Cary-Grove High School Class of 2022

Graduates in Class of 2022: 401

Graduation ceremony: Saturday, May 14, at Cary-Grove High School

Graduation Speakers: Kaitlyn Kinsch and Madelyn Dolezal

Class Officers: Madelyn Dolezal, Student Council President; Kimberly Klawitter, Vice President; Claire Gilhooly, Kaitlyn Kinsch, Maya Smith, officers.

Academic achievements:

• National Merit Finalist - Matthew Krieger

• National Merit Commended Students - Jake Drews, Michael Krieger, Michael Gier

• 63 Illinois State Scholars

Athletic achievements:

• IHSA Football 6A State Champions

Theater productions:

• Musical - "Something Rotten"

• Play - "Almost, Maine"

What was new in 2021-22: The class of '22 is the first senior class to have open campus and the ability to leave campus during their free periods.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: There are a number of challenges that our seniors faced throughout this year, but they overcame them by sticking together and supporting one another through it all.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: The Class of '22 provided an unbelievable level of leadership for our underclassmen and for all future students of Cary-Grove. As we returned to full-time, in-person learning, the Class of 2022 led the restoration of what it means to Be C-G by re-establishing our culture, traditions, and sense of togetherness. We are forever grateful for their courage and strength in the face of adversity.

- Principal Neil Lesinski

  Cary-Grove players, including seniors Toby Splitt (22) and Zachary Petko (63), celebrate after defeating East St. Louis 37-36 in the Class 6A football state championship at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Joe Lewnard/
  Far right: Cary-Grove senior Ben Castro competes in the 100-yard butterfly at the IHSA state boys swimming preliminaries in Evanston. John Starks/
  Cary-Grove High School in Cary. John Starks/
Right: Graduating senior Lane Wilkinson celebrates after receiving his diploma during commencement ceremonies for the class of 2022 at Cary-Grove High School. Ryan Rayburn for Shaw Local
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