Carbondale Community High School has selected Daylen Flynn, Ian Kinsel, Aditi Kumar, Sarah Petrowich, Emma Turk and Natalia Valadez for honors.
Flynn, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in science. She is won the DAR award, HOBY award, Top 10 Award and a varsity letter, is on the high honor roll, and is cheerleading team captain and dance team captain. She is a member of National Honors Society, Lifesavers, Key Club, Student Council, Freshman mentors.
She plans to major in biology and pre-medicine at University of Missouri.
Kinsel, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in mathematics. He is a National Merit Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, on the high honor roll and a Top 10 student. He placed first in biology and second in mathematics in the Academic Challenge in Engineering Sciences and first in biology in the State Academic Challenge in Engineering Sciences, and won the silver award at the Illinois National French Day Competition. He is a member of the physics team, math team, science team, Nation Honor Society, French National Honor Society, French Club and the Academic Challenge in Engineering Sciences team.
The son of Mary Kinsel and Gary Kinsel of Carbondale, he plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Aditi Kumar, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in world languages. She is an ISAC State Scholar, on the high honor roll, class officer, president of National Honors Society and president of Model United Nations. She is a member of French National Honors Society, tennis team, Stationery Club, Freshmen Mentors, Key Club, student council, yearbook staff and Letters for Learning, and is a student advisor.
The daughter of Sanjeev Kumar and Mamta Rani, she plans to study business at University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign.
Petrowich, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in social studies. She has won numerous awards in IHSA regional and sectional speech tournaments, earning a spot in the IHSA Speech State Series three years. In Southern Illinois School Press Association competition, she placed first in on-site photography and feature photo and third in yearbook sports photo and yearbook feature photo. She received three second place and one third place awards in John A. Logan College High School Writing Contest, first place in the 10th-12th grade division of Carbondale Public Library Teen Poetry Contest, and the CCHS Athletic Achievement Award and Softball Terrier Pride Award. She is captain of the speech team, student council president, convention secretary of Little Egypt District of Student Councils and editor of the yearbook, and a member of Key Club, National Honor Society, Lifesavers, Freshman Mentor, softball team and bleacher bums.
The daughter of Greg Petrowich and Laura Petrowich, she plans to major in journalism at University of Missouri.
Turk, 18, was chosen for outstanding work in English. She is Illinois Student Assistance Commission 2019-20 State Scholar, Top Ten Academic Student and National Merit Commended Scholar. She received John A. Logan College Judge's Choice Research Essay award, won NAACP MLK Jr. Essay Competition and is class secretary and varsity soccer team captain. She is a member of Freshmen Mentors, Women in Leadership, Lifesavers and German Club.
The daughter of Gene Turk and Eva Opitz, she plans to study planetary science at Purdue University.
Valadez, 18, was selected for outstanding work in the fine arts.
The daughter of Maria Valadez, she plans to major in history education at John A. Logan College in Carterville.
Graduation will be at 3 p.m. May 18 in the SIU Arena.