Westminster Christian School Class of 2021
Class of 2021
  • Valedictorian Eli Hoon hugs his mother, school board President Deborah Hoon, at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel.

    Valedictorian Eli Hoon hugs his mother, school board President Deborah Hoon, at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Westminster Christian School in Elgin.

    Westminster Christian School in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Graduate Emily Zhen Yi Wolterink sings with her classmates at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel.

    Graduate Emily Zhen Yi Wolterink sings with her classmates at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Student Council President Abalus Awudu delivers the Senior Address at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel.

    Student Council President Abalus Awudu delivers the Senior Address at the Westminster Christian School graduation ceremony in the Elgin school's chapel. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/17/2021 10:36 AM

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 22

Valedictorian: Elijah Hoon

 

Salutatorian: Paige Anderson

Graduation Speaker: Pastor Elliott Anderson

Class Officers: Student Council President: Abalus Awudu; Officers: Samantha Stoll and Elijah Hoon

Extracurricular achievements:

• Boys Golf -- Conference Champs

• Boys Soccer -- Undefeated season and Conference Champs

• ACSI Arts Festival Participants: Davis Walle, Victoria Robledo, Emma Wiewel, Payton McCarthy, Alyssa Cunningham

• Erik Heageland -- The Everlasting Award for outstanding dedication to high school choir

• Connor King -- The National Choral Award for male choral student

• Natalie Chung -- The National Choral Award top female choral student

• Megan Shoemaker -- The Fred Waring Director's Award for Chorus recognizing enthusiasm and outstanding membership in choir.

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• High school choir invited to perform Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall with DCINY

Theater productions:

• Singin' in the Rain

• When Sea Billows Roll

What traditional events were adapted for the pandemic and how?

We conducted a special time where our community came together to engage in special events and Kahoot Games over Zoom, we call it Community Time! We were able to continue to have chapel via Zoom. We offer families the choice of distance learning or in-person learning. Each one of our classrooms is set up for Zoom.

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

Relying on what the Lord had for Westminster has helped us overcome all obstacles that came this year. We are all so thankful that we made it the entire year with in-person learning.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2021:

The following verse best describes the Westminster Christian School Class of 2021: 1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no one despise you for your youth but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." The Senior class has demonstrated maturity and leadership within the student body that has set an example for the classes that observe. Well done, Seniors! Praying for you to continue to grow in godliness and Christ-likeness wherever God leads you!

-- Principal Erik Schwartz

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