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LOCKPORT – State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) congratulates 84 Joliet area high school students in the 43rd District who were named 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Illinois State Scholar winners rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors from 676 high schools in all 102 counties. Selection is based on a combination of standardized test scores and class rank or unweighted GPA at the end of the student’s junior year. ISAC works in conjunction with the students’ high school guidance counselors to determine the winners.

“I couldn’t be prouder to recognize these outstanding students and all of the hard work they’ve put in,” Connor said. “It’s been a difficult year and these students, their families, and our teachers and school administrators all deserve congratulations on their dedication.”

The scholars from the Joliet area include students from Joliet Township High School Central and Joliet Township High School West.

Recipients of the award will receive a congratulatory letter from ISAC, and a Certificate of Achievement will be sent to their high school. State Scholars will also receive a digital badge issued by ISAC that can be displayed on online profiles, exhibited on social media, and shared with prospective colleges and employers.

More information about the State Scholar program can be found at ISAC’s website.