Eisenhower High School students Kathy Rodogiannis (bottom, from left), Melina Castillo, Jasmin Ramos, Ana Ramirez (middle, from left), Pamela Esparza, Roxana Flores, William Medina (back, from left), Nicholas Curta, Agustin Calderon and Israel Ibaraa graduated with the 10 highest grade point averages in the 2013 senior class. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 24, 2013 6:19AM
Eisenhower High School in Blue Island recently announced the students who compiled the 10 highest grade-point averages for the class of 2013.
Each has earned Honors with Distinction, the highest academic recognition category, for compiling a grade-point average exceeding 4.0 all four years at Eisenhower. The students are:
Agustin Calderon — Participated in mathletes, Youth and Government, science club, marching band, jazz band and pep band. He will begin studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Melina Castillo — Captain of the tennis team, she also participated in Key Club and marching band and qualified for Tri-M (music honors). She will begin studies in business at St. Xavier University.
Nicholas Curta — President of National Honor Society and treasurer of Leo Club, he also participated in Youth and Government, qualified for Mu Alpha Theta (math honors) and played basketball, volleyball and golf. He will study economics at Grinnell College.
Pamela Esparza — Vice president of Spanish Club, she also participated in Scholastic Bowl, mathletes, student council and served as a student mentor. She will begin studies in journalism at Northwestern University.
Roxana Flores — Roxana participated in mathletes, student council and Spanish Club. She will begin studies in nursing at St. Xavier University.
Israel Ibarra — Senior class vice president, Israel participated in Class Officers, soccer, volleyball, basketball and cross country and served Eisenhower as a freshman advisor and in Leo Club. He will begin studies in biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
William Medina — Participated in student council, mathletes and Robotics Club and qualified for Mu Alpha Theta. He will begin studies in mechanical engineering at Cornell University.
Ana Ramirez — Captain of the swim team and secretary of National Honor Society, she participated in student council, Youth and Government and mathletes. She will begin studies in biology on a pre-medicine track at Dartmouth College.
Jasmin Ramos — Treasurer of National Honor Soicety, Jasmin also participated in mathletes and student council and qualified for Mu Alpha Theta (math honors). She will begin studies in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kathy Rodogiannis — Participated in mathletes, Leo Club, Youth and Government and student council and qualified for Mu Alpha Theta. She also volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and St. Spyridon Church. She will begin studies in biology with a pre-medicine track at Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.