Glenbrook South High School Class of 2022

Graduates in the Class of 2022: 765

Graduation ceremony: Sunday, June 5, at the Rosemont Theatre

Graduation Speaker: Tomoki Imura

Student Council Executive Board: President Tomoki Imura; Vice Presidents Leah Hides, Joshua Nelson and Hannah Stettler.

Class of 2022 Officers: President Armaan Siddiqui; Vice Presidents Rebecca Gimbel, Milan Chander and Brian Hiltebrand; Representatives Matthew Burke and Tommy Casey.

Academic achievements:

• 14 National Merit Finalists

• 22 National Merit Commended Students

• 197 Illinois State Scholars

• 234 members of National Honor Society: 234

• 120 students received Illinois State Seal of Bilteracy

• 36 students received Illinois Commendation Towards Bilteracy

Extracurricular achievements:

• All-State Music Selections - David Lukaszczyk, Future Music Educators Seminar; Salvatore Monastero, Principal Clarinet All-State Honors Orchestra; Jomari Rabbor, Tenor All-State Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

• IHSAE State Art Show Winners - Alex Yunday-Raijer, Photography Best in Show; Claire Stoddard, Mixed Media Drawing Best in Show.

• Midwest Media Educators Association Awards - 1st place Cinematography- BS Cinematography Reel - Brandon Sam; 1st place School Promotion - Titan Nation "Pep Club" Promo - Asha Bilimoria; 1st place Comedic Narrative Free Time - Omar Shoreibah, Michael Cunningham, Noah Collins, Josh Patt, Tommy Casey; 1st place Commercial - Doritos Commercial - Omar Shoreibah, Michael Cunningham.

• Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences High School Student Production Awards - Crystal Pillar, Short Form - Fiction - Free Time; Omar Shoreibah, Michael Cunningham, Noah Collins, Josh Patt, Tommy Casey, Crystal Pillar, Director - Free Time; Omar Shoreibah, Crystal Pillar, Sports Story or Segment - Raising the Bar; Aidan Manning, Hank Leahy, Kevin Mahoney, Crystal Pillar, Photographer; Brandon Sam Photography Composite; Brandon Sam, Crystal Pillar; Editor - Omar Shoreibah.

• 25th Annual Chicano College Bowl - Varsity team 2nd place: Michelle Cartagena, Luka Heidari, Leonardo Pérez, Emily Yunda-Raijer; JV team 2nd place: Josh Crespo, Carolina Rodríguez, Alexia Figueroa (junior).

• Scholarship Exam Winner: Michelle Cartagena

• Stephanie Ramos Community Service Award: Luka Heidari, Carolina Rodríguez, Emily Yunda-Raijer

• Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) Youth Award: Luka Heidari, Silver Award for Public Service and Social Justice

• Horticulture Team State Competition - placed 6th in State - Maddie Plante (senior), Erik Vagil (senior), Sofia Chvyrenko (junior), Oliver Mitchell (junior), Hayden Hogue (sophomore).

• Science Olympiad Team State Competition, various Medals at State: Lil Aquino, Chloe Arciero, Antonio Astorga, Jack Clark, Alisha Deshpande, Evan Gerns, Veronika Gliwa, Hayden Hogue, Sakura Honda, Noah Osman, Jessica Schmidt, Ellen Schonken, Mikaela Streicher, Carson Walters, Jaden Welch-Jani.

• Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Competition State Medalists - Christina Cheriyampurathu, Kunnel, Shreya Ruia, Maks Krupa.

• American Society of Human Genetics 2022 International DNA Essay Contest Finalist: Lena Chae

• Chemistry Olympiad Finalist: Nathan Shapiro

• Debate (Policy): Audrey Sepahdari was elected to the All-State Debate team; Ahmad Abughosh and Alan Zhukovsky placed third at state.

• IHSA Journalism State Finals - Sloane Shabelman: 1st place (state champ) in Feature Writing; Madeline Hussey: 3rd place in Headline Writing.

Athletic achievements:

• Field Hockey 4th Place in State

• Football Elite 8; Tommy Corbett 1st Team All State

• Boys Basketball Elite 8, Conference Champions, Regional and Sectional Champions; Nick Martinelli 1st Team All-State; Cooper Noard 2nd Team All-State.

• Will Collins 4th Place (Wrestling)

• Jacki Stadler 2nd Team All State (Girls Swim/Dive)

Theater productions:

• "Shakespeare in Love"

• "The Breakfast Club"

• "Everyone Theatre Project"

• "James and The Giant Peach"

• "Shrek: The Musical"

What was new in 2021-22:

One significant facility change that took place over the summer was a complete renumbering of the building and the addition of themed graphics for key areas and destinations: Auditorium, Student Activity Center, State & Madison hallway intersection, Athletic Foyer and cantilever staircase locations. The changes added to a more positive and inviting learning environment for students and staff. The new building numbering system generates a more logical flow throughout the building that includes "wayfinding" signage and enhanced ADA features.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: The class of 2022 was the only grade level at GBS who had experienced a full year of "normal" high school. Because of this, they really served as leaders and models for younger students in understanding what it means to be a Glenbrook South Titan. High school brings more freedoms compared to middle school, but with this freedom comes added responsibility. The class of 2022 demonstrated this responsibility to our younger students which helped reacclimate with the return to in-person learning.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:

As I think of the class of 2022, I admire their resilience and perseverance during their time in high school where they experienced a great deal of uncertainty because of the pandemic. So many of their "normal" high school experiences were disrupted from school dances to sporting events. Despite this, students reached the milestone of high school graduation and I am happy that they will be able to celebrate with their families in a ceremony that commemorates this achievement under more traditional circumstances.

- Dr. Rosanne Williamson, Interim Principal

  Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. Home of the Titans. Paul Valade/
  Senior Billy Fradin talks about music festivals during Advanced Radio Production class at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. Joe Lewnard/
  An animated Chicago Bulls-themed float was the senior class' entry during the Glenbrook South High School homecoming parade. Joe Lewnard/
  Members of the Glenbrook South High School marching band carry their banner during the school's homecoming parade. Joe Lewnard/
Glenbrook South students working at an outdoor project in Glenview. Courtesy of Glenbrook South
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