Kaneland High School
Class of 2020
  • Kaneland High School in Maple Park

      Kaneland High School in Maple Park John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Kaneland High School 2020 graduation sign.

      Kaneland High School 2020 graduation sign. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • From left to right, Daniel Occhipinti, Ethan Walker, Austin Adams and Isaiah Dallal helped Kaneland win the Class 2A state title in cross country.

    From left to right, Daniel Occhipinti, Ethan Walker, Austin Adams and Isaiah Dallal helped Kaneland win the Class 2A state title in cross country. Courtesy of Kevin McGavin

  • Kaneland senior Will Cushman drives to the hoop while defended by Plano guard Patrick Johnson in the second quarter of a Plano Class 3A Sectional semifinal.

    Kaneland senior Will Cushman drives to the hoop while defended by Plano guard Patrick Johnson in the second quarter of a Plano Class 3A Sectional semifinal. Mary Beth Nolan/for Shaw Media Illinois

  • Kaneland senior Will Cushman, right, celebrates after making a basket in the Knights' 66-44 Interstate 8 Conference win over Morris in Maple Park.

    Kaneland senior Will Cushman, right, celebrates after making a basket in the Knights' 66-44 Interstate 8 Conference win over Morris in Maple Park. Mary Beth Nolan/for Shaw Media Illinois

  • Kaneland senior Keely Noel, left, plays the ball on the baseline against Sandwich during a IMSA 3A regional semifinal game at Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.

    Kaneland senior Keely Noel, left, plays the ball on the baseline against Sandwich during a IMSA 3A regional semifinal game at Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. Sean King /for Shaw Media Illinois

  • The Kaneland High School marching band performs along First Street during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn.

    The Kaneland High School marching band performs along First Street during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Students cheer from the volleyball player float during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn.

    Students cheer from the volleyball player float during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn. Daily Herald File Photo

  • The Kaneland High School marching band performs along First Street during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn.

    The Kaneland High School marching band performs along First Street during Kaneland High School's homecoming parade in Elburn. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Kaneland senior Ian Diehl, right, gains big yardage against Lake Forest in the second quarter in the Class 6A playoff game in Lake Forest.

      Kaneland senior Ian Diehl, right, gains big yardage against Lake Forest in the second quarter in the Class 6A playoff game in Lake Forest. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kaneland High School 2019 homecoming king and queen Andrew Lindow and Sofia Gonzalez Manabosco.

    Kaneland High School 2019 homecoming king and queen Andrew Lindow and Sofia Gonzalez Manabosco. Courtesy of Kaneland High School

  • Kaneland High School fall production of "Twelve Angry Jurors."

    Kaneland High School fall production of "Twelve Angry Jurors." Courtesy of Kaneland High School

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:09 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 342

Valedictorian: Ben Manugas

 

Salutatorian: Andrew Lindow

Class President: Xitlaly Andrade

Class Vice President: Sami Callaghan

Athletic achievements: Boys Cross Country team 1st in state

Extracurricular achievements:

• Bailey Cates -- ILMEA District 9 Jazz Band 2017, 2018 and 2019; Band 2017 and orchestra 2019 and 2020. All-State Jazz Band 2018; All-State Honors Orchestra 2019 and 2020; National NAfME Honors Orchestra 2019; Received Premier Young Artist Scholarship from the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University.

• Richard Herra -- 2019 ILMEA District 9 choir; ACDA Central/North Central Honors Choir 2020; received a vocal scholarship to sing at Wartburg College.

• Ainsley Kintz -- 2018 and 2019 ILMEA District 9 choir; All-State honors choir 2019 and 2020; ACDA Central/North Central Honors Choir 2020; received a vocal scholarship from Montana State University.

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• Daniel Massa -- 2019 ILMEA District 9 choir. All-State choir 2020. ACDA Central/North Central Honors Choir 2020.

• Grace Rosati -- 2019 ILMEA District 9 choir. ACDA Central/North Central Honors Choir 2020.

• Brianna Silva -- 2018 ILMEA District Nine choir.

Theater productions: "Twelve Angry Jurors" (fall); Prepared to perform "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" before canceled.

Homecoming King and Queen: Andrew Lindow and Sofia Gonzalez Manabosco

Homecoming theme: The 80s

Mr. Kaneland theme: Footloose

Mr. Kaneland King: Ryan Ledbetter

What was new for the Class of 2020: New East Gym floor and bleachers

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: Resilience is a common theme for the Class of 2020 across the nation, but I have seen Kaneland's class model this in many ways over the past four years. As we move towards Standards-Based Grading, and into a new strategic plan for the district, they have been an instrumental part in the piloting and their feedback has been crucial. They continue to raise the bar of student involvement and success, and have made a positive impact on KHS, and all who have had the privilege of working with them!

-- Principal Jill Maras

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