Glenbard South High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Glenbard South High School seniors march together at the start of their graduation ceremony held at the school's football stadium in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard South High School seniors march together at the start of their graduation ceremony held at the school's football stadium in Glen Ellyn. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard South High School held its graduation ceremony at the school's football stadium in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard South High School held its graduation ceremony at the school's football stadium in Glen Ellyn. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comGlenbard South High School seniors look on during commencement ceremonies held at the school's football stadium.

    Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comGlenbard South High School seniors look on during commencement ceremonies held at the school's football stadium.

  • Glenbard South High School.

    Glenbard South High School. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn. Daily Herald file Photo

  • Glenbard South senior Jake Larson (11) and Bartlett's Spencer Medendorp collide as they head the ball in a boys soccer game in Streamwood.

    Glenbard South senior Jake Larson (11) and Bartlett's Spencer Medendorp collide as they head the ball in a boys soccer game in Streamwood. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard South senior Val Saboriendo competes on the vault in a boys gymnastics meet against Stevenson and Andrew high schools.

    Glenbard South senior Val Saboriendo competes on the vault in a boys gymnastics meet against Stevenson and Andrew high schools. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard South senior Yazan Blan (30) goes up for a shot under pressure from Streamwood's Darrel Luce (24) during a boys basketball game.

    Glenbard South senior Yazan Blan (30) goes up for a shot under pressure from Streamwood's Darrel Luce (24) during a boys basketball game. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:33 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 263

Highest Honors graduates: Ibrahim Ahad, Riyaz Ahmed, Ryan Allspach, Ashley Boro, Ethan Christie, John Clingen, Joshua Dawson, Sophie Deitch, Taylor Erickson, Lance Evans, Gustavo Fonseca, Lija Gaikis, Nicholas Gelino, Trevor Gelino, Owen Hausken, Ryan Johnson, Olivia Kempfe, Anam Khan, Abigail Knight, Abigail Kunz, Stefan Loest, Jack Madary, Patrick McMahon, Charles Menard, Ethan Mesina, John Miller, Mira Murthy, Katherine Musto, Alana O'Dowd, Angela Pescatore, Christopher Petropoulos, Max Riebock, Jessica Sadorf, Kian Sandoval, Sydney Shures, Raffe Siddiqui, Elnora Stewart, Jaden Tran, Sara Vanpelt, Gillian Weesner, Anna Widicus, Alexandra Wilharm, and Madaline Witort.

 

Graduation Speaker: Kelly Anderson, Student Council President

Recipients of significant academic awards: Olivia Kollias, DuPage Illinois Principal Association; Ethan Mesina, Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Year

Extracurricular achievements:

• Illinois Music Education Association recognition: Sofia Grimes, Violin; Stefan Loest, Jazz Tenor Sax; Norman (Luke) Aliga, Piccolo; Gabrielle Michael, French horn; Matthew King, Euphonium; David Ankerberg, Tuba

Theater productions:

• Clue: Stay at home version

• Rewind & Revive: Ten Years of South Theater

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic?

Senior Awards and Scholarship Ceremony, Prom, Athletic Recognition, Commencement

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

Education as we know it changed dramatically. The Class of 2021 demonstrated their resiliency and adaptability as they navigated the changes between remote (livestreaming), hybrid and in-person learning. When the opportunity arose, this group of students resumed their passion for athletics and extracurricular activities.

Principal's reflection on the Class of 2021:

The Class of 2021 made a tremendous impact on student life and the community when they entered the hallways of Glenbard South as freshmen. They were energetic, highly involved, and applied themselves academically, and improved student life on campus. Over the past 15 months, I have been impressed with their grit and optimism. Indeed, this is something to be proud of.

-- Principal Sandra Coughlin

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