs; Michael Nelligan, St. John Fisher; William O’Hara, Most Holy Redeemer; Luke Onoroto, Mt. Greenwood; Laurence Pavlik, St. Gerald; Kevin Phelan, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Ryan Rice, Queen of Martyrs; Dylan Robertson, St. Joan of Arc; Liam Sheehan, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Joseph Sullivan, St. Germaine; Kevin Tracy, St. Germaine; Steven Walczak, St. Gerald; and Jeremy Zemgulys, Sutherland.