Barrington High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Barrington High School senior Ivan Rodriguez heads to the staging area prior to the start of commencement ceremonies at the school.

    Barrington High School senior Ivan Rodriguez heads to the staging area prior to the start of commencement ceremonies at the school. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Cameron Marchese delivers an address to her classmates during graduation ceremonies at the school on May 29.

    Cameron Marchese delivers an address to her classmates during graduation ceremonies at the school on May 29. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Graduates are seated on the football field during the Class of 2021 commencement ceremony at Barrington High School.

    Graduates are seated on the football field during the Class of 2021 commencement ceremony at Barrington High School. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington senior Bryan Smith, right, celebrates a touchdown run with teammates.

    Barrington senior Bryan Smith, right, celebrates a touchdown run with teammates. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington senior Aidan Lew (11) celebrates his first-half goal with teammates during a boys soccer game against Conant in Barrington.

    Barrington senior Aidan Lew (11) celebrates his first-half goal with teammates during a boys soccer game against Conant in Barrington. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • A new main entrance with a canopy is part of the proposed $62 million renovation plan for Barrington High School.

    A new main entrance with a canopy is part of the proposed $62 million renovation plan for Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington Area Unit School District 220

  • An atrium featuring a new commons area for students would be created at the main entrance to Barrington High School as part of a proposed $62 million renovation plan.

    An atrium featuring a new commons area for students would be created at the main entrance to Barrington High School as part of a proposed $62 million renovation plan. Courtesy of Barrington Area Unit School District 220

  • The Barrington High School chess team took second place at the Illinois State Chess Tournament.

    The Barrington High School chess team took second place at the Illinois State Chess Tournament. Courtesy of Jeff Doles

  • Barrington High School.

    Barrington High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Marian, a Barrington High School senior and a member of the National Honor Society, carries trees that will be planted on village resident's property during an event this spring in partnership with Tree-Plentish.

    Dan Marian, a Barrington High School senior and a member of the National Honor Society, carries trees that will be planted on village resident's property during an event this spring in partnership with Tree-Plentish. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington cheerleaders pause during the national anthem during the last football game of the spring season against Prospect High School.

    Barrington cheerleaders pause during the national anthem during the last football game of the spring season against Prospect High School. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's football stadium is lit up during the last football game of the spring season against Prospect High School.

    Barrington's football stadium is lit up during the last football game of the spring season against Prospect High School. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington football fans cheer on their team during the final game of the 2021 spring season.

    Barrington football fans cheer on their team during the final game of the 2021 spring season. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington senior Justice Cromwell (31) pressures Prospect quarterback Gary Moeller (2).

    Barrington senior Justice Cromwell (31) pressures Prospect quarterback Gary Moeller (2). Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.comBarrington senior Felicia Guagliardo hits against Fremd in a girls volleyball match in Barrington Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

    John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.comBarrington senior Felicia Guagliardo hits against Fremd in a girls volleyball match in Barrington Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

  • Barrington senior quarterback Peter Anderson, right, looks for a receiver.

    Barrington senior quarterback Peter Anderson, right, looks for a receiver. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Songs for a New World performance at Barrington High School.

    Songs for a New World performance at Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington High School

  • Barrington High School's IHSA All State Academic Team member Molly FitzPatrick.

    Barrington High School's IHSA All State Academic Team member Molly FitzPatrick. Courtesy of Barrington High School

  • Decision day at Barrington High School.

    Decision day at Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington High School

  • Decision day at Barrington High School.

    Decision day at Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington High School

  • Decision day at Barrington High School.

    Decision day at Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington High School

  • Decision day at Barrington High School.

    Decision day at Barrington High School. Courtesy of Barrington High School

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:29 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 708

2021 Graduation MCs: Katie DeGrazia, Jessica Bergman, Nora Rafaty, Aliyyah Zaidi, Johannah Lim, Alex Lynn, Laasya Maruvada, Maggie Graves

 

2021 Graduation Student Speakers: Cameron Marchese, Megha Rao, Caroline Prentiss, Grace Tripathy

Homecoming Ambassadors: Peter Anderson (senior) and Gracy Tripathy (senior)

Significant individual or team athletic achievements: Senior Molly Fitzpatrick was named to the 2020-21 IHSA All-State Academic Team and the BHS chess team placed second in the IHSA state competition.

Theater productions:

• 2020-21 Musical: Songs for a New World

• Fall Play: War of the Worlds

• Fall Experimental: An Evening Edgar Allan Poe

New for 2020-21 School Year: Winter Wonderfest, held in December 2020, was an outdoor drive-through event at BHS which featured live performances, tree displays, and much more.

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

• Prom: On Saturday, May 15 at Westin Hotel in Itasca. Traditionally it is a senior/junior prom. This year it will only be seniors. The theme is "Golden 20s"

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• Graduation: Typically BHS graduation is held on a Friday evening at Willow Creek Community Church. This year, it will be held outside on a Saturday at Barrington Community Stadium. There will be four ceremonies throughout the day in order to follow COVID-19 capacity guidelines.

• Decision Day: This celebration took place on April 30. It included a celebratory car parade, as well as a celebration in the BHS cafeteria with cookies and pictures with postsecondary college flags.

• Senior Celebration: Typically the graduates attend a boat cruise at night on Lake Michigan. This year they will be enjoying a day at Six Flags Great America with limited capacity.

What were the most significant challenges faced by the Class of 2021 and how did they overcome them?

Rather than focusing on a challenge faced by the Class of 2021, it is a better representation of this class to share a community challenge the Class of 2021 identified and how they worked to overcome it. During the holiday season our students recognized that many families and individuals would be isolated as the result of COVID mitigation efforts. The Class of 2021 worked with staff and their fellow students to develop the Winter Wonderfest. Winter Wonderfest was a drive through music and lights festival that brought some holiday cheer to the Barrington community.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

In spite of multiple disruptions and course corrections during the past year, the Barrington High School Class of 2021 has embraced opportunities to develop and share their academic, fine art, athletic, and philanthropic talents with our community. Whether presenting a play on the front steps, livestreaming a competition to family or friends, or hosting special community events, they have embraced every opportunity. Their flexibility, grace, and sincere appreciation is unprecedented.

-- Principal Steve McWilliams

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