WHEATON, IL — Wheaton Patch wants to honor local high school graduates, as in-person graduations, proms and other events have been canceled or postponed for 2020 due to the new coronavirus. Since many seniors are missing out on these events, we wanted to find a way to make them feel special. These messages and photos were sent by family members who wanted to show their graduates some love.
Daniel Lundahl-Namest, who is graduating from Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, will study in the paramedic program at College of DuPage.
Daniel's family writes, "Congratulations Danny! We are so proud of you. Good luck with your paramedic program, you are going to do great. Love, Dad, Mom, Gianna, Angelina and Olivia"
Maddie A., who is graduating from Wheaton Academy, plans to attend University of Illinois.
Maddie's family writes, "Congratulations! We are proud of you! Love, Dad, Mom & Ellie"
Kristina Landolina, who is graduating from Wheaton-Warrenville South, plans to study Business Management with a minor in Criminal Justice.
Kristina's family writes, "Kristina, oftentimes life hasn’t been fair, but it has only made you stronger. We are proud of our 2020 graduate and know you will be successful! Go after your passion. Love Mom, Dad, Alicia & Mac"
Demetria Rae Thompson
Demetria Rae Thompson, who is graduating from Wheaton North High School, plans to study Cognitive Science at San Diego State University. Demetria's family writes, "Demi may you fearlessly fly in order to make your impact on the world. We are incredibly proud of your academic, athletic, and personal accomplishments as you have grown to be a fierce woman. Love Mom, Dad, Payton and the rest of your 'Big Fat Greek, Polish + Family'"
Payton Miller, who is graduating from Wheaton North High School, will attend the University of Alabama.
Payton's family writes, "You set your mind to what you want to do and you do it! Roll Tide so proud!"
Christina Warner, who is graduating from Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, will study chemistry and pre-med at Purdue University.
Christina's family writes, "We are so proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad"
Jadis Jackson, who is graduating from Glenbard South High School, will study international relations at Grand Canyon University.
Jadis's family writes, "Go Jadis! ALL the Jacksons are proud of you! Oh, the changes you will make!!"