Pictures of five River Ridge students

River Ridge is EXTREMELY proud to announce the following students have been named Illinois State Scholars.  Congratulations to these students on their tremendous accomplishments:  Ashley Carroll, Fallon Miller, Steven Moris, Leanna Scott and Anna Navarro-Garcia

The State Scholar Program publicly and personally identifies graduating high school seniors who possess superior academic potential. Students from nearly every high school in Illinois compete in the program. State Scholars can be found on the campuses of nearly 200 public and private institutions of higher education in Illinois. The combination of students' exemplary college entrance examination scores and record high school achievement indicate an especially high potential for success in college. To be named an Illinois State Scholar is an outstanding accomplishment that will be a highlight of the recipient’s academic record.

The Illinois State Scholar program is awarded to high school seniors based on ACT or SAT test scores and the sixth semester* class size and unweighted class rank and Grade Point Average (GPA).


ISAC gathers student data during one academic year that is used in making student awards for the following academic year (e.g., data gathered during the current academic year is used in making awards for the following academic year). Test scores are gathered from the testing companies for the ACT and SAT exams taken during the student's third and fourth semester prior to graduation. ISAC requests the required sixth semester data* from high schools. Refer to the Required Sixth Semester Data page for details about the required information and the methods to provide sixth semester data to ISAC.

Each student designated as a State Scholar receives a congratulatory letter, a Certificate of Achievement and statewide recognition in the news media.

The information in this article is published in the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website.