Class of 2021
Kaila Alfaro Monteverde - St. John’s College
John Arnold - Gap Year
Samuel Nathan Basa - Pitzer College
Maddy Beauchamp - College of Charleston
Teddy Ellis - Michigan Technological University
Jenni Goddard - San Diego State University
Seana Gould Dulabaum - Elgin Community College
Joe Hargrave - University of Rochester
Vansh Haridas - DePaul University
Katia Horn - Denison University
Zoe Jacobson - Roosevelt University
Christopher Kademoglou - Occidental College
Aaron Kirk - University of Southern California
Ryan Knight - Cornell College
Charlene LaVigne - Eckerd College
Madhu Manivannan - University of Illinois at Chicago
Ryan Marusich - University of Alabama
Kristy Mordini - Stevenson University
Lucas Muffitt - Northern Michigan University
Hareem Rauf - University of Wisconsin
Alex Richardson - University of Wisconsin
Danyaal Sami - Southern Methodist University
Neal Shyamani - University of Wisconsin
Emma Smiley - Bradley University
Nguyen Tran - Judson University
Lindsay Warren Elgin Community College
Jorie Wilmington Indiana University
Annie Wittmeyer - Bridgewater College
Zijia (Michael) Xu - University of Illinois
John Yavari - Denison University
Reece Zonts - Earlham College
Elgin Academy's 165th Commencement Ceremony
Photos from the 2021 Commencement Ceremony are available for students and parents to view and download. View Photos
Upper School Honors Convocation took place via Zoom on June 4th. At this annual event, we recognized our entire senior class and present school, regional, and national awards to our students who are primarily seniors and juniors. Together we celebrated the accomplishments of our students this year.
The Hilltop Presentations
The Hilltop senior capstone experience is an optional program for students that is intentionally not departmental-specific. Students have the opportunity to design a program that combines one or more subjects, authentically blending multiple program areas. The Hilltop is designed to empower students to take control of their own learning by allowing them to develop their essential question, to determine the mentors and resources necessary to explore and address that query, and to present their conclusions to the community. Three seniors completed their Hilltop this year and their final digital presentations are now available for viewing.
Class of 2021 Video
On June 2nd, Elgin Academy celebrated the Class of 2021 at their Baccalaureate ceremony. At the event, this video was presented to the class. Thank you to videography student Ryan Knight, for creating the video. We hope you enjoy the memories!
During the second semester every year, Elgin Academy seniors engage in the time-honored tradition of delivering a speech to an audience of peers, faculty, family, and invited guests. The Senior Speech is an opportunity for our oldest students to reflect on personal experiences that have affected their lives and share those reflections with the EA community.
In 2021, seniors speeches began in April and continued into May. The speeches were delivered in person, when possible, and over zoom so that all members of the EA community could celebrate and support our seniors.