Armour named to All-State Academic Team

Armour named to All-State Academic Team

BLOOMINGTON (May 16, 2018) – During a ceremony held April 16 in Bloomington, Grayson Armour of Carlinville, son of Todd and Martha Armour, was named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team to represent Division 6.

Armour, who has a 4.0 grade-point average, is the top student in his class and earned a 35 on the ACT, is also a three-sport athlete who competes in cross country, track and baseball.

He has twice finished in the Top 20 at the state cross country meet and is captain of the Scholastic Bowl team; participates in solo and ensemble music competitions; was a state qualifier with his math team and a member of a WYSE team that took second place in state; is a section leader in marching, concert and pep bands; is a two-year member of National Honor Society (with one year as secretary), president of his senior class and Student Council, state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman, a National Merit Semifinalist, and a Coca Cola Scholar semifinalist. He is a four-year member of the Spanish Club, as well as a member of FORCE (Friends Offering Respect, Community and Empathy), and has performed in the high school musical all four years, including playing the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

“Grayson’s humility and consciousness make him a positive role model for a generation of youth,” said his teacher, Robin Phelps. “He is precisely the leader that our communities, our nation, and the world need. I am firmly convinced that Grayson is destined to accomplish any goal as he places the utmost priority on seeking knowledge and initiating solutions to given problems.”

Armour has been accepted at Stanford University, where he plans to study engineering.


IHSA All-State Academic Team member Grayson Armour (center) is pictured with his parents, Martha and Todd Armour.