Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA 22nd Senior Class Graduates

The twenty-second senior class of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy graduated on Saturday, June 5, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.   This year’s commencement address was  presented by Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, National Book, and National Book Critics Circle Awards.

IMSA President Dr. Max McGee shares some words of wisdom with IMSA's Class of 2010.
Members of IMSA's Class of 2010 walk across the stage at Aurora's Paramount Theatre to receive their diplomas and academic medallions.

Local-area graduates for IMSA’s 177-member Class of 2010 include: (see below list)

The student speakers were Michael Mirski of Naperville and Gabriella Heller of Highland Park.  IMSA President Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee and Steven T. Isoye, chairman of the IMSA Board of Trustees, presented diplomas and academic medallions to graduates.  Because of seating limitations, IMSA's ceremony was not open to the public.  Following the ceremony, graduates and their families joined staff members for a reception on campus.

IMSA President Dr. Max McGee said the state of Illinois can be proud of IMSA’s graduates, who will be well prepared to solve global issues and advance the human condition.

“The Commencement of the IMSA Class of 2010 represents three years of hard work and persistent dedication of not only our students, but the faculty and staff who nurtured them along the way,” Dr. McGee said.  “Illinois’ citizens and our state can be proud of the world-class education provided to these remarkable students, preparing them to become tomorrow’s leaders and setting them on a path for future success.”   

In addition, Dr. McGee commended the seniors for their remarkable achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“IMSA’s seniors were recognized in the national and international science community in 2009-10 for their research achievements in STEM fields,” McGee said.  

“The Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, American Junior Academy of Sciences, International Water Forum, Siemens Competition, the Seventh Annual Japan RITS Super Science Fair and the U.S. Physics Olympiad are just a few of the prestigious events that recognized IMSA students for their outstanding research investigations and contributions.”

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (www.imsa.edu)

 
      
IMSA Class of 2010 Names and Hometowns

FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Imran Zafar Choudhry Addison
Kelly Ann Austen Algonquin
Evan Mehn Balzuweit Algonquin
Laura Leticia Amaro Aurora
David   Contreras Aurora
Sharada G. Dharmasankar Aurora
Sara Marie Johnson Aurora
Ankita   Khandai Aurora
Alejandro   Rojas Aurora
Jing   Wang Aurora
Kelly M. Wu Aurora
Paul JaeYoung Chung Barrington
Shelly S. Bhanot Barrington Hills
Amy Joanne Allen Batavia
Judith Ann Hooymans Batavia
Max Mitchell McKittrick Batavia
Liana Christine Nicklaus Batavia
Elizabeth Rose Richardson Batavia
Rachael Elise Lambert Belleville
Priya Pravin Roy Belvidere
Lydia Eve Cornejo Bensenville
Youlia Stamilova Racheva Bensenville
Gabriela J. Cardoso Berwyn
Salvador   Esparza Berwyn
Karl Joseph Ochmanek Berwyn
Trevor James Hahm Bloomington
Saurin Nilesh Shah Bloomington
Vashti A. Aguilar Bolingbrook
Shravanthy Krishna Gumidyala Bolingbrook
Kaitlyn N. Kunstman Bolingbrook
Alina   Kononov Buffalo Grove
Elizabeth Jane Zaretsky Buffalo Grove
David T. Derry Canton
Siana Morgan Aspy Carol Stream
Evan Bradley Adcock Cary
Nicole Christine Howard Cary
Allan C. Dong Centralia
Lawrence H. Kim Champaign
Shilpa Rupanagudi Topudurti Champaign
Mariam Temidayo Alaka Chicago
Aryssa Symone Burton Chicago
Grace Christie Chan Chicago
Irene X. Chen Chicago
Ashley Rose Czaplicki Chicago
Alexandra Anne Hizel Chicago
Allison Annie Larrabee Chicago
Elizabeth Ann Murphy Chicago
Thomas William Oberhardt Chicago
Jonathan Joon-Young Park Chicago
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski Chicago
Anthony J. Castelli Collinsville
Emerald Loren Fannin Cortland
Jonathan D. Czerwonka Crystal Lake
Varun Teja Pilla Crystal Lake
Aleksander Joseph Poniatowski Crystal Lake
Hassan Ahmed Qureshi Crystal Lake
Shivam C. Vedak Crystal Lake
Andrew M. Lee Darien
David Fillmer Lorentzen Deer Grove
Jackson Miller Hallauer DeKalb
Nicholos Lloyd Reid Dolton
Stephanie Reyes Bernardo Downers Grove
Michael Joseph Gleeson Downers Grove
Siddharth M. Narayanan Dunlap
Jade Maria Martin Eldorado
Stephanie   Martinez Elgin
Joan Elizabeth Steffen Elgin
Anna   Chen Elk Grove Village
Meena K. Iyer Elmhurst
Viral Pravin Patel Elmhurst
Elsa   Costa Eola
Vladislav Olegovich Kontsevoi Evanston
Joseph F. Donahue Evergreen Park
Stephanie Stephen Vanchipurakal Flossmoor
Andrew Keith Ericson Galva
Jennifer Lynn Bennett Gilberts
Abigail Frances Flynn Glen Ellyn
Samuel Nelson Groesch Glen Ellyn
Julia Alexandra Kaczmarek Glen Ellyn
Shyam Madhukar Saladi Glencoe
Jessica Marie Burash Grand Ridge
Aaron Joshua Bruder Grayslake
Robert Howard Dawson Grayslake
Samantha A. McPeak Gurnee
Robert K. Cheung Herrin
Gabriella T. Heller Highland Park
Mao Michael Yamakawa Hoffman Estates
Weili X. Zheng Inverness
Danielle Patrice Strickland Justice
Evan Charles Schwerbrock Kewanee
Mason William Volk Lake Forest
Sarah Minh Thu Vo Lake in the Hills
Matthew Brian Andrew McDermott Lemont
Michelle M. Rudolph Lemont
Michael Thomas Reinhart LeRoy
Kendra Hughes Smith Lisle
Yiru   Tao Lisle
Faythe Monica Wu Lisle
Terrance   Howard Lynwood
Jessica Lynn Hunter Macomb
Esebia Ariel Mantey Matteson
Brandan Paul Matthews Matteson
Susan   Chen Mokena
Bonny   Jain Moline
Anusha M. Kumar Moline
Jacklyn Marie Tusack Monee
Nicacio   Corral Montgomery
Alexander Bartolo Muñoz Mount Prospect
Sara Ezgi Akgul Naperville
Kaijia Jenny Chen Naperville
Kevin   Chen Naperville
Lakshmi Raghavendra Girijala Naperville
Linna Ling Guan Naperville
Adelina Tzvetanova Koleva Naperville
Lucy Frances Li Naperville
Eric   Lin Naperville
Iris Zhengzheng Liu Naperville
Michael Alexander Mirski Naperville
Vaisak O. Nair Naperville
Harika   Nalluri Naperville
Peter John Nebres Naperville
James Hao Pan Naperville
Sidanth   Sapru Naperville
Rital R. Shah Naperville
Caroline Yuna Shin Naperville
Eric J. Shinn Naperville
Shirley You Xiao Naperville
Jason Robert Olson New Lenox
Joshua D. McCoskey Normal
Zehua (Adam)   Sun North Aurora
Dawna Pariya Bagherian Northbrook
Amishi   Bajaj Oak Brook
Cecilia J. Chang Oak Brook
Benjamin L. Kyi Oak Brook
Maria Alejandra Martinez Oswego
Ana Sabina Dumitrescu Ottawa
Bo   Chen Palatine
Dong Hyun Kwak Palatine
Leslie Nicole Martin Park Forest
Christopher Alexander Stovall Park Forest
Stephanie Marie Williams Park Forest
William Aedan Getz Peoria
Duncan Wesley Baker Plainfield
Troy Buenz Makulec Rockford
Hannah Elizabeth Schmitt Rockford
Lisa Mahendra Patel Roselle
Eric   Kwan Round Lake
Lokamitra   Veeramasuneni Round Lake
Pruthvi J. Kothari Saint Charles
Seohyun   Kim Schaumburg
Anita   Parikh Schaumburg
Jonathan Dean Loucks Sesser
Christine Jeehye Pak Skokie
Dong Woo   Jung South Elgin
Bernice Mbongoh Fokum Springfield
Katherine Marceil Funderburg Springfield
Huan   Yu Springfield
Andrea Danielle Castaldo Springfield
Sheng-Ting   Lin Sycamore
Nirali Shailesh Shah Tinley Park
Aldo Matthew Rossi Tremont
Isolina Ruth Rossi Tremont
Justin Alexander Glasper University Park
Amy   Zhou Vernon Hills
Joseph Neil Bates Warrenville
James Michael Parkin Warrenville
Jesse Walker Fitzpatrick Waterman
Andrew Stephen Heuser Wauconda
Zachary William Maril Wayne
Jennifer Chi Wei Hu Wheaton
Anderson Michael West Wheaton
Jayanshu   Jain Wheeling
Jake Edward Ayala Wilmington
Jeselle Valenzuela Santiago Woodridge
Nikita N. Shah Woodridge
John Jian Wang Woodridge
Lauraleigh Anne Heffner Woodstock

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