Glenbard West High School
Class of 2020
  • Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Glenbard West High School graduation sign.

      Glenbard West High School graduation sign. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard West's Katelynne Hart runs in the Class 3A state cross country race at Detweiller Park.

    Glenbard West's Katelynne Hart runs in the Class 3A state cross country race at Detweiller Park. PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

  • Glenbard West senior Joey Richmond plays in the Class 4A Willowbrook boys basketball regional semifinal game against Batavia. Richmond was honored by the school as a three-sport athlete for all four years of school.

    Glenbard West senior Joey Richmond plays in the Class 4A Willowbrook boys basketball regional semifinal game against Batavia. Richmond was honored by the school as a three-sport athlete for all four years of school. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Glenbard West senior Colin Lewis (42) goes up for the rebound with Batavia's Jayden Johnson in a Class 4A Willowbrook boys basketball regional semifinal game.

    Glenbard West senior Colin Lewis (42) goes up for the rebound with Batavia's Jayden Johnson in a Class 4A Willowbrook boys basketball regional semifinal game. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Chris Mitchell, an assistant principal at Glenbard West High School, presents senior Claudia Pyka with the Youth of the Year award.

    Chris Mitchell, an assistant principal at Glenbard West High School, presents senior Claudia Pyka with the Youth of the Year award. Courtesy of Randall Bullen Photography

  • Glenbard West senior Taylor Huff, right, gets revved up with teammates during a game against Addison Trail at Biester Gymnasium on the campus of Glenbard West High School.

    Glenbard West senior Taylor Huff, right, gets revved up with teammates during a game against Addison Trail at Biester Gymnasium on the campus of Glenbard West High School. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Glenbard West's Shannele, left, and Sienna Lopez celebrate their victory during the girls state tennis Class 2A doubles championship.

      Glenbard West's Shannele, left, and Sienna Lopez celebrate their victory during the girls state tennis Class 2A doubles championship. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Jasmine Perezchica, a senior at Glenbard West High School, competes in the Miss Mexican Heritage contest at the Frida Kahlo 2020 exhibition held at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center.

      Jasmine Perezchica, a senior at Glenbard West High School, competes in the Miss Mexican Heritage contest at the Frida Kahlo 2020 exhibition held at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/18/2020 4:02 PM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 559

Graduation speakers: Alan Avalos and Paul du Vair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Student Council Executive Board: Ali Siddiqi, president; Jon Yangas, vice president; Evan Delapaz, corresponding secretary; Claudia Pyka, recording secretary; Olivia Farley and Mia Browder, special events; William Hohe, publicity; Melissa Gibson, senior liaison; Chloe Karp and Molly Howard, community service; Jaclyn Dougherty and Riley Krudop, leadership.

National Merit Scholarship Program:

• Letters of Commendation: Dylan Baedke, Rory Campagna, Jackson Detterbeck, John Dirkmaat III, Ethan Falck, William Flewelling, Colin Lewis, Andrew Malek, Emily Milianti, Madeline Snyder

• Semifinalists: Paul du Vair, Sofia Iannicelli, Morgan Rose, Francis Sheehy

• Finalists: Paul du Vair, Sofia Iannicelli, Morgan Rose, Francis Sheehy

• Scholarship Winners: Sofia Iannicelli and Yousuf Khan

Illinois State Scholars: Mariyah Abdur Rahman, Marina Akamatsu, Grant Ardell, Alan Avalos, Alexandra Avolio, Dylan Baedke, Ella Batz, Jacob Beaudoin, Jack Benkert, Julianne Billings, Raquelle Blentlinger, Ian Boynton, Benjamin Brandt, Julia Brosnan, Mia Browder, Rory Campagna, Connor Carrara, Caroline Casey, Grant Chay, John Clark, Anna Cleaver, Joshua Crosby, Ryan Dahlgren, Gillian Dailey, Emily Davidson, Paul de La Ney du Vair, Alexander Demeris, Jackson Detterbeck, John Dirkmaat III, Matthew Doran, Madelyn Elvart, Christopher English, Collin Estes, Ethan Falck, Olivia Faris, Meg Farley, Olivia Farley, Rachel Farmer, Carl Fenske, Michael Flanagan, William Flewelling, Nolan Foley, Sarah Fox, David Gallardo, Lucy Ganser, Roxanne Geballe, Jack Gelfer, Melissa Gibson, Kathryn Glynn, Matthew Graham, Liam Griman, Sofia Hadley, William Halkyard, Noah Hanson, Kathryn Hardy, Michael Harrington, Sarah Hatlestad, Sydney Hopper, Cora Hortatsos, Molly Howard, Sofia Iannicelli, Lily Jesanis, Jeffrey Johnston, Eric Jorgensen, Chloe Karp, Yousuf Khan, Trevor King, Christopher Klancnik, Spencer Knotts, Riley Krudop, Julia Lagomarsino, Colin Lewis, Hannah LoGalbo, Patricia Madel, Colin Malec, Andrew Malek, Robert Matthew, Charles Mattoon, Patricia McCormack, Grace Metcalf, Greyson Metz, McKenna Meyer, Dimitri Mihalopoulos, Emily Milianti, Asiya Mohiuddin, Emily Montesinos, Ryan Morris, Chris Mukelli, Grace Naegelen, Mia Navarro, Kaylee Nguyen, Emma Ohrnstein, Harsh Patel, Claire Paul, Elysia Paullo, Aidan Petersen, Chase Pierce, Ava Powell, Joshua Reifel, Antoni Paulo Roman, Morgan Rose, Joseph Rueth, Amanda Scheller, William Schwegel, Anna Sear, Nicola Setterdahl, Mahak Sharma, Francis Sheehy, Ali Siddiqi, Julia Skarzynska, William Skowronski, Mary Alyna Sladewski, Madeline Snyder, John Solak, Johann Summers, Aiden Sup, Kaitlin Valdick, Joshua Varghese, Thomas-Shadi Voges, Marisa Voigt, Jacob Walsh, Kiera Wright, Mikolaj Wrobel.

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Board Recognition for Glendale Heights students, leadership and academic success: Wendy Lopez and Asiya Mohiuddin.

Athletic achievements:

• Katelynne Hart, 13-time state champion (four individual cross country, nine individual track and field, two team track and field).

• Alexander Demeris, six-time state champion (five individual gymnastics, one team championship).

• Shannele Lopez and Sienna Lopez, state champions girls tennis doubles.

• Madeline Wallace, Joey Richmond and Andrew Johnson, three-sport athletes for four years.

Theater productions: "Young Frankenstein" (fall) and "The Diary of Anne Frank" (winter).

Senior Class gift: At graduation, the senior class will present a rendition of the gift, which is a welcome mat to inaugurate Glenbard West's new entrance starting fall of 2020. The mat will have a castle on it, the very same castle that was home to some of our very best memories over these past four years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Homecoming King and Queen: Will Schwegel and Lucy Ganser

Homecoming theme: Out of This World

What was new for the Class of 2020: These senior class students were freshmen during the first year of total air-conditioning at Glenbard West, which is the same year when we opened up our new 28,000-square-foot Science Wing.

Notable visitors: Authors Rebecca Skloot ("The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"), Ishmael Beah ("A Long Way Gone"), Tim O'Brien ("The Things they Carry"), David Grann ("Killers of the Flower Moon"); Actor Sean Hayes (alumnus).

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: As principal, I could not be more proud of the class of 2020. They exemplify everything that we have come to value at Glenbard West. This senior class has achieved great things and their accomplishments are made even more impressive by their kindness and sense of community. Our teachers and staff will greatly miss our seniors and we look forward to the day when we can congratulate them in person. Go West!

-- Principal Peter Monaghan

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