ST. CHARLES, IL — St. Charles 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 biggest 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 St. Charles Class of 2020 high school graduates:
Caitlyn Ahlquist, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Miami University.
Message from Caitlyn’s family: "Caitlyn, we are so proud of you! Very sad that your senior year didn’t finish as planned, but we are so looking forward to what the future holds for you! Never stop reaching for the stars! You deserve it all. We love you!"
Bryce Webb, St. Charles North High School
Will be serving in the U.S. Army as a dental technician.
Message from Bryce’s family: "Bryce, while you didn't get the ending of your senior year how you imagined it, you've made your whole family proud! We're so excited to see what the future holds for you, and we just know you're going to do amazing things! So amazed at the choice you've made. Go Army! You're a good egg :)"
Tyler Petros, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending the University of Central Florida.
Message from Tyler’s family: "Congratulations Taylor! We’re so proud of all your accomplishments and are excited for all the future has to bring!"
Thomas Ditsworth, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Vanderbilt University to study economics.
Message from Thomas’ family: "Woms, I could not be more proud to be your mother. Keep being humble, hungry, and smart. More importantly, keep being a good person. The world needs more men like you, Thomas. Congratulations on a fantastic high school run and good luck at Vandy! Love, Moo #AnchorDown #STCE2020"
Connor Zoll, St. Charles North High School
Will be attending Elgin Community College.
Message from Connor’s family: "We are all extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication you put forth in your schooling. I'm excited to watch you grow in your next chapter. The sky's the limit. Love, mom"
Abby Klint, St. Charles North High School
Will be attending Illinois State University to pursue a degree in special education.
Message from Abby’s family: "Abby, through all the canceled events you have remained determined and with a smile. It breaks our heart that things are this way during this unique time in our world, as we are so sad of all the things you have missed. We couldn’t be more proud of you and the wonderful girl you are. Love you more than words. XO Mom, Dad and Brooke"
Matthew Minear, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending the University of Kansas to study journalism.
Message from Matthew’s family: "We are so proud of Matt! He has put in the work to maintain high grades, perform with the Marching Saints and Symphonic Band, and working at his part-time job. We can’t wait to see what his future holds!"
Tyler Johnson, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Western Michigan University to study mechanical engineering.
Message from Tyler’s family: "The academic achievements you have reached have been made more special by the attributes that make you such an incredible young man. Your kindness, integrity, compassion, intelligence, and wit are apparent to all who know you. Always remember who you truly are. Dad, Connor, and I couldn't be prouder."
Jordan Lovesey, St. Charles East High School
Will be pursuing a career in cosmetology.
Message from Jordan’s family: "We are so proud of you! Love Mom & Dad"
Jamie Claussner, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Loyola Marymount University.
Message from Jamie’s family: "We are so proud of you Jamie! Your hard work and commitment have paid off in being accepted at Loyola Marymount in their psychology program as well as making their cheer team! Great things are ahead for you! We love you and can’t wait to watch as you embark on this new journey in Los Angeles!"
Sydney Stahly, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Illinois State University to pursue a degree in elementary education with a concentration in bilingual/bicultural education.
Message from Sydney’s family: "Congratulations, Sydney! We are so proud of you and how hard you worked! You are going to be a wonderful teacher. WE LOVE YOU!"
Marina Lyon, St. Charles East High School
Will be pursuing an education in medicine.
Message from Marina’s family: "Congratulations, Marina! You've worked unbelievably hard for the success you have achieved. Fantastic job! Love, Mom"
Joshua Kennedy, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Bradley University to study finance and computer science.
Message from Joshua’s family: "We are so proud of you and all your achievements over the last 4 years! We are excited about what your future will bring. Keep working hard and you will reach your goals. We love you!"
Sydney Kotowski, St. Charles North High School
Will be attending Illinois State University.
Message from Sydney’s family: "Congratulations Sydney!! We are extremely proud of you and all your accomplishments! Wishing you the best in your studies of education and psychology. We love you very much!"
Emma Allamian, St. Charles North High School
Will be attending St. Francis University.
Message from Emma’s family: "We are so proud of you Emma! You have shown the drive to become a D1 water polo player in addition to being direct admitted to the OT accelerated program at SFU! All your hard work in and out of the pool has paid off! We are so very proud of you!!"
Nicholas Cutrara, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Western Michigan University.
Message from Nicholas’ family: "What a year it's been for you! You will always have great memories of being part of the Boys Varsity Bowling Team and winning State Championships! We are so proud of you and all that you accomplished! Your future is so bright, and we can't wait to see what happens on your college journey! "We love you"! Mom and Dad"
Christian Koczwara, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Waubonsee Community College.
Message from Christian’s family: "Christian, we are so so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! Your future endeavors are just around the corner and we can’t wait to see you further your education! You are a brilliant man and we love you so much. Congratulations!"
Emma Tousignant, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending the University of Missouri to study physical therapy.
Message from Emma’s family: "We are so proud of your accomplishments, Emma Carolyn, and know you will give your all at Mizzou. We will miss you so much. You’ll remember and treasure your high school years forever (especially with the unique circumstances toward the end). We all love you so much!!!"
Kirby Pearce, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Grand Canyon University to study marketing and advertising.
Message from Kirby’s family: "Kirby! We are so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. We cannot wait to see you thrive in Arizona and do amazing things :) !!"
Edward Burgos, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Saint Xavier University, where he will be a member of the bowling team and study to be a chiropractor.
Message from Edward’s family: "Congratulations Son on your achievements! This is the beginning to the next chapter in life. Chase your dreams, have fun doing what you love playing bowling. Never stop trying or lose faith in yourself. We are proud of you! You will do great things in the future. With love, your family."
Maya Steinke, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending Western Illinois University to study music education with a vocal emphasis.
Message from Maya’s family: "Maya, you have done so well. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, and Jayd"
Weston Binning, St. Charles North High School
Will be attending the University of Illinois to study life sciences.
Message from Weston’s family: "It’s been wonderful raising you! We love you!"
Ally Tarpey, St. Charles East High School
Will be attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Message from Ally’s family: "Congrats Ally!!! The end of the school year certainly did not go as planned, but that doesn't change how proud we are of all you have accomplished the last 12 years. The last 6 weeks have shown us that you are ready to meet the world with the same grit and determination that you have always shown. We love you so much and we can't wait to see what God has in store for you. Love, Mom Dad and Maddy"