Glenview Patch Honors High School Graduates: Class Of 2020

Eric DeGrechie

GLENVIEW, IL — Glenview 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 a few more Glenview Class of 2020 high school graduates:

Daniel Pappas, Glenbrook South

Daniel was a member of the hockey and golf teams. He was also on Academic Honor Roll. He will attend the University of Iowa and major in business.

Message from the family: "Daniel, we are very proud of all that you have accomplished. We wish you much success in college and beyond. You have a very bright future ahead of you! Love, Mom and Dad"

Samuel Andrew Ruggerio, Glenbrook South

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Samuel was in Engineering Club, Robotics Team and was a TLC Tutor. He will attend University of Illinois and study computer science.

Message from the family: "Congratulations Sam! We're so proud of you and all that you have accomplished and all that you have become. We look forward to what comes next! Love Mom & Dad"

James Kurtzweil, Glenbrook South

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James was in cross country, track and field, Film and TV. He will attend the University of Illinois.

Message from the family: "We are so proud of all your accomplishments in and out of the classroom. We are so happy you got to experience going to State in cross country this year. We know it was a highlight for you, it was for us as well. We are so happy you chose University of Illinois and can’t wait to see all the great things you do there as well!"

Analiese Terrell, Glenbrook South

Analiese will attend University of Tennessee and study kinesiology.

Message from the family: "Congrats Liese! You earned this!"

Cole Deck, Glenbrook South

Photo submitted by Jennifer Deck

Cole was Vice President of Engineering Club and Vex Robotics Project Manager. He will attend the Illinois Institute of Technology's Armour College of Engineering and major in computer engineering.

Message from the family: "Congratulations Cole! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished."

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

All entries that have run: https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/glenview-patch-honors-high-school-graduates-class-2020

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