Glenbard South High School Class of 2022

Graduates in Class of 2022: 266

Graduation ceremony: Friday, May 20, Glenbard South High School Raider Stadium

Honors graduates:

• Red Tassel Graduates with Honors (GPA 4.0000 - 4.4999) - 49 Students

• Gold Tassel Graduates with Honors (GPA 4.5000 - 4.9999) - 54 Students

• Gold Tassel & medallion Graduates with Highest Honors (GPA 5.0000 - 6.0000) - 66 Students

Graduation Speakers: Welcome Address, Student Council Executive President Kevin Pinkelman; Senior Address, Senior Class President Aryan Sandoval; Class Gift Presentation, Student Council Executive Vice President Sara Noak and Student Council Executive Treasurer - Megan Miskovic.

Academic achievements:

• National Merit Semifinalists: Gabrielle Michael, Kevin Pinkelman and Thaddeus Scharf

• Illinois State Scholars - 43 Students

• President's Award for Educational Excellence - 41 Students

• State Seal of Biliteracy Recipients - 7 Students

• State Commendation Toward Biliteracy Recipients - 41 Students

• National Honor Society - 73 Students

• Spanish Honor Society - 26 Students

• French Honor Society - 7 Students

Extracurricular achievements:

• Scholastic Bowl team went undefeated in regular season conference matches and won the Upstate 8 Conference Tournament

• Math Team had 29 individuals participate in the ICTM Regional Competition with 24 moving on to represent Glenbard South at the ICTM state competition.

• Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Festival: Gabriella Allaway, Gabrielle Michael and David Ankerberg

Athletic achievements:

• Trevor Burnett, Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 5A All State

• 1st Place at Sectionals for Track and Field - Corey Evans, Ethan Woods

• Sara Parayno, Badminton State Qualifier

• Kylie DeNardo, Cross Country State Qualifier

• Boys Cross Country placed 12th in IHSA State Cross County Meet

• Dance Team placed 11th in the IHSA State Dance Competition

Theater productions:

• Fall: "Red Vs the Wolf"

• Winter: "Much Ado About Nothing"

• Spring: "High School Musical"

Senior Class gift: The senior class gift will be a Raider Spirit Wall in the hallway that will serve as a special place for students to show their Raider Pride for years to come. The wall will be located in a common area to allow students to showcase upcoming events or celebrate team/activity successes.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: All students were excited but anxious to return to school. The constant uncertainty of masks or no masks, health factors and staying in-person in school was on the mind of our students. But they were excited to be a part of the Raider school community and to participate as an active member of the school community. We had increased student services support for our students throughout the school year to help them navigate the new realities.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: The Class of 2022 was a special class of resilient, hard working and caring students. I am so proud of this group of leaders and service-minded young adults. They stepped up and tried new clubs, sports and school activities. They participated in large numbers at our school spirit events. One example of this, is we had the largest homecoming and prom that we have had in over a decade. Students learned that they should not let these opportunities to learn and be a part of something bigger than themselves pass them by.

- Principal Jessica Santee

  Senior Class President Aryan Sandoval delivers his speech during the Glenbard South High School graduation ceremony May 20 in Glen Ellyn. Brian Hill/
  Student Council President Kevin Pinkleman leads the graduates into the gym for the Glenbard South High School graduation ceremony. Brian Hill/
  Graduates look for family and friends in the gym during the Glenbard South High School graduation ceremony May 20 in Glen Ellyn. Brian Hill/
Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn. Daily Herald File Photo
  Glenbrook South's Nick Martinelli leads the Titans in transition against Glenbard North during the Wheeling Hardwood Classic basketball tournament. Joe Lewnard/
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