McCormack scholars announced

IV Leader Staff

Illinois Valley Community College recognized Thomas J. McCormack Scholars among many honorees at its annual Student Academic Awards Ceremony Wednesday. A crowd of 120 students, parents, faculty and administrators attended the event in the gymnasium.

McCormack Scholars, their parents and majors are:

– Cara Bonczkowski of Serena, Julianna and Robert Bonczkowski, art;

– Emma Kamin of Earlville (graduate of Serena High School), Christine and Kevin Kamin, welding construction;

– Gage Schmitt of Ottawa, Daniel Schmitt and Lauren Scotti, automotive technology;

– Isabella Barrientos of Ottawa, Kayla and Jose Barrientos, criminal justice; and

– Elisabeth Farrell of Earlville, Jim and Christine Farrell, English.

To earn the college’s highest academic achievement, McCormack’s maintain a minimum 3.75 grade point average in at least 14 hours over three consecutive semesters. In addition, all five were recognized for academic honors over three consecutive semesters.