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Student Spotlight: Isabel Dailidonis '17

Junior Isabel Dailidonis is passionate about horses. Her equestrian skills have won her many awards. She's a world champion in Western and English riding.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Isabel Dailidonis

Class: 2017

Grade School: Our Lady of Lourdes

Favorite School Subject: Science

Favorite Quote: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” ~ John C. Maxwell

Academic Honors: President’s Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2015, 2016), Scecina Scholar Athlete (2014)

When it comes to her high school education, junior Isabel Dailidonis believes good things come in small packages.

“At Scecina I have the opportunity ask questions in a small-class setting, to get the most out of my class time,” she says. The individual attention, coupled with Scecina’s rigorous college-prep curriculum, has helped Isabel achieve her academic goals. She has a 3.98 grade point average and is ranked 15th out of 100 students in the Class of 2017.


Away from school, Isabel is passionate about equestrianism. She shows horses and competes in Western and English riding styles as part of the International Buckskin Horse Association. She is a three-time world champion in Western Disciplined Rail, English Disciplined Rail, and English Trail.

Isabel is dedicated to excellence and admits that success comes at a cost. “My biggest challenge with school and equestrianism is time management” she admits. When Isabel does get a break, she loves to play video games.

Hoping to parlay her love of the sciences into a career, Isabel intends to enroll at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis on the pre-med track. Isabel would like to attend medical school at the University of California-Davis. She plans to become a pediatrician or a general practitioner.

Isabel is the daughter of John and Diana Dailidonis. Her mother holds a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana University. She is quality risk manager for Community North Hospital. John is an instructor at Lincoln Technical Institute.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Angie Therber wrote:
Congratulations on your high school success, Isabel! I always knew you would continue to do great things after OLL!

Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 7:36 AM

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