Saint Viator High School Class of 2022
Class of 2022
  • Saint Viator High School graduates during the Arlington Heights school's 2022 commencement ceremony May 15 at Arlington Park.

    Saint Viator High School graduates during the Arlington Heights school's 2022 commencement ceremony May 15 at Arlington Park. Mark Black for the Daily Herald

  • Saint Viator High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian Christopher Rapala gives his address during the school's commencement May 15 at Arlington Park.

    Saint Viator High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian Christopher Rapala gives his address during the school's commencement May 15 at Arlington Park. Mark Black for the Daily Herald

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  • Saint Viator's Joy Bergstrom, left, shoots against Stevenson's Kate Arne in a girls basketball game. Bergstrom broke school scoring record with a total of 1,824 points.

      Saint Viator's Joy Bergstrom, left, shoots against Stevenson's Kate Arne in a girls basketball game. Bergstrom broke school scoring record with a total of 1,824 points. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/20/2022 9:13 AM

Graduates in Class of 2022: 224

Graduation ceremony: Sunday, May 15, Arlington Park

 

Valedictorian: Christopher Rapala

Salutatorian: Anthony Pluta

Graduation Speaker: Christopher Rapala

Inter-Class Council Co-Presidents: Joy Bergstrom and Emma Ziebka

Senior Class President: Michael Strozak

Senior Class Vice-President: Ronan Valera

Senior Class Secretary: Stella Raftery

Academic achievements:

• Perfect ACT Scores: Camille Martinez, Anthony Pluta, Christopher Rapala and Michael Schumacher.

• Village of Arlington Heights Young Champion Heart of Gold Award: Emma Ziebka

Extracurricular achievements:

• Madeline Dauphin qualified for the IHSA All-Sectional Team for Scholastic Bowl

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• Symphonic Band made it to SuperState at University of Illinois

• Claire Capra qualified for the ILMEA District 7 Chorus (Soprano 2)

• Eagle Scouts -- Trevor Lyon, Anthony Pluta, Owen Politzki, Christopher Rapala and Thomas Sneed

Athletic achievements:

• Nora Ahram -- Girls Basketball ESCC All-Conference, Achieved 1,000 points scored, Daily Herald Honorable Mention, 45th News Gazette All-State.

• Joy Bergstrom -- Girls Basketball ESCC All-Conference, Daily Herald All-Area Player, IBCA All-State Academic Team (Div. 2) -- Honorable Mention, McDonald's All-American Games nominee, IBCA 3A First Team All-State, IHSA 3A AP All-State Second Team, 45th News Gazette All-State (Top 50), Broke School Scoring record with a total of 1,824 points

• Carson Eggebraten -- Football CCL/ESCC Purple Division Defensive Player of the Year, Daily Herald All-Area, 5A All State Team, and 5A Academic All-State for Football.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Mary Grace Hegberg -- Cross Country ESCC Champion and Athlete of the Year, Regional Champion, 3rd at Sectionals and 2nd in State

• Michael Schumacher -- Cross Country 2nd Place in ESCC Championship, Regional Champion, Sectional Champion and 6th in State

Theater productions:

• Musical -- "Pippin"

• Spring Play -- "Noises Off"

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 from the start had self awareness and optimism about the pandemic. In the spring of 2020 they consistently showed empathy and support for the Class of 2020. Throughout the 2020-2021 school year they understood the disappointment that the Class of 2021 was battling through and gave them the space to process. This fall, when it was hard to tell what their senior year might be like, they chose optimism. They chose to be grateful for what there was and hopeful that it would continue to get better. Academically, athletically, spiritually, and socially, they constantly adapted, accepted change, and moved forward with positivity.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:

What makes the Class of 2022 special is their care for the Saint Viator community. In all things this year they tried to rebuild our school community by being welcoming and inclusive. They seemed to understand that they were the last class to experience "normal" and they took on the responsibility of trying to be sure that good traditions were passed down.

-- Principal Karen Love

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