Monmouth-Roseville High School Announces Four 2024-25 Illinois State Scholars


Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates four Monmouth-Roseville High School
students for their exceptional academic achievement.

Monmouth-Roseville High School Principal Jeff Ewing is pleased to announce that four students from the Monmouth-Roseville High School graduating class of 2024 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, presents this important recognition of academic achievement to exceptional Illinois high school students annually. This year, nearly 16,700 honorees join the other outstanding students who have been honored since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

I am very pleased to recognize the outstanding achievement of these four Monmouth-Roseville High School seniors. This distinguished award demonstrates the pay off of hard work and dedication to their education. I am certain their extraordinary efforts will propel them to do great things in the future. Congratulations to this year’s Monmouth-Roseville High School Illinois State Scholars.

-Jeffrey C. Ewing
Monmouth-Roseville High School Principal

The following Monmouth-Roseville High School students were named 2024-2025 Illinois State Scholars:
Elise Blaesing, Grace Huxtable, Alina Juszczyk, and Nicholas Juszczyk

“On behalf of ISAC, congratulations to all our Illinois State Scholars for their extraordinary academic achievements,” said ISAC Executive Director Eric Zarnikow. “These high school seniors managed through the personal and learning challenges of the pandemic for several years of high school, and their accomplishments reflect their passion and dedication to academic pursuits. We also want to acknowledge and thank families, counselors, educators, mentors, and communities for their encouragement and often invaluable support in helping students along each step of their educational path.”

The Illinois State Scholar designation is a non-monetary award. Each State Scholar will receive a congratulatory letter and a Certificate of Achievement from ISAC. Additionally, awardees can download an official Illinois State Scholar Program badge to display on their online profiles, social media platforms, and share with their high school counselors, colleges, employers, family members and others.

Note that the Illinois State Scholar Program announces honorees based on the year they would begin any postsecondary education, not based on the year they graduate from high school.

ISAC encourages all high school students to complete the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA®), or for eligible undocumented students, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid
(Alternative Application) as soon as possible after the applications become available in December 2023.
The FAFSA is the application used by most students and families to apply for federal and most state and
institutional financial aid for any type of postsecondary education, including career and technical
education, certificates, and two- or four-year degree programs. The Alternative Application provides a
way for qualifying undocumented students to apply for certain state financial aid, including the Illinois
Monetary Award Program (MAP), which is the state’s largest need-based grant program for college

Students and families can get assistance with the higher education planning and financial aid process
by attending a free college application, financial aid, financial aid application completion, or related
workshop held by ISAC and/or partners, or by connecting with an ISACorps™ member in their area. The
ISACorps are recent college graduates who are trained to serve as near peer mentors to middle and
high school students and families in Illinois, helping them navigate the postsecondary planning and
financial aid process. Find your local ISACorps member at For a
list of free workshops available in your community, visit

Students who will be the first in their family to earn a college degree can join the First Generation
Scholars Network to connect with other first generation students and graduates and take advantage of
resources specifically for first generation students. Join at,
check out ISAC’s video tips for first-gen students, and listen to the new podcast, First Up, on Spotify or

Students can also utilize the ISAC Student Portal for free tools and resources to search for colleges and
scholarships, explore careers, find internships and summer jobs, apply for ISAC financial aid programs,
compare financial aid offers, get quick tips about college planning and financial aid from ISAC College
Minute™ videos, and more. The ISAC College Q&A free text messaging service allows students and
families to get answers to their college and financial aid questions sent directly via text from ISAC
experts. ISAC also offers free assistance through the agency’s call center, 800- 899-4722 (ISAC), and its
Online Chat service.

***Courtesy of the Monmouth-Roseville High School and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission***

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