Graduation 2021

RESCHEDULED: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Additional Noon Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Morning Ceremony: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Due to the forecast of rain in our area, graduation will be RESCHEDULED to tomorrow’s rain date of Sunday, May 16. The morning and afternoon ceremonies will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. respectively. An additional ceremony time from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be available. Thank you for helping us ensure an enjoyable outdoor ceremony for all of our graduates and guests. We appreciate your continued flexibility.

WHERE: Prairie Ridge High School Football Stadium

6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Join us as we gather safely in-person and virtually to celebrate this year's senior class. Each building will host two outdoor ceremonies in our stadiums to accommodate graduates and a limited number in-person guests. If you plan to attend and cheer your graduate on in-person, we ask that you please adhere to all necessary safety protocols. Masks will be required of both graduates and guests, and social distancing will be practiced to the extent possible. If you cannot join us in the stands, please stream the event to hear our student speakers and join us in congratulating this distinguished group of graduates!

Live Stream Your Ceremony Here

Graduation Practice:

All graduates scheduled to attend an in-person ceremony must attend graduation practice on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Each student will receive four event tickets for their guests at graduation practice.

Meet Our Graduation Speakers

Tyler Crawford

My name is Tyler Crawford and I am a part of the graduating class of 2021. Over my four years I have been a part of the football team, lacrosse team, A capella choir, winter musicals, and madrigals at Prairie Ridge. Next year I will be attending Illinois Wesleyan University to study political science and play lacrosse.

Saif Karim

I'm someone who loves talking to people and building relationships. At Prairie Ridge, I spent 4 years on the math team, speech, tennis team, science olympiad team, WYSE/ACES and scholastic team, all of which I worked really hard to perform well at and go far in competitions. My best moments in high school were easily at those clubs because of the relationships, fun, and medals. I was also a part of NHS, SNHS, Link Crew, Class Officers, Med Club, and was a manager for Girls Varsity tennis. I really just enjoyed being a part of the community and contributing what I could to the school.

Sajiv Shah

At Prairie Ridge, I was the co-president of the National Honor Society, played football, am a Life Scout in Boy Scouts, was in German National Honor Society & German Club, and competed in Math Team, Scholastic Bowl & the Academic Challenge. I will be attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I plan to study Economics. I hope to pursue a career in finance and eventually move into politics.

Talija Tiskus

In my four years at Prairie Ridge, I’ve participated in several different clubs and organizations. However, News Team will always have a special place in my heart. It’s helped me realize my passion for writing, and I will always relish the friendships I have forged with fellow members.

Isabella Carlino

Bella Carlino is a Prairie Ridge senior who has enjoyed being involved in Madrigals, musicals, National Honor Society, and National Thespian Society among other things across her high school years. She will be continuing her education at Boston University in Boston, MA, and she is currently undeclared in her major.  

Ciara Weber

My name is Ciara Weber and I am a part of the graduating Class of 2021. Over my four years, I have been a part of the dance team, choir program, and french national honors society. Next year, I will be attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to study English.

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