Oak Park and River Forest High School on Thursday announced that 40 of its students have qualified for National Merit honors. The students were named Commended Students for the 2012 competition. They join about 34,000 other students who took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and received the honor. The students placed in the top 5 percent of those who took the test.

The OPRF students are:

Caleb S. Allan, Reuben R. Bauer, John Burns, Mark J. Carioscio, Alex C. Decorrevont, Andrew T. Drumm, John J. Farrell, Evan R. Fisher, Alexandria P. Frisch, Jack T. Gilbert, Sofia L. Gnabasik, Jason B. Hameister, Laura C. Harrison, Matthew E. Johnson, Isabella L. Kimrey, Claire E. Kowal, Julia R. Levy, Ellen M. Lipo, Madeline N. Lyons, Alejandro Mankin, Nicholas Matesanz, Michael G. Messina, Mahala G. Miller, Isabel R. Monaghan, Hannah K. Monson, Kristen K. Nassar, Abigail M. Nevins, Lucas J. Pritz, Haley J. Rea, Natalie A. Rosseau, Hannah P. Sher, Jacob D. Sherman, Peter G. Slattery, Svetlana K. Slavin, Lauren Steinke, Jackson P. Todd, Marina C. Vulinovic, Samuel W. White, Andrew R. Wolford and Danielle P. Zarbin. 

 OPRF students Nia R. Gillenwater, Forrest M. Jackson, Marshall V. Johnson and Annastasia G. Morgan were named 2012 National Achievement Program Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges.

In related news, OPRF’s student musicians were recently named to the Illinois Music Educators Association All-District Band, Choir, Jazz, and Orchestra. They’ll represent their school at the District Festival in November.

The students are:

Band

Zhaleh BassiriRad – Flute

Kathryn Bruhns – Trombone

Nick Fascione – Trombone

Henry Geraghty – Flute

Tom Jozefowicz – Tuba

Magnus Little – Bassoon

Maggie Rothberger – Baritone Saxophone

Cody Stocker – Alto Saxophone

Collin Wade – Clarinet

Orchestra

Eigen Aoki – Double Bass

Ricardo Castaneda – Violin

Sarah Coffman – Cello

Jesse Cornman – Viola

Kiyoshi Hayashi – Violin

Laura Lim – Violin

Lara Madden – Violin

Jonah Philion – Violin

Julia Swain – Viola

David Soro – Clarinet

Alex Stocker – Trombone

Chorus

Olivia Boen – Soprano II

Kathleen Burton – Alto I

Caroline Caffrey – Soprano II

Anthony Moaton – Bass II

Kristen Nassar – Soprano II

Hannah Rand – Alto I

Jake Shadrake – Tenor I

Nick Trivelas – Bass II

Hayley Yussman – Soprano II

Jonah Zimmerman – Bass II

Jazz

Louis Blankemeier – Guitar

Jonathan Cunningham – Tenor Saxophone

Patrick Dugan – String/Electric Bass

Forrest Jackson – Trombone

Collin Pearce – Trombone

Jonah Philion – Alto Saxophone

Maggie Rothberger – Baritone Saxophone

Cody Stocker – Alto Saxophone

Alex Stocker – Bass Trombone

Even Thompson – Piano

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