Graduates in Class of 2020: 639
Valedictorian: Brandon Snipe
Salutatorian: Alexandra Spires
Graduation speakers: Brandon Snipe and McKenna Eichholz
Class officers: McKenna Eichholz, president; Kaithlyn Petratos, vice president; Mercedes Alejandre, secretary; Aileen Lopez, treasurer
Athletic achievements: 2020 State Championship Coed Cheerleading Team
Theatre productions: "Peter and the Starcatcher" (fall play), "Little Shop of Horrors" (winter musical).
Homecoming theme: Disney/Pixar
What was new for the Class of 2020: We're currently undergoing construction on our new and improved studio for the Beacon Academy of Digital and Media Arts. We added lights and a press box to our stadium and hosted our first ever night game in September.
Notable visitors: Jarrett Payton
Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: Class of 2020 ... This has most certainly not been the way you would want your high school career to end, with a virtual graduation three weeks after your regularly planned graduation at the Sears Centre. It's most certainly not the way that your parents, your teachers and staff at South Elgin, and I would either. We all miss the traditions and events that bridge the gap from high school to the world that
awaits. We all miss the proms, the concerts, the games, in-person student recognitions of scholarships and awards and for me the annual meeting with seniors to talk about the ideas for the Senior prank! You will go on to do great things and I can't wait to watch you all shine! Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
-- Principal Brian Moran