Aurora Central Catholic High School
Class of 2020
  • Aurora Central Catholic High School

    Aurora Central Catholic High School Daily Herald File Photo

  • Aurora Central Catholic graduation sign.

      Aurora Central Catholic graduation sign. Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Central Catholic senior Izzy Hernandez (52) takes a shot during a Class 2A regional girls basketball game against St. Edward. Hernandez was named the school's female Senior Athlete of the Year.

      Aurora Central Catholic senior Izzy Hernandez (52) takes a shot during a Class 2A regional girls basketball game against St. Edward. Hernandez was named the school's female Senior Athlete of the Year. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Central Catholic senior Colin Dean, left, battles for a rebound with St. Edward's JP McGuire during a boys basketball game. Dean was named one of three male Senior Athletes of the Year.

    Aurora Central Catholic senior Colin Dean, left, battles for a rebound with St. Edward's JP McGuire during a boys basketball game. Dean was named one of three male Senior Athletes of the Year. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Aurora Central Catholic High School students, from left, John Alcade, Lauren Nelson, Eve Tamez and Gabby Selenis rehearse for a stage performance.

    Aurora Central Catholic High School students, from left, John Alcade, Lauren Nelson, Eve Tamez and Gabby Selenis rehearse for a stage performance. Courtesy of Al Benson

 
Updated 6/9/2020 1:17 PM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 120

Top 10 graduates: Nicholas Wan, Corrine Pierce, Ella Engelhardt, Marin Childers, Matthew Northrop, Daniel Earl, Natalie Inocencio, Brianna Boyd, Alheli Velazquez and Samuel Mitchell.

 

Class officers: Josie Alm, Izzy Hernandez, Paige Lampert, Jocelyn Meza, Matthew Northrop, Adam Pauley, Nathan Turco, Sam Woody.

Academic achievements:

• 47 seniors received the President's Award for Educational Excellence (having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) and 30 seniors received the President's Award for Educational Achievement (having a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49).

• 14 Illinois State Scholars.

• 13 seniors with more than 200 community service hours.

• One student will graduate with 44 credits.

• Nine students received individual scholarships through the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

• Daniel Kuttner and Mikayla Manuel are the recipients of the Lucille Gustafson Scholarship to Waubonsee Community College.

• Noah Hefner earned the distinction of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Female Senior Athlete of the Year: Izzy Hernandez

Male Senior Athlete of the Year (three-way tie): Colin Dean, Tommy Musuras and Tony LoPresti

Theater productions: "Hamlet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"

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Homecoming King and Queen: Tony LoPresti and Shaley Gonzalez

Homecoming theme: Homecoming in Paradise

What was new for the Class of 2020: Finals were switched from after Christmas to before Christmas Break, including a week of project-based learning.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: Unexpected events, on occasion, affects plans and alters lives. The challenge is not the times nor the events, it is to meet these times and events with a sense of purpose and real hope. The Aurora Central Catholic Class of 2020 was touched by the unexpected challenges of the pandemic, but they go forth as witnesses of hope for all. The hope shared by the Class of 2020 is founded in hope itself -- Christ the Risen Lord. May God bless the Class of 2020."

-- The Rev. F. Wm. Etheredge, principal

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