Graduates in the Class of 2021: 115
Graduation Speakers: Alexis Juveland and Victoria Solano
Class Officers: Hannah Baur, president; Benjamin Fasone, vice president
• 28 students received renewable scholarship money totaling $1.6 million over the next four years
National Merit Commended Students: Cassidy Allen, Sean McConville
National Merit Finalist: Jay Mutum
Illinois State Scholars: Cassidy Allen, Hannah Baur, Amanda Duban, Emma Etheridge, Joseph Farrell, Benjamin Fasone, Emma Fasone, Joshua Hammer, James Haros, Evan Hettich, Angelina Huang, Renee Jeng, Alexis Juveland, Konur Kulseng-Hansen, Dominic Lopardo, Jovan Martich, Sean McConville, Jay Mutum, Caleb Payne Jackson Peterik, Emma Rossin, Alexa Tchakanakis, Callie Walsh and Emily Wu
Academic Excellence Honors (4.0 GPA or higher for 7 semesters): Cassidy Allen, Hannah Baur, Amanda Duban, Emma Etheridge, Joseph Farrell, Benjamin Fasone, Emma Fasone, Joshua Hammer, James Haros, Evan Hettich, Angelina Huang, Renee Jeng, Alexis Juveland, Jovan Martich, Sean McConville, Jay Mutum, Caleb Payne, Jackson Peterik, Emma Rossin, Victoria Solano, Alexa Tchakanakis, Callie Walsh and Emily Wu.
• Science Olympiad Team placed 5th at the state competition this past April by excelling in the following fields: Chem Lab, Water Quality, Ornithology, Fossils, and Designer Genes.
• DECA Team experienced their most successful season yet with many students placing in the top percentage at the state level competition, as well as a couple of students qualifying for the international competition.
• Girls Basketball completed an undefeated season.
• Girls Soccer is putting together an impressive campaign. We currently sit atop our conference with an undefeated record (10-0) and look to advance far in the state series.
• 10 Minute Musical
What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?
• Prom -- No dancing
• Musical -- Livestreamed
• End of Year Banquets -- held in Gymnasium, limited tickets
• Concerts -- rotations of audiences
• Graduation -- two ticket limit for guests
What were the most significant challenges faced by the Class of 2021 and how did they overcome them?
• Learning how to learn on their own online vs. in person
• Never quite knowing what events were going to happen and what events were going to be canceled
• Maintaining relationships with peers and teachers
• Staying in touch
Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:
For the last year, the challenges for the Class of 2021 have been daunting. One year ago, we felt bad for the class of 2020 as they missed the last quarter of their senior year.
We had no idea of the challenges that awaited the class of 2021. The pandemic and subsequent online learning was not a challenge that was sought, but one thrust upon all of us. It did not prove to be a challenge where circumstances could be altered simply by displaying good intentions, but rather one focused on our own individual abilities to change how we exist.
After being challenged time and time again, our seniors met those challenges with concern, determination and enthusiasm. They were focused on making this year seem like any other "normal" year and helped all of us overcome the difficulties simply by being grateful. Thank you to the Lisle High School class of 2021!
-- Principal Jeffrey Howard