Br. Rice High School recently announced that 36 students from the graduating Class of 2021 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, Brother Rice boasts 26 percent of students from the Class of 2021 as Illinois State Scholars and is proud to have, once again, the most boys named Illinois State Scholars from Catholic high schools on the South Side.

These students possess a strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of good ACT or SAT scores and sixth-semester class rank.

Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2021 include Kevin Brown, Most Holy Redeemer; Nick Cipriani, Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School; Quinn Clifford, Queen of Martyrs; Joseph Collins, St. Linus; Lewis Conn Jr., St. Linus; Emmett Connolly, St. Cajetan; John Creviston; Frank Cunnea, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Sean Deane, Queen of Martyrs; Conor Durkin, Most Holy Redeemer; Kyle Gallagher, St. Linus; Brian Gidney, St. Cajetan; Garrett Greene, St. Linus; Justin Hardiek, St. Germaine; Joseph Hladik, St. John Fisher; Ryan Kirchman; John Kelly; Matthew Lufrano, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Kevin Lynch, Mt. Greenwood; Michael Lynch, Annie Keller Regional Gifted School; Stephen Lynch, Mt. Greenwood; Sean Mahanes, St. Cajetan; Paul McGrath; Kevin O’Connell, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Jeffrey Panella, St. Catherine of Alexandria; Seamus Quinn; Collin Rice, St. Benedict; Matthew Rogers, St. John Fisher; Brendan Ryan; Kiernan Schumacher, St. Cajetan; Joseph Spaitis, St. John Fisher; Christopher Staszak; Christopher Valles; Gabriel Valles; Daniel Wallace, St. Germaine; and Daniel Zapata, St. Catherine of Alexandria.