Galva Junior-Senior High School Principal Jerry Becker commended GHS’s six 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars at Monday night’s school board meeting.

Galva Junior-Senior High School Principal Jerry Becker commended GHS’s six 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars at Monday night’s school board meeting.

"It is my honor to recognize and commend the following Galva High School students as 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement — Josie Berry, Lauren Hawes, Mason Kaiser, Tanner Klein, Lauren Landis and Megan Nordstrom,” Becker said.

“These students performed in the top one-half of their high school class at the end of the third semester prior to graduation and/or scored in the 95th percentile on the ACT or SAT. In addition, high school counselors must provide the sixth semester class rank and unweighted GPA. State Scholar designation provides honorary recognition awards. Approximately the top 10 percent of graduates from approved high schools are announced as State Scholars each year. We are very proud of the accomplishments of these esteemed students and I would like to pass on a special, ‘Thank You,’ to the parents/guardians of these students. The support and guidance of parents are keys to the academic success of students and the families of this year's State Scholars should be commended for their dedication to their children,” Becker concluded.

Superintendent Doug O'Riley noted that most schools the size of Galva only have three state scholars.