Glenbard North High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Cameron Banaszynski shows off his diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony May 21, in Carol Stream.

    Cameron Banaszynski shows off his diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony May 21, in Carol Stream. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sophia Alvarado receives her diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony.

    Sophia Alvarado receives her diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Graduates look on during the Glenbard North High School commencement ceremony May 21, in Carol Stream.

    Graduates look on during the Glenbard North High School commencement ceremony May 21, in Carol Stream. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jaiden Aguayo is acknowledged with the other Glenbard North High School graduates that will be entering the armed services.

    Jaiden Aguayo is acknowledged with the other Glenbard North High School graduates that will be entering the armed services. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Maryam Atcha gives a fist bump before she receives her diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony.

    Maryam Atcha gives a fist bump before she receives her diploma during the Glenbard North High School graduation ceremony. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown despite pressure from Lake Park's defense.

    Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown despite pressure from Lake Park's defense. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North running back Denhim Betney stiff arms a defender.

    Glenbard North running back Denhim Betney stiff arms a defender. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's Sarah Ozeki performs on the uneven parallel bars during the District 87 meet at Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard North's Sarah Ozeki performs on the uneven parallel bars during the District 87 meet at Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn. Mike Mantucca for Shaw Media

  • Glenbard North's Cameron Guy competes in the Triple Jump event at the Class 3A Lake Park Girl's Track & Field Sectional in Roselle.

    Glenbard North's Cameron Guy competes in the Triple Jump event at the Class 3A Lake Park Girl's Track & Field Sectional in Roselle. Karen Naess for Shaw Media

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:39 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 549

Highest Honors graduates: Kameron Alwan; Arsima Araya; Ashley Avelar; Alexa Bachara; Joshua Baker; Maxwell Bartkowiak; Krishaan Bhagat; Madison Breck; Josef Alvin Calaunan; Kezia Chacko; Michelle Contreras Altuve; AlyssaMarie Cordero; Nicholas Dejesus; Chandni Desai; Katelyn Dinh; Jimmy Doan; Cynthia Doma; Makayla Dove; Nicholas Exconde; Teagan Flanagan; Jacob Glowacki; Angel Gutierrez; Cindy Ha; Kevin Ha; Riley Hernandez; Sophia Hernandez; Hayley Janssen; Emma Jeske; Biji John; Daisuke Kamiuchi; Hayley Kieu; Olivia Kulig; Wynona Lam; Maria Langtiw; Alison Latoria; Anthony Lopez; Monica Lopuszynski; Matthew Lozano; Aditya Matiwala; Grace McHenry; Vidhi Mehta; Areesh Nadeem; Athira Nair; Carol Ngo; Tri Nguyen; Alexander Nguyen; John Nguyen; Isabella Nicholson; Areli Ocampo; Mitchell Oinonen; Charles O'Leary; Diana Orea; Sarah Ozeki; Alexandra Pablo; Kamya Parikh; Julie Paska; Vidhi Patel; Ishita Patel; Shivani Patel; Annika Patel; Neil Patel; Helly Patel; Vyapti Patel; Devanshi Patel; Pavel Paunov; Anna Pedraza; Rida Qureshi; SophiaRose Raval; Rija Raza; Aelia Rizvi; Mariam Rizvi; Rohan Rughani; Lauren Ryan; Talwasa Safi; Jay Sangani; Neil Sawant; Mohammadazaan Shaikh; Sebastian Shenny; Kyra Shreve; Nicholas Shute; Kathryn Sievers; Elizabeth Slobodecki; Sarah Starinsky; Sonia Elizabeth Sunny; Henry Szklanny; Cindy Tran; Hetansh Trivedi; Bridget Ulbert; Logan Van Lerberghe; Vinay Varghese Vellara; Narain Vazquez; Khushali Vyas.

 

Graduation Speakers: Emma Falkiewicz, Athira Nair and Ashley Stastny.

National Merit Commended Students: Joshua Baker, Madison Breck, Wilson King, Neil Patel and Cindy Ha

National Merit Finalists: Mitchell James Oinonen, Vinay Mathew Varghese Vellara

Advanced Placement: 757 students signed up for 1,357 AP tests, the largest number of test takers ever.

Livingston Human Relations Award: Jhon Camancho Noriega, Brigitte McGuire, Hetansh Trivedi, Vidhi Patel, Julie Paska, Cindy Ha, Alexander Sitman, Sachi Patel, Ishita Patel and Arsima Araya

Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy: 122 seniors earned recognition as being proficient in two or more languages.

Presidential Award of Academic Excellence: 123 seniors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for their academic excellence.

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All Conference Athletes: Brooke Westra -- Girls Golf; Sage Hills -- Girls Tennis; Sofia Raval -- Girls Tennis; Jake Bonnema -- Boys Basketball; Justina Hernandez -- Girls Basketball; Rachel Cheslick -- Cheerleading; Caleigh Lindquist -- Cheerleading; Brigette McGuire -- Cheerleading; Gianna Colantuono -- Dance; Sarah Ozeki -- Gymnastics; Martin Argirov -- Soccer; Gabriel Jurado -- Soccer; Haley Janssen -- Volleyball; Jacob Cicero -- Football; Denhim Betney -- Football

IHSA All State: Sage Hills -- Tennis; Martin Argirov -- Soccer

Theater productions:

• Pageant Play

• 10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine

• Glenbard North's Got TALENT

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

• Senior Scholarship and Awards Night: Held in-person, with groups of 50 or less

• PROMinsing Event: Held on-campus in following all safety guidelines

• Graduation: Held on-campus and broken out into three sessions

• Seniors Give Back Food Drive for Neighborhood Food Pantries

• Seniors Chalk the Walk and Paint the Window

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Senior Final Farewell to Campus

• Senior Sunrise Yoga

• Senior Mini Golf with Carol Stream Park District

• Senior Paint the Parking Lot

• Senior T-shirts, Yard Signs and Postcards

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

Our senior class did not have a traditional school year. They were challenged with hybrid and remote instruction, and many celebratory events such as Homecoming and pep rallies were not able to take place. However, the senior class demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping us adapt and develop alternative events. Our Theater students worked very hard and put on three different virtual productions. Indian Student Association held a virtual show. Students involved in extracurricular activities were able to meet virtually or in-person following safety guidelines. Our athletes followed safety guidelines and all sports were able to compete. Academically, Glenbard North set a school record for the number of seniors graduating with Highest Honors. Our seniors were recognized for their academic accomplishments at Scholarship and Awards Night.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

The 2020-2021 school year may have been challenging, however it will certainly be memorable. Overall, I am extremely proud of our senior class for demonstrating resilience and leadership over the past 12 months. This is a special group of students and I wish them the best of luck in all future endeavors. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 -- We Are Proud of You!

-- Principal John Mensik

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