Ridgeivew High School is pleased to announce that 7 students from the graduating class of 2016 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.
This year, nearly 19,000 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.
Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. State Scholars rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, representing 652 high schools across the state.
Katleyn Plue, James Cohenour, Katie Hayes, McKenzie Dieken, Olivia Harrison, Caleb Hays, Sarah Kelly
Coach Kellars' Court Dedication Night
What is your first name, and why were you named that?
I was named after a soap opera character from the 1970’s.
If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been?
If I were a boy, i would have been named Jesse, but I wasn't so it's my brother's name.
What's your favorite type of peanut butter?
My favorite type of peanut butter is wrapped in chocolate.
If you weren't a teacher or staff member, what would you be?
I would be a storm chaser- like in Texas or Oklahoma. It's on my bucket list. I am a photographer, and I can't wait to get some amazing shots of the storm fronts coming in.
What's your favorite pokemon?
I'm too old for pokemon, but my favorite smurf was Jokey.
What's your perfect pizza?
BBQ sauce, Chicken, Bacon, Jalapenos & Pineapple - YUM!
What was your first job?
Serving lunch and dinner at a nursing home. it wasn't very glamorous, but it did allow me to purchase my 1st car, which cost $250 and would randomly start honking when I turned the wheel.
Left or right Twix?
I'll take them both.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Vince Vaughn- love his sense of humor. Old school is one of my favorite movies.
Favorite movie of all time?
Probably the Sandlot- I must have watched it 1000 times. Each of my boys went through the Benny stage, wearing all black converse (looked like PF Fliers) and running in circles around the yard trying to escape “The Beast.”
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a Rottweiler named Joby.