Carbondale Community High School has honored Aidan Ali, Chloe Baratta, Eric Dollinger, Shruti Kumar, Dylan Litherland and Alexsandra Taylor.

Ali, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in English. He is an Illinois State Scholar and Top Ten honoree, He is a member of National Honor Society, FBLA, robotics club and Skills USA.

The son of Naushad and Donna Ali of Carbondale, he plans to study engineering at Northwestern University.

Baratta, 17, was chosen for outstanding work in social studies. She is an Illinois State Scholar, French National Honor Society member, and received three Gold Keys and a Best in Show at Scholastic Regional Art and Writing Awards, Artists' Choice Scholarship Award at Belleville Art on the Square, two medal laureate national in Grand Concours, regional superior and state excellent ratings at History Fair. She is history club president, French club secretary and a Top Ten honoree and a member of art club, science team and Susan Barnes Dance Company.

The daughter of Karine Gabrini and Berardino Baratta of Carbondale, she plans to major in biomedical engineering.

Dollinger, 17, was selected for outstanding work in mathematics. He is 2015 Garwin Family Foundation Scholarship recipient, DAR Good Citizens Scholarship District VII winner and attended summer 2015 research academy at Missouri S&T University. He is a member of National Honor Society, math and robotics teams, Skills USA, bowling team, baseball team and environmental club.

The son of Stephen and Stephanie Dollinger of Carbondale, he plans to study engineering at University of Notre Dame.

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Kumar, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in science. She is an AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, Garwin Family Foundation Recipient and Top Ten honoree. She is a member of National French Society, vice president of Key Club and National Honor Society, editor-in-chief of Dial yearbook, co-founder of Pigment Panda on Etsy, president of history Club and a member of Freshmen Mentors, Model United Nations and student council.

The daughter of Sanjeev Kumar and Mamta Rani of Carbondale, she plans to major in pre-medicine.

Litherland, 17, was selected for outstanding work in career and technical education. He placed first at TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) Regional Conference and received first place at the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta. He is a member of National Honor Society, Jackson County CEO, Skills USA, Vex Robotics, aeronautics, environmental club, FBLA and chess club.

The son of Jeff and Sherrie Litherland of Carbondale, he plans to study electrical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Taylor, 17, was chosen for outstanding work in fine arts. She is an Illinois State Scholar and was named Outstanding Sophomore on the speech team. She is a member of speech team, band and Freshmen Mentors.

The daughter of Kris and Kathy Taylor of Makanda, she plans to major in psychology, concentrating in behavioral neuroscience, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Commencement will be at 1 p.m. May 21 in the SIUC Arena.

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