Golden Apple proudly announces the induction of the 2019 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois.  The 2019 Scholars include 263 dynamic young people who have chosen to dedicate themselves to a career teaching students in Illinois schools-of-need, and is the largest class to date.


2019 High School Graduates

(Name, Hometown, High School, University)

Cassandra Adelman, Bloomington, Bloomington High School, Illinois State University

Maria Aguilera, Chicago, Back of The Yards IB High School, DePaul University

Paul Allen, Chicago, Raby High School, New Mexico Highlands University

Samantha Alvarado, Chicago, Albert G Lane Technical High School, Illinois State University

Kelly Anderson, Woodstock, Marian Central Catholic High School, Illinois State University

Ariel Arista, Chicago, William Howard Taft High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Madison Aykroid, Hoffman Estates, J B Conant High School, Illinois State University

Zehra Bakirdan, Morton, Morton High School, Illinois Wesleyan University

Jazmine Barajas, Streamwood, Streamwood High School, Aurora University

Abby Bartle, Oswego, Oswego High School, Illinois State University

Symone Barton, Chicago, Westinghouse High School, DePaul University

James Berry, Colfax, Ridgeview High School, Illinois State University

Hannah Bilgri, Bourbonnais, Bishop McNamara High School, Bradley University

Skyler Blanton, Rockford, Rockford Christian High School, Olivet Nazarene University

Jason Boomgarden, Normal, Normal Community West High School, Eastern Illinois University

Nate Borders, Springfield, Springfield High School, Illinois State University

Abigail Bowers, Woodridge, Downers Grove North High School, Olivet Nazarene University

Christian Boyd, Chicago, Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Elizabeth Brunet, Lagrange Park, Lyons Township High School, Lake Forest College

Ingrid Carpen, Downers Grove, Downers Grove North High School, Illinois State University

Allison Clements, Park Ridge, Maine South High School, Illinois State University

Destiny Coleman, Chicago, Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ashley Coleman, Harvey, Thornton Township High School, Illinois State University

Trinity Collins, Evanston, Evanston Township High School, Northwestern University

Cody Collins, Pittsfield, Pittsfield High School, Quincy University

Kellyanne Critzer, Round Lake Beach, Grayslake North High School, Northern Illinois University

Annaliese Croasdale, Mapleton, Illini Bluffs High School, Augustana College

Juliana Crocilla, Bloomingdale, Lake Park High School, Illinois State University

Casey Cromp, Braidwood, Reed-Custer High School, Augustana College

Ryan Croteau, Springfield, Glenwood High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Payton Cullison, Plano, Plano High School, Illinois State University

Natalia Dabrowska, River Grove, Fenwick High School, Loyola University

Gabriele Day, Alton, Alton High School, Illinois State University

Brenda Diaz, Chicago, UIC College Prep, Illinois State University

Kassandra Dilley, Grandview, Lanphier High School, University of Illinois Springfield

Kyle Dilley, Monmouth, Monmouth-Roseville High School, Monmouth College

Kaitlin Dobbeck, Elgin, Larkin High School, Illinois State University

Benjamin Drake, Georgetown, Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School, Eastern Illinois University

Paola Duarte, Chicago, Jones College Prep High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Madison Eckberg, New Lenox, Lincoln Way West, University of St. Francis

Alexis Epkins, Pekin, Pekin Community High School, Western Illinois University

Joshua Estrada, Chicago, Albert G Lane Technical High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Israel Estrada, Chicago, Back of The Yards IB High School, Illinois State University

Monserrat Estrada, Wood Dale, Fenton High School, Elmhurst College

Joanna Flores, Chicago, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, DePaul University

Grace Gallo, Elk Grove, Elk Grove High School, North Central College

Catherine Gallo, Carol Stream, Glenbard West High School, Illinois State University

Ignacio Gamboa, Lisle, Naperville North High School, Illinois State University

Gustavo Giancola, Skokie, Loyola Academy, DePaul University

Ethan Gilbert, Oak Park, Oak Park & River Forest High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Emma Goldman, Vernon Hills, Vernon Hills High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Emily Gutzman, Niles, Resurrection High School, Illinois State University

David Hardy, Des Plaines, Elk Grove High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth Harlan, Washington, Washington Comm High School, Monmouth College

Megan Hawkins, South Elgin, St Charles East High School, Northern Illinois University

Keeshawn Henderson, Maywood, Providence St. Mel, North Park University

Stephanie Cambron Hernandez, Chicago, Lincoln Park High School, North Park University

Edgar Hernandez, Westchester, Proviso West High School, Northern Illinois University

Holly Higgins, Charleston, Charleston High School, Eastern Illinois University

Chloe Hill, Du Quoin, Du Quoin High School, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Cori Hoekstra, Homewood, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Eastern Illinois University

Ryan Holden, Manteno, Manteno High School, Illinois College

Emily Hughes, Romeoville, Romeoville High School, Aurora University

Ethan Hunt, Colchester, West Prairie High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alese Hutchison, Mahomet, Mahomet-Seymour High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Marie Jensen, Grand Ridge, Streator Township High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sydney Keehner, Villa Park, Willowbrook High School, Augustana College

Ashlyn Kitter, Gages Lake, Warren Township High School, Roosevelt University

Jared Klaassen, Chicago, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Katherine Kochendorfer, Oak Park, Oak Park & River Forest High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Luke Kwiatkowski, Round Lake Beach, Grayslake North High School, North Central College

Brandi LaFountaine, East Moline, United Township High School, Illinois State University

Jacqueline Lagunas, Chicago, Amundsen High School, New Mexico Highlands University

Allison Lawler, DeKalb, DeKalb High School, Illinois State University

Ga-Yeon Lee, Vernon Hills, Vernon Hills High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lyndsey Leitz, Milford, Milford High School Campus, Illinois State University

Kathleen Levins, Elmhurst, York Community High School, Illinois State University

Kaitlyn Lillpop, Mount Zion, Mt Zion High School, Olivet Nazarene University

Elizabeth Lovstad, Dennison, Marshall High School, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Teresa Ludington, Newton, Newton Community High School, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Lida Marsico, Geneva, Batavia Sr High School, Bradley University

Mary Martin, Batavia, Batavia Sr High School, Illinois State University

Amanda Martin, Chatham, Lutheran High School, Eastern Illinois University

Evelyn Martinez, Chicago, Albert G Lane Technical High School, Knox College

Joyce Matanguihan, Skokie, Loyola Academy, Augustana College

Diego Mateo, Joliet, Joliet West High School, North Central College

Kayle Matthews, Loves Park, Harlem High School, Illinois State University

DeJon McAdory, Broadview, Glenbard South High School, Eastern Illinois University

Mikaila McCarthy, Westchester, Proviso Math and Science Academy, Illinois State University

Sarah McCool, Buffalo Grove, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Illinois State University

Nina Menchaca, Chicago, Kennedy High School, Illinois State University

Jasmine Mendez, Chicago, Back of The Yards IB High School, DePaul University

Jasmine Mendez, Chicago, Solorio Academy High School, Illinois State University

Jade Merritt, Bellwood, Westinghouse High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Alexandra Mixon, Chicago, Kennedy High School, Northern Illinois University

Alondra Moncada, Chicago, Brooks College Prep Academy High School, DePaul University

Seungjoo Moon, Carbondale, Carbondale Community High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Daniela Morelos, Chicago, Jones College Prep High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Madelyn Morrow, Silvis, United Township High School, Illinois State University

Julianne Moser, Peoria, Richwoods High School, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Sela Moy, Chicago, Jones College Prep High School, Illinois State University

Carrey Nguyen, Chicago, Amundsen High School, DePaul University

Mary Otto, St. Charles, St. Charles North High School, Illinois State University

Phillip Pakowski, Woodridge, Downers Grove South High School, Illinois State University

Isabel Paniagua, Pingree Grove, Hampshire High School, Illinois State University

Daniela Pardo, Chicago, Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, Dominican University

Molly Parsons, Oquawka, West Central High School, Monmouth College

Katelynn Paulen, Springfield, Lanphier High School, Western Illinois University

Mackenzy Payne, Riverton, Riverton High School, Illinois College

Juan Perez, Chicago, Hancock College Preparatory High School, DePaul University

Christopher Perez, Northlake, West Leyden High School, Elmhurst College

Amanda Powell, Mundelein, Carmel Catholic High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

AyannaVenus Price, Chicago, Albert G Lane Technical High School, Illinois State University

Maria Purpura, Lemont, Lemont Township High School, Illinois State University

Juan Quevedo, Chicago, Juarez Community Academy High School, Lake Forest College

Jakobe Rabor, Golf, Glenbrook South High School, Illinois Wesleyan University

Angelica Rafacz, Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn Community High School, Concordia University

Hannah Rahm, Evergreen Park, Evergreen Park High School, Illinois Wesleyan University

Gabriella Ramirez, Elmwood, Elmwood High School, Monmouth College

Raul Rebollar, Chicago, Muchin College Prep, Illinois State University

Jourden Reis, Wonder Lake, Woodstock North High School, Illinois State University

Hannah Rose Retzer, Mattoon, Mattoon High School, University of St. Francis

Jennifer Robillard, Elgin, Streamwood High School, Illinois State University

Rachel Robinette, Yorkville, Yorkville High School, Trinity Christian College

Liliana Rodriguez, Chicago, Jones College Prep High School, Dominican University

Dianna Roman, Burbank, Reavis High School, Illinois State University

Gloria Rousseau, O Fallon, O Fallon High School, Bradley University

Sheila Sanchez, Cicero, J Sterling Morton East High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Malina Sanchez, Chicago, Von Steuben Metro Science High School, Judson University

Grace Sanders, Bloomington, Bloomington High School, Illinois Wesleyan University

Pamela Sandoval, Chicago, Intrinsic Schools, DePaul University

Emily Santana, Chicago, Westinghouse High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kalyn Schable, Chatham, Glenwood High School, Eastern Illinois University

Hannah Schroeder, Manhattan, Lincoln Way West, Greenville College

Kareena Shah, Naperville, Naperville North High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Breanna Shaver, Joliet, Joliet West High School, Illinois State University

Vanessa Silva, Wood Dale, Fenton High School, Augustana College

Austin Simmerman, Barry, Western High School, Quincy University

Samantha Simmons, Elburn, Kaneland Senior High School, Illinois State University

Sydni Smith, Joliet, Joliet Central High School, Olivet Nazarene University

Zachary Smith, Mattoon, Mattoon High School, Millikin University

Allison Sporleder, Orland Park, Carl Sandburg High School, North Central College

Katherine Springer, Delavan, Delavan High School, Eastern Illinois University

Emily Starcevic, Summit, Kennedy High School, DePaul University

Madison Staszcuk, Chicago, St Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University

Jessica Stavros, Prospect Heights, Wheeling High School, Illinois State University

Quinn Stearns, Springfield, Springfield High School, Illinois State University

Mackenzie Stephenson, Annapolis, Hutsonville High School, Eastern Illinois University

Jessica Streepy, Palatine, Palatine High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Audrey Swedell, Macomb, Macomb Senior High School, Western Illinois University

Hayden Szaltis, Melrose Park, West Leyden High School, Elmhurst College

Eustis Tapia, Chicago, Solorio Academy High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Naja Taylor, Swansea, Belleville High School-West, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Megan Taylor, Good Hope, West Prairie High School, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Greta Tetlak, Chicago, Jones College Prep High School, Loyola University

Kyanna Thompson, Des Plaines, Maine East High School, Illinois State University

Anna Tomillo, Bartlett, Bartlett High School, Illinois State University

Moises Ugalde, Chicago, Hubbard High School, DePaul University

Abel Varela, Aurora, West Aurora High School, Western Illinois University

Laura Vesco, Hoffman Estates, J B Conant High School, DePaul University

Mikayla Vicente, West Chicago, Community High School, Elmhurst College

Caitlyn Walsh, Chicago, William Howard Taft High School, Illinois State University

Brighid Weisheit, Wheaton, Wheaton Warrenville South H S, Illinois State University

Abigail White, Belvidere, Belvidere High School, Northern Illinois University

Allison White, Belvidere, Belvidere High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Hailey Woock, New Lenox, Lincoln Way West, Illinois State University

Sarah Yonamine, Carpentersville, Dundee-Crown High School, Illinois State University

Clayton Young, Westfield, Casey-Westfield High School, Eastern Illinois University

Jamie Young, Sheridan, Serena High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jacqueline Zamora, Chicago, Albert G Lane Technical High School, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Uriel Zavala, Chicago, Juarez Community Academy High School, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2018-19 Undergraduate Students

(Name, Hometown, University)

Evelyn Almodovar, Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrina Alvarado, Bloomington, Illinois State University

Isabella Baldree, Rolling Meadows, North Central College

Alexandra Bartkowiak, Carol Stream, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Celeste Bauer, Crestwood, Northern Illinois University

Kellianne Bazzell, Chicago, Loyola University

Katia Benitez, Cicero, Dominican University

Carli Benn, Wood Dale, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anna Birsa, Bloomington, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Kaitlyn Blake, New Lenox, Illinois State University

Allana Blankenship, Plainfield, Knox College

Ravie Boungou, Peoria, Knox College

Sarah Buchmann, Wilmette, Illinois Wesleyan University

Jake Burrows, Downers Grove, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Anmar Cabral, Franklin Park, University of Illinois at Chicago

Julio Cambron, Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michelle Cambron, Chicago, Illinois State University

Lukas Clevenger, Rockford, Illinois State University

Lauren Conners, Orland Park, Illinois State University

Kamila Czerlonko, Des Plaines, Lake Forest College

Amenaki Djamba, Springfield, Western Illinois University

Megan Dougherty, Lansing, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gina Dudek, Chicago, Lake Forest College

Ashley Estrada, Carpentersville, Illinois State University

Amanda Fieramosca, Homewood, Saint Xavier University

Sherelin Garduno Flores, Chicago, Roosevelt University

Rachel Gadbois, Barrington, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tulga Gankhuyag, Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sydney Grant, Morton, MacMurray College

Jennifer Greene, Belleville, McKendree University

Monica Gutierrez, Niles, Loyola University

Madeline Harvey, Byron, Eastern Illinois University

Kaitlin Hathaway, Rossville, Millikin University

Melissa Helenthal, Homer Glen, Illinois State University

Lauren Hemmerle, Auburn, Illinois College

Kent Herron-Cologna, Wood Dale, Illinois State University

Kaitlyn Hilb, plainfield, Illinois State University

Sydney Himmelman, Geneseo, Illinois College

Kevin Holt, Palatine, Elmhurst College

Brittany Hosty, River Forest, DePaul University

Christine Jang, Des Plaines, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sophia Karrow, Downers Grove, Loyola University

Katelyn Knoll, Tinley Park, Illinois State University

Jordyn Kozik, Chicago, Illinois State University

Megan Krisch, Oswego, University of St. Francis

Alyssa Kruger, Dixon, Olivet Nazarene University

Benjamin Kuxmann, Bourbonnais, Millikin University

Brianna Lara, Chicago, National Louis University

Jake LaSota, Marengo, University of St. Francis

Kennedy Laws, East Alton, Illinois State University

Morgan Lemke, Champaign, Illinois State University

Alyssa De Leon, Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

D'Artagnan Lewis, Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kelsey Lightle, Oglesby, Augustana College

Randy Marquez, Bolingbrook, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Mallory Martin, Jacksonville, Illinois College

Rachel Matug, Bensenville, Illinois State University

Christa Matundan, Glendale Heights, Northern Illinois University

Hayley McDade, Mahomet, Illinois State University

Jasmine Medina, Evanston, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jade Miller, Chicago, Illinois Wesleyan University

Trevon Muhammad, Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ellen Murfin, Pekin, Illinois State University

Jazmine Negrete, Chicago, Lake Forest College

Lesly Ortega, Cicero, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gianna Pattelli, Oglesby, Illinois State University

Shannon Pauletti, Bartlett, Illinois State University

Joseph Pusateri, Bloomingdale, Illinois State University

Willow Ray, Georgetown, Illinois State University

Caitlyn Ricketts, Pontiac, Eastern Illinois University

Jonathan Romero, Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gariecia Rose, Evanston, Northern Illinois University

Madison Ruiz, Rushville, Illinois College

Angelia Sanchez, Wood Dale, Elmhurst College

Melina Scofield, Evanston, Northwestern University

Juhi Shah, Elk Grove Village, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jose Solano, Chicago, Governors State University

Efrain Soriano, Cicero, Concordia University

Kaitlyn Stephens, Farmer City, Eastern Illinois University

Kelly Tarasiewicz, Chicago, Concordia University

Joshua Tatsui, Skokie, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brittaney Thrasher, Mansfield, Illinois State University

Sara Tolva, Buffalo Grove, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jazlin Vallejo, Aurora, North Central College

Kassandra Vargas, Hoffman Estates, Illinois State University

Emily Varner, DuQuoin, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Johanna Vera, Chicago, North Park University

David Villanueva, Chicago, Saint Xavier University

Martha Villegas, Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kathryn Weber, Silvis, Augustana College

Sydney White, Cary, Illinois State University

Aleksandra Zdun, Roselle, Elmhurst College