IHSA All-State Academic Team

 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 475 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 18, 2016.

Meet the 2016 team via a special video produced by Caterpillar by clicking here.

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2015-16 All-State Academic Team


Michaela Goodley, Annawan
Colleen Madden, Carlinville
Harrison Thomas, Carterville
Chase McAdams, Carrollton
Jennifer Kimbro, Catlin (Salt Fork)
Samuel Detmer, Chicago (Payton)
Tess Russell, Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep)
Samuel Wischnewsky, Chicago (Whitney Young)
Maura Walsh, Des Plaines (Willows Academy)
Will Daniels, Geneseo
Allison Zobrist, Highland
Connor Madell, LaGrange (Lyons)
Anika Boyd, Lake Forest (H.S.)
Taylor Campos, Lemont (H.S.)
Jack Hyde, Mahomet (M.-Seymour)
Sydney Arlis, Minooka
Connor Horn, Naperville (Neuqua Valley)
Julia Wacker, Palatine (Fremd)
Nick Porter, Paxton (P.-Buckley-Loda)
Maria Brauer, Petersburg (PORTA)
Rachael Lau, Plainfield (North)
Brady Rude, Sterling (Newman Central Catholic)
Angelina Ye, Sycamore (H.S.)
Cole Witzig, Troy (Triad)
Adam Doll, Westmont
Justin Loquercio, Wheeling

2015-16 Honorable Mention Team


Rylan Lopez, Belleville (East)
Elijah Walker, Belvidere (North)
Brett Segobiano, Bloomington (Central Catholic)
Adam Schroeder, Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais)
Selin Sipahi, Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais)
Nicole Beebe, Canton
Rebecca Beaupre, Carbondale (H.S.)
Avery English, Carterville
Michael Laird, Chicago (Marist)
Vanessa Villasenor, Chicago (Marist)
Damaris Nunez, Chicago (Noble/Bulls)
Alina Hillery, Chicago (Payton)
Patrick McGrath, Chicago (St. Ignatius College Prep)
Blake Rosenbusch, Chicago (St. Patrick)
Ryan Gudeman, Columbia
Lauren Evelti, Decatur (St. Teresa)
James Kabbes, Effingham (St. Anthony)
Ryan Filkens, El Paso (E.P.-Gridley)
Elizabeth Hagstrom, Elmhurst (York)
Robert Tomaska, Elmhurst (York)
Charlie Maxwell, Evanston (Twp.)
Michael Bersell, Galva
Tarah Fisher, Geneseo
McKenzie Altmayer, Geneva
Claire Baxter, Hampshire
Patrick Bittle, Harrisburg
Cole Burke, Jacksonville (Routt)
Diana Kafkes, LaGrange (Lyons)
Abigail Happ, LaSalle (L.-Peru)
Sean O'Malley, Libertyville
Nathan Bennett, Macomb
Allyson Grabowski, Nashville
Lucas Morgan, Nashville
Zach Tate, Niantic (Sangamon Valley)
Destiny Fawley, Normal (Community)
Fotini Anastopoulos, Norridge (Ridgewood)
Trevor Spreadbury, Oak Lawn (Community)
Nicholas Campbell, Pekin
Meagan McNicholas, Rochester
Matt Anderson, Rockford (Lutheran)
Nicole Althoff, Rockton (Hononegah)
Jake Pence, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden)
Marcus Skinner, Shelbyville
Kathryn Sirko, Staunton
Brett Bemis, Sycamore
Anna Hartke, Teutopolis
Daniel King, Tolono (Unity)
Emma Johns, Villa Grove
Madeline O'Neill, Waterloo (Gibault Catholic)
Megan Hansen, Woodstock (H.S.)