Jacobs High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Student Council President Madelyn Bonkoski welcomes students and their families to the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Student Council President Madelyn Bonkoski welcomes students and their families to the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Students cheer during the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Students cheer during the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Salutatorian Jack Italiano addresses his class during the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Salutatorian Jack Italiano addresses his class during the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

    Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs senior Jackson Godfrey battles with Hampshire's Nathan Ludwig in a boys soccer game at Canlan Sportsplex in Barrington.

    Jacobs senior Jackson Godfrey battles with Hampshire's Nathan Ludwig in a boys soccer game at Canlan Sportsplex in Barrington. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs senior Matt Lodi, left, passes the ball past Burlington Central's Trestan Wagner in the Fox Valley Conference semifinal boys basketball game.

    Jacobs senior Matt Lodi, left, passes the ball past Burlington Central's Trestan Wagner in the Fox Valley Conference semifinal boys basketball game. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs senior Robert Pennel, left, pressures Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt in a Fox Valley Conference semifinal boys basketball game.

    Jacobs senior Robert Pennel, left, pressures Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt in a Fox Valley Conference semifinal boys basketball game. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A look at the cafeteria which uses dividers to separate tables as part of safety procedures to battle COVID-19 at Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

    A look at the cafeteria which uses dividers to separate tables as part of safety procedures to battle COVID-19 at Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Updated disinfection procedures to battle COVID-19 at Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

    Updated disinfection procedures to battle COVID-19 at Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:33 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 566

Valedictorian: Kris Shah

 

Salutatorian: Jack Italiano

Student Council President: Madelyn Bonkoski

Class President: Ryan Frantik

Academic achievements:

• Kris Shah, National Merit Finalist, Perfect ACT, Coca-Cola Scholarship, IACAC Scholarship, IHSA Academic All-State

• Matthew Flondro, National Merit Finalist

• ECC graduates: Alaina Bachleda -- Associate of Arts; Natalie Koczwara -- Associate of Science; Rachel Shaikallis -- Associate of Arts.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Academic Challenge Team State Qualifiers; at state, Kris Shah placed 4th in Chemistry, and Daniyal Rana placed 5th in English. Other team members include Paddy Basovsky, Isha Desai, Ryan Flaskamp, Lindsey Flondro, Matt Flondro, Perry Li, Parin Keerthi, Jacob Knuerr, Aliyah Ogden, Liz Pasetes and Brillina Wang.

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• ILMEA All-State Chorus: Brooke Bauman, Brooke Jones, Alex Quast. Honors Chorus: Sydney Olson, Diana Vesselinova

• All-State Vocal Jazz: Jesse Iroanyah, Alyssa Kuphal, Diego Rivera • Band: Joshua Neckar, Allison Schaffer

• Orchestra: Perry Li

Athletic achievements:

• Girls Tennis, Competitive Cheer and Competitive Dance all sectional champions and state qualifiers

Theater productions:

• "Songs for a New World"

Senior Class gift: Way finder signs for the outside facilities; banners and signs for the Athletic Entrance

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

Prom was attended in groups of 50 following social distancing guidelines; Senior Activity Event -- Contracted additional activities which allow for social distancing; Senior Awards -- Students who receiving awards attending in person and the event was filmed and shared to the community.

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