Conant High School
Class of 2020
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      Conant High School Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Conant High School graduation sign on Berkley Lane in Hoffman Estates.

      Conant High School graduation sign on Berkley Lane in Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Conant High School Class of 2020.

    Conant High School Class of 2020. Courtesy of Conant High School

  • Conant High School graduate Kelly Gregory holds a likeness of herself during a send-off parade for seniors at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. With almost 600 graduates, the parade lasted three hours.

      Conant High School graduate Kelly Gregory holds a likeness of herself during a send-off parade for seniors at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. With almost 600 graduates, the parade lasted three hours. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Conant High School graduate Matt McColaugh shows off his basketball jersey during a send-off parade for seniors at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. With almost 600 graduates, the parade lasted three hours.

      Conant High School graduate Matt McColaugh shows off his basketball jersey during a send-off parade for seniors at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. With almost 600 graduates, the parade lasted three hours. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Boys golfer Sunnihith Sivarathri of Conant High School.

    Boys golfer Sunnihith Sivarathri of Conant High School. Courtesy of Conant High School

  • Musical performance at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.

    Musical performance at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. Courtesy of Conant High School

  • Mark Frale was the graduation speaker at Conant High School.

    Mark Frale was the graduation speaker at Conant High School. Courtesy of Conant High School

  • Mark Frale was the senior speaker for Conant High School's 2020 virtual graduation ceremony.

    Mark Frale was the senior speaker for Conant High School's 2020 virtual graduation ceremony. YouTube Video Screenshot

 
Updated 6/19/2020 6:21 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 561

Class of 2020 Academic Scholars: Hiba Muhamad Abumunshar, Zahra Ali Adamji, Sohail Ahmed, Apoorva Bommareddy, Chetana Vishnu Cheruvu, Larson Carter DeBouver, Matthew James Dembny, Atharva Prakash Desai, Samantha Dolores Ernst, Jenna Nicole Fong, Mark Anthony Frale, Samuel Martin Gosche, Rishi Ravi Goyal, Anish R. Gudur, Craig David Hughes, Krisha Ajay Jivani, Caroline Catherine Kasprzycki, Maya R. Kumar, Michelle Chaeyeong Kweon, Charles Christopher Lin, Sabah Zehra Lokhandwala, Vineeth Rao Madhavaram, Enrico Luis Manahan, David Matovic, Krish Shital Mehta, Andrew Ian Milas, David John Moskal, Manisha Muthu, Ethan James Parham, Yogi A. Patel, Khushin Patel, Riya Ghanshyam Patel, Jill Mukesh Patel, Priya A. Patel, Ishika Akshay Patel, Gabriela Daniel Petrova, Vinaya Nandakumar Pillai, Dilek Dzhelyal Refka, Bhavya Shivshankar, Zoya Siddiqui, Kei Smith, Nathaniel Simon Stanford, Viraj Sumit Sule, Lexi Alyssa Tempera, Melissa Villegas Marin, John Jozef Waity, Hanlin Wang, Heather Michelle Wessel, Malgorzata Wiktoria Wojtowicz, Elizabeth Lening Zhang, Andrew Mingwei Zhang.

 

Graduation Speaker: Mark Frale

Class Officers: Alyssa Bolbot, Ellie Bryant, Chinzaya Chinbat, Colin Drexler, Mark Frale, Hannah Gold, Laina Gorski, Nel Jesiak, Caroline Kasprzycki, Emily Mytych, Simreet Singh.

Academic achievements: Michelle Zhang earned a perfect ACT score; Hannah Oh accepted into U.S. Naval Academy; James Preucil, accepted into The Juilliard School.

National Merit Scholars: Sohail Ahmed, Samantha Ernst, Andrew Milas, Riya Patel, Elizabeth Zhang.

Athletic achievements: Coed Cheer finished in 6th place at the IHSA State Finals; Girls Bowling finished in 12th place at the IHSA State Finals; Football qualified for the IHSA playoffs; Girls Gymnastics won the IHSA Regional Tournament; Sunnihith Sivarathri qualified for the IHSA State Tournament in golf; Competitive Dance finished in 14th place at the IHSA State Finals.

Female Athlete of the Year: Chikere Oduocha, four-year, three-sport athlete competed in volleyball, basketball and track & field while maintaining 4.517 out of 4.0 GPA. Chikere would have been a top-ranked discus and shot thrower in the state. She will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison on at track scholarship.

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Male Athlete of the Year: Derek Lewandowski, four-year, three sport athlete competed in football, wrestling and lacrosse, while maintaining 4.640 out of 4.0 GPA.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Chess finished in 12th place at the IHSA State Finals

• Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference: Andrew Milas -- 2nd Place, C++ Programming; Larson DeBouver, Razeen Moffat, Krish Mehta, John Waity -- 1st Place, Computer Animation Team; John Waity -- 3rd Place, Computer Programming Concepts; Enrico Manahan, Sunnihith Sivarathri, Dhairya Shah, Anay S Patel -- 1st Place, Economic Research Team; Anish Gudur, Vineeth Madhavaram, Rohan Patel, Atman Shah -- 2nd Place, Financial Analyst Team; Jung Han Kang -- 1st Place, Graphic Design Promotion; Michelle Kweon -- 3rd Place, Medical Office Procedures; Apoorva Bommareddy, Vinaya Pillai, Sabah Lokhandwala -- 1st Place, Presentation Management Team; Viraj Sule -- 1st Place, SQL Database Fundamentals; Livia Bensi, Alison Chang -- 1st Place, Video Production Team; Shreya Dharmar, Hannah Oh, Manisha Muthu, Varnika Sharma -- 2nd Place, Video Production Team; David Moskal -- 1st Place, Visual Basic/C# Programming; Krisha Jivani, Elizabeth Zhang, Zoya Siddiqui -- 3rd Place, Web Site Design Team.

• Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA): Krupa Shah -- 1st Place, CPR/First Aid at the Illinois HOSA State Leadership Conference • Illinois Music Educators Association District 7 Participants: Aarush Bothra -- Orchestra; Sophie Douvris -- Choir; Makiba Kurita -- Orchestra; Charles Lin -- Orchestra; James Preucil -- Orchestra; Abriana Tereza -- Choir; Andrew Zhang -- Band; All-State: Sophie Douvris -- All-State Honors Choir; Makiba Kurita -- All State Honors Orchestra & Concert Master; Charles Lin -- All-State Orchestra; James Preucil -- All-State Honors Orchestra & First Chair Viola • Math Team All-Conference: Andrew Milas, Elizabeth Zhang • John Waity -- First place in Congressional App Challenge for the 8th Congressional District.

Theater productions: "Once Upon a Mattress," fall play; "Front," winter play; "She Kills Monsters," spring play (canceled).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Homecoming King and Queen: Mark Frale and Ailey Yamamoto

Homecoming theme: Disney

What was new for the Class of 2020: New athletic fields; new Culinary Arts Kitchen; renovations of bathrooms throughout the school.

Notable visitors: U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi; U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman; state Sen. Cristina Castro; state Sen. Laura Murphy; state Rep. Fred Crespo; former Gov. Jim Edgar; Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod; Schaumburg Mayor Tom Dailly; former state Rep. David Harris; author Jay Asher; Holocaust survivor Barney Sidler; humorist and NPR host Peter Sagal; author Sanhya Menon; author and journalist Charles Wheelan.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: We celebrate the academic, musical, athletic, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents of the Class of 2020! It's important to remember that this is the class of students who were born of hope just after September, 11, 2001. This particular senior class remains a source of hope as they have sacrificed so much by doing their part to keep our community safe. The Class of 2020 is finishing their year with resilience, humility, and a deepened appreciation for the time we spend together. Our faculty is so proud of these exceptional students and we look forward to the great contributions they will make as conscientious and informed members of our community.

-- Principal Julie Nowak

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