Evanston Township High School congratulates Class of 2019
June 5, 2019 4:35pm CT
More than 800 students from Evanston Township High School (ETHS) walked the stage at Northwestern University’s Welsh Ryan Arena during the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony on June 2, 2019. Commencement speaker and investigative reporter for The New York Times, Megan Twohey (ETHS ’94), encouraged the Class of 2019 to “move through the world with awareness, integrity, gratitude, and purpose.” A past recipient of the ETHS Distinguished Alumni Award, Twohey was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2018. She credited her “Evanston-inspired values” for her groundbreaking work that uncovered sexual harassment and misconduct and strengthened the “Me Too” movement.
ETHS values were also highlighted in an original poem written by Class of 2019 graduate Liana Wallace. Wallace called on her fellow classmates to remember the high school, their experiences, and “how walking through its halls was unlike any street anyone has ever navigated before - almost unplagued gentrification and housing discrimination that divides the ZIP codes we live under today.” To hear the full poem, click here.
In addition to listing the Senior Scholarship Award recipients for the 2018-19 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.