Round Lake High School Class of 2022

Graduates in Class of 2022: 558

Graduation ceremony: Saturday, May 21, Round Lake High School Stadium

Cum Laude: Sarahi Apolinar; Mark Bermudez; Alexis Ceja; Amy De Leon; Jasmine Figueroa; Joanna Flores; Joanna Garcia; Katelynn Gilley; Samantha Guzman; Jasmin Herreral; Marco Jimenez; Angelica Kennedy; Camila Lazaro; Jaden Locke; Taylor Major; Leslie Martinez; Lizbeth Martinez; Tyler McManus; Peter Meckler; Alma Mejia; Joanna Nguyen; Jonathan Orea Gutierrez; Rafael Rico; Damien Rodriguez; Jacob Rolon; Dora Ruiz; Jared Young.

Magna Cum Laude: Juan Aguirre; Joselyn Alcantara; Aileem Alvarez; Stephany Amador; Emily Arizmendi; Alonso Betancourt; Gonzalo Botello; Kaitlyn Denapoli; Adriana Gomez; Michelle Gomez; Cynthia Gonzalez Vallejo; Roshay Grant; Eric Guerra; Annaliese Hafley; Livia Hafley; Stephanie Leon; Amairani Lucio; Katia Maya; Raul Moreno; Angelica Nava; Crystal Navarrete-Vieyra; Rafael Nuno; Jocelyn Ruiz; Kayley Thatcher; Kevin Torres Marquez.

Summa Cum Laude: Evelin Arredondo; Helen Barrera; Leslie Barrera; Valery Campos; Mayra Castaneda Avilez; Samantha Cokenower; Diego Davila; Katherine Diaz; Samuel Dobner; Logan Etherington; Ashley Flores; Yitzel Flores; Lucien Ford; Allison Galvan; Viridiana Guillen; Kayla Hayes; Evelyn Hierzer; Izabela Jimenez. Marina Justo; Sara Kumiega; Salvador Lopez; Jorge Maldonado; Stephanie Martinez; Aidan McCain; Milan Monroe; Diana Morales; Ariadana Ortega Hernandez; Ramon Patton; Dat Phan; Gloria Pulido Garcia; Gisell Robledo Garcia; Anna Rodriguez; Maritza Silva; Saul Torres; Gisela Uribe.

Graduation Speakers: Ashley Flores and Sergio Aguirre

Class officers: Senior Executive Board - Izabela Jimenez, Maritza Silva, and Gisela Uribe

Illinois State Scholar Recipients: Helen Barrera, Samantha Cokenower, Samuel Dobner, Logan Etherington, Yitzel Flores, Kayla Hayes, Izabela Jimenez, Sara Kumiega, Stephanie Martinez, Aidan McCain, Milan Monroe, Diana Morales, Ramon Patton, Gloria Pulido Garcia, David Russ, Saul Torres.

Peter Marsh Foundation Silent Servent Award: Gisela Uribe, Axel Garcia, Morgan Robinson

Illinois Principals Association Student of the Year: Gisela Uribe and David Russ

Exchange Club Youth of the Year: Gisela Uribe

Exchange Club Youth of the Month: Nasir Jatoi, Stephanie Martinez, Ramon Patton, David Russ, Saul Torres, Gisela Uribe

Exchange Club Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award: Josefina Sedano Bustos

Extracurricular achievements:

• All District VII Honor Choir - David Russ (Senior Baritone)

• Sam Dobner, IHSSBA All Sectional Scholastic Bowl team

Athletic achievements:

• Boys Soccer NLCC Champions

• Girls Basketball NLCC Champions (set school record for wins)

• Taylor Major, NLCC Girls Basketball Player of the Year

• Aidan McCain, 5th Place Finish in IHSA Boys Wrestling Meet

Theater productions:

Fall - "Puffs"

Spring Musical - "The Fantasticks"

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:The Class of 2022 experienced the most disruption to the entirety of their school experience. They started remote in March of 2020 as sophomores, experienced much of their junior year in remote with a brief time spent in hybrid. They returned to in person learning for their senior year and gradually things inched towards a greater sense of normalcy this year. This year's prom seemed to hold an even more special meaning as students were able to finally enjoy some of the rites of passage associated with the high school experience. Throughout it all, they displayed a positive attitude that has come to define them. We will miss them dearly and we thank them for the memories that they have provided us. We are proud of their strength and fortitude and we know this experience has prepared them to overcome any obstacle set before them for years to come. Congratulations to the Class of 2022.

- Principal Michael Berrie

  Round Lake High School in Round Lake. Paul Valade/
Round Lake High School senior cross country runners pose for a group photo. Courtesy of Round Lake High School
Round Lake High School girls volleyball seniors gather for a group photo. Courtesy of Round Lake High School
Winter Spectacular performance at Round Lake High School. Courtesy of Round Lake High School
  Round Lake High School senior Ariane Aguilar leads fellow graduates into the stadium for their commencement ceremony on May 21. Paul Valade/
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