IHSA All-State Academic Team

 2018-19 Nomination Info- Nomination Form is now available.


The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce the 26 students who have been selected to the 2017-18 All-State Academic Team sponsored by Caterpillar. The 13 male and 13 female honorees of the IHSA’s top academic honor were chosen from a group that included over 400 students throughout the state. “This is a tremendous honor and I hope every student who was nominated takes a great deal of pride in all that they have accomplished,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “These students are the embodiment of what it means to take advantage of the entire high school experience. I am thankful to Caterpillar for providing the All-State Academic Team platform to honor and congratulate them.”

Every IHSA member school was invited to nominate one female student and one male student by the February deadline. Nominees needed to possess a minimum 3.50 grade point average on 4.0 scale after their 7th semester, have participated in at least two IHSA sponsored sports or activities during each of the last two years and demonstrated outstanding citizenship.

The nominations were evaluated by a committee made up of IHSA principals, representatives of the Illinois Activities Directors Association and representatives of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association. One male winner and one female winner from each of the seven IHSA Board of Directors Divisions were selected initially, while the final 12 spots on the team were then rounded out with at-large candidates from anywhere in the state.

The All-State Academic Team members will be honored at a banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington on April 16, 2018.

Meet the 2018 team via a special video produced by Caterpillar by clicking here.

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2017-18 All-State Academic Team


Grayson Armour, Carlinville
Alex Beesley, Effingham (St. Anthony)
Sarah Brady, Bloomington (Central Catholic)
Cara Buckley, Williamsville
Jordyn Bunning, Vernon Hills
Rose Carroll, Chicago (Agricultural Science)
Alex Harvey, Rochelle
Alex Hermann, Robinson
Rachel Hickey, LaSalle (L.-Peru)
Lindsey Holhubner, Vienna
Danny Kilrea, LaGrange (Lyons)
Tessa Leman, Eureka
Grace McLaughlin, Rockford (Boylan Catholic)
Melissa Manetsch, Libertyville
Michael Obroin, Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep)
Charles Parrish, Freeburg
Lindsey Payne, Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)
Addie Pulley, Rock Island (Alleman)
Harrison Sinclair Shapiro, Chicago (University)
Arielle Summitt, Urbana (University)
Edwin Suresh, Schaumburg (H.S.)
Alexander Tam, Libertyville
Eli TenEyck, Pittsfield
Francesca Verville, Dunlap
Zach Williard, Carbondale
Samuel Winter, Stillman Valley

2017-18 Honorable Mention Team


Sarah Acklin, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)
Caroline Boehne, Centralia (Christ Our Rock Lutheran)
Colin Boysen, Algonquin (Jacobs)
Ben Buresh, Annawan
Addison Burris, Belleville (Althoff)
Carly Carril, Sparta
John Christensen, Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)
Miles Christensen, Downers Grove (North)
Cassandra Cook, Mt. Zion
Ruben Coronel, Chicago (Jones)
David Daniels, Chicago (Marist)
Nathan Droessler, Rockford (Boylan Catholic)
Caleb Dzierzysnki, Granville (Putnam County)
Sabrina Elder, Belvidere (North)
Joseph Fioresi, Oswego (H.S.)
John Fletcher, Farmington
Taylor Gredzieleski, Elgin (St. Edward)
Erik Haneberg, Chicago (Payton)
Connor Henderson, Carterville
David Ho, Wheeling
Jackson Ivers, Waterloo (H.S.)
Katherine Kerwin, Romeoville
Catherine Malnati, Chicago (Jones)
Jason McIntyre, Oak Lawn (Richards)
Electa Munson, Hamilton
Maeve Nelson, Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest)
Fatima Olaitan, Chicago (Holy Trinity)
Nathan Peters, Oneida (ROWVA)
Tia Polite, Chicago (University)
Isaac Riddle, Beardstown
Tucker Rieman, Newton
Rebecca Ruger, Palos Hts. (Shepard)
Maryann Saba, Effingham (St. Anthony)
Kayley Schacht, Champaign (The of Saint Thomas More)
Hannah Schmidt, Bethalto (Civic Memorial)
Andrew Schollmeier, Mt. Zion
Spencer Smith, Rock Island (Alleman)
Nikita Smyrnov, Lincolnshire (Stevenson)
Caitlyn Spreitzer, Joliet (Catholic Academy)
Lauren Streitmatter, Palatine (Fremd)
Teagan Strom, Pana
Kaysie Stuba, LaGrange (Lyons)
Zachary Styka, Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
Abbi Taylor, Peoria (Christian)
Petyon Taylor, Mt. Pulaski
Kirsten Tunink, Sterling (Newman Central Catholic)
Garret Williams, Mahomet (M.-Seymour)
Taylor Wills, Carlinville
Jacob Woodrome, Nashville
Jacie Wyatt, Rochelle