Buffalo Grove High School Class of 2022
Class of 2022
  • Andrea Yeverino wipes away a tear after moving her tassel to the left during the Buffalo Grove High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 18.

      Andrea Yeverino wipes away a tear after moving her tassel to the left during the Buffalo Grove High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 18. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove senior Olivia Tangorra competes on the uneven parallel bars during the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Finals at Palatine High School.

      Buffalo Grove senior Olivia Tangorra competes on the uneven parallel bars during the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Finals at Palatine High School. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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      Buffalo Grove High School Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Student speaker Spencer Sadler delivers his speech during the Buffalo Grove High School graduation ceremony Wednesday May 18.

      Student speaker Spencer Sadler delivers his speech during the Buffalo Grove High School graduation ceremony Wednesday May 18. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 6/20/2022 9:14 AM

Graduates in Class of 2022: 494

Graduation ceremony: Wednesday, May 18, in Grant Blaney Stadium at Buffalo Grove High School

 

AP Scholars: Emily Antonetti, Ryan Beerheide, Andrew Berk, Shant Demirjian, Hagop Demirjian, Andrew Dishchuk, Allyson Duong, Sabrina Flores, Alexander Gordon, Victoria Habdas, Jacob Heinrich, Lauren Henner Woods, Katherina Iliescu, Hwando Jang, Marisa Kurowski, Anna Lang, Hannah Lavelle, Yuliya Lenyk, Fatima Lopez, Veronika Manukian, Samantha Menely, Anika Michaelis, Alexa Muzquiz, Mackenzie Mykleby, Anne Nguyen, Jessica Nikon, Megan O'Higgins, Kiersten O'Malley, Zachary Olbur, Mahi Patel, Naiya Patel, Emma Pavlik, Reagan Perkinson, Krista Ploger, Seth Pomerantz, Andrew Prommer, Athan Rodrigues, Emily Schuler, Kelly Shin, Megan Snow, Jack Terson, Alvaro Torres Vargas, Abigail Wight, Viktoriya Yarema, Andrea Yeverino and Carly Young.

AP Scholars with Honor: Rudra Abramov, Reilly Allen, Jack Alport, Daphne Anderson, Frank Apicella, Lauren Benjamin, Olivia Bochnak, Anastasia Brukhno, Madeline Das, Dev Desai, Ariella Duvel, Zachary Duvel, Angelica Groszek, Reed Haas, Bruno Ibrahim-Betts, Sydney Jacobs, Minjin Khuchitbaatar, Amanda Kim, Troy Kowalski, Jacob Krajewski, Celine Li, Angela Min Jun Liang, Bethany Min Shi Liang, Santino Macaggi, Anna Mani, Jaclyn Rende, Mia Roque, Michelle Shin, Edwin Shirvanian, Benjamin Shlau, Kimberly Stuercke and Ava Swenson.

AP Scholars with Distinction: Matthew Allaire, Panagiotis Arvanitis, Peter Baker, Vishnuh Bala, Shawn Bateman, Celia Cortopassi, Daniel Feder, Reid Frighetto, Roy Galazka, Victoria Gauza, Jett Haas, Tom Karingada, Zoyia Khan, Yustyn Kokor, Irina Kryukov, Isabella Larkowski, Sidney Lee, Sanjay Manoj, Kevin Rabinak, Ally Robertson, Devin Roser, Eva Ruterschmidt, Spencer Sadler, Alexander Safonov, Hrishi Shah, Eli Shereshovech, Alexander Sheriff, George Shiakallis, Harmony Sosa, Luka Stojakovic, David Van Hoy, Kamil Waz and Leah Weinstein.

Illinois State Scholars: Matthew Allaire, Reilly Allen, Jack Alport, Panagiotis Arvanitis, Peter Baker, Vishnuh Bala, Shawn Bateman, Ryan Beerheide, Lauren Benjamin, Olivia Bochnak, Gabrielle Boeche, Anastasia Brukhno, Ricardo Cardoso, Ashley Chiang, Celia Cortopassi, Madeline Das, Kae De Guzman, Shant Demirjian, Hagop Demirjian, Andrew Dishchuk, Allyson Duong, Ariella Duvel, Zachary Duvel, Maksim Farkhadau, Daniel Feder, Chloe Fickett, Sabrina Flores, Reid Frighetto, Marie Fundora, Roy Galazka, Victoria Gauza, Allison Geraghty, Alexander Gordon, Angelica Groszek, Jett Haas, Reed Haas, Lauren Henner Woods, Bruno Ibrahim-Betts, Katherina Iliescu, Alexis Imhof, Sydney Jacobs, Hwando Jang. Nicholas Janus, Blake Juckett, Ryan Jurek, Tom Karingada, Zoyia Khan, Amanda Kim, Yustyn Kokor, Katherine Kowal, Irina Kryukov, Isabella Larkowski, Ruby Lee, Sidney Lee, Yuliya Lenyk, Celine Li, Angela Min Jun Liang, Bethany Min Shi Liang, Allison Liigsoo, Paige Lira, Santino Macaggi, Sanjay Manoj, Sean Marshall, Samantha Menely, Sofia Neswold, Megan O'Higgins, Kiersten O'Malley, Zachary Olbur, Emma Pavlik, Reagan Perkinson, Seth Pomerantz, Andrew Prommer, Kevin Rabinak, Sarah Ragland, Jaclyn Rende, Ally Robertson, Athan Rodrigues, Aidan Romanski, Mia Roque, Devin Roser, Eva Ruterschmidt, Spencer Sadler, Alexander Safonov, Hrishi Shah, Eli Shereshovech, Alexander Sheriff, George Shiakallis, Kelly Shin, Michelle Shin, Edwin Shirvanian, Benjamin Shlau, Kirsten Smith, Harmony Sosa, Luka Stojakovic, Timothy Swanson, Ava Swenson, Jack Terson, David Van Hoy, Kamil Waz, Leah Weinstein, Joseph Witt, Viktoriya Yarema and Carly Young.

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College Board National Recognition Scholars: Bruno Ibrahim-Betts, Ximena Jaramillo Mata, Troy Kowalski, Marisa Kurowski, Santino Macaggi, Alexa Muzquiz and Andrea Yeverino.

Perfect ACT: Spencer Sadler

800 SAT Math Score: Vishnuh Bala, Sidney Lee, Eli Shereshovech, Harmony Sosa and David Van Hoy.

National Merit Finalists: Vishnuh Bala, Celia Cortopassi, Irina Kryukov, Kevin Rabinak, Spencer Sadler and Harmony Sosa.

National Merit Commended Scholars: Reilly Allen, Lauren Benjamin, Hwando Jang, Sanjay Manoj, Ally Robertson, Alexander Safonov, Eli Shereshovech and Kamil Waz.

Graduation Speakers:

• Student Speaker -- Spencer Sadler

• Staff Speaker -- Danielle Ossman

Class Officers:

• Student Body President --

Hwando Jang

• Student Body Vice President --

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Madeline Das

• Student Body Treasurer --

Reilly Allen

• Student Body Corresponding

Secretary -- Ariella Duvel

• Student Body Club liaison --

Kennedy Gerber

• Senior Class President --

Troy Kowalski

• Senior Class Vice President --

Alexis Kalamaris

• Senior Class Treasurer --

Zoyia Khan

• Senior Class Secretary --

Jack Demirjian

Athletic achievements:

• Football -- IHSA Football Playoffs 8-1 Regular Season. 2nd round IHSA Football Playoffs; Trystan Anderson -- MSL All-Conference and All-Area and All-State; George Shiakallis -- MSL All-Conference and Academic All-State; Scott Murray -- MSL All-Conference and All Area; Eli Shereshovech -- MSL All-Conference and Academic All-State; Matt Wolverton -- MSL All-Conference; Dane Cottrell -- MSL All-Conference.

• Boys Cross Country -- Albert Szewczyk -- IHSA Sectional Qualifier

• Boys Golf -- Dori Lee -- MSL 2nd in conference, IHSA State Finals 12th place; Ryan Beerheide -- IHSA Regional Champion and State Qualifier.

• Girls Swimming and Diving -- Emily Jedryka -- IHSA State Qualifier (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and 100 freestyle); Olivia Bochnak -- IHSA 200 Free Relay

• Girls Golf -- Eva Ruterschmidt -- IHSA Sectional Qualifier; Chole Wintergerst- IHSA Sectional Qualifier

• Boys Soccer -- Anthony Limber -- MSL All-Conference; Shant Demirjian -- MSL All-Conference

• Girls Cross Country -- IHSA Sectional Qualifying Team

• Girls Volleyball -Abigail Ferriss -- MSL All-Conference

• Competitive Dance -- Lauren Henner-Woods -- MSL All-Conference

• Competitive Cheerleading -- MSL Champions. IHSA Sectional Champions. IHSA 5th Place in Coed State; Makenzy Moore -- MSL All-Conference

• Girls Bowling -- IHSA 5th Place in Coed State; Ally Howard -- All Conference and IHSA Regional Medalist; Carly Young -- All-Conference

• Girls Gymnastics -- Olivia Tangorra -- IHSA Sectional Qualifier in All-Around, Vault, Bars, Floor, IHSA State Qualifier in vault and bars, 2nd in State in Bars; Anna Lang -- IHSA Sectional Qualifier in Floor; Leah Oyen -- IHSA Sectional Qualifier in All-Around, Vault, Beam and Floor.

• Girls Basketball -- Leah McKenna -- MSL All-Conference

• Boys Basketball -- Adidas Davis -- MSL All-Conference

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 returned to school this year in the position of being the leaders of 2,000 students who had almost forgotten the thrill and excitement of school life. This class ensured all students were welcomed back, and themselves jumped into a full schedule of academics, clubs, and activities to end well.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: The class of 2022 at BGHS will always be remembered for their leadership and perseverance, enduring the effects COVID protocols and interruptions to school. They have returned for their senior year energetic and resilient, helping the underclassman acclimate to high school, and reviving traditions from years past to ensure that every student at BG knows that they belong. The spirit of #OneBG is very real to this special group of seniors.

-- Principal Jeff Wardle

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