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IMSA Names 2010-11 National Honor Society Inductees

IMSA recently inducted 35 students from throughout Illinois into its chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

The students were honored during an induction ceremony at IMSA on November 2, 2010.  IMSA’s National Honor Society Faculty/Staff Council members included IMSA Assistant Director of Student Life:  Leadership and Service, Linsey Crowninshield; Vice President for Business and Finance/CFO Patrick Furlong; Wellness Faculty Member David Lundgren; President Dr. Glenn W. “Max” McGee (Adviser); and English Faculty Member Tracy Townsend.

Since IMSA does not have class rank, calculate grade point averages or GPA, the traditional criteria used to establish NHS chapters do not apply to IMSA.  

“IMSA students made a compelling case to the national organization to allow IMSA to use different criteria—the service and production, and eventual dissemination of an original work of scholarship—as the primary criteria for members,” said IMSA President Dr. Max McGee.  

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. (

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IMSA’s 2010-00 National Honor Society Inductees

Yusuf Aktan
Michael Atten
Sonia Bajaj
Grace Choi
Katia Colin
Julianne Crawford
Sonya Dave
Xin Ding
Yang-Yang Feng
Kenny Harvey
Mohammed Hayat
Shawon Jackson
Irene Jiang
Mahir Khan
Jiwon Kim
Naomi Liu, Director of External Affairs
Lydia Matthews, Co-President
Jacob Miller
Christina Momchev
Mahendra Reddy
Jeannine Schulz
Gary Sheng
Tiffany Sinclair
Alexandra Smick, Treasurer
Ariyana Smith
Michelle Suh
Steven Suh
Andrew Ta
Vivek Thakkar
Nikita Veera, Co-President
Sonam Vyas
Connie Wang
Megan Wu
Paul Yuan
Vivian Zhang