More than 850 students from Evanston Township High School walked the stage at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates during the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony on June 3, 2018. The commencement speaker, Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, shared stories of courage, empathy, and persistence with students and families. He also reflected on how ETHS students admirably demonstrated such character traits during the past year to stand up for issues that are important to them. “I’m not worried about you being ready for the world. I know ETHS has prepared all of you, whether you return to Evanston or settle someplace else, to be citizens of the world,” Hagerty stated.
In addition to listing the Senior Scholarship Award recipients for the 2017-18 school year, the graduation program included ETHS academic department awards, athletics awards, National Honor Society members, National Merit honorees, and Illinois State Scholars and Presidential Award of Academic Excellence recipients.