Press Release: Walther Christian Academy’s Class of 2014 Produces 11 Illinois State Scholars


Contact: Jim Craven, Head of Schools,

Kyle Clauss, Director of Marketing,

Melrose Park, IL || 12/11/2013–Walther Christian Academy is proud to congratulate the 11 Walther students recognized as Illinois State Scholars from the class of 2014. The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. To be an eligible State Scholar students must finish in the top one-half of high school classes at the end of the third semester prior to graduation, and/or score in the 95th percentile on the ACT, SAT or Prairie State Achievement Exam.

The students recognized are: Julia Abbe (Maywood), Rohan Dammala (LaGrange Park), Kurtis Duff (Itasca), Amanda Hermansen (Melrose Park), Vance Nagel (Berwyn), Ryan O’Neil (Melrose Park), Megan Simzyk (Franklin Park), Matthew Steinhardt (Oak Park), Michael Walz (Forest Park), Collin Wassilak (Forest Park), and Peter Wykert (Lyons).

Head of Schools, Mr. James Craven stated, “This group is nearly 15% of our senior class. Besides their accomplishments as students they are musicians, actors, athletes, and leaders in various clubs and organizations. They continuously excel and represent God, their families, and Walther Christian Academy by using their God-given talents to the fullest. Congratulations to all of them.”

About Walther Christian Academy

Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park is a Christian college preparatory high school offering excellent academics and a wide variety of opportunities for students to develop their God-given talents in music, athletics, drama, academic competitions and creative outlets.

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For more information on the ISAC: Illinois Student Assistance Commission, and their Illinois State Scholar Program visit their website: VFP


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