Grayslake Central High School Class of 2022

Graduation ceremony: Thursday, May 26

Honors graduates:

• Summa Cum Laude - 45 students

• Magna Cum Laude - 42 Students

• Cum Laude - 12 students

Senior/Graduation Speaker: Jacob Park and Monica Schleg

Class Officers:

• Monica Schleg and Ashna Desai, co-presidents

• Yuri Park, public relations chair

• Michael Loizzo, secretary

• Lydia Egbers, treasurer

National Merit Finalists: Nathan Parmer and Jacob Park

Extracurricular achievements:

• Academic Team NLCC Champions

• Science Olympiad- 10th Place in State

• Hayley Breines 4th place Journalism

• Debate Team member Cabot Postol- Tournament of Champions Qualifier

• Abby Lake, First Chair ILMEA All State Orchestra

• Illinois High School Art Exhibition Northern Region- Chris Schwab, Mac Vo

• FBLA National Qualifiers- Andrew Koren (Agribusiness), Michael Loizzo (Job Interview), Hailey Droessler (Community Service Project), Pradnyan Khodke (Networking Infrastructure)

Athletic achievements:

• Girls Cross Country- Class 2A State Champions

• Boys Soccer- Class 3A 4th Place in state

• Cheerleading- 6th Place in state

• Northern Lake County Conference Champions - boys soccer, boys golf, girls cross country, boys cross country, girls tennis, boys tennis, boys track and field (indoor and outdoor), girls track and field (indoor and outdoor), boys tennis, baseball, and cheerleading

• Regional Champions - boys soccer, boys basketball

• Sectional Champions - girls cross country, boys soccer

• Supersectional Champions - boys soccer

• Girls Track and Field Pole Vault State Champion- Mia Morello

Theater productions:

• "The Addams Family"

• Competition Show: Drama- "Antigone Now"; Group Interpretation - "Clue"

• Senior-Directed One Acts

What was new in 2021-22:

We transitioned to an alternating block schedule.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them:

Returning to school full time, with a new bell schedule took a while to get used to, but the students responded by relearning how to do school - interacting with peers and teachers is different at school compared to their bedroom. They were able to attend sporting events and recall what it is like to support your team. Classes and clubs were able to plan large events like The Rams Games, Veterans Day, and a talent show. They were able to use teamwork skills and coordinate many disparate parts to accomplish events that made our community proud.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:

The Class of 2022 gelled. Simply, they performed at a high rate academically, socially, and in athletics. They are resilient. They transitioned through many styles of teaching and class schedules and were able to make the community proud. They never lost their identity, and have encouraged everyone in the school to rise and face their challenges with grace and humility.

- Principal Dan Landry

  The Grayslake Central Rams raise their fourth-place trophy following Saturday's IHSA Class 2A state boys soccer consolation game in Hoffman Estates. Paul Valade/
  Grayslake Central High School in Grayslake. Paul Valade/
Participants start the race during the Grayslake Central 5K Turkey Trot. The annual event, which raises money for the Grayslake Central Booster Club, featured a run through the village's neighborhoods west of the high school. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald
Grayslake Central High School seniors march into the school's field house March 26 for the start of commencement ceremonies. Karie Angell Lucfor the Daily Herald
Grayslake Central's Carissa Guerrier shoots past Cary-Grove's Emily Lukowski during a Class 3A regional semifinal game. Ryan Rayburn for Shaw Local
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