Mundelein High School
Class of 2020
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  • Mundelein High School 2020 graduation sign.

      Mundelein High School 2020 graduation sign. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School logo.

    Mundelein High School logo. Courtesy of Mundelein High School

  • Mundelein High School's Adry Kasemets competes in the 100-yard breaststroke at the girls state swimming championships at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

      Mundelein High School's Adry Kasemets competes in the 100-yard breaststroke at the girls state swimming championships at New Trier High School in Winnetka. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Dillon Blake takes the lead in the North Suburban Conference cross country meet at Lake Forest High School.

      Mundelein High School's Dillon Blake takes the lead in the North Suburban Conference cross country meet at Lake Forest High School. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Carter Schorr finishes fifth in the boys varsity race of the Palatine Cross Country Invitational in September.

      Mundelein High School's Carter Schorr finishes fifth in the boys varsity race of the Palatine Cross Country Invitational in September. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Morgan Frank, left, takes a shot over Wheeling's Nicole Niznik during a Class 4A regional girls basketball game.

      Mundelein High School's Morgan Frank, left, takes a shot over Wheeling's Nicole Niznik during a Class 4A regional girls basketball game. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School performs in the Class 2A final round of IHSA Competitive Dance championships.

      Mundelein High School performs in the Class 2A final round of IHSA Competitive Dance championships. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School cheerleaders coed team competes in the state finals.

      Mundelein High School cheerleaders coed team competes in the state finals. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Amanda Muench performs on balance beam at the state girls gymnastics championships.

      Mundelein High School's Amanda Muench performs on balance beam at the state girls gymnastics championships. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Colin Wade watches his tee shot fly at the North Suburban Conference boys golf tournament.

      Mundelein High School's Colin Wade watches his tee shot fly at the North Suburban Conference boys golf tournament. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Colin Wade during boys sectional golf.

      Mundelein High School's Colin Wade during boys sectional golf. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School's Conor Enright puts up a shot against Stevenson in a boys basketball game in Mundelein.

      Mundelein High School's Conor Enright puts up a shot against Stevenson in a boys basketball game in Mundelein. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:10 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 497

Valedictorian: Dillon Blake

 

Salutatorian: Adam Seskiewicz

Graduation speakers: Dillon Blake, Adam Seskiewicz and Stephanie Gutierrez.

Class officers: Alejandra Martinez, president; Stephanie Gutierez, vice president; and Nishi Shah, secretary

Athletic achievements:

• Boys soccer, 2019 IHSA Regional Champions

• Colin Wade, IHSA State Finals Boys Golf 20th place

• Dillion Blake and Carter Schorr, IHSA State Finals Boys Cross Country (Blake took 16th to earn his 2nd IHSA State cross country medal)

• Girls Swimming: IHSA state qualifiers Angela Bowes, Adry Kasemets, Anna Kokosinski, Sarah Parduhn, Riley Routledge and Mackenzie Strong (Kasemets, 100-meter breaststroke second place); Mackenzie Strong, Athletes With Disabilities 200-meter freestyle third place, 50-meter freestyle fourth place, 100-meter freestyle third place and 100-meter breaststroke fourth place

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• Boys Swimming: 2020 IHSA Sectional Champions (Team); Omar Fathallah, IHSA State Swimming Finals 2020 100-freestyle 9th place, 50-meter freestyle, 12th place

• Girls Basketball: Morgan Frank, the school's all-time scoring leader, finished her career with 1,557 points

• Boys Basketball: 30-4 season record (sectional finals) and 2020 IHSA Regional Champions

• Dance: IHSA State Finalists and sixth-place finish

• Cheerleading: IHSA State Finalists and eighth place coed team finish;

• Girls Gymnastics: IHSA Team State Final, sixth-place team finish, IHSA Regional Champions, IHSA Sectional second-place team, and best team score in school history (145.25); and Amanda Muench, IHSA State Finalist beam, 10th place

Extracurricular achievements -- music:

• Marching Band, Best Drum Majors in Class 3A at Robert Morris University Marching Festival

• Selected for District VII band: Ryan Burns, Louis Maligaya, Garrett Munz, Reynaldo Palacios, Brady Parks, Marta Sikora and Ricky Zeiger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Selected for All-State Band Festivities: Garrett Munz and Marta Sikora

• Reynaldo Palacios, Mundelein High School Concerto Competition winner Purdue Jazz Festival honor band

• Garrett Munz, outstanding soloist at Purdue Jazz Festival and the Jazz in the Meadows

• Lights, first place at Sauk Prairie and Fort Atkinson Show Choir Competitions

• SoundFX, second place at Sauk Prairie, Fort Atkinson, and Totino-Grace Show Choir Competitions

• Sound, second place at Sauk Prairie and Fort Atkinson Show Choir Competitions

• Noise show choir band, first place at Naperville North, Sauk Prairie

• Kira Buckner, best female soloist at the Sauk Prairie Competition and Fort Atkinson Show Choir Competitions

Extracurricular achievements-theater: Colin Nacion, All-State Theatre cast member; Becca Panos, All-State Theatre stage manager

Other extracurricular achievements:

• Miles Chubin, first place, regionals, Americanism Essay sponsored by American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary

• MacKenzie Stewart, fourth place in state American Legion Oratorical Contest, 24th annual Northwest Suburban Bar Association Mock Trial Invitational Best Witness of Invitational, 2020 Lake County Mock Trial Invitational -- Best Witness, and 2020 Lake County Mock Trial Invitational -- Best Attorney

• Allen Rodriguez, Crystal Pillar Award for his short fiction film titled "Somnum (sleep)" from the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

• Allen Rodriguez and Gabe Goldman, Midwest Media Educators, first-place finish in the seven-day challenge category, "For a Rainy Day" short film

• Joshua Bach and Corinne Corona, National Technical Honor Society inductees

• Ander Nuttall, first place, Sanfilippo Silent Film Festival

• Bri Sierzega, MMEA Film Festival, second place, commercial category

Theater productions: "An Evening of Student-Directed One Acts"; "The End of the World (with Prom to Follow)"; "The Elephant Man"; "Shakespeare Slam Team Showcase"; "The Curious Savage"; Chicago, IHSA Sectional Competition; "Guys & Dolls" (canceled due to COVID-19)

Homecoming Queen and King: Sophia Fejoo and Tyler Green

Homecoming theme: Dancing Through the Decade

What was new for the Class of 2020: Began freshman year with opening of new STEM building addition; last class to experience former block schedule which they had only freshman year

Notable visitors: Calvin Terrell

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: It is not just the talent and drive which makes the Class of 2020 special but how this class has reacted to adversity. Throughout their years at MHS, this class of students identified changes which would make MHS a better place for ALL students. Equity was a destination for this class, not just an empty platitude. Their concern for equity challenged long-standing expectations to expectations that all students were important. As the Class of 2020 celebrates their transition from high school to the rest of their lives, MHS wishes them the best in all they will do and we will be forever proud to call them Mustangs!

-- Principal Anthony Kroll

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