Prospect High School
Class of 2020
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      Prospect High School Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect High School graduation sign on Prospect Manor in Mount Prospect.

      Prospect High School graduation sign on Prospect Manor in Mount Prospect. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The Prospect Marching Knights won first place in Class 3A at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival.

    The Prospect Marching Knights won first place in Class 3A at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival. Courtesy of Prospect Marching Knights

  • Prospect High School's Josh Moellenkamp glides across the finish line of the 55-meter dash in first place at the 2018 Mid Suburban League boys and girls indoor track meet at North Central College in Naperville.

      Prospect High School's Josh Moellenkamp glides across the finish line of the 55-meter dash in first place at the 2018 Mid Suburban League boys and girls indoor track meet at North Central College in Naperville. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect High School's Matt Woloch and Chase Larsen celebrate the win against Buffalo Grove as teammates hoist the trophy in the regional championship game.

      Prospect High School's Matt Woloch and Chase Larsen celebrate the win against Buffalo Grove as teammates hoist the trophy in the regional championship game. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect High School's Brian Doherty runs the ball against Rolling Meadows during a varsity football at George Gattas Memorial Stadium.

    Prospect High School's Brian Doherty runs the ball against Rolling Meadows during a varsity football at George Gattas Memorial Stadium. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Prospect High School's Adam Ryerson celebrates with teammates late in the win against DeKalb in a first round Class 7A playoff football game.

      Prospect High School's Adam Ryerson celebrates with teammates late in the win against DeKalb in a first round Class 7A playoff football game. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Prospect's Ryan Traviolia catches a pass as Glenbard East's Mashar Lewis defends in a football game in Lombard.

      Prospect's Ryan Traviolia catches a pass as Glenbard East's Mashar Lewis defends in a football game in Lombard. John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2018

  • Prospect High School senior speaker Angela Romanelli addressed the 2020 graduating class in a virtual commencement ceremony.

    Prospect High School senior speaker Angela Romanelli addressed the 2020 graduating class in a virtual commencement ceremony. Courtesy of Township District 214

  • Prospect High School senior speaker Alex DiGiulio addressed the 2020 graduating class in a virtual commencement ceremony.

    Prospect High School senior speaker Alex DiGiulio addressed the 2020 graduating class in a virtual commencement ceremony. Courtesy of Township District 214

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:10 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 528

Graduation speakers: Alex DiGiulio and Angie Romanelli

 

Student Council President: Elizabeth Farrar

Academic achievements: Ryan Kupperman, Illinois Journalist of the Year 2020

Perfect ACTs: Lindsey Perone and Alexander Rau

Athletic achievements: Jo Neuhalfen, 2019 Badminton IHSA State, 8th place; John Moellenkamp, 2019 IHSA State, third place, long jump; 2019 IHSA Girls Cross Country Regional/Sectional Champs; 2020 Boys Basketball Regional Champs; and 2020 Wrestling Regional Champs

Extracurricular achievements: 2019 IHSA State Journalism, second place; Prospect Marching Knights performed at the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; The Prospector-Columbia Press Association, Hybrid Publication Silver Award, 2020

Theater productions: "Comedy Sportz High School Edition"; world premiere "Horse Play"; "How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying"; "Me, My Selfie, and I, Disaster- The Musical" (canceled due to COVID)

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Homecoming Queen and King: Ella Knee and Alex Lasky

Homecoming theme: A Knight on the Boardwalk

What was new for the Class of 2020: Natatorium; and new principal, Greg Minter

Notable visitors: Chicago Bears practiced on campus in August 2017; and Mike Smith of "The Harbor" in 2018

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The Class of 2020 will never be forgotten due to the unfortunate timing of the pandemic and their culminating senior events. While I have received communications from students expressing sadness and frustration at what has been lost, which is normal and understandable, at the same time, the students have expressed gratitude and hope for the future. The Class of 2020 will be our future community, state, and national leaders. I can assure the public that these young people are ready and capable. Their hearts and minds are what our country needs. I will not forget their determination.

-- Principal Greg Minter

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