St. Charles North High School Class of 2022
Class of 2022
  • St. Charles North graduate Lucas Makishima walks across the stage during the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb on May 23.

    St. Charles North graduate Lucas Makishima walks across the stage during the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb on May 23. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Local

  • St. Charles North senior Aleksej Filipovic celebrates after finishing first in the 200-yard individual medley during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont.

      St. Charles North senior Aleksej Filipovic celebrates after finishing first in the 200-yard individual medley during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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      St. Charles North High School Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the St. Charles North Team Polaris club walk in the school's homecoming parade on Main Street in St. Charles.

    Members of the St. Charles North Team Polaris club walk in the school's homecoming parade on Main Street in St. Charles. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Local

  • St. Charles North High School Senior Class President Max Montgomery addresses his class during the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb.

    St. Charles North High School Senior Class President Max Montgomery addresses his class during the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Local

  • St. Charles North graduates gather before the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb.

    St. Charles North graduates gather before the school's commencement ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. Sandy Bressner/Shaw Local

 
Updated 6/20/2022 9:20 AM

Graduates in Class of 2022: 469

Graduation ceremony: Monday, May 23, Northern Illinois University Convocation Center

 

Summa Cum Laude (GPA 5.553 or higher on a 5.0 scale): Jack Barton, Sophia Hickey, Jacob Shimon, Haley Davino, Justin Hughes, John Sommer, Samantha de Souza, Nathan Kumar, Elle Stablein, James DiCarlo, Skye La Rosa, Caitlin Suda. Lillian Dye, Kyle Lam, Sidney Timms, Julia Fifer, Jason Liu, Andrew Zoretic, Hadley Goddard, Rachel Price, Denison Guvenoz, Laure Schulders.

Graduation Speaker: Max Montgomery, class president; Julia Fifer, academic address; Josh Duncan, reflection address.

Class Officers: Danny Surges, Student Body President; Max Montgomery, Senior Class President; Kyle Lam, Bobbiann Dedicatoria and Megan McGuire, Exec Board.

Athletic achievements:

• Male Athlete of the year -- Aleksej Filipovic, swimming, state championships in '19 & '20; three-time IHSA State Championship 100 Fly; IHSA State Championship in the 200 IM

• Female Athlete of the year- Paige Armstrong, swimming

• Booster leadership Awards: Catie Nekola, Girls Golf; Jayden Lobliner, Baseball; Paolo Gennarelli, Football; Giuseppe Santoro, Boys XC; Joshua Otis Duncan, Boys Track & Field; Brady Rasso, Boys Basketball; Carson Kuligowski, Boys Volleyball; Bella DiCrosta, Girls XC.

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Extracurricular achievements:

• Bridget Nelis was the editor-in-chief of St. Charles North's student newspaper, the Stargazer. She took first in news writing at the IHSA journalism sectional and qualified for the state finals. Additionally, she was named to the 2022 IJEA All-State Journalism Team.

• Laure Schulders was the features editor of St. Charles North's student newspaper, the Stargazer. She qualified for the IHSA journalism state finals in both newspaper design and yearbook copy writing. Laure placed 5th in the state in yearbook copy writing.

• Kam Kelly was the opinions editor of St. Charles North's student newspaper, the Stargazer. He placed 6th in headline writing at the IHSA journalism sectional. Additionally, Kam earned first place in editorial writing at the IJEA Fall Write-off competition.

• Emily Hartmann won a National gold medal at the Scholastic Art competition. She will be going to NYC in early June for the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Theater productions:

• Fall Play -- "All Because of Agatha"

• Winter Play -- "Noises Off!"

• Spring Musical -- "The Drowsy Chaperone"

What was new in 2021-22: The school implemented a School Beautification Committee that aesthetically improved several areas of the building, including the Link Hallway and the Main Foyer.

What challenges did the Class of 2022 face as they returned to in-person school full time, and how did they overcome them: COVID-19 mitigations prevented our students from being able to get together under the same conditions at the start of the year. Our Student Council got to work with the building's administration to assess every student event and come up with creative plans to hold them in a way that met county and state expectations related to social distancing. Every single Homecoming activity, including a 1,800-student Homecoming Dance, was held. Participation numbers were at an all-time high, and our students were able to celebrate and compete in a fun and safe way.

Principal's reflections on the Class of 2022: The senior class at St. Charles North made high school feel like "high school" again. They worked hard to provide all students with experiences they will remember positively for years to come. Their enthusiasm and school spirit could be felt throughout the school.-- Principal Shanna Lewis

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