Metea Valley High School
Class of 2020
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  • Metea Valley High School 2020 graduation sign in Aurora.

      Metea Valley High School 2020 graduation sign in Aurora. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Metea Valley's McKenna Stone wins the 100-yard butterfly at the girls state swimming championships.

      Metea Valley's McKenna Stone wins the 100-yard butterfly at the girls state swimming championships. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Metea Valley senior Gandhi Cruz kicks the ball out of the box against Neuqua Valley in a regional soccer game. Cruz was named the school's Male Athlete of Year.

      Metea Valley senior Gandhi Cruz kicks the ball out of the box against Neuqua Valley in a regional soccer game. Cruz was named the school's Male Athlete of Year. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Sophia Sandy of Metea Valley during a cross country meet at Leroy Oakes in St. Charles.

      Sophia Sandy of Metea Valley during a cross country meet at Leroy Oakes in St. Charles. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Metea Valley senior Marquell Brumfield, left, and Downers Grove South's Kyle Fenner chase the ball in a boys basketball game in Aurora.

      Metea Valley senior Marquell Brumfield, left, and Downers Grove South's Kyle Fenner chase the ball in a boys basketball game in Aurora. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Rohit Tuteja, Sam Hus and Archit Chabbi, right, all seniors at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, unpack three school-made robots at the VEX Robotics Competition at Mundelein High School. Theirs were among 32 robots from three counties to compete against other student-programed and controlled robots lifting and placing cubes in goal areas.

      Rohit Tuteja, Sam Hus and Archit Chabbi, right, all seniors at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, unpack three school-made robots at the VEX Robotics Competition at Mundelein High School. Theirs were among 32 robots from three counties to compete against other student-programed and controlled robots lifting and placing cubes in goal areas. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Senior Julia Baker takes the voter registration oath at Metea Valley High School as she and other students register to vote with representatives of the Naperville League of Women Voters.

      Senior Julia Baker takes the voter registration oath at Metea Valley High School as she and other students register to vote with representatives of the Naperville League of Women Voters. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Representatives of the Naperville League of Women Voters register Metea Valley High School students to vote in honor of National Voter Registration Day at the Aurora school.

      Representatives of the Naperville League of Women Voters register Metea Valley High School students to vote in honor of National Voter Registration Day at the Aurora school. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Metea Valley senior Madi Palmquist carefully removes her visor to help a butterfly which landed on her before teeing off on the first hole during the IHSA Class 2A West Aurora girls golf regional at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol.

      Metea Valley senior Madi Palmquist carefully removes her visor to help a butterfly which landed on her before teeing off on the first hole during the IHSA Class 2A West Aurora girls golf regional at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/15/2020 10:15 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 720

Graduation speakers: Myra Bajwa and Rissa Bajusz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Senior Student Government Executive Board Members: Myra Bajwa and Manal Zaman

Athletic achievements:

• Male Athlete of Year: Gandhi Cruz

• Female Athlete of the Year: Nicki Coryell

• State qualifiers: Sophia Sandy, girls cross country; Taylor Goldman and Isabella Palm, girls tennis; Girls Swim Team; Boys Swim Team; Girls Bowling; Cheer

• Sean Burke -- Wrestling Regional Champion.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Music: Treble Singers performed at the American Choral Director's Association Illinois Conference; Named among NAMM 2020 Best Communities for Music Education; and 13 students named All-State musicians.

• Art: Students had their work exhibited at the Kids Matter Show, Chicagoland 4 x 5, Scholastic Art Competition, Winter Garden of Youth Show, Naperville Women's Club Art Show and the Metea Valley Dark Horse Gallery shows.

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• Senior Thalia Bowen's work was featured in multiple shows and received honorable mention in the Scholastic Art Competition; Senior Alyssa Villanueva was honored with a Gold Key and Silver Key in the Scholastic Art Competition.

Theater productions: "Figments" by Billy St. John (fall play); Winter Scenes (student directed); Mustang Comedy (fall and winter); "Titanic" (spring play, canceled).

Homecoming King and Queen: Brian Griffin Jr. and Sydney Rohm

Homecoming theme: Tango for the Turtles

What was new for the Class of 2020: New athletic director, Matthew Fehrmann

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: I am extremely proud of Metea Valley High School's amazing senior Class of 2020. Never before has any group had to overcome the significant adversity that they have. I marvel at their resilience and school spirit through it all. This class has been heavily involved in our school activities and extremely kind to our staff and students. I miss them already and wish them the best in all their future endeavors. I am confident that they will do great things. Go Go Mustangs!

-- Principal Darrell Echols

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