Six Selected Illinois State Scholars


Illinois State Scholars at Chester High School are Alyssa Seymour, Kaleb Rehmer, Kaitlyn Pfeiffer, Emma Bryant, Madi Kribs and Dylan Kelkhoff.

Emma Bryant , Editor

Every year, a select few students from high schools across Illinois are announced as State Scholars. Well, this year Chester High School’s Illinois State Scholar are:

Emma Bryant,

Madi Kribs,

Kaitlyn Pfeiffer,

Kaleb Rehmer,

Alyssa Seymour, and

Dylan Kelkhoff.

Here is a little bit of insight as to why each of these students are State Scholars:

Madi Kribs: “I am planning to attend SEMO this fall to pursue a degree in Nursing, with hopes of specializing in the Labor & Delivery or NICU field. I am currently involved in many extra curriculars at CHS, and also in the community, such as Student Council (president), NHS (vice president), FCA (Co-Leader), Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field, Spanish Club, the Academic Challenge team, and the Medical Explorers Program at Memorial Hospital. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family and being outdoors!”

Emma Bryant: “ My name is Emma Elizabeth Bryant and I am the daughter of Eric and Tiffany Bryant and Alisha and Daniel Guethle. I am 17 years old and I am a very active student at Chester High School. I participate in scholar bowl, ACES, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) art club, NHS (National Honors Society), Spanish club, and swing choir. I am also Vice President/philanthropy committee leader for Student council, president of GSA (gender sexuality alliance), president of Green Team, set crew manager for theater and editor of the STING. I am also working towards my Girl Scout Gold Award to make a community wide Gender Sexuality Alliance called TSP (totALLY safe place). I do all this, while working part time as a Walmart cashier associate. After high school, I intend to go to Farmington, Maine to get a bachelors degree in Actuarial Science, and to then become an Actuary.”

Kaitlyn Pfeiffer: “ I’m a senior in band and swing choir and I plan to go to SWIC to become an ultrasound technician.”

Kaleb Rehmer: “ I plan on going to SIUC for a bachelor’s degree in music. It’s always been my passion to create music through instruments of all sorts. I’ve used the tuba and my voice for years now, but I want to try something different. I’m willing to learn, and I can’t wait to explore my options. Being able to bring a smile to the face of a stranger is a great power to have, one that takes dedication and practice in order to make a reality. If I can put a smile on someone out there, that’s about all I ask for in life.”