147. Barrington High School Class of 2014 Graduation Day Honors & Achievements

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Barrington High Schol Graduation - Courtesy of Barrington School District 220

It’s graduation day for Barrington High School’s Class of 2014! The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. tonight at Willow Creek Community Church. We’ll be sharing video coverage of this year’s ceremony but I wanted to take a few minutes to reveal some interesting facts about the 730 students in this year’s graduating class.

Barrington High School Graduation - Courtesy of Barrington School District 220
Barrington High School Graduation – Courtesy of Barrington School District 220

Each year, Principal Steve McWilliams shares a list of honors and accomplishments that define the current graduating class.  And, this year, it’s quite an impressive list!  Here’s a look at the graduating class of 2014’s achievements in academics and in service, by the numbers…


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Members of the class who are Illinois State Scholars

Members of the class who are National Merit Commended students

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Students who earned a perfect 36 on their ACT

Students who were named Golden Apple Scholars

Amount of local scholarships awarded to this year’s graduating class by community foundations, organizations and private donors.

Percentage of the graduating class that has enrolled at Big Ten Universities this fall

The top ten student destinations for post secondary education in alphabetical order are:

Harper College
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Purdue University
University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
University of Illinois (Chicago)
University of Iowa, University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin

BHS Graduating Seniors are enrolled at several Ivy League schools including:

University of Pennsylvania

Other highly selective schools that will be welcoming Barrington High School graduates include:

Boston College
Washington University
University of Chicago
Northwestern University
Notre Dame University

1 member of the class will attend the United State Air force Academy next fall

Service & Volunteerism

Hours of community service logged by students graduating tonight

Number of students who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Number of students who volunteered 200 or more hours.

Members of the class who performed over 1000 hours of community service on their own and two Barrington High School seniors are bronze medal finalists for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

(Each year the Daily Herald selects a Leadership Team from local seniors. Barrington High School has 2 representatives on the team this year.)

Amount of money the school raised for Shelter, Inc. during the 2013-2014 IT Campaign

What an impressive list of accomplishments for this year’s graduating class!  Congratulations on all of your hard work and achievements, Class of 2014.  We wish you the very best as you head to college and we look forward to hearing about your many achievements beyond Barrington High School.

Barrington High School
Barrington High School


    • I wasn’t aware of live video from tonight’s commencement, but we had our new 365BarringtonTV reporter there covering the ceremony and we’ll be sharing that video soon here at 365Barrington.com. Thanks for being here!

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