Glenbard East High School Class of 2022
Class of 2022
  • Glenbard East High School's commencement ceremony was held May 24 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      Glenbard East High School's commencement ceremony was held May 24 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard East High School seniors await their diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony May 24 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      Glenbard East High School seniors await their diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony May 24 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Graduate Larissa N. Lundquist looks around at her classmates as they take their seats for the Glenbard East High School graduation at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      Graduate Larissa N. Lundquist looks around at her classmates as they take their seats for the Glenbard East High School graduation at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Graduate Madison Betty Heidkamp takes a selfie on stage after receiving her diploma at the Glenbard East High School graduation at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      Graduate Madison Betty Heidkamp takes a selfie on stage after receiving her diploma at the Glenbard East High School graduation at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard East High School Lombard.

    Glenbard East High School Lombard. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Glenbard East's Luke Seymore slides safely back to first base during a baseball game against Bartlett.

      Glenbard East's Luke Seymore slides safely back to first base during a baseball game against Bartlett. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard East's Keri Hrouda competes in the high jump during the Class 3A Lake Park sectional girls track meet May 12 in Roselle.

      Glenbard East's Keri Hrouda competes in the high jump during the Class 3A Lake Park sectional girls track meet May 12 in Roselle. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Audrey Dahlman, left, as Ophelia and Sean Knowles as Polonius rehearsing for Glenbard East High School's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)."

    Audrey Dahlman, left, as Ophelia and Sean Knowles as Polonius rehearsing for Glenbard East High School's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." Courtesy of Glenbard East High School

 
Updated 6/20/2022 10:32 AM

Graduates in Class of 2022: 550

Graduation ceremony: Tuesday, May 24, College of DuPage

 

Graduation Speakers: Ximena Luna and Lea Angelakos

Class president: Teresa Gutierrez

Class Officers: Meg Augsburger, Henna Ayesh, Meera Aleem

Academic achievements:

• Seven Glenbard East seniors were recipients of the Raymond Livingston Awards, District 87's Humanitarian Award: Brynn Chambers, Brity Daji, Angel Garrett, Samantha Johnson, Nicolas Lamb, Ximena Luna and Jenna Tumlos.

Extracurricular achievements:

• Six students were selected to the All-State level to participate in the 2022 Illinois Music Educators Conference (IMEC): Band -- Sofia Logacho, Bb Clarinet, and Lucas Logacho, Tuba; Future Music Educator Seminar --Fiona Bilkey, Kristin Crisostomo; Composition -- Jerry Cobos, "Layers," Rap/Hip-hop, 3rd Place; Lyel Pascasio, "bebegurl" Remix, 2nd Place & "Happy Journey."

• Four students were selected to the American Choral Directors Association's Midwestern Honor Choir: Liv Gomez -- Alto I; Lyel Pascasio -- Bass I; Kate Shuert (senior) -- Alto II; Hailey Mecenas -- Tenor I.

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• Maeve Condon was selected to be on the costume crew of the Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State production of "Cabaret."

• Six students were featured in the Illinois High School Art Education Association (IHSAE) Art Connected Regional Art Exhibition: Thalia Clouser, Dana Fernandez, Sophia Hoey, Allison Ihms and Julia Merrick.

• Math Team -- UEC Conference Champs and made it to State: Jason Cisnero, Anthony Nichols, Tyler Johnwick, Kiran Singh, Lou Grobart, Nathan Kuswanto, Nathan Gollins and Sebastian Gray. Geometry Team: Jason Cisnero, Alyssa Borbath, Leila Nehra, Kayla Hickman and Claire Flanagan. Algebra 2 Team: Anthony Nichols, Tyler Johnwick, Adeeb Baig, Kiran Singh and John Polyak. Pre-Calculus Team: Lou Grobart, Matthew Naughton, Nathan Kuswanto, Nathan Gollins, Samantha Johnson, Fynn Macshane, Sebastian Gray, Sean McMillian and Eddie Dzieza. Calculator Team: Gavin Macdonald, Jason Cisnero, Adeeb Baig, Lou Grobart and Nathan Gollins.

• Upstate 8 Literature Fest Honorable Mentions: Lauren Wilinski -- Slam Poetry; Rowen Chavez -- Poetry; Olivia Gomez -- Poetry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Athletic achievements:

• UEC Conference Champs Varsity Teams: Badminton, Boys Bowling, Girls Soccer, Girls Track & Field, Boys Volleyball, and Wrestling.

• IHSA Team State Qualifiers: Cheer, Boys Bowling, Badminton.

• Individual IHSA State qualifiers: Dahlia Leighton (wrestling 3rd place state medalist); Keeli Dunaway (girls track & field state qualifier); Robin Lenoir (girls track & field state qualifier); Julian Reyna (boys gymnastics state qualifier).

Theater productions:

• "The Edge of Peace"

• "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

• "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind"

• "Clue"

Senior Class gift: Decal design promoting connectedness and belonging, to be placed in the cafeteria.

What was new in 2021-22: Our recognition events (Senior Awards, Music Awards, Theater Awards, Scholarships, Commencement) were able to return to in-person events. Glenbard East hosted the District 87's inaugural Multicultural Night celebrating the rich diversity within our school communities.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them:

The most significant challenge faced by the Class of 2022 was transitioning back to a full day of daily in person learning.

Reacclimating to a normal school day and year while having to remain masked for the first three quarters of the year was quite challenging.

There is a certain amount of stamina that is needed to successfully navigate a school day and year and the adjustment was challenging initially.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:

What made this class special was their continued commitment to service. When they were needed the most they stepped up and volunteered their time. In all, the Class of 2022 participated in over 1,100 service activities and accumulated over 3,600 hours of service.

-- Principal Antoine Anderson

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