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Lincoln-Way District 210 Recognizes National Merit Scholars
Friday, January 19, 2018

On January 18, 2018, Lincoln-Way District 210 gathered in the Fine Arts Center lobby in order to recognize its National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended Scholars. Thirty-five students were recognized by Superintendent Dr. R. Scott Tingley, Board Vice President Joseph Kosteck, Board Members Ronald Lullo and Christine Glatz and members of the Lincoln-Way Pupil Personnel Services (P.P.S.) Department. Students enjoyed cookies and punch with the support of family and friends as they received their certificate of recognition.

“We are very proud of these fine students who have achieved the honor of being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program,” said Superintendent Tingley. “It is due to their hard work and dedication to their studies that they have been able to set themselves apart academically.”

Michele Newswander, Lincoln-Way Central Director of P.P.S., then spoke of the competitive nature of the program. “Of the 1.6 million entrants, approximately 50,000 test takers with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. More than two-thirds of the 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. One-third of the 50,000 high scorers are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. This is quite an accomplishment.” Newswander then thanked parents for their support of their children. P.P.S. Director Holly Pierson of Lincoln-Way West then introduced each student.

National Merit Scholars from District 210 include:

• Kevin Beallis (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way West)
• Evan Bruninga (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• William Cooley (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Zachary Dundek (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Alexander Fahey (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Nicholas Geoppo (National Merit Commended Student and a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Ciara Glancy (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Justin Hearne (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Andrew Hunsaker (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way West)
• Dua-e-Fizzah Jaffer (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way West)
• Helena Jozwik (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Alexia Kubas (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Alexandria Krupske (National Merit Semifinalist from Lincoln-Way West)
• Amber Lemmons (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Taylor Lenburg (National Merit Semifinalist from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Alex Manka (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Zachary Martin (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Brendon McCray (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Kevin Meaux (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Taylor Miron (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Lucas Nienhouse (National Merit Semifinalist from Lincoln-Way East)
• Brennan O’Brien (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way West)
• Anna Ostmann (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Zachary Parduhn (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Emily Parker (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Carlie Parrish (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Karnap Patel (National Merit Semifinalist from Lincoln-Way East)
• Julia Roessler (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Lauren Sandberg (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Jeremy Stajkowski (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Sara Swanberg (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way West)
• Dominic Terrones (National Merit Commended Student and a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Jack Twohig (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)
• Ashley Williams (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way East)
• Mary Zopf (National Merit Commended Student from Lincoln-Way Central)