Harry D. Jacobs High School

Graduates in Class of 2020: 496

Valedictorian: Melissa Tan

Salutatorian: Rida Mohammed

Graduation Speaker: Claudia Mazurkiewicz

Class President: Nicholas Agenlian

Academic achievements: Isabella Bueno won the Dell Scholar Award; Michael Del Regno, Alexander Flower, Angelle Godlewski, Joanna Koziol, Richard Ohara, Melissa Tan and Jesse Then earned ECC associate degrees

Athletic achievements: Individual state qualifiers: Rosyln Leitner, golf 2019; Lindsay Cunningham, tennis 2017, 2019; Jake Harrier, wrestling 2017-2020; Team Championships: 10 Fox Valley Conference titles, four regional titles, two sectional titles.

Extracurricular achievements: Marching Band, two third-place finishes, three second-place finishes and eight first-place finishes in competitions; State of Illinois Championship finalist for the first time in Jacobs history. Chirayu Gupta, debate, participated in the Tournament of Champions and National Speech and Debate Championships qualifying tournaments.

ILMEA: French horn player Kaitlyn Holtz was accepted into the Illinois Music Education Association District 9 Honor Band both as a junior and a senior. As a senior, Kaitlyn was also an All-State Musician who performed at the state music convention in Peoria in January.

Theater productions: "Charlotte's Web," "Little Women"

Senior Class gift: School mascot costume

Homecoming King and Queen: Bryan Yakimisky and Hriteesh Haridas

Homecoming theme: "Once Upon a Time"

What was new for the Class of 2020: New fitness center, dance studio, library, food service, INCubator lab/program, security camera upgrades

Notable visitors: Brad Hurtig (2017), Keith Davis (2019)

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The Class of 2020 is strong, cohesive, and positive. From the 101 Dalmatians at Homecoming to HDJ Royalty, they have shown grace under pressure and unity when all else fails.

- Principal Barbara Valle

  Jacobs High School Class of 2020 graduation sign. Rick West/
Jacobs High School in Algonquin presented a musical version of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" in Feburary at the Algonquin school. Courtesy of Tricia Sproule
  Jacobs High School cheerleaders compete during the state finals in Bloomington. Mark Welsh/
Jacobs guard Jaden Henderson (22) faces a double team from a pair of Huntley High School players during a basketball game in February. Daryl Quitalig for Shaw Media
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