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Streator High garners 17 State Scholars

Streator High School's Illinois State Scholars are (front row, from left) Samantha Hidalgo, Megan Scarber, Kyra Olesen, Anna Thorson, Claire Chalkey, Jessica Schaumberg, Ashley McCurdy, Alyssa Voytko and Brooke Melvin; and (back row, from left) Kennadee Morgan, Nick Yanello, Gabriel Molina, Wesley Jolly, Mitchell Vickers, Owen Bruneau and Jesse Cashmer. Not pictured is Rhoda Ferrantino
Streator High School's Illinois State Scholars are (front row, from left) Samantha Hidalgo, Megan Scarber, Kyra Olesen, Anna Thorson, Claire Chalkey, Jessica Schaumberg, Ashley McCurdy, Alyssa Voytko and Brooke Melvin; and (back row, from left) Kennadee Morgan, Nick Yanello, Gabriel Molina, Wesley Jolly, Mitchell Vickers, Owen Bruneau and Jesse Cashmer. Not pictured is Rhoda Ferrantino

Recently, 17 Streator Township High School students were named Illinois State Scholars:
 
Owen Bruneau is the son of Julie Billups and Sebastien Bruneau. Owen plans to attend either University of Michigan, Purdue, or University of Illinois in Champaign and major in engineering. His activities at Streator High School include band, National Honor Society and Scholastic Bowl. 
 
Jesse Cashmer is the son of Jim and Kelly Cashmer. Jesse plans to attend Bradley University in Peoria and major in game design. His activities at Streator High School include bowling team, Hub Club and National Honor Society. 
 
Claire Chalkey is the daughter of Dean and Catina Chalkey. Claire plans to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and major in biology/pre-dentistry. Her activities at Streator High include cheerleading, class council, Snowball, Key Club, National Honor Society, S-Club, Superfan Club and Project Unify.  
 
Rhoda Ferrantino is the daughter of the late Grazyna Ferrantino. Rhoda is planning to attend either Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais or Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and will major in social work/psychology. Her activities at Streator High School include Bulldog Book Club and Peer Leadership Program. 
 
Samantha Hidalgo is the daughter of Kundry Furman and Jose Hidalgo. Samantha plans to attend Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will major in speech pathology. Her activities at Streator High School include Bulldog Book Club and National Honor Society. 
 
Wesley Jolly is the son of Kerry Jolly. Wesley is undecided as to where he will attend college in the fall but plans to major in mathematics. His activities at Streator High School include varsity basketball, soccer, German Club, S-Club and National Honor Society. 
 
Ashley McCurdy is the daughter of Sara and Eric McCurdy. Ashley plans to attend Arizona State University in Tempe and major in forensic science. Her activities at Streator High School include soccer, German Club, Snowball, Key Club, executive class council, student council, cheerleading and National Honor Society. 
 
Brooke Melvin is the daughter of Shae McKee and Guy Melvin. Brooke plans to attend Illinois Valley Community College and then transfer to Illinois State University in Normal to study history, sociology and major in pre-law. Her activities at Streator High School include soccer, S-Club, Bulldog Scribes, Key Club, Snowball, and Peer Mediation as well as serving on State Sen. Sue Rezin’s Youth Advisory Council. 
 
Gabriel Molina is the son of Andrea Velazquez and Roland Molina. Gabriel plans to attend Columbia College in Chicago and major in film producing and screenwriting. His activities at Streator High School include Drama Club, executive class council, Peer Leadership, student council, Key Club, Snowball, Project Unify, choir and National Honor Society. 
 
Kennadee Morgan is the daughter of LeeAnn and Bill Morgan. Kennadee is undecided as to where she will attend school in the fall, but she will be majoring in biology. Her activities at Streator High include National Honor Society and Art Club. 
 
Kyra Olesen is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd Olesen. Kyra plans to attend the University of Illinois in Champaign and major in chemistry/pre-dental. Her activities at Streator High School include cheerleading, band, Snowball, German Club, and National Honor Society.
 
Megan Scarber is the daughter of Corrina and TJ Scarber. Megan is undecided as to where she will be attending school in the fall and what she will major in. Her activities at Streator High School include cheerleading, Key Club, National Honor Society and German Club. 
 
Jessica Schaumberg is the daughter of Rose Schaumberg. Jessica is undecided as to where she will attend school in the fall and what she will major in. Her activities at Streator High School include jazz and marching band, drum major, Scholastic Bowl, Spanish Club, Science Club, Peer Mediation, and National Honor Society. 
 
Anna Thorson is the daughter of Sue and Rod Thorson. Anna plans to attend St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and major in physical therapy. Her activities at Streator High School include cheerleading, German Club, National Honor Society, Snowball, and S-Club. 
 
Mitchell Vickers is the son of Rodney and Jennifer Vickers. Mitchell is undecided as to where he will attend college and what he will major in. His activities at Streator High School include soccer, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, German Club and S-Club. 
 
Alyssa Voytko is the daughter of Lisa and John Elmore. Alyssa is planning to attend Lewis University in Romeoville and will major in trauma nursing. Her activities at Streator High School include Streatorettes, German Club, S-Club, and Creative Writing Club. 
 
Nick Yanello is the son of Shannon Thompson and Lee Yanello. Nick is planning to attend the University of Illinois in Champaign or Bradley University in Peoria and major in actuarial science. His activities at Streator High School include golf, marching, jazz, and concert band, Scholastic Bowl, and National Honor Society.

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