Lake Zurich High School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • A new Lake Zurich High School graduate poses with her diploma following the school's ceremony in Lake Zurich.

    A new Lake Zurich High School graduate poses with her diploma following the school's ceremony in Lake Zurich. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Graduate Kyle Hanlon turns to speak with his family at the Lake Zurich High School graduation ceremony.

    Graduate Kyle Hanlon turns to speak with his family at the Lake Zurich High School graduation ceremony. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich High School hosted a socially distanced graduation ceremony in Lake Zurich.

    Lake Zurich High School hosted a socially distanced graduation ceremony in Lake Zurich. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Graduate Sofia Bryukhova poses with her diploma at the Lake Zurich High School graduation ceremony in Lake Zurich.

    Graduate Sofia Bryukhova poses with her diploma at the Lake Zurich High School graduation ceremony in Lake Zurich. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich senior Jack Dwyer, left, celebrates his second-quarter touchdown with teammate Aleks Popovic against Libertyville.

    Lake Zurich senior Jack Dwyer, left, celebrates his second-quarter touchdown with teammate Aleks Popovic against Libertyville. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich senior Patrick Tauras, right, looks to take a shot during a boys basketball game against Palatine.

    Lake Zurich senior Patrick Tauras, right, looks to take a shot during a boys basketball game against Palatine. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Tutor4Service collected and donated food items to multiple charities. Pictured with some of the items are from left are Lake Zurich High School seniors Aiman Naqvi, Holly Ryan and Daniel Kalarical.

    Tutor4Service collected and donated food items to multiple charities. Pictured with some of the items are from left are Lake Zurich High School seniors Aiman Naqvi, Holly Ryan and Daniel Kalarical. Courtesy of Tutor4Service

  • From left, Tutor4Service community reach director Holly Ryan, president and co-founder Daniel Kalarical and president and co-founder Aiman Naqvi run a nonprofit tutor organization helping students during remote learning. The seniors also held multiple food drives and virtual music concerts. All three are seniors at Lake Zurich High School.

    From left, Tutor4Service community reach director Holly Ryan, president and co-founder Daniel Kalarical and president and co-founder Aiman Naqvi run a nonprofit tutor organization helping students during remote learning. The seniors also held multiple food drives and virtual music concerts. All three are seniors at Lake Zurich High School. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich.

    Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:39 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 470

Graduation Speaker: Suhannee Patel

 

Academic achievements/awards:

• 180 students on the 7 semester Honor Roll

• 96 Illinois State Scholars

• National Merit Commended Students: Jacob Carrol, Max Feldman, Nathan Gerstein, Corrigan Johnston, Ronit Kapoor, Jonathan Mason, Victoria Medina, Roni Ochakovski, Noah Short, Nicholas Trufanov, Elizabeth Yen and Anna Yoon.

• National Merit Scholarship Finalist: Brittany Rogus, Caroline Sun

• National Merit Scholarship Winner: Justin Kutsor

Extracurricular achievements:

12 Show Award: Alexander Ketcham, Sammie Kopp, Julia Lane, Stephanie Lane, Alina Malin, Jora Pugliese, Juliana Robinson, Brittany Rogus and Sara Webster.

Athletic achievements:

• 95 students received the North Suburban Conference All Academic award. Kayla Bailey and Justin Kutsor (LZHS Scholar Athletes of the Year) Daniel Dunlap (12 Sport Athlete)

Theater productions:

• "Now. Here. This." (spring musical)

• "Squirrel Girls Goes to College" (Winter Theatre)

• "Dracula," a radio show (Fall Show)

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Senior Class gift: The senior class is providing outdoor seating for our atrium.

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

All of our events changed is some way shape or form this year. We are proud of the way, as a community, we have come together to make the events happen, safely and in a manner that is reflective of the Class of 2021.

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

The Class of 2021 has overcome a global pandemic. There is so much that can be said about just that, but they have overcome it all to receive the honor of being called the Class of 2021.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

I think the most critical thing we, as a school, and especially the class of 2021 has embraced is hope. Samuel Smiles stated, "Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." For the past fifteen months, school has significantly changed in both structure and implementation. We have all had to embrace an incredible learning curve with technology, Zoom, in-person, and remote instruction. Our seniors have done it with grace, dignity, and resilience. They have taken the time to reflect and celebrate in the midst of this challenge. Their talents shined this year, and I am so very proud of their leadership and commitment.

-- Principal Erin Deluga

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