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IMSA Names 2011-12 National Honor Society Inductees

IMSA recently inducted 32 students from throughout Illinois into its chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

President Dr. Glenn W. “Max” McGee (Adviser), Director of External Affairs Steven Suh '12 and IMSA Resident Scholar Dr. Leon Lederman (Guest Speaker)
NHS Co-Presidents Julianne Crawford '12 and Grace Choi '12

The students were honored during an induction ceremony at IMSA on September 29, 2011. 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 2011-12 National Honor Society Inductees

Yusuf Akton, Treasurer
Courtney Amagashie
Michael Atten
Alice Chang
Grace Choi, Co-President
Kevin Chong
Katia Colin
Morgan Ashley Craft
Julianne Crawford, Co-President
Sonya Dave
Danny Ding
Yang-Yang Feng
Joscelyn Garcia
Beatrice Go
Brinda Gupta
Irene Jiang
Whitney Kwamin
Itzel Lopez
Erik Luo
Aalap Mehta
Christina Momchev
Viveka Patel
Shivani Patel
Mahendra Reddy
Jeannine Schulz
Ariyana Smith
Steven Suh, Director of External Affairs
Andrew Ta
Sonam Vyas
Connie Wang
Aditi Warhekar
Vivian Zhang