May 17, 2012—Jonathan Rascher of Bartlett was recognized with two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.
Rascher earned two department honors, the 2012 Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award and the 2012 Outstanding Major in Mathematics Award. In addition to double-majoring in computer science and mathematics, Rascher is earning a minor in interactive media studies when he graduates from the College in June.
He is the son of Kirk and Kimberly Rascher, and was home-schooled. After graduation, he’ll begin working for Google at the company’s New York City office. He interned for the company during summer 2011, working in software engineering.
At North Central, he was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Pi Mu Epsilon honors societies. He competed as a member of North Central’s advanced team in Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competitions. He was awarded the College’s 2010 Mary Anice Seybold Prize in Mathematics, and was a Presidential Scholarship recipient. Before enrolling at North Central, he took courses through the College’s Lederman Scholars program, which offers academically gifted students the opportunity to study and earn college credit while still in high school.