Class of 2021

Class of 2021 College Shirt Photo


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

On Saturday, June 5th we celebrated Elgin Academy's 165th Commencement Ceremony and welcomed the Class of 2021 as our newest alumni. If you weren't able to attend or you were there and just want to relive the moment, here is a video of the ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 and their families.

Photos from the 2021 Commencement Ceremony are available for students and parents to view and download. View Photos 


Honors Convocation

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!


Senior Speeches

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.


Kaila Alfaro

John Arnold


Samuel Nathan Basa

Maddy Beauchamp


Teddy Ellis

Jennifer Goddard


Seana Gould Dulabaum

Joseph Hargrave


Vansh Haridas

Katia Horn


Zoe Jacobson

Christopher Kademoglou


Aaron Kirk

Ryan Knight


Charlene LaVigne

Madhu Manivannan


Ryan Marusich

Kristy Mordini


Lucas Muffit

Hareem Rauf


Alex Richardson

Neal Shyamani


Emma Smiley

Nguyen Tran


Annie Wittmeyer

Michael Xu


John Yavari

Reece Zonts