Graduates in Class of 2020: 39
Valedictorian: Moriah Gilman
Salutatorian: Elizabeth Snyder
Distinguished Scholars: Moriah Gilman, Elizabeth Snyder, Lydia Camp, Madison Pfister, Benjamin Laird, Seth Brooks, Elizabeth Stotz, Joshua Peterson, Natalie Dickman, Grace Nohava, Bethany Paris, Zachary Boldog, Zoe Pawelek, Katelynn Condrea, Erik Richter, Samuel Morris
Graduation Speakers: Grace Nohava (moderator); Blake Nudo, Madelyn Martin, Lydia Camp, Seth Brooks (testimonies); Dean Ahrens (senior chronicle); Madison Pfister (parent tribute); Beth Snyder (senior challenge); Katelynn Condrea and Josh Peterson (senior charge); Eric Richter (prayer); Moriah Gilman (soloist)
Class Officers: Seth Brooks, vice president; Lydia Camp, secretary; Bethany Paris, historian; Moriah Gilman, director of operations; Madison Pfister, director of art.
Illinois State Scholars: Lydia Camp, Moriah Gilman, Benjamin Laird, Madison Pfister, Elizabeth Snyder
Athletic achievements: Boys Cross Country -- second at state and conference champions; Girls Cross Country -- state qualifiers and conference champions; Girls Volleyball -- regional and conference champions; Boys Basketball -- conference champions; Wrestling -- conference champions; Maddy Martin -- scored her 1,000th career point for girls basketball.
Extracurricular achievements: John Philip Sousa Band Award -- Beth Snyder; Louis Armstrong Jazz Award -- Erik Richter.
Theater productions: "Murder at the Pie Auction" and "Mary Poppins"
Homecoming King and Queen: Isaac Martinez and Madelyn Martin
Homecoming theme: The Gardens of Paris
What was new for the Class of 2020: New updated library collaboration space; new lobby mural; new Principal Dr. Bethge; new International Student Program; new Digital Arts Lab; new indoor baseball training facility.
Notable visitors: Jon Jorgenson, Broadway actor; Hannah Gronowski, founder and CEO of Generation Distinct.
Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: This Senior Class is a resilient and courageous group of students who are going to change the world in a positive way. God has something very special and beautiful in store for your lives as He has called you to walk through some very difficult days of pandemic. We are so proud of you! Once a Lion ... Always a Lion! Lead well HCA Class of 2020! Much love.
-- Dr. Judy Bethge