St. Edward Central Catholic High School
Class of 2020
  • St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin.

      St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • St. Edward Central Catholic High School 2020 graduation sign.

      St. Edward Central Catholic High School 2020 graduation sign. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Homecoming with an 80s theme at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    Homecoming with an 80s theme at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • Madeline Ellsworth is this year's valedictorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    Madeline Ellsworth is this year's valedictorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • Maximillian Marquez is this year's co-salutatorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    Maximillian Marquez is this year's co-salutatorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • Rachel Martini is this year's co-salutatorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    Rachel Martini is this year's co-salutatorian at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • St. Edward's players defend a shot against Timothy Christian during a varsity boys basketball game in Elgin.

    St. Edward's players defend a shot against Timothy Christian during a varsity boys basketball game in Elgin. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Timothy Christian's Marquis Johnson takes a shot under pressure from St. Edward's Aidan Franklin, left, in a varsity boys basketball game in Elgin.

    Timothy Christian's Marquis Johnson takes a shot under pressure from St. Edward's Aidan Franklin, left, in a varsity boys basketball game in Elgin. Daily Herald File Photo

  • St. Edward girls basketball players defend a shot from an Aurora Central Catholic player during a regional basketball game in West Chicago.

      St. Edward girls basketball players defend a shot from an Aurora Central Catholic player during a regional basketball game in West Chicago. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Central Catholic senior Colin Dean, left, battles for a rebound with St. Edward's JP McGuire during a boys basketball game.

    Aurora Central Catholic senior Colin Dean, left, battles for a rebound with St. Edward's JP McGuire during a boys basketball game. Daily Herald file Photo

  • St. Edward High School cheerleader Lola Jarzemsky, bottom left, shows off their 3rd place trophy with her teammates at state finals in Bloomington.

      St. Edward High School cheerleader Lola Jarzemsky, bottom left, shows off their 3rd place trophy with her teammates at state finals in Bloomington. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois state scholars at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    Illinois state scholars at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • St. Edward High School seniors at the IHSA second round football playoff game.

    St. Edward High School seniors at the IHSA second round football playoff game. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • The Senior Strong parade at St. Edward High School in Elgin.

    The Senior Strong parade at St. Edward High School in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Edward Central Catholic High School

  • The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride. Jan Schroeder of Elgin shows school spirit as the parade rolls through the streets of Elgin.

      The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride. Jan Schroeder of Elgin shows school spirit as the parade rolls through the streets of Elgin. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride. Team pride came from Kelley McDonald, Tim Jarzemsky, Maggie Jarzemsky and Carly Ogletree as they spell out their school's name for all to see.

      The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride. Team pride came from Kelley McDonald, Tim Jarzemsky, Maggie Jarzemsky and Carly Ogletree as they spell out their school's name for all to see. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride.

      The St. Edward community rolls out their Friday Night Lights car parade in front of the high school as a symbol of hope, perseverance and Green Wave pride. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/9/2020 1:17 PM

Number of graduates in Class of 2020: 80

Valedictorian: Madeline Ellsworth

 

Co-Salutatorians: Maximillian Marquez and Rachel Martini

Class officers: Lola Jarzemsky, president; Michael Azar, vice president; Chris Riedle, treasurer; Rachel Martini, secretary

Academic achievements:

• St. Edward Class of 2020 offered $6.9 million in scholarships.

• Illinois State Scholars: Chloe Davies, Alex Doruelo, Madeline Ellsworth, Maeve Jackson, Joshua Johansen, Maximillian Marquez, Rachel Martini, Evan Sajtar, Lexi Wisniewski

• National Honor Society: Chloe Davies, Milka Deinla, Ian Diamond, Madeline Ellsworth, Stephanie Fowle, Lola Jarzemsky, Jlana von Rohr, Mary Ellen Kessuvan, Maximillian Marquez, Rachel Martini, Michael Mindykowski, Sebastian Oquendo, Samantha Ottinger, Jacob Ramos, Sara Schuck, Abigail Shepley, Ellys Stasinski, Bianca Ventimiglia

• Top 10% of Senior Class: Chloe Davies, Alex Doruelo, Madeline Ellsworth, Joshua Johansen, Maximillian Marquez, Rachel Martini, Evan Sajtar, Ellys Stasinski

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• High Honor Roll: Luke Breier, Chloe Davies, Milka Deinla, Ian Diamond, Alex Doruelo, Madeline Ellsworth, Stephanie Fowle, Maeve Jackson, Joshua Johansen, Mary Ellen Kessuvan, Maximillian Marquez, Rachel Martini, Sebastian Oquendo, Samantha Ottinger, Molly Clair Peebles, Evan Sajtar, Sara Schuck, Ellys Stasinski, Bianca Ventimiglia, Jlana von Rohr, Lexi Wisniewski

• Honor Roll: Chase Brieger, Marisa Broertjes, Jasmin Carachure, Andrew Cielak, Christian Costales, John Paul Domingo, Destiny Gonzalez, Arianna Gorniak, Mariela Martinez-Guzman, Taylor Hartman, Lola Jarzemsky, Elise Kruska, Michael Mindykowski, Konrad Mozdzen, Sarah Pottorff, Jacob Ramos, Amanda Saunders, Abigail Shepley

Scholarships: Cecile Baier Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Sebastian Oquendo; Charlotte Wetzel Memorial Scholarship, $500, Jlana von Rohr; Claudia Warner Award, $250, Rachel Martini; Greg True Award, $250, Evan Sajtar; Father Schneider Scholarship Award, $250, Sebastian Oquendo; Margaret Ollayos Award, Samantha Ottinger; Rotary Interact Scholarships, $3,000, Abigail Shepley; $2,000, Taylor Hartman; $2,000, Rachel Martini; $1,500, Mary Ellen Kessuvan; $1,500, Samantha Ottinger; $1,500, Jlana von Rohr.

Other awards: Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Citizenship Award, Evan Sajtar; Daughters of the American Revolutions Essay Finalist, $50, Jlana von Rohr; Resource Bank Centennial Service Award, Abigail Shepley; St. Timothy Award, Molly Claire Peebles, Sebastian Oquendo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Athletic achievements:

• Competitive cheer, IHSA State Third Place

• Football, second Round of IHSA 2A Playoffs

• Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Scholarships: Chase Brieger, Madeline Ellsworth, Josh Johansen, Rachel Martini and Evan Sajtar

• St. Edward Booster Club "3 for 4" Award (3 Sports for 4 Years): Madeline Ellsworth, Evan Sajtar

• St. Edward Booster Club Senior Athlete Award: Madeline Ellsworth, Chase Brieger

Senior Class gift: Landscape enhancements for The Paul Herrmann Walk of Champions

Homecoming Queen and King: Taylor Hartman and Evan Sajtar

Homecoming theme: 80s Movies

What was new for the Class of 2020: The Paul Herrmann Walk of Champions honoring 40 years of dedication and stewardship as administrator, faculty and coach at St. Edward CCHS; Brian Tekampe, new principal/superintendent 2019-2020 school year

Notable visitors: "I'll Push You" authors Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award winners; University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball team, including accomplished Paralympian athletes.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: Congratulations to all of our seniors! What a year it has been -- it's been a whirlwind for me and surely for each of you. I will never forget your friendliness and acceptance towards me throughout my first year at St. Edward. I know that we all wish the year would have ended under different circumstances and been able to say our proper "goodbyes" to conclude the year. I remain hopeful that we'll still get the opportunity to celebrate graduation and send you off properly. I will continue to pray for God's Blessing on each of you!

-- Superintendent/Principal Brian Tekampe

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