Henry Sibley Class of 2015
Congratulations to the Henry Sibley Class of 2015!
Posted on 06/02/2015

As the 2014-15 school year comes to a close, School District 197 would like to present the "Sibley Senior Spotlights" — interviews with seniors who have shown commitment to academic excellence and personal achievement. Students share stories about their favorite memory from their time at Sibley, a teacher who helped encourage them, advice for younger students about high school, and more! 

Read on to learn more about a few of the graduates in Sibley’s Class of 2015, including Mendota alumni Michelle Friedmann and Kyle Gilberg.

Michelle Friedmann

Michelle Friedmann — While pursuing rigorous courses at Henry Sibley, Michelle quickly discovered she had a passion for engineering. That passion ultimately helped her earn a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of America as she led an after-school engineering club for girls at Friendly Hills Middle School. While in high school, Michelle was also a three-sport athlete and participated in several co-curricular activities. Read more.
Jeyca Maldonado-Medina

Jeyca Maldonado-Medina — Jeyca is an active member of both ALMAS and the Henry Sibley drama club, writing and directing the one-act play “Hipsterella.” She also lends her voice to the Henry Sibley choir and has played violin for the Henry Sibley orchestra and orchestral club Fiddles and Friends. Read more. 
Kyle Gilberg

Kyle Gilberg — As an all-conference honoree in three sports and a four-time academic letter winner, Kyle Gilberg has experienced success in both academics and athletics in his four years at Henry Sibley. This captain of the boys’ basketball and track and field teams also participates in National Honor Society and Link Crew, utilizing his leadership skills to help his peers grow. Read more.
Jenny Gravelle

Jennifer Gravelle – For Jenny Gravelle, finding the right balance between schoolwork and activities has been paramount to enjoying a successful high school experience. A signer, actress, Girl Scout, diplomat, philanthropist, peer leader and student, Gravelle carries a 4.0 GPA into her final weeks at Henry Sibley. Read more.
Georgia Meyer

Georgia Meyer — Through her experiences in 4H and a small-group ensemble, Georgia Meyer entered high school ready for the stage. At Henry Sibley she has continue to grow as a performer, taking on leading roles in the orchestra and spring musical, while also excelling in the classroom. Read more. 
Mario Jimenez

Mario Jimenez, Jr. — As head of the Henry Sibley Drama Club's build crew during his junior and senior year, Mario Jimenez developed a love for building structures of great utility. In addition to assisting the drama club, Mario has also been in marching band and drumline during his time at Sibley. Outside of school, he is a member of the Mexican folkloric dance group México Lindo. Read more.
Adan Rodriguez

Adan Rodriguez — Through hard work and determination, Adan Rodriguez has experienced consistent growth as a student and achieved many of his personal goals, including all-conference honors in football, academic awards and acceptance into college. Even as his time at Sibley is winding down, Adan continues to work to develop new skills and prepare for life’s next steps. Read more.
Catelin Do

Catelin Do — Catelin Do came to high school with the longtime dream of becoming a doctor and during her four years at Henry Sibley she has pursued courses to help her continue down that path. Catelin has also enjoyed many other educational and co-curricular opportunities offered at Sibley, exploring her interests and talents beyond the medical field. Read more.
Hieu Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen — Since moving to the United States in 2009, Hieu Nguyen has used his burgeoning interest in robotics and computers as a bridge to the English language and success at Henry Sibley High School. Read more.
Meital Gewirtz

Meital Gewirtz — As founder of the non-profit Soaps for Hope and co-founder of the Henry Sibley club Girls Learn International, Meital Gewirtz has spent a significant portion of her time in high school focused on helping others. In addition to her humanitarian efforts, Meital has dedicated herself to achievement in the classroom. Read more.


Read about other achievements by students in the Class of 2015:

-Kania Johnson named Henry Sibley's 2015 Athena Award Winner
-Menssen, Wilton, Rocke and Krisko recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program
-Eighty-four Sibley students earn AP Scholar honors 
-Courtney Dean named Naitonal Achievement Scholarship semifinalist
-Meet the School Board's new Student Representative, Adrian Rocke