Harry D. Jacobs High School
Class of 2020
  • Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

      Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs High School Class of 2020 graduation sign.

      Jacobs High School Class of 2020 graduation sign. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs High School in Algonquin presented a musical version of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" in Feburary at the Algonquin school.

    Jacobs High School in Algonquin presented a musical version of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" in Feburary at the Algonquin school. Courtesy of Tricia Sproule

  • Jacobs High School cheerleaders compete during the state finals in Bloomington.

      Jacobs High School cheerleaders compete during the state finals in Bloomington. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs guard Jaden Henderson (22) faces a double team from a pair of Huntley High School players during a basketball game in February.

    Jacobs guard Jaden Henderson (22) faces a double team from a pair of Huntley High School players during a basketball game in February. Daryl Quitalig for Shaw Media

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:58 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 496

Valedictorian: Melissa Tan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Salutatorian: Rida Mohammed

Graduation Speaker: Claudia Mazurkiewicz

Class President: Nicholas Agenlian

Academic achievements: Isabella Bueno won the Dell Scholar Award; Michael Del Regno, Alexander Flower, Angelle Godlewski, Joanna Koziol, Richard Ohara, Melissa Tan and Jesse Then earned ECC associate degrees

Athletic achievements: Individual state qualifiers: Rosyln Leitner, golf 2019; Lindsay Cunningham, tennis 2017, 2019; Jake Harrier, wrestling 2017-2020; Team Championships: 10 Fox Valley Conference titles, four regional titles, two sectional titles.

Extracurricular achievements: Marching Band, two third-place finishes, three second-place finishes and eight first-place finishes in competitions; State of Illinois Championship finalist for the first time in Jacobs history. Chirayu Gupta, debate, participated in the Tournament of Champions and National Speech and Debate Championships qualifying tournaments.

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ILMEA: French horn player Kaitlyn Holtz was accepted into the Illinois Music Education Association District 9 Honor Band both as a junior and a senior. As a senior, Kaitlyn was also an All-State Musician who performed at the state music convention in Peoria in January.

Theater productions: "Charlotte's Web," "Little Women"

Senior Class gift: School mascot costume

Homecoming King and Queen: Bryan Yakimisky and Hriteesh Haridas

Homecoming theme: "Once Upon a Time"

What was new for the Class of 2020: New fitness center, dance studio, library, food service, INCubator lab/program, security camera upgrades

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Notable visitors: Brad Hurtig (2017), Keith Davis (2019)

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The Class of 2020 is strong, cohesive, and positive. From the 101 Dalmatians at Homecoming to HDJ Royalty, they have shown grace under pressure and unity when all else fails.

-- Principal Barbara Valle

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