Kacey Tillery, a senior at Franklin High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for fall semester and awarded a $38,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over four years.
She plans to major in accountancy.
To receive a Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 27 to 29 on their ACT or a minimum of 1280 SAT and hold a minimum high school grade point average of 4.0 or above.
The scholarship can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college requirements.
The Lamp student newspaper at Lincoln Land Community College has won 16 awards, including five first-place awards, during the Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s annual student awards presentation.
Olivia Hoots of Manchester won second place for feature writing and third place for news story.
Several west-central Illinois students will graduate from Western Illinois University in Macomb.
About 10% of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designated as summa cum laude with a 3.9 or higher grade point average, magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.75-3.89, and cum laude with a grade point average of 3.60-3.74.
Beardstown: Parker Carls, honors scholar summa cum laude; Carlinville: Ronald Hannig, honors scholar cum laude; Chapin: Marrion Ore cum laude, Rebecca Stambaugh summa cum laude; Pittsfield: Reese Ramsey cum laude; New Berlin: Nicholas Gorsich cum laude, Kyle Sandhaas summa cum laude.
Colton Wadlow of Jerseyville, a junior majoring in math-finance/actuary, has been named to the McKendree University chapter of Sigma Beta Delta international society.
Sigma Beta Delta honors students for scholastic excellence in accounting, business administration, economics and finance, management and marketing.
— Compiled by Laurie Bosworth