Burlington Central High School Class of 2022

Graduates in the Class of 2022: 338

Graduation ceremony: Thursday, May 19, at Northern Illinois University Convocation Center.

Valedictorian: Mariam Jafri

Salutatorian: Eysha Salwan

Graduation Speakers: Tanya Fedak and Abigail Rosborough

Executive Officers Student Council for Class of 2022: Eysha Salwan, president; Tanya Fedak, vice president; Molly Shafer, secretary; Zach Lichner, treasurer.

Senior Class Officers for Class of 2022: Abigail Rosborough, president; Liberty Her, vice president; Asna Asif, secretary; Lea Garcia, treasurer.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Math Team's Daniel Dela Cruz - 9th at ICTM 3AA/4AA Regional; ICTM State Qualifier, finished 133rd in PreCalc

• Math Team had four individual state qualifiers: Jackson Wipperfurth, Algebra 1; Shubh Shah, Algebra 1; Youngwoo Cho, Algebra 2; Daniel Dela Cruz, PreCalculus.

• Scholastic Bowl - JV Scholastic Bowl took second in conference; Varsity Scholastic Bowl took second in conference and won Regionals. The team was led by Marla Bingcang, Dylan Cagle, Daniel Dela Cruz, Moussa Fall, Eesa Kazim, Dhairya Mehta, and Alex Wright.

• CHS Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, and Chorale took home Division 1 Superior Ratings at the IHSA Organizational Music Contest.

Athletic achievements:

• Football: IHSFCA Academic All State - Shawn Adkerson; 21-22 IHSFCA All State Class 5A - Gavin Sarvis; 21-22 Fox Valley Defensive Player of the Year - Gavin Sarvis.

• Boys Basketball: School record for wins in a year 31, Plano Christmas Classic Champions, Fox Valley Conference champs, Regional champs, IHSA Sweet Sixteen appearance; Gavin Sarvis - IBCA second team all state, AP honorable mention all state; All conference Players - Carson Seyller, Gavin Sarvis, Zac Schmidt, Drew Scharnowski, Nick Carpenter.

• Girls Wrestling: Victoria Macias took 4th in state; Soraya Walikonis State Qualifier

• Boys Wrestling: Nathan Kim State Qualifier; Austin Lee State Alternate

• Varsity Dance Team: 5th in state, first year in 2A division; Two graduating seniors who were on varsity all 4 years - Charlotte Semcyk and Alex Whitworth; Junior Varsity Dance Team 4th at final JV championship competition.

• Girls Basketball: Went 23-10 and won a Regional Championship for the second consecutive season; Taylor Charles became Central's career all-time leader in blocked shots and set single-season record for blocked shots and rebounds. She was named first team all-state by the IBCA and 2nd team all-state Associated Press.

• Cheer: First place finishes at Buffalo Grove Invite, Huntley Invite and Sectionals; IHSA State Series 7th place; All conference - Maddie Cook, Avery O'Neill, Haley Rutke, Ernesto Lopez, Julia Baxter.

• Boys Track: Won Indoor Fox Valley Conference. Yusuf Baig was the 3200m Indoor State Champion for 2A.

• Softball: Varsity Softball Team completed the Larkin Slugfest, going 3-0 and taking the tournament championship.

• Volleyball: The varsity volleyball team played their hearts out in the home IHSA Regional Final against St. Francis in fall 2021. Central volleyball played the longest set in school history and just barely lost the first set 34-36. Our team rallied, took St. Francis to 3 sets and really showed we can compete with private schools like this one.

• Boys Golf: Tied for first place in the FVC tourney only to lose on the fifth scorecard tiebreaker. With three all-conference players (Tyson Malak, Cody Leon, and Chaz Rutke), we had our most successful season since joining the Fox Valley. Taking top three at the regional, we moved onto the sectional as a team ... coming just short of a team qualifying score. However, we did have two individuals who qualified for state (Tyson Malak and Cody Leon). And Tyson Malak received the Kane County Preps Golfer of the Year for his unbelievable senior season.

Theater productions:

• "She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers' Edition"

• "The Addams Family the Musical"

Senior Class gift: Senior class donated decorations for Prom, a basket for the Prom raffle and money towards graduation stage decorations.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: Our students returned back to school in a normal capacity for the first time in two years. Reacclimating to school and the rigor of a daily schedule was the biggest challenge. As they did throughout the pandemic, this class demonstrated and exceptional level of perseverance and inspired us all with their unbelievable positive outlook!

- Principal Christopher Testone

  Burlington Central High School. Brian Hill/
  Burlington Central High School held its graduation ceremony May 19, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Brian Hill/
  Kevin McCoy, center, shares a laugh with some friends before the Burlington Central High School graduation ceremony May 19. Brian Hill/
  Valedictorian Mariam Jafri comes to the stage to present her speech during the Burlington Central High School graduation ceremony May 19. Brian Hill/
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