PERU – St. Bede Academy congratulates 11 seniors, Anna Lopez, Gavin Sandoval, Gianna Grivetti, Isabella Villalobos, Johnathon Hackney, Kristal De La Torre, Kylie Cofoid, Landon Jackson, Lea Asani, Lilylu RauhFernandez, and Madelyn Torrance, and one junior Daliayah Farris, who were selected out of 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs (CBNRP) for underrepresented students. These students were selected for this recognition as a result of their exceptionally high academic achievement and scores on the PSAT-NMSQT and because they also qualify as a member of one or more underrepresented groups such as African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
Anna Lopez attended Trinity Catholic Academy in LaSalle and is the daughter of Rudy and Carrie Lopez. Gavin Sandoval attended Wallace Grade School in Ottawa and is the son of Guillermo and Jeanette Sandoval. Gianna Grivetti attended Peru Catholic Grade School and is the daughter of Jim and Stephanie Grivetti. Isabella Villalobos attended Holy Cross Grade School in Mendota and is the daughter of Ernesto and Linda Villalobos. Johnathon Hackney attended Holy Family Grade School in Oglesby and is the son of Daniel and Nicole Hackney. Kristal De La Torre attended Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle and is the daughter of Esmeralda Avila and Jose De La Torre. Kylie Cofoid attended Peru Parkside School and is the daughter of Scott Rynke and Mandi Cofoid. Landon Jackson attended Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle and is the son of Laura and Richard Bortz. Lea Asani attended Oglesby Washington School and is the daughter of Shyhrete Asani and Selim Asani. Lilylu RauhFernandez attended Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle and is the daughter of Elizabeth Rauh. Madelyn Torrance attended Putnam County Junior High and is the daughter of Dean and Theresa Torrance. Daliayah Farris attended Holy Family Grade School in Oglesby and is the daughter of Samantha Sarosinski.
“Our students dedicate themselves to excellence and it is evident in their performance on this national exam as well as in their everyday studies. This is an outstanding and well-deserved accomplishment for these 12 students. We are very proud of them and look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future,” said Nick McLaughlin, St. Bede Academy Principal.