Fenton High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Aixa Audrey Benitez-Rojo makes a Scholar Address during Fenton High School graduation. "It's time to believe in yourself," she told classmates. Benitez-Rojo was one of two students to make Scholar Addresses as part of the ceremonies.

    Aixa Audrey Benitez-Rojo makes a Scholar Address during Fenton High School graduation. "It's time to believe in yourself," she told classmates. Benitez-Rojo was one of two students to make Scholar Addresses as part of the ceremonies. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Anthony Wick waits for Fenton High School's commencement ceremonies to begin at the school in Bensenville. "This is not how I imagined my senior year would end," Wick said of the pandemic, "but we made the best of it."

    Anthony Wick waits for Fenton High School's commencement ceremonies to begin at the school in Bensenville. "This is not how I imagined my senior year would end," Wick said of the pandemic, "but we made the best of it." Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

  • Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Fenton High School in Bensenville. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Fenton senior Frank Krygier (11) reels in a long pass over Bartlett's Nicholas Bucaro (6) during football at Serpico Field Saturday April 17, 2021 in Melrose Park.

    Fenton senior Frank Krygier (11) reels in a long pass over Bartlett's Nicholas Bucaro (6) during football at Serpico Field Saturday April 17, 2021 in Melrose Park. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Right: Fenton senior quarterback Nickolas Benn during football at Serpico Field on April 17, 2021 in Melrose Park.

    Right: Fenton senior quarterback Nickolas Benn during football at Serpico Field on April 17, 2021 in Melrose Park. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Fenton senior Nickolas Benn, left, pictured with his coach Matthew Lynch, won the Chicago Bears Community High School All-Star award.

    Fenton senior Nickolas Benn, left, pictured with his coach Matthew Lynch, won the Chicago Bears Community High School All-Star award. Courtesy Fenton High School

  • Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville.

    Commencement ceremonies at Fenton High School in Bensenville. Patrick Kunzer for the Daily Herald

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:35 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 350

Graduates in Top 5% of class: Aixa Audrey Benitez Rojo; Patrick Joseph Block; Natalie Mercedes Chaidez; Daisy Cossio; Kyle A. Cruz; Cecilia Liseth Flores; Jason Michael Rocco Garcia; Maryam H. Ghanimah; Eric Daniel Moreno; Analisa Murillo; Izabella Nicole Niemczuk; Karolina Pasek; Olivia Nicole Pebler; Kylie Mckenna Peterson; Julia G. Rihani; Lylli Rodriguez; Brianna Tellez.

 

Graduation Speakers: Maryam Ghanimah and Aixa Benitez Rojo

Class Council President: Kylie Peterson

Theater productions:

• Sister Act -- Musical

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

• Virtual music department concerts and recitals

• Virtual art show

• Theater -- plays and musical livestreamed

• Virtual Athletic and Activities Fair

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

The pandemic. They were extremely resilient with the guidance of their parents and the teachers. Our Band and Choir maintained morale by posting virtual concerts. Our athletic coaches had virtual workouts. We had administrators and staff visit student homes to check on them. The class of 2021 had two drive-in movies. They also figured out a way to have a Senior Brunch, Senior Awards and graduation.

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