Graduates in Class of 2022: 564
Graduation ceremony: Monday, May 23, Northern Illinois University Convocation Center
Graduation Speakers: Sajni Patel, Executive Board President; Andrew Biallas, Senior Class President; Katherine Kempff, Senior Speaker.
Class Officers: Andrew Biallas, Senior Class President; Jacob Belmonte, Vice President; Jiya M. Patel, Secretary; Bradley Olson, Parliamentarian.
National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Zac Chiet and Alissa Chimienti.
• Scholastic Bowl Team -- Regional Champions
• Allison Ollie; 3rd place at Journalism State in Review Writing
• Micah Wilson Individual State Cross Country Champion
• Dance Team 4th in State.
• Fall Play -- "The Good Doctor"
• Winter Play -- "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
• Spring Musical -- "Into the Woods"
Senior Class gift: Donation to support a comfort dog
What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: Returning to the structures and routines of full, eight period days was an adjustment students indicated they needed to make coming off of the last school year. There were daily expectations for all classes as opposed to what was experienced with our partial-day schedules last year. Students were supported by staff members that were intentional about the ways in which they helped students acclimate back into a full school schedule.
Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022:
The Class of 2022 navigated their four years at St. Charles East High School with grace and tenacity. They found the opportunities through the challenges, took advantage of what we were able to provide, and were enthusiastic about making the most of their time at STCE.
-- Principal James Richter