Deerfield Patch Honors High School Graduates: Class Of 2020

Eric DeGrechie

DEERFIELD, IL — Deerfield Patch wants to share the achievements of local high school graduates by putting them in the spotlight over the next few weeks. Due to the coronavirus, in-person instruction has canceled the rest of the 2019-2020 school year in Illinois. We know these wonderful seniors are missing out on some of the last moments of the school year.

We hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our Class of 2020 high school graduates. You can find the form here if you'd like to add your graduate. Patch will be updating this form until May 31.

Here are few more of the Deerfield Class of 2020 high school graduates:

Brianna Hudson, Christian Heritage Academy

Brianna received the ACSI Distinguished Christian Student Award in Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, Leadership and Christian Service. She is an AP Scholar with Honor, IL State Scholar, and in the NHS. Brianna received the CHA Distinguished Athletic Achievement Award, competing in Volleyball and Soccer, with Second Team All-Conference in Volleyball and All-Conference Honorable Mention and team captain in Soccer, and was an NAC Scholar Athlete. Brianna loved being involved in CHA Theatre, having a lead role in the last three productions. She participates in the worship team and teaching kids at North Suburban Church. She will attend Biola University, majoring in Education.

Message from the family: "Congratulations Brianna! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication to reaching your goals. We are especially proud of the fine young woman you have become, with your kind and compassionate heart for others. We are confident that you will succeed in anything you put your mind to! With much love, Mom, Dad, and Ryan."

Madelyn Turner, Deerfield High School

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Madelyn was named an Illinois State Scholar for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She is an artist and her mural, Forest With Frog And Peacock was chosen to hang on the AT&T building in downtown Deerfield. She is an avid cyclist and won a bronze medal in the Chequamegon Short and Fat mountain bike race. She was also the recipient of multiple Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) Scholarship Awards. Maddi will be attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where she was awarded the Board of Trustees Scholarship and plans to major in Illustration and Digital Media.

Message from the family: "Congratulations, Maddi! We are so proud of you and your academic success and amazing artistic talent. It’s time for you to follow your dreams as you take on the art world. Remember that “Creativity takes Courage” and you have both! We love you so much! XO, Mom Dad and Ava."

Zoë Lazar, Deerfield High School

Photo by Luna Edelman

Zoë has traveled the world & enjoys music, movies, and spending time with her family & friends. Zoë completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital, assisting with patient care & serving as a liaison between doctors & nurses. She will attend Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. She will be majoring in its Department of Communication Studies.

Message from the family: "Congrats Zoë! We are so proud of you. The best is yet to come!!!”

Craig Bouslog, Deerfield High School

Photo by Trish Bouslog

Craig was a member of the baseball team all four years and part of the swim team his freshman year. He will be attending Arizona State University studying Mechanical Engineering as part of their Barrett Honors College.

Message from the family: "We are so proud of the young adult you have become. Continue to reach for your dreams and don’t let anything or any pandemic get in your way!"

Wyatt Browdy, Deerfield High School

Wyatt participated in DECA, Chief Squad and Model UN. He will be attending the University of Michigan.

Message from the family: "Congrats on the graduation! I can't wait to see all to commies you destroy in your future endeavors. Hopefully we can meet up and Chop at the Oasis one day soon. Don't go too hard during quarantine!"

Pauline Couvelis, Deerfield High School

Pauline was strong in science and English. She also loves to snow ski. She will be attending the University of Iowa.

Message from the family: "I know you will succeed in your next venture! I wish you much happiness and send all my love. XO"

Edie Schwartz, Deerfield High School

Edie was very involved with running crew at various community theaters in the area, school art and book clubs, and Congregation Solel. She will be attending Drake University, majoring in Studio Art and Chemistry, receiving academic and art scholarships.

Message from the family: "Congratulations Edie! We are all so proud of your dedication and empathy, and we know without a doubt that you will do great things. Love, Dad & Michael, Mom, Carly, Leroy and all of your family and friends!"

We will be running a new group periodically as we receive new submissions. Below is a link to the original story in case you missed it and where we've compiled all of them together in one spot. Thanks again for sending them in.

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This article originally appeared on the Deerfield Patch