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Congratulations, Cydney Pethtel

Illinois State Scholar
Mr. Will
Cydney Pethtel was recently named an Illinois State Scholar.

Cydney Pethtel, senior and member of the Pioneer Pages staff,  has been named Palestine High School’s only Illinois State Scholar for the school year 2023/2024.

According to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, “the State Scholar Program publicly and personally identifies graduating high school seniors who possess superior academic potential.”  The award is based on a student’s sixth semester GPA and SAT score and is awarded to students at nearly 200 private and public schools throughout Illinois.

While there is no monetary prize for the award, the award is highly coveted and indicates a student who has what it takes to be successful in the future — in college and in life.

Cydney, along with other recipients throughout the area, will be recognized publicly at a later date.

Congratulations, Cydney!  PHS is proud of you!




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    Patricia NeffDec 8, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations, Cydney! I’m glad your hard work has been recognized. You deserve it.
    Mrs. Neff