Jacobs High School Class of 2022

Graduates in the Class of 2021: 483

Graduation ceremony: Saturday, May 21, at Now Arena

Valedictorian: John LaRosa

Salutatorian: Parin Keerthi

Class President: Savanna Palmer

National Merit Scholar: Shotaro Seto

Extracurricular achievements:

• Academic Challenge Team - Regional Champions

• Padraic Basovsky State Qualifier in Computer Science and Engineering Graphics

• Ryan Flaskamp State Qualifier in Engineering Graphics

• Aliyah Ogden State Qualifier in English

• ILMEA qualifiers - Brooke Bauman, Brayden Follett, Jesse Iroanyah, Abby Podsada, Alex Quast, Diego Rivera, Diana Vesselinova

Athletic achievements:

• 18 Seniors will continue their academic and athletic careers at the college level.

• Girls Cross Country qualified for state for the first time since 1985

• Girls volleyball was regional champs for the first time since 2008

• Cheer/Dance State Qualifiers

• Football IHSA State Quarterfinals

Theater productions:

• "Six Feet Apart"

• "Footloose"

• "Clue"

Senior Class gift: Branding on the outside of the competition gym

What was new in 2021-22: Golden Eagle Ambassadors, Asian American Pacific Islander Alliance, Muslim Student Alliance

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: This class has had to face many challenges with the constantly changing parameters of the pandemic but they have exemplified being flexible and resilient by adjusting and adapting to the constantly changing scenarios.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: The Class of 2022 has been phenomenal leaders in our classrooms, on our playing fields, and in our fine arts venues. They have embraced what it means to be a Golden Eagle and have helped our underclassmen adjust to being back at Jacobs High School. They have demonstrated all of the characteristics of a successful global citizen and I am confident that they will succeed at whatever they choose to do.

- Principal Barbara Valle

Students toss their caps at Jacobs High School graduation ceremony May 21 at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates. Karen Naess for Shaw Local
  Jacobs' Bridget Grady drives around South Elgin's Ella Winterhalder during a girls regional final basketball game. Paul Valade/
  Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. John Starks/
Dakota Smith can't wait to receive her diploma at the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony May 21, at the NOW Now Arena in Hoffman Estates. Karen Naess for Shaw Local
Valedictorian John LaRosa addresses the class at the Jacobs High School graduation ceremony May 21 at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates. Karen Naess for Shaw Local
Jacobs's Grant Helbig tags out Cary-Grove's Nathan Crick as he tries to get back to first base during a Fox Valley Conference baseball game May 2. Gregory Shaver/Shaw Media
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