The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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May 31, 2009

Conneaut High School graduates 148 seniors

CONNEAUT — Conneaut High School graduated 148 seniors at the 120th commencement ceremony Saturday night at Garcia Gymnasium.

The event featured a blend of song and speeches from members of the class of 2009. Scheduled to address the crowd were senior class president Devea Parks (”As We Go On”), Autumn Heisler (”Choices”), Rebekah Oakes (”Lessons Learned”), Megan Merlene (”Four Years Prior”) and Britny Ylissari (”Bitter Sweet”).

Music was provided by soloists Ashley Emery and Angie Vazquez, who performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the CHS alma mater, respectively, and the CHS Marching Band, under the direction of Sean Smith.

The class was certified by CHS Principal Sean Smith and presented by Dawn Zappitelli, CHS administrative assistant. Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, and Wallace “Sonny” Heinonen, Board of Education president, awarded diplomas.

Ashley Emery was the class valedictorian, while Rebekah Oakes was chosen salutatorian. Other candidates for the honors were Anne Gullo, Tyler Howard, Mari Iarocci, Jessica Kaderly, Rachel Lebzelter, Megan Merlene and Lance Zappitella.

The gym was a stand-in for Municipal Stadium, closed to the public several weeks ago because of structural problems.

Members of the class of 2009 are:

Ryan Scott Anderson, Tyler-Jacob Lyn Arndt, Joshua James Artman, Zachary Scott Bailey, Timothy Allen Baldwin Jr., Lindsey Elizabeth Barlow, Trisha Nicole Barris, Cody Aaron Blood, Liisa Marie Blood, Natasha Marie Boroski, Carrie Lynn Bowers, Jef Lyle Brady, Tasha Marie Brady, David Charles Brewer, Jessica Nicole Brooks, Brandon Lee Brotherson, Dakota Kent Brown, Samantha Marie Brown, Chad Andrew Bucci, Heather Lynn Byrd, Chelsee Mae Marie Callahan, Karl Matthew Clancy, Kyle Michael Clancy, Taylor Rae Coffman, Lachelle Renee Colbert, Ra-Chelle Marie Coleman, Christopher William Conroy, Kathryn Anne Conroy, Paige Elizabeth Conroy, Holly Melody Cooner, Tifney Davon Corley, Brook Nicole Daub

Justin Michael Duhamell, Stephanie Ann Eden, Kaylee Marie Ely, Ashley Marie Emery, Kelly Jo Estes, Samantha Lynn Faidley, Hannah Rae Fertig, Alli Jo Fields, Lydia Joy Fogle, Peter Zane Garza, Samantha Lynn Getson, Cody Ryan Gibson, Jessica Ann Gilmore, Kelsey Lynne Graner, Anne Marie Gullo, Christopher David Gurto, Kurt Justin Lee Hansen, Travis Lee Hare, Jessica Marie Harkabus, Justin David Hawn, Autumn Michelle Heisler, Cory Lee Henderson, Jessica Lynn Hicks, April Marie Holdson, Tyler Scott Howard, Jeffrey Scott Hritz, Naomi Lynn Hutchinson, Mari Laurine Iarocci, Matthew Lee Jarvi, Kayla Quin Kaczmarczyk

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