Congratulations, Class of 2021!

The commencement address was done by Fr. Christian Shiu, CCHS Chaplain.
The Valedictorians were Grace Hartzer and Lauren Kelley, and the Salutatorians were Kyle Heinz and Michaela Miller.
There were 51 alumni parents and alumni grandparents of the class of 2021.

Significant academic achievements/awards earned by members of the senior class during the 2020-21 school year:

  • Lauren Kelley '21, William DeKeyser '21, Kyle Heinz '21, and Matthew Wolf '21 earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
  • Two Students Named National Merit Semifinalists; Seven Achieve Commended Status: William De Keyser '21 and Lauren Kelley '21 were among 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven students were commended, including Daniel Dickmann, Henry Dziechciarz, Kyle Heinz, Ava Kolar, Sullivan Kuhfahl, Michaela Miller, and Katarina Rivera.
  • 212 seniors were named to the Honor Roll for their excellent academic achievement during the Fall semester.
  • Eric Acevedo '21 Named Coca-Cola Scholar: Eric Acevedo '21 was named a 2021 Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 scholarship award for study at an accredited U.S. college or university of his choice. Approximately 150 scholars are selected from around 99,403 applications each year.

Significant individual (by a senior) or team extracurricular achievements during the 2020-21 school year:

  • Sullivan Kuhfahl '21 placed 4th in Computer Science at the state Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science (ACES) competition held in April.
  • Will DeKeyser '21 placed 2nd in Engineering Graphics at the state Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science (ACES) competition held in April.
  • The varsity Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science (ACES) team, comprised of seniors and underclassmen, placed 6th at the state competition in April.
  • A student-led Power of Praise event was held in October. It was envisioned and planned by Bella Jansen '21, Nia Daniels '21, Hannah Arends '21, Izzy Dassow '21, and Maura Green '21. It included witness talks and praise and worship music and culminated in Adoration and Benediction led by the school chaplain

Significant individual (by a senior) or team athletic achievements during the 2020-21 school year:  

  • As of April 19, 14 student-athletes signed letters of intent to play a sport at the collegiate level
    • Emma Berg, Girls Basketball, Augustana College (IL)
    • Cobe Brame, Boys Basketball, Dominican University (IL)
    • Ryan Cummings, Baseball, Knox College (IL)
    • Aidan Day, Cross Country, Loyola Maryland
    • Derek Galdoni, Baseball, University of Indianapolis
    • Kyle Heinz, Football, MIT (MA)
    • Josh LaBarbera, Boys Basketball, Edgewood College (WI)
    • Maria Stephens, Girls Golf, Southeastern University (FL)
    • Annie Bart, Girls Volleyball, Binghamton University
    • Reagan Danner, Girls Lacrosse, Rockhurst University
    • Hailie Swiatkowski, Softball, Austin College
    • Jalen Burton, Football, Bowling Green State
    • Hannah Lennon, Girls Lacrosse, Concordia University (MN)
    • Riley Clark, Girl Volleyball, North Central College
  • Girls Tennis Wins Sectionals: The Carmel Catholic girls varsity tennis team won the 2020 Sectional Championship at Vernon Hills High School in October. Justine Baladad '21 and Reilly McGinn '21 were also first doubles Sectional Champ
  • Boys Golf Competes at Sectionals: At the sectional tournament in October at Park Hills Golf Course, Clint Bailes '21 shot an 81 for 13th place, Alex Streit '21 had an 83.
Class president/officers: Executive/Senior Class Board
  • Sean Bolger
  • Jack Buschman
  • Ryan Cawley
  • Maura Green
  • Grace Hartzer
  • Chris Hellen
  • Owen Hodges
  • Brigid Hull
  • Bruce Pan
  • Ashley Phoenix
  • John Tobin
  • Viola Zhao
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