Wheaton Academy
Class of 2020
  • Wheaton Academy in West Chicago.

    Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation sign.

      Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation sign. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Academy 2020 graduates prepare to toss their caps during a virtual celebration.

    Wheaton Academy 2020 graduates prepare to toss their caps during a virtual celebration. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy

  • Wheaton Academy "home staying" sign.

    Wheaton Academy "home staying" sign. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy

  • Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation treats.

    Wheaton Academy 2020 graduation treats. Courtesy of Wheaton Academy

  • Wheaton Academy's Marcus Bult makes a move in front of Timothy Christian's Matija Marinkovich during a boys basketball game in Elmhurst.

      Wheaton Academy's Marcus Bult makes a move in front of Timothy Christian's Matija Marinkovich during a boys basketball game in Elmhurst. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Academy Principal Kori Hockett sits on a camel at the 50-yard line before a football game against Bishop McNamara. It was part of Homecoming Week activities.

      Wheaton Academy Principal Kori Hockett sits on a camel at the 50-yard line before a football game against Bishop McNamara. It was part of Homecoming Week activities. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Academy's Maxwell Scharnowski (11) celebrates with teammates at the end of the IHSA Class 2A Aurora Regional championship game against Marengo. Wheaton Academy won 50-40.

    Wheaton Academy's Maxwell Scharnowski (11) celebrates with teammates at the end of the IHSA Class 2A Aurora Regional championship game against Marengo. Wheaton Academy won 50-40. Daryl Quitalig/for Shaw Media Illinois

 
Updated 6/19/2020 7:21 AM

Graduates in Class of 2020: 161

Valedictorian: Caleb Rathbun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Salutatorian: Christofor Eklund

National Merit Scholars: Samuel Anliker, Anna Jerdee, Elliot Kraft, Caleb Rathbun, Maxwell Scharnowski, Graham Shelton

Athletic achievements:

• Girls Tennis: Olivia Hamm and Ellie Howland, all state

• Soccer: Logan Finnegan, all state, MSC Player of the Year; Jack Lietchy, all sectional; Team Regional Champion

• Boys Basketball: Marcus Bult, all area, new member of 1,000 point club; Team Regional Champion

• Cross Country: Team state qualifier

• Golf: Team state qualifier

Extracurricular achievements: Senior Kelsie Benware ILMEA District IX for choir

Theater productions: "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Beauty and the Beast"

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Homecoming court: Sam Anliker and Elizabeth Gieser, Nate Bierly and Britta Swoboda, Garret Bittner and Imani Hillmer, Marcus Bult and Emma Goebel, Lars Cassel and Kathryn Ryken, Caleb Rathbun and Gigi Jones, Jeremiah Staten and Hannah Young

Homecoming theme: "Pass the WAux"

What was new for the Class of 2020: Science and Technology Wing built; new Principal Kori Hockett

Notable visitors: Lisa Beamer, Wes Stafford

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2020: The class of 2020 has grown and used their potential for good at Wheaton Academy. They have set the bar high for academic, athletic and artistic achievement. They have served our school, our community and our students. Their heart and character have been revealed even more brightly as they have risen up to lead our school during these difficult circumstances. Where other seniors may have focused on what they missed, this class focused on what they could give. We will miss them greatly.

-- Principal Kori Hockett

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