Bartlett High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Senior Class President Caitlin Schoewe speaks during the Bartlett High School graduation at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Senior Class President Caitlin Schoewe speaks during the Bartlett High School graduation at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Katelyn Gac receives congratulations from Principal Mike Demovsky during the Bartlett High School graduation ceremony.

    Katelyn Gac receives congratulations from Principal Mike Demovsky during the Bartlett High School graduation ceremony. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Olivia Rygula gives a thumbs-up prior to the start of the Bartlett High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Olivia Rygula gives a thumbs-up prior to the start of the Bartlett High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Bartlett High School Class of 2021 look on during graduation ceremonies at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Members of the Bartlett High School Class of 2021 look on during graduation ceremonies at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Bartlett High School.

    Bartlett High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Fenton's Sherby Brown (10) puts a hit on Bartlett senior Hayden Angell (84) during a football at Serpico Field in Melrose Park.

    Fenton's Sherby Brown (10) puts a hit on Bartlett senior Hayden Angell (84) during a football at Serpico Field in Melrose Park. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Bartlett players celebrate a point on their way to defeating South Elgin during a volleyball match in South Elgin.

    Bartlett players celebrate a point on their way to defeating South Elgin during a volleyball match in South Elgin. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Bartlett senior Abby Tomillo (44) gets a high-five from her coach after a solo home run during a game against Lake Park.

    Bartlett senior Abby Tomillo (44) gets a high-five from her coach after a solo home run during a game against Lake Park. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Bartlett senior George Betevis splits South Elgin's defense to get a shot up.

    Bartlett senior George Betevis splits South Elgin's defense to get a shot up. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Bartlett senior Lexie Sinclair, right, drives around Burlington Central's Elana Wells during a girls basketball game.

    Bartlett senior Lexie Sinclair, right, drives around Burlington Central's Elana Wells during a girls basketball game. Matthew Apgar/Shaw Media

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:36 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 537

Valedictorian: Paras Shah

 

Salutatorian: Riva Lakkadhi

Graduation Speaker: Caitlin Schoewe

Class Officers: Caitlin Schoewe, president; Victoria Wojcik, class president; Sean Martin, secretary; Grace Sheehan, historian; Mark Utyuzh, treasurer

Extracurricular achievements:

• IHSA Group Interpretation production of "The Witches" placed 2nd in the Upstate Eight Conference Tournament, 3rd in the IHSA Sectional Tournament, and advanced to the IHSA State Finals Tournament placing 13th overall in the state.

• Hawkappella, the a cappella choir, placed 3rd in the ICHSA Great Lakes Quarterfinal

• IHSA Speech and Drama Team ranked Top 50 out of 190 teams throughout the state

• Gauri Yadav, ILMEA All-State Honors Choir; IHSA State Qualifier for Original Oratory; Upstate Eight Conference Champion in Original Oratory

• Ziona Tharakan, ILMEA All-State Choir

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• Aria King, All-State Future Music Educators Seminar

• Katie Sanders, District IX Honors Band; Upstate Eight Conference Champion in Prose Reading; Upstate Eight Conference Tournament's All-Conference Cast Award for Group Interpretation; IHSA State Tournament's All-State Cast Award for Group Interpretation

• Joyce Yang, IHSA State Qualifier for Impromptu and Declamation

• Victoria Zeisig, Upstate Eight Conference Champion in Original Comedy

• Nick Raymundo, Upstate Eight Conference Tournament's All-Conference Cast Award for Group Interpretation; IHSA Sectional Tournament's All-Sectional Cast Award for Group Interpretation; IHSA State Tournament's All-State Cast Award for Group Interpretation

• Katelyn Gac, Upstate Eight Conference Tournament's All-Conference Cast Award for Group Interpretation

• Gina Mortensen, Upstate Eight Conference Tournament's All-Conference Cast Award for Group Interpretation

• Abigail Henriksen, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America award winner

• Health Occupations Students of America award winners: Jordyn Fabiam, Devanshi Patel, Ayushi Shah, Paras Shah, Riva Lakkadi, Tamara Aldabbagh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Athletic achievements:

• Gabi Stephen, full scholarship to Michigan State University for gymnastics

• Alexis Sinclair, all-state girls basketball, scholarship to St. Bonaventure University

Theater productions:

• "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani

• "A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play" by Charles Dickens and Philip Grecian

• "The Witches" by Roald Dahl

• Spring Musical Cabaret

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

Sports, clubs, activities, and prom were all planned and carried out using safety procedures.

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

Having their world turned upside down in March of 2020 and finally seeing the dawn of a very long night ushering in a new world. A new world they will be tasked with creating, maintaining, and protecting for future generations.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

This was an incredibly special group of students that accomplished so much during their four years. Every class will have success and challenges but this groups' grit and determination make them ready to lead with honor.

-- Principal Mike Demovsky

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