Timothy Christian High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Timothy Christian High School held its graduation ceremony at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

    Timothy Christian High School held its graduation ceremony at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Courtesy of Timothy Christian High School

  • A Timothy Christian High School graduate receives her diploma during commencement ceremonies at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

    A Timothy Christian High School graduate receives her diploma during commencement ceremonies at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Courtesy of Timothy Christian High School

  • Timothy Christian High School graduates march during commencement ceremonies.

    Timothy Christian High School graduates march during commencement ceremonies. Courtesy of Timothy Christian High School

  • A student speaker addresses her classmates during the Timothy Christian High School graduation ceremony at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

    A student speaker addresses her classmates during the Timothy Christian High School graduation ceremony at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Courtesy of Timothy Christian High School

  • Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst.

    Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Timothy Christian senior Josh Harris (20) holds onto the ball during a home game in Elmhurst against Benet Academy.

    Timothy Christian senior Josh Harris (20) holds onto the ball during a home game in Elmhurst against Benet Academy. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Media

  • Timothy Christian's #1 singles player and senior Cassandra Lee.

    Timothy Christian's #1 singles player and senior Cassandra Lee. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:35 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 108

High Honor Society Students (>3.75 GPA): Elissa Adamski, Sureya Alex, Lauren Anderson, Katherine Buikema, Nicholas Carlson, Sarah Carstensen, Lauren Ellens, Megan Feringa, Anna Finerty, Timothy Helmkamp, Greta Hoogstra, Kyle Mahler, Joshua Pae, Ella Robia, Alexandra Skokos, Anna Taylor, Kyle Teune, Luke VanHout, Etta Veenstra, Georgia Wells, Abigail Wolterstorff, Alexander Zeilstra.

 

Class Officers: President Anna Taylor; Vice President Sarah Stoll

National Merit Finalists: Alex Zeilstra, Josh Pae, Lauren Ellens

Extracurricular achievements:

• Mock Trial -- 3rd in State, 2nd in Northwest Suburban Bar Tournament; Kate Buikema, Outstanding Attorney (State Tournament); Carter Bulthuis, Outstanding Witness (State Tournament); Josh Pae, Outstanding Attorney (Northwest Suburban Tournament)

• Scholastic Bowl -- Sectional Champs

• ACES -- 2nd Place finish in the state tournament.

• 2021 Timothy Christian State Awards: Timothy Helmkamp, 5th Engineering Graphics; Roy Zhang, State Champion Math and 2nd in Physics; Jason Zhou, State Champion Physics and 4th in Math

• Scholastic Art and Writing competition -- Izzy Kryczak: Compliments (Honorable Mention), An Exhausted Room (Gold Key); Elissa Adamski: Through the Looking Glass (Gold Key); Sarah Stoll: Abandoned (Silver Key); Tim Helmkamp: In the Limelight (Silver Key)

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Athletic achievements:

• Boys basketball -- Conference Champions

• Josh Harris, Basketball (MSC CO-MVP, 1000 point club, IBCA All-State)

• Cassandra Lee, Tennis (Conference champs, Sectional champs, All-conference, All-time Timothy Win leader -- 129 win, 11 losses)

• Hannah Schuringa, Basketball (1,000 career point club, finished 2nd highest scorer in school history, IBCA All-State)

• Cheer -- 5th in IHSA 1A State.

Theater productions:

• Easter production, "Were you there?"

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

Octoberfest, online performance. Most traditional events were held in person with fewer people and streamed online.

What were the most significant challenges faced by the Class of 2021 and how did they overcome them?

The uncertainty of extracurricular activities that were out of our control. They overcame that with patience and prayer.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

The class of 2021 has gone through a great deal of adversity over the past year and a half. They thought that they were going back to school at the end of their junior year and then didn't. Over the summer, there was some fear over when or even if they would return to school. Once they returned to school, there was the unknown of what activities would be available for them to participate in.

Despite all of those questions, our students rolled with the punches and the continuous uncertainty. I believe that each school year is defined by the senior class and this senior class has shown creativity, flexibility, and understanding when plans change. Their positivity has made this uncertain year feel pretty normal. I am so proud of this senior class for enduring the craziest school year in the history of our school. Despite all of the craziness, they were still able to participate in activities that they loved, they were able to root on their classmates as they participated in those activities, and they got to see each other every day (if they weren't quarantined). Congratulations class of 2021! You made it!

-- Principal Bradford Mitchell

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