Wheaton Academy

<h3 class="breakHead">Graduates in Class of 2020: 161</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Valedictorian: Caleb Rathbun</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Salutatorian: Christofor Eklund</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">National Merit Scholars: Samuel Anliker, Anna Jerdee, Elliot Kraft, Caleb Rathbun, Maxwell Scharnowski, Graham Shelton</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Athletic achievements: </h3>

• Girls Tennis: Olivia Hamm and Ellie Howland, all state

• Soccer: Logan Finnegan, all state, MSC Player of the Year; Jack Lietchy, all sectional; Team Regional Champion

• Boys Basketball: Marcus Bult, all area, new member of 1,000 point club; Team Regional Champion

• Cross Country: Team state qualifier

• Golf: Team state qualifier

<h3 class="breakHead">Extracurricular achievements: Senior Kelsie Benware ILMEA District IX for choir</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Theater productions: "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Beauty and the Beast"</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Homecoming court: Sam Anliker and Elizabeth Gieser, Nate Bierly and Britta Swoboda, Garret Bittner and Imani Hillmer, Marcus Bult and Emma Goebel, Lars Cassel and Kathryn Ryken, Caleb Rathbun and Gigi Jones, Jeremiah Staten and Hannah Young</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Homecoming theme: "Pass the WAux"</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">What was new for the Class of 2020: Science and Technology Wing built; new Principal Kori Hockett</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Notable visitors: Lisa Beamer, Wes Stafford</h3>

<h3 class="breakHead">Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The class of 2020 has grown and used their potential for good at Wheaton Academy. They have set the bar high for academic, athletic and artistic achievement. They have served our school, our community and our students. Their heart and character have been revealed even more brightly as they have risen up to lead our school during these difficult circumstances. Where other seniors may have focused on what they missed, this class focused on what they could give. We will miss them greatly.</h3>

- Principal Kori Hockett

  Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation sign. Rick West/
Wheaton Academy 2020 graduates prepare to toss their caps during a virtual celebration. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy
Wheaton Academy “home staying” sign. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy
Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation treats. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy
  Wheaton Academy's Marcus Bult makes a move in front of Timothy Christian's Matija Marinkovich during a boys basketball game in Elmhurst. Joe Lewnard/
  Wheaton Academy Principal Kori Hockett sits on a camel at the 50-yard line before a football game against Bishop McNamara. It was part of Homecoming Week activities. John Starks/
Wheaton Academy's Maxwell Scharnowski (11) celebrates with teammates at the end of the IHSA Class 2A Aurora Regional championship game against Marengo. Wheaton Academy won 50-40. Daryl Quitalig/for Shaw Media Illinois
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