Crystal Lake South High School Class of 2022

Graduates in Class of 2022: 371

Graduation ceremony time: Saturday, May 14, at Crystal Lake South High School

Graduation Speakers:

• Welcome - Divina Arellano

• Senior Class Address - Linnea Diersen

• Farewell - Angel Humphrey-Chinaka

Academic achievements:

• 42 Illinois State Scholars

• Four National Merit Commended Scholars

Extracurricular achievements:

• Virtual Enterprise International - 2022 VEI Youth Business Summit in NYC

• Academic Challenge Team (ACES) - State Qualifying

• Math Team - State Qualifying - Jackson Schuetzle

• ILMEA District 7 Honors Band - Linnea Diersen

• Speech Team - State Qualifier - Majeste Kyei-Amponsah

Athletic achievements:

• Girls Cross Country - State Runner-up, Sectional, Regional and Conference Champions

• CLS Dance Team - State Qualifying

• CLS Cheer Team - State Qualifying

• Girls Volleyball Conference and Regional Champion

• Boys Golf Overall FVC Champion - Bryce Sturm

• Boys Soccer - Regional Champion

• Shane Moran - Wrestling 182 Class 2A State Champion

• Josh Glover - Wrestling 113 Class 2A Third Place

Theater productions:

• Fall Play - "Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic"

• Winter Musical - "Mamma Mia!"

• Spring Play - "Our Town"

What was new in 2021-22:

• Updated gymnasium - the gymnasium floor and bleachers were fully updated

• First outdoor homecoming dance and homecoming pep assembly

• First live performance in our theater that was renovated during the summer of 2020

• First Functional Life Skills track meet

• First Veterans Day bus tour with band and choir students

• Introduction of Gator Advisory during the freshman and junior years

• Open Campus for juniors and seniors

• The United States Naval Band performance

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: The Class of 2022 overcame every obstacle that was thrown at them (and many were). They successfully navigated changing class schedules, masking policies, COVID procedures and online/in-person learning formats.

With each obstacle they faced, they made the appropriate adjustments and found success. As they returned to full-time in-person learning, the Class of '22 helped guide our school as we bridged pre-COVID norms with post-COVID realities. In the end, they made our staff and our community proud!

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: Despite the challenges that the Class of 2022 faced over their high school careers, it has and continues to be clear that they have shown the tenacity and perseverance needed in life to face and overcome the challenges that are in front of them. I want to thank all of our seniors for the impact they made on our school community.

We wish you all the best of luck in the years to come. Please know that we will always be cheering you on from a distance.- Principal Joshua Nobilio

  Crystal Lake South senior Shane Moran celebrates his Class 2A championship in wrestling. John Starks/
  Crystal Lake South High School in Crystal Lake. John Starks/
Graduates gather in the gym before commencement ceremonies for the class of 2022 at Crystal Lake South High School. Ryan Rayburn for Shaw Local
Crystal Lake South celebrates their victory over Wauconda to win the Crystal Lake South 2A regional soccer championship. Sean King for Shaw Local
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