By The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD - Twenty-six Illinois students, including two from Bloomington-Normal have been named to the All-State Academic Team sponsored by Caterpillar.
The Illinois High School Association announced the winners of the top academic honor on Monday. The list includes Sarah Bell from Central Catholic and Bradley Dulee from U-High. Also getting an honorable mention were Anna Boggs from Eureka, Emily Brelsfoard at Normal West and Alex Friedman from Pontiac.
Team members will be honored at a banquet in Bloomington on April 15.
Other winners hail from Wheaton, Chicago, Des Plaines, Alton and Vernon Hills.
Schools were invited to nominate one female and one male student by the February deadline. Nominees needed to have at least a 3.5 grade point average, participated in at least two other activities or sports sponsored by IHSA and demonstrated leadership.