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District U-46 honors its top senior graduates
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 recognized the top 2 percent of graduating seniors at its meeting on Monday, June 1 which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
The district annually holds a special board meeting at South Elgin High School for the recognition ceremony, but this year’s May 11 meeting had to be cancelled due to the shutdown.
“We are so proud of you,” said Sue Kerr, the board’s president. “The top 2 percent is one of the many things we’ve missed this year, and I’m so sad we did but congratulations and I know you will all do great in the future.”
The district showed a video at the June 1 meeting showing all 52 students who made the list along with their college choices.
“These students who finish in the Top 2 Percent of their class are there because of the time, effort, and dedication they put into their academic career,” Lela Majstorovic, assistant superintendent for secondary schools, said for a district press release. “While the coronavirus has created much uncertainty in our lives, I am certain that these students are bright lights who will create so much good in the world.”
Of the 52 students on the list, 33 came from the three schools in The Examiner’s coverage area.
From Bartlett High School: Riyana Chacko, Ishan Desai, Ritwick Dwivedi, Anuj Gandhi, Sydney Kelly, Jack Kline, Zev Meyer, Samuel Sampey, Garima Shah, Priya Shah, Rushabh Shah and Sareena Shah.
From South Elgin High School: Tristan Cruz, Mahima Dave, Kristin Delaney, Ryan Harvey, Andrew Jo, Penny Kapadoukakis, Pranav Khare, Kaleigh LaRue, Elijah Lopez, Kaitlyn Petratos, Brandon Snipe, Alexandra Spires and Haley Szymczak.
From Streamwood High School: Zoe Becker, Peyton Hedger, Victoria Kopko, Jenna Manzano, Fhel Vince Mejia, Sonya Padilla, Ariana Ruth Vega and Angelo Santos.