Graduates in the Class of 2021: 67
Valedictorian: Brooklyn Capparelli
Salutatorian: Isabella Pytel
Student Council Executive Board: Ann Molenhouse, president; Katie Lifka, vice president; Brooke Capparelli, secretary; Mary Kate McAdams, treasurer.
Senior Class Officers: Kaileigh Quinn, president; Victoria Fleming, vice president; Josie Hathaway, secretary; Mirari Cardenas, treasurer.
• College Bound (93% to 4-year school, 4% to 2-year school, 3% directly entering military service)
• 25 National Honor Society Members
• 9 Illinois State Scholars (13.5%)
• 11 athletes committed to play in college
National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student: Liann Peterson
• Virtual IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest, Julia Beltz, Division 1 -- Superior Rating
• Wisconsin State Music Association State Solos, Maggie Baranick received first division (superior) ratings
Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Scholarships:
• Anna Garrison -- Robert G. Schweitzer Scholarship
• Emily Lentz -- Jack Desha Witt Education Scholarship
• Molly Lentz -- Jack Desha Witt Education Scholarship
• Camille Sheetz -- Fred and Barb Miller Scholarship
• Sarah Shoaff -- Zonta Club of Aurora Scholarship
• Karla Tellez -- Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board Scholarship
Illinois State Scholars: Brooklyn Capparelli; Isabella Casanovas; Peyton Dillon; Anna Garrison; Maia Italia; Isabella Pytel; Kaileigh Quinn; Lauren Roskuszka; Sarah Shoaff.
• Eleven members of the Class of 2021 signed National Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics: Elyssa Brault -- Swimming -- Brown University; Brooke Capparelli -- Softball -- Washington University in St. Louis; Isabella Casanovas -- Swimming -- Augustana College; Peyton Dillon -- Softball -- Missouri University of Science and Technology; Maia Italia -- Track & Field -- Drake University; Jessica Geriane -- Swimming -- University of Notre Dame; Annie Molenhouse -- Oklahoma State University -- Track & Field; Anastasia Mucha -- St. Ambrose University -- Golf; Madelyn O'Brien -- Merrimack College -- Soccer; Isabella Pytel -- University of Pennsylvania -- Swimming; Molly Sullivan -- Augustana College -- Volleyball.
• Golf wins 1st IHSA Regional Championship
• Cross Country wins Metro Suburban Conference Championship and IHSA Sectional Championship
• Swimming wins Metro Suburban Conference Championship
• Cheer wins Metro Suburban Conference Championship
Theater productions: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?
Spirit Week, Holiday Hopes, Prom, Rosary Day of Service, National Honors Society Induction, Junior Ring Blessing, Musical, Senior Blessing, Candle Rose Ceremony and graduation all required limited attendance, wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
What were the most significant challenges faced by the Class of 2021 and how did they overcome them?
They overcame COVID-19 and all of the restrictions put on them and were able to be a successful class and have as normal of a senior year as possible.
Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:
The Rosary Class of 2021 have a knack for making the best of bad situations. They have risen to the occasion and shown that their bravery outshines any doubts they had about yourselves. They are uniquely set up to handle every curveball thrown at them with creativity, resilience, and grace.
-- Head of School Amy McMahon