PLAINFIELD – District 202 seniors Caitlin Yahnke and John Vu may attend different schools, but they are of a like mind when it comes to academic achievement.
Yahnke, from Plainfield South High School, and Vu, from Plainfield North High School both earned nearly perfect scores on earlier administrations of the ACT college entrance exam – but decided to re-take the test rather than settle for their initial results.
Their perseverance paid off. They both earned a perfect “36” on the test.
Yahnke is on the PSHS Math Team, National Honor Society and Student Council, and is a member of the “Cougar Club” student leadership group, among others.
Vu plays varsity volleyball, is a member of the Math and French teams, and serves on the PNHS Link Crew student leadership group, among other activities.
Likewise, both students continue to challenge themselves academically by taking numerous Advanced Placement courses their senior year.
Yahnke enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy stories and would like to be a professional writer. She hasn’t yet decided whether to major in English or something math-related.
Vu intends to major in biochemistry with an eye on a career in several large-impact fields, including cancer research or global nutrition and alternative energy.