The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 3, 2012

Busy day for graduations

Graduation mortarboards flew through the air at three local high schools Sunday afternoon as the Edgewood Senior High School, Geneva High School and Jefferson Area High School senior classes received their diplomas.

Edgewood Senior High School

The Edgewood Senior High School Class of 2012 took the stage Sunday for commencement ceremonies, the top ten students in academics wearing gold cords.

The seniors listened to a commencement address by Shelly Hillyer (Class of ‘84) and student speakers Julia Hines and Zachary Popely. Principal Karl Williamson presented the class for their diplomas, which were given by board of education president Jacqueline Hillyer.

The class motto was “We’re the class of 2012. Don’t you wish you could be One-Two?”

The graduates are: Katelyn Michelle Anderson, Taylor Marie Blair, Marshae Terrice Bowens, Amber Rene Brickman, Stephanie Irene Bucci, Matthew Gene Burch, Alana Marie Candela, Katie Theresa Carpenter, Amber Michelle Carr, Kayla Mae Cartner, Alexis Kristin Larae Cathcart, Bethany Adele Chambers, Elizabeth Kay Choate, Paige Marie Clark, Kayla Nicole Claypool, and Courtney Nicole Coy. 

Madeline Elizabeth DeGeorge, Hanna Beth Delfft, Travis Alan Dickey, Elizabeth Ann Doyle, George Robert Dragon, Christopher Ray Estock, Bruce Jacob Fanning, Dylan Jeffrey Fenton, David Lee Fischer, Jacob James Robert Foltz, Tyler James Frasure, Emily Marie Frey, Cassandra Marie Georgia, Megan Elayna Greenfield, Sean Patrick Hamilton, Stephin Michael Harden, Alicia Marie Harmon, Elyse Aiko Harner, Robert Michael Hawke, Molly Lynn Hayner, and Grant Louis Headley.

Elizabeth Marie Heffner, Matthew Donald Herman, Julia Rose Hines, Annie Mae Holz, Brandon Lige Hopson, Joseph Nathaniel Huggins, Jacob Tyler Hummer, Jacob Paul Hunter, Dustin Kelly Humphrey, Justin Alan Humphreys, Jeffrey Justin Imbrogno, Emily Suzanne Johnson, Bryan Eric Steven Jones, Kevin Charles Joslin, Tori Elizabeth Kanicki, Taylor Elizabeth Katchur, Grace Elizabeth Kendzerski, Mackenzie Ann Kister, Emily Frances Kline, Kyle Gregory Kocjancic, Alan Scott Kohl, Michael Erik Kosik, and Brandon Scott Kray.

Deanna Jo Laughlin, Aaron Richard Lawrence, Tessa Joann LeBaron, Tyler Day Legere, Ryan Nicholas Loving, Nicholas Allen Magda, Darienne Lee-Ann McBride, LaToya Lynne McMillen, Margaret Anne Meaney, Melissa Anne Miller, Caitlin Louise Mills, Danielle Renee Morgan, Andrew John Morrison, Stephanie Anne Mortimer.

Lisa Marie Motter, Rebecca Lynne Mugavero, Chelsie Marie Nagle, Jared Michael Natto, Emily Marie Nerad, Julianne Raquel Newsome, Tri Huu Nguyen, Brittany Noelle Norman, Christopher Lee Norman, Taylor Nicole Nunisto, Nikoletta Lynn Nunley, Paul Angelo Nunley, Daniel James Nyers, Michael William Olekshuk, Robert James Osburn, Holly Marie Ott, Amber Noelle Overway, Zachary Michael Pawlowski, Alex Antonio Peck, Zachary Scott Popely, Ashley Marie Potter, Danna Lee Potter, Steven Douglas Pratt Jr., Dustin Edwin Price, Jeremy Lee Prince, Chastity Brooke Rice, Dakota Van Buren Roby, Amanda June Rodenbucher, Robert Wayne Ryder III, Gabriel George Saba, Dominic David Saturday, Phillip Michael Scheanon, Paige Elizabeth Schlick, Myriah Courtney Schiedel, Danielle Rae Searles, Jamiee Leigh Sesler, Kristen Miranda Sharp, Logan Joseph Sichko.

Kayla Marie Siekkinen, Patrick Charles Sigafoose, Sarah Nicole Silvasy, Juliana Lois Simmons, Elizabeth Anne Simms, Alexandria Rae Smith, Corrinne Nicole Spring, Morgan Marie Stemple, Brian George Stephens, Crystal Rae Stewart, Katherine Giannell Stillman, Matthew Stephen Stolfer, Brittany Nichole Styzej, Dustin James Styzej, Dylan Elliot Sweet, Brandon Robert James Swope, Tricia Renee Tackett, Valerie Ann Teed, Abraham Michael Thomas, Ashley Morgan Thomas, Hannah Norma Joy Thomas, Harmony Grace Thompson, Morgan Michelle Thompson, Sarah Marie Thompson, Emilee Nicholle Trenn, Joseph Ashley Visnosky Jr., Elyssa Lynette Walker, Joshua David Warner, Kayla Delaine Warner, Aleigha Jay Warton, Christina Elizabeth Wawrowski, Tyler Dane Wawrowski, Michael Edward Whitney, Luke Jacob Whitt, Teara Marie Whysong, Hallie Marie Wiese, Erika Maria Willenbrecht, Taylor Nicole Williams, Zachary Taylor Williamson, James Richard Wilson Jr., Karly Marie Wisnyai, Alexis Leanne Woolum, Katrina May Wos, Anthony Michael Zappitelli, David Richard Zatkiewicz, Nicholas Ryan Zuchowski.

Geneva Senior High School

Wearing robes of scarlet and gray, the Geneva High School Class of 2012 graduated in the indoor track at the Spire Institute in Harpersfield Township on Sunday.

The top 10 students: Lindsey Adams, Jennifer Bean, Kayleena Brashear, Aric Cross, Robert Hayes, Jennifer Hughes, Joshua Lillie, Gabriel McLeod, Raphael Pugliese and Ursula Wilkinson were recognized, as were the senior National Honor Society members.

The students became graduates with the motto: “Be you, it takes a lot of courage to be different, to develop your own beliefts and peak them, to build your own dreams and live them, bring yourself is the only way to let other really know you and if they really know you, they will be able to truly love you.”

Class speakers included Lindsey Adams, Nicholas Klein, Melanie Martinez and Mitchelle Martinez. The seniors chose Maragret Shymanski as their selected speaker, and Superintendent Mary Zappitelli and board of education president Ford Behm also spoke.

The graduates are: Lindsey Nicole Adams, Ian Scott Alexander, Brandon James Ball, Katelyn Rose Beacom, Jennifer Marie Bean, Christopher Edward Bennett, Sydney Lynne Betonte, Summer Rae Binns, Jonathan Andrew Bird, Thomas Warner Brandeberry, Kayleena Laura Brashear, Kyle Scott Brass, Erik William Braun, Amie Dannette Brookes, Morgan Lynne Brubaker, Brianna Rebecca Brummitt, Lauren Alysse Bugansky, Henry Russell Burlingame, Lukas James Butcher, Rhett Daniel Calhoun, Angel Calvillo-Renoso, Fatima Calvillo-Renoso, James Patrick Campbell, Rachael Lanae Campbell, Alexandria Noelle Carle, James Russell Carroll, Ryan Joseph Carroll, Marshall Thomas Carter, Rebecca Ann Layne Clark, Veronica Lee Clutter, Bradley Robert Cochran, Haley Ruth Collis, Joshua Lee Conner, Melissa Ann Conrad.

Kylie Noelle Costello, Timothy Joseph Costello, Aric Jason Cross, Alfred James Dawes III, Taylor Morgan Dean-Day, Jeremy Michael DiBell, Lorenzo DiBiase, John Michael DiFrancesco, Claire Elizabeth Dodrill, Sara Joy Ellsworth, Justine Marie Esquivel, Jacob Edward Felde, Kristina Marie Fisher, Jerry Thomas Flautt, Dylan Michael Foust, Dalton Robert Franco, Mandi Marie Galloway, Kristen Makyl Gilbert, Kamalpreet Kaur Gill, Tyler James Gillette, Claudia Leona Glenn, Jason Woodstock Richard Greggs Jr., Jacob Alan Gruber, Tina Jaleigh Guthleben, Matthew Alexander Hallgren, Jason John Harper, Leah Marie Hassett, Stephanie Ann Haught, Robert Brian Hayes Jr., Jacob Alan Hein, Alexander Antonio Hidalgo, Logan Daniel Hinkel, Cody Jason Hobel, Meghan Lee Holbrooks-Stone.

Matthew Timoth Fitch Horgan, Aaron Thomas Hough, Ethan Nathaniel Howard, Ryan Andrew Huang, Jennifer Mary Hughes, Christopher Scott Hunt, Brandon Scott Hutchinson, Rachael Shelby Ingle, Deidra Ann Inman, Tyler Jaymes Jenkins, Kyle Dale Jewell, Stephani Eliza Jewell, Kylee Ann Kaplan, Carin Amelia Kern, Emma Jerrine Kingzett, Leigh Marie Kirschstein, Timothy Nichael Kirk, Nicholas Jonathon James Klein, Brianna Lynn Knapp, Richard Anthony Krauss, Michael Donald Kunz, Nikolis David Kurr, Brianne Nichold Laird, Nichole Christine Lara, Rabeka Elizabeth LaRiche, Lindsay Marie Laurello, Andrew Alexander Laveck, Natalia Jamika Lebron, Sonya Marie Leishman, Joseph Ryan Lett, Kaylee Renee Lewis, Joshua Michael Lillie, Jake William Lines, Johnethan Lee Luke, Amber May Mack, David Derek Marks, Megan Rachel Marks, Melanie Martinez, Mitchelle Martinez, Alexandra Richele McGrew.

Gabriel Zachariah McLeod, Brandon Michael Mihalick, Mercedes Marie Milbrandt, Matthew Brian Miller, Alyssa Lauren Morgan, Cory Wendell Morrow, Brandon Jeffrey Napier, Nicholas Julio Negron, Gary Randolph Nichols Jr., Mitchell Alexander Niemi-Kibler, Alyssa Noel Nieset, Sarah Louise Orlando, Justin Lee Ortiz, Antonio Luis Pena, Ashli Rosa Lee PerDue, Maggie Alexa Pfouts, Mark Anthony Pfouts, Lauren Nicholle Phillips, Lily Honey Post, Codi Allen Potter, Edward Jay Pristov, Mark William Prosek II, Audra Violet Puckrin, Ralphael Antonio Pugliese, Daniel Richard Reed, Sierra Lin Reidl, Jose Hugo Reyes Jr., Thomas Allan Robertson Jr., Tiffani Amber Rodick, Anthony Blaze Rocco Roland, Genesis Rodriguez, Laurisa Nicole Rosado, Derek Alexander Rose, Brandon Michael Russell, Anna Frances Ryan, Elexusnight Hope Salazar, Xavier Michael Sanchez, Desiree Marie Santana, Curtis Santiago.

Robert William Saunders, Monica Catherine Scharf, Katie Renee Scheaffer, Serena Marie Schafer, Daniel Zachary Shannon, Brooke Elizabeth Sloan, Courtney Nicholle Smith, Nicholas James Snavely, Travis Allen Snyder, Kelli Lorene Spurlin, Anna Marie Steadman, Amanda Rene Steele, James Auda Stroud III, John Swanson, Aleashia Marie Tapia, Michael Joseph Tepley, Alanna Elizabeth Thomas, Jaelyn Paul Thornton, Dylan Vaughn Tomko, Walter James Torres Jr., Zachary Randolph Trice, Alexandra Terese Van Hoy, Brandi Crystal Vokurka, Nathaniel Justin Volanski, Scotti Lee Warner Jr., Kristina Lynn Watzon, Norman Mitchell Watts, Caleb Lee Weaver, Connor Harrison Webb, Hannah Noelle Webster, Brandon Ian White, Petr John Logan Wiese, Ursula Rose Wilkinson.

Sara Ann Williams, Jordyn Kelsey Willis, Katherine Lee Wittenmyer, Kyle Lee Woerner, Ryan Andrew Wolcott, Justin Adam Wright, Chelsea Renee Yommer, Chelsey Renee York, Frank Zachery Zehe.

Jefferson Area High School

Jefferson Area High School seniors graduated Sunday, the words of class speakers Jennifer Hall, Logan Derbin, Jaclyn Piscalko and Jonathan Hubler in their ears.

The graduates were certified by Principal John Montanaro and presented their diplomas by guidance counselor Lisa Newhart and board of education president Patricia Hoyson.

The class motto: “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”

The graduates are: Daniel James Armstrong, Donald James Armstrong, Jr., Melinda Jean Bailey, Rebecca Jean Banks, S. Paige Mackenzie Beach, Katelynn Ashley Beattie, Leo Joseph Beaver, Hailey Jean Becker, Nicholas Paul Bishop, Patrick John Bisigni, Brianne Elizabeth Bodisch, Evan Michael Bort, Aubrianne Elizabeth Bowling, Brittany Ann Bradler, Angella Louise Brininger, Megan Elizabeth Brook, Anthony Robert Brown, Jeffrey Austin Buchans, Alan Bertrum Burba, Jr., Vanessa Dawn Burlingame, Rachel Elizabeth Burr, Steven Eric Butcher, Destiny Lea Cadmes, Khyrie Latazia Reggie Campbell, Allyson Marie Candela, Zachary Swede Carter, Alexander Makenza Cash, Adam David Chase, Cameron Curtis Chike, Paige Kristine Clark, Connor Douglas Cleveland, Troy James Close, Jr., Cecilia Rose Coladangelo, Bruce Allen Colby, Laura Elizabeth Cole, Bobby Ray Collins, Jr., Katrena Marie Colvin, Brice Lee Comp, Samantha Ashley Coons, Brent Philip Corron, Brandon Alan Davidson, Jacob Allen Dengg, Logan Richard Derbin, Derek Lee DeyErmand, Trista Rae Dodrill, Deanna Lynn Dumperth, Kyle Aaron Dunford, Rachel Lee Edge, Nichole Marie Emerson, Cody Roy Fetters, Jeremy Allen Fink, Andrew Jacob Fisher, Alyssa Keary Fogarty, Kevin Connor Ford, Rachel Elizabeth Francis, Dale Joseph Frye, Cheyanne Arbutis Fultz, Brittany Ann Gattarello, Samantha Lee Gau, Joseph Andrew Robert Gillespie, Jennifer Lynn Hall, Nicholas Adam Hanck, David Michael Hargesheimer, Kelly Lynn Hartman, Samuel Francis Hathy, Kaitlyn Rose Hawkins, Ryan Michael Hayes, Christina Marie Heavner, Sarah Faye Henery, Destinie Renee Hill, 

Joshua Scott Hollon, Jonathan William Hubler, Megan Rachelle Hussing, Jonathan Alan Johnson, Joseph Zachary Kalas, Nathan Ryan Kennedy, Courtney Gail Kessler, Clayton Lee Ketola, Tyler Jacob Kirby, John Joseph Knight IV, Nicholas Robert Kobernik, Zachary Charles Korb, Zachary Thomas Laird, Nikollette Anne Lane, Kelsey Nicole Lawrence, Natasha LeGrange , Amber Paige Lewis, Kaitlyn Nicole Lewis, Kelsie Taylor Lindgren, George Scott MacKellar, Cody Tyler Magda, Patrick Allen Dean Martin II, Alexandria Lee Matheney, Michael Andrew Maurer II, Alec Michael McCartney, Kayla Elizabeth McKelvey, Donald Edward McKenzie III, Melissa Ray Meighen, John Nicholas Miller, Zackary Wayne Miller, Savannah Frances Mills, Angelica Judith Moriarity, Nathan Lee Moyer, Rachel Renee Moyer, Elise Lauren Musacchio, Taylor Renee Nageotte, Paige Marie Neely, Michael, James Nelson, Brandon Elliott Niciu, Alexis Marie Northrop, Summer Renee Pacholke, Christopher Jordan Paine, Aaron Lee Painter, Brian Douglas Parnaby, Matthew Joseph Pekar, Jaclyn Marie Piscsalko, Rebecca Elizabeth Swezey Pontoni, 

Devan Michael Preston, Garrett Frank Puzio, Kailey Ann Reinke, Elizabeth May Reynolds, Johnathan Joseph Richter, Zachary David Paul Robbins, Jeremiah Luke Robinson, Molly Renee Robinson, Paige Renee Robinson, Angelica Ann Ross, Andrew Ryan Santiago, Benjamin Robert Sapatka, Evan Mitchell Sarna, Gabriel Jonathan Sauer, Jeffrey Alan Schindler, Mary Frances Senko, Gage Ryan Severino, Brittany Ann Shook, Lester William Short, Melissa Ruth Short, Alexandra Lea Signar, Joseph Michael Simcic, Dakota James Spangler, Nicole Eleanor Stapleton, Dillon Timothy Starcher, Jeremy David Stiles, Chase James Stowe, Nickolas Todd Stranman, Jordan Ashley Takacs, Netasha Brooke Tellez, Adam Stephen Trout, Amber Sky Udell, Joseph James Vidovic III, Matthew Allen Volanski, Dustin Andrew Waid, Tiffany Rose Walkup, Stacy Rae Wayman, Bradley Michael Weisbarth, Daran James Woodin, Genevieve Mary Woodworth, Mackenzie Shane Woodworth, Ian Wayne Young, Amanda Kaylene Zalar, Brianna Rose Zalar, Mark Alan Zeller. 

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