LAKE FOREST, IL — Patch is sharing the achievements of local high school graduates by putting them in the spotlight this month. Due to the coronavirus, in-person classroom teaching and extracurricular gatherings have been canceled for 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 and we hope to give the community a way to share their pride in our class of 2020 high school graduates.
Here is the second group of graduating high school seniors we're featuring from the historic class of 2020:
Susanna Noble, Lake Forest High School
Noble, who intends to major in computer engineering and minor in music at Iowa State University, played flute and piccolo in the LFHS wind ensemble and pep band, participating in North Shore Honor Band for four years, according to her family. She also played three years of badminton and served as a youth elder in her church.
Message from family: "We are so proud of you, Susanna! You’ve started on a wonderful journey. Love you always, Mom, Dad, Sarah and Catherine"
Emmalie Guenther, Lake Forest High School
Guenther, who hopes to pursue a career as an art therapist, plans to study psychology, Russian language and art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, according to her family.
Message from family: "Congratulations Emily we are so proud of you!"
Trevor Schneider, Lake Forest High School
Schneider, who intends to study graphic design at the University of Illinois, played football in all four years at LFHS, according to his family. He also played club rugby and became an Eagle Scout.
Message from family: "We are so proud of you Trevor! Dream Big!"
Katie Gilcrest, Lake Forest High School
Gilcrest, who was president of the French Club and Future Business Leaders of America while at LFHS, plans to study neuroscience and psychology at Vanderbilt University, according to her family. While in high school, she also ran cross country and was a member of the National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society.
Message from family: "We love you and are so proud of you, and we know great things are in store for you!"
Sheridan Michelle Young, Lake Forest High School
Young, who plans to study elementary education at the University of Arizona in the fall, played four years on the girls volleyball team, winning the regional championship in her senior year, according to her family.
Message from family: "Congratulations Sheridan! We are so proud of you! Good luck in Arizona, Go Wildcats!"
Isabella Lewin, Lake Forest High School
Lewin, who plans to attend Rhodes College in Memphis to study biochemistry and molecular biology, was president of the symphony orchestra, competed on the state team for LFHS swimming, club swimming with the Lake Forest Swim Club and intends to continue competitive swimming at college, according to her family. She also founded a volunteer chamber orchestra, served as a lector in her church and was a member of the Cum Laude Society, National Honor Society, and National Chinese Honor Society.
Message from family: "We love you very much and are so excited for your adventures ahead! Love, Mom & Dad, Nonna & Nonno"
Patch congratulates the entire class of 2020. Submissions are presented in the order they were received. To add another local graduate to the list, fill out the form here.