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

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

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  • Wauconda's Donovan Carter moves to the net against St. Francis in a Class 3A boys basketball sectional semifinal game.

    Wauconda's Donovan Carter moves to the net against St. Francis in a Class 3A boys basketball sectional semifinal game. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Senior Emilee Harris waves to people watching the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda.

      Senior Emilee Harris waves to people watching the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • People cheer for Wauconda High School graduates as they pass in cars during a "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda.

      People cheer for Wauconda High School graduates as they pass in cars during a "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Senior Savannah Johnson waves from a passing car during the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda.

      Senior Savannah Johnson waves from a passing car during the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda High School Future Business Leaders of America, including senior Sonakshi Garr, right, served dinner to more than 115 people at the American Legion in Wauconda. Dinners also were delivered to families unable to attend.

    Wauconda High School Future Business Leaders of America, including senior Sonakshi Garr, right, served dinner to more than 115 people at the American Legion in Wauconda. Dinners also were delivered to families unable to attend. Courtesy of Wendy Mills

  • Daily Herald File PhotoWauconda senior Donovan Carter, left, and Garrison Carter leap for joy as Wauconda celebrates a win over St. Francis in a Class 3A boys basketball sectional semifinal game.

    Daily Herald File PhotoWauconda senior Donovan Carter, left, and Garrison Carter leap for joy as Wauconda celebrates a win over St. Francis in a Class 3A boys basketball sectional semifinal game.

  • Wauconda goalkeeper Preston Chartier defends against McHenry's Nate Reinhart in a boys soccer game.

      Wauconda goalkeeper Preston Chartier defends against McHenry's Nate Reinhart in a boys soccer game. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda High School dancers perform in the Class 2A final round of IHSA Competitive Dance Finals.

      Wauconda High School dancers perform in the Class 2A final round of IHSA Competitive Dance Finals. Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:09 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 319

Highest honors graduates: 41 Distinguished Honors Students

 

Graduation speakers: Jasmin McKeel, Hallie Fedorowicz and Sonakshi Garr

Class officers: President Wendy Haro, Vice President Bailey Burke

National Merit Finalist: Mikala Kantorski

National Merit Commended Students: Riley Aldrich, Bradly Nolan and Karly Pikel.

Athletic achievements:

• Jessie Pakaski qualified for the IHSA State Cross Country meet and finished 24th for All-State accolades.

• Megan Hackman and Sophie Esquivel qualified for the IHSA State Girls Tennis meet, doubles, and finished 12th

• Preston Chartier was named to the All-Sectional soccer team as goalie

• Competitive Cheer qualified for the IHSA state finals

• Competitive Dance qualified for the IHSA state finals

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• Jasmine McKeel won the Girls Bowling IHSA Sectionals and qualified for the IHSA state finals

• Boys Basketball won a share of the NLCC Conference Championship and an IHSA Regional Championship, a first since 1979. They advanced to the IHSA Sectional Championship and the Sweet 16.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Future Health Care Professionals State Awards: Caitlin Hriljac, state champion and national qualifier for Health Career Photography; Ritika Jawale, second place and national qualifier for Pharmacology; Emily Vo, Top 10 finish (Organizational Leadership Award), Manav Kordia, Top 10 finish (Cultural Diversities and Disparities in Healthcare)

• Band: Emily McGovern, All-State selection, Future Music Educators Award

• Math Team Regional Results: Algebra -- Ashley Chan and Olivia Czyz's state qualifiers. Algebra team placed first and qualified for state (Ashley Chan, Olivia Czyz, Lena Braunschweig, Brandon Kantorski, and Andrew O'Shea). Junior/Senior eight person team -- first place and state qualifier; Alan Diaz, Mikayla Kantorski, Sean Fox, Caitlin Hriljac, Keira Funni, Manav Kordia, Taylor Lee and Conor O'Shea; Overall fourth place regional team finish

• Future Business Leaders of America: March of Dimes -- Northern Area Conference third place for most money raised; Best Educational Campaign first place, Lacey Coyne; Scrits Networking with Business Project -- Lacey Coyne and Bridgette Galve (report on a local entrepreneur); Business Achievement Awards: Eeshan Garr, Karly Pikel; Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit; Who's Who -- Sonakshi Garr, fourth place; Robert T. Stickler Award, first place; Business Person of the Year -- Wauconda High School Mentor Scott Skinger; Newsletter Contribution, first place; Northern Area Vice President: Bridgette Galve; State President -- Eeshann Garr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Theater productions: "Pirates of Penzance"

Homecoming theme: Wizard of Oz, "No Place Like Home"

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The class of 2020 will forever be a class to remember as they had to learn a new reality, along with overcoming the loss of so many traditional events associated with their final months of school. I am very proud of how our Bulldogs demonstrated their resilience and have persevered, and these experiences will only make them better and more prepared for their next steps in life.

-- Principal Daniel Klett

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