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LISBON — Beaver Local High School held graduation ceremonies on May 25 at Fighting Beaver Stadium. During the ceremonies 13 students were recognized as valedictorians. Ryne Carlson earned a 4.0 GPA to be named class valedictorian. The son of Michele Ericson, Lisbon; and Brad Carlson, Columbiana, he played baseball and participated in mock trail. He was also a six year Summi Decem recipient. Carlson plans to study civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Emily Dawson, daughter of Dallis and Julie, East Liverpool, also earned a Carlson 4.0 GPA to be named valedictorian. She served as senior class treasurer, and was also a member of the tennis team, Varsity B, SADD, and English Honors. She received the DeBartolo Scholar Athlete Award, was a six year Summi Decem recipient, and was named the Review Tennis Player of the Year. Dawson plans to attend West Liberty University to play tennis and continue her studies. Michael Houk, son of Robert and Roberta Houk, Negley, was also named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the varsity soccer, track and swim teams. He was also Dawson a member of National Honor Society and English Honors. His awards include Summi Decem, the Provost Scholarship, and the Beaver Local High School Soccer Boosters Scholarship. Houk will major in athletic training at The Ohio State University, eventually working towards a doctorate in physical therapy. Alexa Lynch also earned a 4.0 GPA to

Beaver Local High School Class of 2012 Peyton Michelle Adams Jacob Daniel Allen Rachelle Lynn Anderson Ashleigh Elizabeth Ault Alexandra Elise Bangor Jessica Nicole Bell Brennen Clay Boyd Jared Michael Britt Brittany Marie Burson David Andrew Byers Ryne Bradley Carlson Joshua Joel Carroll Isaac Michael Clark Dillon Paul Cochran Hayley Susan Cochran Samantha Jo Cook Octavia Season Coppock Kenneth Allen Cunningham Cody Allen Dawson Emily Kae Dawson Levi James Emmerling Emma Jane Fabbro Jessica Mae Fair Taylor James Falkner Kayla Jo Fisher Timothy Wayne Flowers Nathan Daniel Floyd Alyssa Lynn Forsythe Zachary Devon Foster Samuel Morgan Frank Aaron Andrew Fraser Torrie Elizabeth Fryman Shianne Monique Gist Tyler Drew Givens

Danielle Lee Goehring Michael Jay Gorby III Robert Ean James Greathouse Katelyn Nicole Guildoo Sydney Catherine Halfhill Garrett James Hamilton Gloria Christine Corrine Hammerle Seth Chaney Austin Hannum Elizabeth Jane Heslen Tenelle Michael Hoppel Michael Harrison Houk Curtis Franklin Hunt Lyle Davidson Jennings Ellen Muriel Jones Leslie Brian Jones Kendra Ann Kelly Marissa Lynn Kiddey Brittany Elizabeth Kindle Lauren Elizabeth Kithas Chase Keith Klein Kevin Dean Kosko Michael Benjamin Ferguson Lamp Albert Joseph Lattanzio Adam Paul Leheny Gregory Paul Lipp Jason Charles Little Ryan Michael Little Nathan Stephen Lorah Linsey Brooke Lyle Alexa Rae Lynch Cheyenne Sierra Marsden Austin Lee Marshall

be named class valedictorian. The daughter of Todd and Judy Lynch, East Liverpool, she served as senior class vice-president. She also played varsity soccer, took part in school musicals, National Honor Society, and was a dancer at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter. Houk Her awards include six year Summi Decem recipient, Girls Soc-

Devon Judy-Ann McClain Olivia Reed McClellan Brandon Lee McCoy Pamela Sue McIlvain Chelsea Lynn McKee Blake Jordan McLaughlin Anthony Edward McMillan Emily Rose Meredith Nicholas Aaron Miller Robert James Miller Samantha Lee Moore Brandon Scott Neely Nicholas James Ordich Taylor Rae Pike William Tamplin Pomeroy Diedra Marie Puthuff Tayler Nicole Reed Cody James Reese Jeremy Logan Reese Ashley Marie Ricciardi Andrew Tyler Rice Earl Jacob Riggs Fallisha Ann-Louise Rimer Halie Renee Rockenhauser Scott Austin Rogers Kimberly Lynn Rotellini Shilo Robert Roy Ashton Walter Rush-Jussila Michelle Margaret Satmare Mathew Joel Schleef Shelby Lynn Scyoc Garrett Patrick Seidner Kevin Michael Sevey Christopher Tyler Shaw

cer Sectional/District Academic Award, and the New American University Provost Award through Arizona State University (ASU). Lynch plans to major in marketing at ASU and pursue a career in market management. Emily Meredith, daughter of Keith Lynch and Heidi Meredith, Lisbon, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was named class vale-

Natalie Renee Shreeve Lance Wilson Smith Ryan James Smith Marki Arlene Souders Kyra Bryanna Sprouse Charles Richard Stoffel II Daniel James Stoffel Kyle Hunter Stoots Jamiae Michele Sunderland Luke Edward Sutton Paul Nicolas Swartz Patricia Linn Taggart Clinton J.B. Taubert Rebecca Ann Thomas Mariah Lynn Tice Zachary Paul Tompkins John Wesley Underwood Brandon Edward Vetter Cayla Dawn Walker McKenzie Lynn Weber Karri Lynn Wells Jacob Stephen Welther-Burchett Christlynne Tara Werstler Allison Nicole Wetzel Connor Ilene Williams Daniel Zachary Williams Kayla Ann Winters Raemaleah Patience Wooten Amanda Marie Woyan April Louise Wright Alyson Lian Yajko Scott Robert Young Brooke Erin Zoellers

dictorian. She participated in varsity swimming and Academic Challenge. She was a six year Summi Decem recipient and a “Heads Above the Rest” Award winner. Meredith will attend Duquesne University to earn a doctorate of pharmacy degree. Deidre Puthuff,

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daughter of Mary Sue Winland and Darin Puthuff, both of East Liverpool, earned a 4.0 GPA to be named class valedictorian. She is a six time Summi Decem recipient and was named to the 2011 Kent State University spring semester dean’s list. Puthuff plans to Ricciardi earn a physical therapy assistant degree. Ashley Ricciardi, daughter of Paula and Scott Ricciardi, Negley, also earned a 4.0 GPA to be ranked class valedictorian. She was a member of the volleyball team, youth group, Academic Challenge, and Varsity B. Her awards include Summi Decem and Kent State University dean’s list. Ricciardi will attend Kent State University to major in biology. Natalie Shreeve, daughter of Diane and Tim Shreeve, East Liverpool, was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. Her extracurriculars included independent study

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COLUMBIANA — Columbiana High School had two students share the title of class valedictorian during its May 20 graduation ceremonies. Ashley Orr, daughter of Cara B u r t - O r r , Columbiana, earned a 4.0 GPA to be named co-valedictorian. She ran cross county and track, while also participating in National Honor Society, student government, and speech and Orr debate. She was a state and national qualifier for speech and debate, as well as a regional cross country qualifier. Her other awards include President Obama’s Community Service Award, Outstanding Rotary Interact member, Service Above Self Award, Lesile H. Cochran Scholarship, and Johnny Appleseed queen. Orr plans to attend Youngstown State University on a full ride to major in mathematics and minor in economics. Jeffrey SchalSchallick lick, son of Richard and Beth Schallick, Columbiana, was also co-valedictorian earning a 4.0 GPA. His extracurriculars included speech and debate, soccer, cross country, marching band, and National Honor Society. He is a four year soccer letterman, a three year cross country letterman, and the recipient of a Columbiana County Educational Service Center Heads Above the Rest award. Schallick will major in chemical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Cory Merlo, son of Mark and Cindy Merlo, Columbiana, also earned a 4.0 GPA to be ranked first in his class. He was a

Columbiana High School Class of 2012 Taylor Rae Armstrong Nicholas Andrew Bacha Austin James Barbato Colton Andrew Bertolette Shilah D. Briceland Chanel Marie Brown Leighton Edward Bussard Derek Joseph Charniga Emily Ann Clow Leah Mackenzie Cyrus Dustin Lee Daugherty Zachary Tyler DeVivo Hannah Blaine Duncan Levi Benjamin Dunlap Sergey Willliam Dunn Cassandra Lynn Durk Kailee Paige Engel Alexander James Ferguson Courtney Marlene Frenger Carlie Michele Gabrelcik

Alexis Nicole Gaydos Joshua Thomas Glover Dana Suzanne Goehring Christopher Alan Hackstedde Alyssa Renea Hamilton Trey Eugene Hargrove Marisa Nicole Harmony Samantha Leigh Hawkins Alexa Nicole Hendershot Abby Nicole Hertel Katelyn Marie Houck Matthew Dennis Huk Rachel Marie Hull Sandeep Kaur Jacob Randall Kohler Alyssa Jordan Lange Brooke Joy Lazar Matthew Dean Leasure Kaitlyn Jean Libb Makenzie Mae Logan

member of the golf team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, St. Jude Youth Group, and French Club. A three year golf letter winner, he was also awarded a Columbiana County Educational Service Center Heads Above the Rest award, an Ohio Merlo Honors Award, and the Leslie H. Cochran Scholarship from Youngstown State University. Merlo will enroll in YSU’s chemical engineering scholars program. Meredith Tirpak, daughter of Richard and Nancy Tirpak, Columbiana, was also ranked first with a 4.0 GPA. Her extracurriculars included volleyball, softball, track, National Honor Society, and student government. She was awarded a Columbiana High School honors diploma, an Ohio Honors Diploma, an Ohio Award of Merit, the Ohio State University Merit and Excellence

Tessa Nicole Lunger Ashley Nicole Lydic Macayla Rae Macklin Lauren Rebecca Makosky Craig Patrick Martin Cory Alan Merlo Ryan David Moon Nikolas Mark Moore Olivia Joanne Murphy Brandon Michael O’Malley Ashley Elizabeth Orr Katelynn Mary Orr Ashley Ann Osborne Sara Anne Posey Nicole Lee Ray Hannah Beth Reeser Daniel James Ritteger Skye Robinson Dyandria LeNea Rodriguez Jeffrey August Schallick

Scholarships, as well as the Columbiana County Educational Service Center Heads Above the Rest award. Tirpak plans to major in nursing at The Ohio State University. Leah Cyrus also earned a 4.0 GPA to be ranked first in her class. The daughter Tirpak of Rich and Kristy Cyrus, she was a member of National Honor Society, Interact Club, track and volleyball. She also served as senior class president. Her awards include an Ohio Honors Diploma, Columbiana High School Honors Diploma, an Ohio Award of Merit, and a full academic scholarship from West Liberty University, West Liberty, W.Va. Cyrus will enroll in WLU’s honor college for pre-optometry. Kyle Spickler also earned a 4.0 GPA to be ranked first. The son of Penny Amato and Robert Spickler, both of Columbiana, he participated in National Honor Society,

Michael Henry Schlueter Nathan Vincent Schultz Bethany Rose Shafer Heather Ann Siembieda Steven Paul Slater Craig Kendall Smith Tanner Scott Sobek Cierra Nicole Sokol Trenton Heath Solmen Kyle Robert Spickler Melissa Ann Sposato Lawrence Wellman Stacey III Kathryn Marie Stanley Travis Anthony Swinehart Meredith Lynne Tirpak Ashley Nicole Webber Tyler James Wessling Zachary Scott Williams Jacob John Witmer Andrew Mark Zocolo

Spanish Club, Interact Club, varsity soccer, and Academic Challenge. He was awarded an Columbiana High School Honor Diploma, an Ohio Honor Diploma, an Ohio Award of Merit, and an academic letter. Spickler plans to attend Youngstown State Cyrus University to major in electrical engineering. Hannah Duncan, daughter of David and Cheryl Duncan, Columbiana, was ranked first in her class with a 4.0 GPA. She took part in Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club and choir. Her awards include the State Board of Education Award of Merit, academic letter, Columbiana High School Academic Award, Kent State University Honors Scholarship, and a SNPJ Merit Scholarship. Duncan plans to attend KSU to major in See COLUMBIANA, Page 7

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biology. Hannah Reeser, daughter of Tim and Virginia Reeser, Columbiana, earned a 3.95 GPA to be ranked second in her class. She was awarded the J.C. Caffro Scholarship and a University of Akron Presidential Scholarship. Reeser plans to major in biomedical engineering at UA. Sandeep Kaur was ranked third in her class with a 3.93 GPA. The daughter of Chanchal S. Thind and Bakhsho Kaur, Columbiana, she served as Interact Club treasurer, National Honor Society service chairman, marching band drum major, Spanish Club president, and Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl team captain. Her awards include the Caring for the Community Award, Gamma Eta Sorority Scholarship, distinguished honor roll, Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship, CAFSA Scholarship, a Rotary Scholarship, Ohio Award of Merit, Columbiana High School Honors Diploma, as well as awards for marching band. Kaur will attend The Ohio State University to major in health professions exploration and minor in international relations with languages. Dana Goehring, daughter of David and Janet Goehring, Columbiana, earned a 3.913 GPA to be ranked fourth in her class. She was member of National Honor Society, Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl, See COLUMBIANA, Page 46

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COLUMBIANA —During Crestview High School’s May 27 graduation ceremony, six students were recognized as valedictorian. Troy Beard, son of Patty and Bill Beard, Columbiana, was named a class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was involved in soccer, French Club, National Honor Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Beard was a previous member of the baseball team. He was named the January Student of the Month. Beard plans to study physical therapy at Walsh University. Adam Coppock, son of Rick and Rhonda Coppock, Columbiana, also graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be named a class valeCoppock dictorian. Along with playing football, basketball, and baseball, he was also a member of National Honor Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He was named the Curbstone Coaches Football Student Athlete of the Year and was a My Valley Sports Student Athlete of the Week. Coppock DeSalvo will plan football and major in business at the College of Wooster. Alex DeSalvo, son of Rick and Melanie DeSalvo, Columbiana, earned a 4.0 GPA

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Crestview High School Class of 2012 Cody Anderson Kassidy E. Arkwright Holli Bailey Justin Baker Ashleigh Barker Troy Beard Cassidy Erin Bilsky Nathaniel Birch Billie J. Brickner Brandon Brooks Seth Brown Chelsea Renee Caudill Taylor Chamberlain David Clemmer Charles Collins Alex Conkle Alex D. Cook Caleb Jeffrey Cope

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to be named class valedictorian. A four year soccer letterman, he served as Leo Club president, and was a member of student council, National Honor Society, and youth group. His awards include 2011

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Joshua Lee Mathes Matthew May Michael Edward Mayer Rebekah Nichole McCutchen Ayla S. McGath Damon McVay Jacob Mellinger Kayleigh M. Miller Kimberly N. Moore Zachary Moore Logan Muraco Tyler Ogle Thomas E. Oliver Stephanie S. Parker Derek A. Peddicord Joseph A. Radman Thomas L. Rambo

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Young Citizen of the Year and the Jacob Mellinger, son of Mark and Columbiana County Educational Service Margie Mellinger, Leetonia, was named a Center Heads Above the Rest. DeSalvo class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. His was accepted into the University of Akron Engineering Honors Program. See CRESTVIEW, Page 9

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East Liverpool

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EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool held graduation ceremonies on May 27 and awarded three students valedictorian honors. Levi Palmer, son of Lisa and Gary Palmer, East Liverpool, was on of three valedictorians to earn a 4.0 GPA. He was involved in track, jazz band, Thespians, and handled morning and football announcements. His awards includPalmer ed September Student of the Month and a Columbiana County Educational Service Center Heads Above the Rest award. Palmer will enroll in The Ohio State University honors program to major in international business administration. Mercedez Kavanagh, daughter of Angel and Lester Kavanagh, East Liverpool, also Kavanagh graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be named a valedictorian. Her extracurricular activities included track, Booster Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society, and Future Teachers Club. Kavanagh plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in pre-pharmacy. McDowell R e b e c c a McDowell, daughter of Pamela and Don-

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ald McDowell Jr., East Liverpool, was named a valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She participated in swim team, theater, Booster Club, the East Liverpool Jaycees, and served as Thespian Club president. McDowell plans to major in graphic design at West LibWaggle erty University. Mallory Waggle, daughter of Melissa and Vince Wag-

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gle, East Liverpool, graduated with a 3.977 GPA to be named class salutatorian. She played varsity basketball, varsity volleyball, while also participating in Junior Olympic volleyball. She served as a church camp counselor and attend annual mission Steele trips. During her senior year she was named the October Scholar of the Month.

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Waggle will attend the University of Akron to major in communications. Jordan Steele, son of Richard and Marci Steele, East Liverpool, was ranked third in his class with a 3.964 GPA. Captain of the varsity baseball team, he was also involved in Outdoor Adventure Club and National Honor

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Society. Steele will attend the University of Akron. Taylor Adkins, daughter of Michael and Gisele Stevenson, East Liverpool, earned a 3.962 GPA to be ranked fourth in her class. She was a member of National Honor Society, National Technical Wade Honor Society, Booster Club, and volunteered at the East Liverpool Jaycees haunted house. Adkins will major in visual communications and design at Kent State University. Kyle Wade, son of Denise Wade, East Liverpool, graduated fifth in his class with a 3.957 GPA. He was a member of the jazz band and National Honor Society. He was also named the January Scholar of the Month. Wade will enroll in the Kent State University honors program for criminology. “CONGRATULATIONS”

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EAST PALESTINE — During East Palestine High School’s graduation ceremonies on May 26, two students were named valeditorians. Zakary Keith Brockman, son of Keith Brockman, East Palestine, and the late LeeAnn Brockman, was Brockman named class valedictorian. His extracurricular activities included football, basketball, track, Rotary Interact Club, and National Honor Society. Brockman plans to attend Youngstown State University and his major is undecided. Erica Lynn Dodge, daughter of Dodge Mark and Lisa Dodge, was also named valedictorian. She ran cross country and track, and was a member of Drama Club, CLEAR Club, and National Honor Society. Dodge plans to pursue a degree in law/political science at Youngstown State University. Peterson Paige Marie Peterson, daughter of Lance and Cyndi Peterson, was named class salutatorian. She played volleyball, softball, and basketball. She was also a member of Student Council and National Honor Society. Her awards include the Incentive Scholarship. Peterson plans to

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Edison

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HAMMONDSVILLE — Edison High School held its graduation ceremony on May 26 at Franciscan University in Steubenville. A Baccalaureate was held on May 21 in the high school auditorium. Morgan Suzanne Brown, daughter of Todd and Danielle Brown, Stratton, was one of five valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. She Brown was a member of the varsity swim team, Academic Competition Team captain, Beta Club president, National Honor Society treasurer, and Spanish Club vice-president. Her awards include an honors diploma, State Award of Merit, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, Chapter Kennedy and District Winner, American Legion Americanism Test Winner, four year academic letter winner, and the President’s Academic Award of Excellence. Brown plans to attend The Ohio State University as a health sciences scholar, majoring in biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. Kayla Valedictorian, Prokopakis Kaci Jo Kennedy, is the daughter of Matthew and Nancy Mader, Bloomingdale. In addition to a 4.0

Edison High School Class of 2012 John Assaef Austin Abdalla Donald Michael Adkins Kenneth Paul Adkins Kristin Marie Adkins Clint Jeffrey Albaugh Amanda Rachael Albertson Abigail Lynn Alderman Kathlynn Louise Alford Victoria Rachael Allen Anlynn Novelle Allison Bradley James Allison Sara Rae Argentine Paige Alexandria Arthurs Melia Elizabeth Baker Austin Joann Barker Jakalyn Michele Bates William James Beall Tara Lee Beasley Anthony Tyler Bell Jenna Marie Belli Jacob Ryan Bendle Francis Ryan Bertha Guy Paul Blancato III Andrew Jonathan Boggs Cole Joseph Bragg Nicki Leigh Brandt Morgan Suzanne Brown Brittney Carolyn Byers Kayla Necole Carmichael Nicholas John Carte Johnathan Wayne Chase Elizabeth Jane Coffe Jessica Lynn Corder Jamie Dawn Corona Kathryn Veronica Crow Brittany Lynn Culp Trevor Charles Custer Kassandra Renee DellaPenna Anthony Vincent DiPino Adam Christopher Elder

Jasmyn Blair Falasca Andrew Lee Flanagan Brittany Nicole Foit Cody Ray Forster Tracy Ann Foster Cody Allen Fray Devin Cheyenne Gill Samantha Nadine Gittins Alysanna Jean Glenn Josie Lee Goodwin John William Gyenes Cody Lee Hanlin Dalton Perry Herzick Philip Kray Hilt Wilfred Thomas Howcroft III Jaclyn Elizabeth Hughes Alexandria Eve Hukill Nicholas Ian Jackson Cody Peter Bassie James Evelyn Nicole Johnson James Austin Jones Jason Allan Jones Adrianna Marie Jordan Blake Arthur Judy Kimberly Marie Judy Marcus Allan Keller Amanda Lynn Kendle Kaci Jo Kennedy Andrew Michael Kitchen Ashley Nicole Lanham Katlin Ann Layman Johnathan Patrick Lemon Jr. Amber Nicole Lewandoski Kelsie Noel Lockhart Kaitlyn Diane Long Willis Samuel Long Feran Lee Lovano Jerry Alan Lucas Mariah Lee Marcino Caitlin Nicole Martin Natasha Toy Martin

GPA, she has been involved in a number of extra-curricular activities including a four year member Beta Club, Spanish Club vice-president, National Honor Society, Choir Solo and Ensemble contest participant for three years, and Marching/Concert Band, where she served as treasurer and clarinet section leader. Her awards include

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Marching Band “Outstanding Senior,” four year academic letter, honors diploma, Award of Merit, President’s Award of Excellence. Kennedy plans to attend the University of Akron to majoring in chemistry before transferring to Northern Ohio Medical University to obtain a doctor of pharmacy degree.

Julia Ann Shelton Lara Marie Shultz Hayley Megan Skender Mark Andrew Smyth Natalie Dawn Snyder Savannah Re’ Snyder Alexander Jacob Sousa Christopher Lawrence Spring Jeffrey Michael Spring Jr. Koby Gene Sronce Gregory Robert Stagani Marina Michelle Strauss Aaron Dean Sutherland Maryanna Marie Sutton Matthew Dominic Sutton Desirae Nichole Temple Nhung Thi Cam Tran Trisha Sue Trifonoff Robert Simpson Vance Angela Marie VanDyke Emily Marie VanNuys Tiffany Ann Walker Katie Sue Walter Micaela Brooke Warren David Wayne Watkins Erin Elizabeth Watkins Shane Charles Wellington Vaida Marie Westfall Ashley Nicole Whitmore Chad Earl Wickham Julianna Joan Wiedaman Cory Joseph Wiley Miranda Yvonne Wiley Shawn Robert Wilson Eliza May Wright Shawn Merle Wright Jr. Zachariah Edward Zdinak Savannah Marie Zeigler

Valedictorian, Kayla Elizabeth Prokopakis, daughter of John and Kelly Prokopakis, Bloomingdale, also maintained a 4.0 GPA. Her extracurricular activities include varsity soccer, varsity softball, varsity basketball, Beta Club and National See EDISON, Page 15

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Honor Society vicepresident. She has been awarded a honors diploma, President’s Academic Award of Excellence, Eastern District Player of the Year in basketball, third Team All-Ohio in basketball, Award of Merit and a fouryear academic letter. Prokopakis plans to Snyder attend Ashland University to majoring in chemistry and play softball. Savannah Re’ Snyder, was also named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. She is the daughter of Cheryl Snyder, Richmond; and Ronald Snyder, Toronto. She was active in a variety of extra-curricular activities including varsity soccer and basketball, the Vocal Music Department, and served as Beta Club vice-president and National Honor Society president, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Basketball. Her awards include President’s Academic Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, four-year academic letter winner and honors diploma. Snyder plans to major in chemistry at the University of Akron. The final valedictorian is Julianna Joan Wiedaman, daughter of John and Joan Wiedaman, Richmond. In addition to

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maintaining a 4.0 average, she participated in softball, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and served as swim team captain and Beta Club treasurer. Her awards include four-year academic letter winner, varsity letter winner, honors diploma, Award of Merit and the President’s Academic Award of Excellence. Wiedaman plans to attend The Ohio State University and become a pharmacist. Kristin Leighann Prokopakis, daughter of John and Kelly Prokopakis, Bloomingdale, was named class salutatorian with a 3.95 GPA. She was involved in many extra-curricular activities including Beta Club, National Honor Society, softball, basketball and soccer. Her awards include Award of Merit, President’s Academic Award of Excellence, honors diploma, and four-year academic letter winner.

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Prokopakis plans to attend Tiffin University to major in the medical field and play softball. Alexandria Eve Hukill, daughter of Lori Sebest, Toronto, Ohio, is ranked seventh with a 3.9 GPA. She was active in Marching/Concert Band, Beta Club and National Honor Society. She also served as student council president and Spanish Club cotreasurer. Her awards include honors diploma, Award of Merit, President’s Award of Excellence, and a four-year academic letter. Hukill plans to attend Case Western Reserve University or George Washington University to major in Japanese studies and education. Vaida Marie Westfall, daughter of Dave and Phyllis Westfall, Toronto, earned a 3.87 GPA to be ranked eighth. She was involved in National Honor Society, Span-

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Leetonia

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LEETONIA — Graduation ceremonies at Leetonia High School were held on May 27 in the high school gym. Taylor Cope, daughter of Roxanne Cope, Leetonia, and the late Scott Cope, was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 Cope GPA. She served as Country Hands 4-H Club president, Ruriteen Club president, and was a member of National Honor Society. She was also involved in competitive gymnastics. Cope plans to attend Kent State University, where she will be a member of the gymnastics team. N i c k l au s Altomare, son of Altomare Rick and Patty Altomare, Leetonia, earned a 3.85 GPA to be named class salutatorian. He was a member of the golf, basketball and baseball teams, while also serving in National Honor Society and SADD. He received first team All League honors in golf and All League honors in basketball. Altomare plans to Mathey major in pre-med biology at Notre Dame College. Erin Mathey, daughter of Lori and Robert Mathey, was ranked third in her class with a 3.8 GPA. Along with marching band and cross country, she participated in

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National Honor Society, 4-H, and Drama Club. She was an honor/merit roll student as well. Mathey will major in biology or zoology at college. Mikhaila Hedge graduated with a 3.7 GPA to be ranked fourth in her class. The daughter of Brennelle and Hedge Todd O’Donnell, Leetonia; and the late Mark Hedge, she received an Ohio Honors Diploma and an Ohio Award of Merit. She served as senior class president, was voted homecoming queen, and was also a member of National Honor Society and SADD. Hedge will attend Bowling Green University. Gordon Koehler II graduated fifth in his class with a 3.66 GPA. The son of Gordon and Tammy Koehler, Leetonia, he played soccer and baseball. He was also a member of National Honor Society, Art Club and Spanish Club. An honor roll student, Koehler plans to major in engineering at the University of Akron. Jason Shar, son of Richard and Darla

Leetonia High School Class of 2012 Nicklaus Altomare Cierra Justine Elizabeth Anderson Sunnie Canup Cody Clark Brittney Nicole Coffman Ashlee Kait Coontz Dakota Lee Cooper Taylor Lynn Cope Brandon Walter John Critchley Robert Davis Amber Marie Felger Dustin Tyler Garrett Derek Grande Mikhaila Marie Hedge Kayla Renee Hepler Levi David Holloway Levi James Ion Shelby Leigh Ion James C. Johnson

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Shar, Leetonia, earned a 3.652 GPA and graduated sixth in his class. He took part in Academic Challenge, theatre, National Honor Society, the National Oceanography Science Bowl, and played on the inaugural soccer team. His awards included National

Nickolas Kain Nelson Amanda Marie Nole Robert (R.J.) J. Pacella Stephen Phillips Heather M. Ritterspach Zakkary Thomas Scoville Jason A. Shar Paul Sneddon Courtney Jennifer Sommers Cody J. Stokes Matthew John Stoner Alexa Rose Summers Michael L. Thorne Madelyn Ann Trummer Sabrina Lorraine Wolford Alexandra Irina Wright Jacob Alexander Wright Natalie Sherill Yeager Cody Yeagley Tanya Yoho Daniel Zeigler

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to major in biomedical engineering at either the University of Mount Union or Case Western Reserve University. Natalie Yeager, daughter of Donna and Earl Yeager, Leetonia, graduated seventh in her class with a 3.65 GPA. She played volleyball and was a member of Spanish Club and National Honor Society. Along with being named to the honor roll her awards include the Trombitas Scholastic Award. Yeager plans to attend Kent State University to major in occupational therapy. Cody Stokes earned a 3.49 GPA to be ranked eighth in his class. The son of Keith Stokes and Dorena Haney, Lisbon, he played football, baseball and basketball, He was also a member of Art Club and SADD. His football awards include first team Inland District and third team All-Ohio, while his basketball awards include first team All-County and honorable mention All-Ohio. Stokes’ college plans are undecided. Madelyn Trummer, daughter of Travis and Laura Trummer, Washingtonville, graduated ninth in her class with a 3.44 “CONGRATULATIONS”

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Lisbon

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LISBON — Commencement ceremonies for Lisbon David Anderson Jr./Sr. High School were held May 27 at War Memorial Stadium. Kayla Hiscox, daughter of Twing and Beth Hiscox, Lisbon, was named class valedictorian with a 4.105 GPA. She played varsity Hiscox volleyball and softball, served as class treasurer, and was also a member of student council and Spanish Club. Her awards include National Honor Society, Young Presbyterian Scholarship, Jane “Smiley” Brownlee Scholarship, Elks Scholarship, first team Inter-Tri County League, All County and All District for volleyball, and My Valley Sports Bosel “Student Athlete of The Lisbon David Anderson Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2012. the Week.” Hiscox plans to major in biology at Westminster College. Chad Bosel earned a 4.044 GPA to be named class Jordan Alicea Lindsey Hayko Maria Crawford salutatorian. He is Jo-Hanna Andrews Duane Helman Alexis Cusick the son of Cassie Brandon Barnes Thomas Henthorne Charles Dawson Koffel and stepson Zachary Barnes Coty Heverly Candice Dickson of Doug Koffel, LisRebecca Baronzzi Sean Hicks Steven Dixon bon. He ran cross Rebecca Black Kayla Hiscox John Ehlenbach county and track, Breeanna Bolger Jeremy Howe John Faloba while also participatJacob Borg Morgan Huffman Tabitha Ferguson ing in Mock Trial Chad Bosel Amanda Jackson Nash Ferrier and Science Club. Amber Bowen Cami Jackson Christina Fonner His awards include Tyler Brown Larry Johnson Samantha Garcia National Honor Dickson Kira Carr John Lane Ali Gatrell Society, University Tyler Chestnut Ursula Lewis Julie Gauntt of Cincinnati CincinGlass Evan Cianni Amy Martin Thomas natus Century Scholarship, Elks Scholarship, Kaylee Gresh Deizaray McDole Columbiana County Runner of the Year for Kathryn Cochran Alyssa Grimm Michael Cochran Bryan Morlan Kenneth Hall Bradley Cox Robert Morris See LISBON, Page 19

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2011, First Team All County and Second Team All InterTri County League. Bosel plans to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in liberal arts. Candice Dickson, daughter of Brian and Carol Dickson, Lisbon, was ranked third with a 4.010 GPA. Her extracurricular activities Grimm included Spanish Club, Science Club, Art Club, Health Careers Club and Pep Club. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Dickson plans to major in pre-med/radiology at Kent State University. Alyssa Grimm, daughter of Donald and Martina Grimm, Lisbon, was ranked fourth with a 3.963 GPA. Her extracurricular activities Huffman include Health Careers Club secretary, Spanish Club, Art Club, Home Economics Club, and she served as Kent State University at Salem National Society of Leadership and Success president. Her awards include National Honor Society, KSU Salem Dean’s List, Youngstown State University University Scholar Award and an Elks Scholarship. Grimm plans to major in biology at YSU. Morgan Huffman, daughter of Lee Huffman and Regina Doyla, both of Lisbon,

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attend the University of Akron for an undecided major Daniel Moran, son of Michael and Megan Moran, Minerva, also graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, science fair, varsity cross country, varsity track, and Business Professionals of America. An Eagle Scout, his awards include National Merit Finalist, Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, and fourth place in C++ programming at Business Professionals of America’s National See MINERVA, Page 21

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Leadership Convention. Moran plans to attend Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., to major in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence. Whitney Lumley, daughter of Heather and Brian Dillon, Minerva, earned a 3.957 GPA to be ranked third in her class. She participated in marching band, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Grace Chapel Youth Group, Grace Chapel Youth Mission’s Team. She was also named a Teen of the Month. Lumley plans to attend a four year college to earn an associate’s degree in culinary arts-bakery/pastry and a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. Alexis Gram, daughter of Daniel and Landa Gram, Minerva, was ranked fourth in her class with a 3.946 GPA. Her extracurriculars included National Honor Society, Ecology Club, SADD, International Circle and Latin Club. She was awarded the September Teen of the Month award. Gram will major in criminal justice and minor in Spanish at the University of Mount Union. Allison Bates, daughter of Charlene Bates and David Bates, both of Minerva, graduated fifth with a 3.815 GPA. She ran varsity cross country and track, while also participating marching band, community band, and jazz band. She was the January Teen of the Month and also received the John Phillip Sousa Award and Outstanding Senior Marcher Award. Bates will major in music education and minor in psychology at the University of Mount Union. Steven Zwick, son of Michael and Betty Zwick, East Rochester, earned a 3.809 GPA to graduate sixth in his class. He was a member of Academic Challenge, community band, 4-H, and Key Club. Zwick plans to attend the University of Akron to major in chemical engineering. Eli Maurer, son of Jan and Mark Maurer, Carrollton, was ranked seventh in his class with a 3.767 GPA. His extracurriculars included varsity football, varsity basketball, National Honor Society, student

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Oak Glen High School held its commencement ceremonies on May 25 in the high school gymnasium, with seven students receiving highest honors. Phillip MickMickinac inac, son of Daniel and Geralynn Mickinac, New Manchester, W.Va., was one of seven highest honor graduates. He was a member of National Honor Society, tennis, soccer, band, and was a past student council president. Mickinac plans to attend West Virginia University to Foltz major in civil engineering with a minor in political science. Katie Foltz, daughter of Dave and Connie Foltz, New Cumberland, W.Va., was also a highest honors graduate. She was a member of the Key Club, Culture Club, Pep Club, National Honor Society, and varsiHardy ty cheerleading. Foltz plans to attend West Virginia University to major in medical laboratory science. Siera Hardy, daughter of Jeffrie and Jennifer Hardy, New Cumberland,

Oak Glen High School Class of 2012 Teddy Joe Adkins Kylie Margaret Anderson Michael Alan Backus Steven Gary Barr Danielle Elizabeth Bartley Megan Joann Beatty Alexander Aaron Bennett Tyler William Brown Zachary Thomas Brown Brittany Jenea Buchanan Brandon Russell Butcher Arian Marie Cameron Franklin Lee Campbell III Christian Cydnee Chaffin William John Chaney Jr Whitney Eileen Chipps Amanda Kaye Clark Zeth Alyn Clark Matthew Joseph Coleman Halie Nicole Colson Brittany Nichole Cooper Phillip Michael Cooper David Samuel Cowey Jacob Kyle Cox Tanner Scott Crago Dylan Alec Davis Karley Nickole Dawson Ethan Michael Delekta Chance Bowen DiPasquale Felisha Maria Dos Santos Allyson Kandice Duncan

Payden Elaine Eckleberry Brandon Tyler Allen Englehart Jessica Kathleen Farley Natalie Renee Farnsworth Jennifer Ashley Nicole Ferguson Katie Lynn Foltz Tiffany Marie Gailey Justina Michelle Ginier Christopher Keith Grace Timothy Patrick Greaver Jr Johnathan Tyler Greynolds Siera Carin Hardy Dustin Dwayne Haskin Alexis Eileen Hawken Lyndsey Marie Hawken Dalton Cole Heath Logan Tyler Heath Breanna Sherrie Hendershot Howard Braden Herron Aaron James Hertzler Winston Clayton Hess Jefferey Allen Hissam Tyler Christopher Hoder Patience Dawn Hogan Tiffany Mae Hoover Cameron Elijah Ireland Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Justin Allen Jenkins Judith Marie Johnston Markie Adriana Johnston

W.Va., was one of seven highest honor graduates. She was a member of Key Club, Culture Club, National Honor Society, prom committee and Foreign Language Club. Hardy will attend West Virginia University to major in biology. Tanner Crago, son of Jay and Tara Crago, Newell, W.Va., also graduated with highest honors. A member of National Honor Society, he was also a member of the golf, basketball, and baseball teams. Crago plans to attend West Virginia University to major in pharmacy. Alexander Bennett, son of Aaron and See OAK GLEN, Page 23

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Marla Bennett, New Cumberland, W.Va., was named a highest honors graduate. His extracurriculars included soccer, tennis, National Honor Society, Key Club, and Culture Club. Bennett plans to attend Westminster College to major in neuroscience/psychology. Jessica Farley, daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Farley, Chester, W.Va., was named a highest honors graduate. She was a member of the concert and marching bands, Key Club, and National Honor Society. Farley plans to attend West Virginia University to major in chemistry.

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SALEM — Graduation ceremonies at Salem High School were held May 27 in the high school gym. During the ceremonies 13 students were recognized for having GPAs of 4.0 or higher. Nicholas Costa, son of Melissa and Tim Costa, Salem, Costa was named class valedictorian with a 4.281 GPA. He was a member of Delta Epsilon Phi, the National German Honor Society, and served as National Honor Society copresident. He was also a member of the varsity soccer, track, and cross country teams. His awards include WYTV and WKBN Student Hoover Athlete of the Week, Denison University Founders Scholarship, 2011 Northeastern Buckeye Conference Scholar Athletesoccer and cross country, Elks National Foundation 2012 Most Valuable Student Scholarship national finalist, West Point Leadership Awards, Harvard Book Prize, AP Scholar, Marie Brine Burns Music Award, and the Lou Slaby Arts and Athletic Award. Costa plans to study computer science and mathematics at Denison

Salem High School Class of 2012 Norma Aguirre Lynsee Ahearn Kristin Altenburg Ciara Andrews Heather Bailey Marcus Bailey Michael Baker Shelby Beer Garry Beitzel III Devon Bell Meg Bell Caroline Biddle Rosella Biddle Gabriel Blankenship Evan Boothe Brent Bosworth James Briceland Canaan Bricker Zachary Brine Jacob Brown Adam Buckius Kenna Bullard Cody Cameron Darrian Cannon Sierra Cannon Jerrica Carl Cristie Carlisle Gerald Carlisle II Ian Chandler Michael Cleek II Santazia Clement Corey Cody Corey Coleman Nicholas Costa Caleb Crawford Morgan Crosser Kaitlyn Culp Brice Cushman

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University. Madison Hoover, daughter of Kimberly and Steve Hoover, Salem, earned a 4.167 GPA to graduate second in her class. She was a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, and Pep Club, She also received a $2,000 Gateway Scholarship and an $8,000 ACE Scholarship. Hoover will attend Ohio University to major in industrial and systems engi-

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neering. Zachary Brine, son of Sandy and Bart Brine, Salem, graduated third in his class with a 4.146 GPA. He was involved in soccer, Spanish Club, karate, and National Honor Society. He was awarded the Youngstown State University Foundation President’s Scholarship. Brine plans to major in pre-med at YSU. Stephanie Wood, daughter of Chris

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participating in National Honor Society, Andrews plans to major in computer sciAcademic Challenge and Spanish Club. ence at YSU, where she received a full Continued from Page 24 She received the Leslie H. Cochran Schol- ride. demic award for soccer. Wood will attend arship from Youngstown State University See SALEM, Page 44 Youngstown State University on a full and was a Buckeye Girls State delegate. ride and major in business. Ciara Andrews, daughter of Lori and HACK, STEER & Jeffrey Andrews, Salem, graduated fifth COMPANY, LLC “LASER ENGRAVING & in her class with a 4.100 GPA. She GIFT LINE ITEMS” Certified Public Accountants served as captain of the varsity swimming 160 S. Broadway • Salem, Ohio 314 E. Second St. • Salem, Ohio team and senior class secretary, while also

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SEBRING — Graduation ceremonies for Sebring McKinley High School were held May 27 in the high school gymnasium Corey Baia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baia, was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was co-captain of the football and basketball teams, yearbook editor, National Honor Society president, and a member of the baseball team. His awards include first team All Inter-Tri County League defensive back, second team All ITCL basketball, special mention All Northeast Ohio basketball, Alliance Review Athlete of the Week, and an Elks’ Teen of the Month. Baia plans to major in pharmacy at the University of Toledo. Kayla Maretich, daughter of Jodi Benedetti and Joe Maretich earned a 3.972 GPA to be named class salutatorian. Her extracurriculars included varsity basketball, varsity softball, Ecology Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and National Honor Society where she served as treasurer. She was awarded honorable mention Inter-Tri County League basketball, Alliance Review Athlete of the Week, Elks Teenager of the Year, and Elks Teen of the Month. Maretich plans to attend the University of Toledo to major in pharmacy. Nicolette Frydrak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Frydrak, graduated third in her class with a 3.9 GPA. She severed as senior class co-secretary, while also participating in softball, volleyball, National Honor Society, and yearbook. She was an Elks Teenager of the Month. Frydrak will attend John Carroll University to major in pre-med. John Gough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jackson, earned a 3.8 GPA to be ranked fourth in his class. He was involved in golf, baseball, Academic Challenge, basketball and choir. Gough plans to minor in German with an undecided major at Kent State University. Amanda Powers, daughter of Diana Powers, graduated with a 3.770 GPA to be ranked fifth in her class. She was a four year Academic Team member. Powers plans to attend the University of Mount Union to major in education. Joe Campbell was ranked sixth in his class with a 3.6 GPA. The son of Susie Montgomery and Don Campbell, he participated in basketball, football, Learn and Serve, and the Wind River Science Club. His senior year awards included a football letter. Campbell plans to major in pharmacy at either Kent State University or the University of Toledo.

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Dakota Wagner, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burns, was ranked seventh in his class with a 3.5 GPA. His extracurricular activities included football, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, and he served as a Boys State counselor. His senior year awards included first team Inter-Tri County Baia league linebacker, ITCL Player of the Week, All Northern Inland All-Star first team running back, Elks Student of the Month, and Most Valuable Player Football. Wagner plans to attend the University of Akron and major in biology. Matthew Hunter Fox, son of Renee Fox, graduated eighth in his class with a 3.5 Campbell GPA. He was a member of Academic Challenge. Fox’s plans are undecided. Rachael Grandon earned a 3.39 GPA to be ranked ninth in her class. The daughter of Mark Grandon and the late Lori Grandon, she served as Language Club president, and was also a member of SADD, National Honor

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MORNING JOURNAL • GRADUATION 2012 • SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 • 27 A last chant of the David Anderson High School's fight song brought the graduation day’s events to a close. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

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CANFIELD — South Range High School awarded 11 students the title of valedictorian during the June 9 graduation ceremonies. Anna Cullar, daughter of Ken and Dawn Cullar, North Lima, graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be named valedictorian. She served as student council president and Key Club secretary. She was also a member of National Honor Society, FreshmanSenior Sisterhood, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her awards include the Robinette Scholastic Award and a Scholar Athlete award. Cullar will participate in a study abroad proCullar gram. Ellen Downie, daughter of Alex and Chris Downie, Canfield, also earned a 4.0 GPA to graduate as valedictorian. She participated in National Honor Society, soccer, track, Key Club and Freshman-Senior Sisterhood. She was awarded the Robinette Scholastic Award, Scholar Athlete award, and first team Inter-Tri County Leaguesoccer. Downie plans to attend The Ohio State University. Maria Fazal, daughter of Najeed Downie and Dylia Fazal, North Lima, was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. Her activities included Key Club, Art Club, National Honor Society, tae kowondo, and hospital volunteering. She was the recipient of the National Hispanic Recognition Scholar award, National Merit Commended Student award, Scholastic Writing Silver Key, and Scholastic Art Honorable Mention. Fazal will major in biology at Case Western Reserve University.

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group, and was class president. She received the Greenford Ruritan Citizenship and Patriotism Award. Melnick will attend Malone University to study nursing. Jessica Lindquist was named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. The daughter of Tom and Julii Roush Lindquist, Canfield; and Ray and Laura Courtwright, Columbiana, she was a member of National Honor Society and Future Teachers of America. Lindquist plans to attend Hope College, Holland, Mich, to study pre-med. K a t i e McCormick graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be ranked valedictorian. The daughter of Patty Smith McCormick, North Lima, she participated in band, soccer, National Honor Society, Freshmen-Senior Sisterhood, and was Key Club treasurer. She received the Robinette Scholastic Award and the Scholar Athlete award. McCormick will attend John Carroll University to major in communications and minor in business. Stewart Ryan Roush earned a 4.0 GPA to graduate as valedictorian. The son of Scot and Julie Roush, Canfield, he ran cross country and track. He was also a member of Key Club, student council, and National Honor Society. His awards include the Robinette Scholar Athlete Award, first team

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South Range High School Class of 2012 Jesse Aczel Brennan Allen Nicholas Altman Roni Bair Jordan Baker Aaron Beabout Heather Berry Andrew Blough Elizabeth Blythe Christian Bowden Allison Brink Maxwell Brooke Austin Brown Shanna Brown Kelly Candle Dakota Childers Hannah Clark Anna Cullar Sarah Morrissey-Custer

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All-Ohio cross country, Academic AllOhio cross country, and Vindicator Cross Country Runner of the Year. Roush plans to major in physical therapy and minor in coaching at Malone University. MiKayla Smith was named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. The daughter of Paul Smith and Lara Zucco, both of Columbiana, she was involved in varsity soccer, National Honor Society, 4-H, band, and Key club. She received the Robinette Scholastic Award, Scholar Athlete award, and was named second team All-Ohio soc-

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SALINEVILLE — Southern Local Jr. Sr. High School held its 2012 graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 25 in the high school gymnasium. A baccalaureate was held on May 20 at the Salineville Assembly of God. Caroline Jean Hill, daughter of Hill Jean Hill, Salineville, was named class valedictorian with a 3.877 GPA. She was a member of the volleyball team, Art Club, Spanish Club, Science Club, and National Honor Society. Her awards include All A and All A/B Honor Roll. Hill plans to attend the University of Akron and major in psycholoExline The Southern Local High School Class of 2012. gy. Kyle Steven Exline, son of George and Patty Exline, Wellsville, earned a 3.76 GPA to be named class salutatorian. He served as class Damin Richard Beadnell Cody Michael Gasior president for four Brittany Lynn Bentley Ryan Eric Geho years and was a Mikaela Rose Bentley Kelli Lynn Hanley four year football Breann Kylie Heath James Edward Berdine letterman. He was Dylan Ray Hess Chelsea Rae Berkheimer also a member of Caroline Jean Hill Trent Allen Blackburn National Honor Bridgett Nicole Hostetter Savanna Ilene Boals Society, yearbook Logan John Hoyt Daynna Brooke Bowman and T.E.C. Club. Joshua Mark Jarrard Matthew Christian Chase His senior awards Marcus Joseph Jarvis Richard William Craven included the Jocelyn Leigh Jones James Matthew Davis National Football Joshua Duane Knox Zachary Caleb Davis McKenzie Foundation Scholar, Hartley James Malone Harley Edward Jay Donaldson Athlete Award, Corey James McDonald Madilyn Nicole Dowling third team All-Ohio Defense, first team Elijah James Earich Katie Ann McKenzie Rachael Ann Michael Kyle Steven Exline Marcus Joseph Mick Jan Vaughn Bryant Farley See SOUTHERN, Page 31

Southern Local High School Class of 2012 Nathan Tyler Morgan Taylor Marie Mosti Mary Catherine Napierkowski Shelby Marie Naylor Joseph James Pahanish Annamaria Michelle Pastore Jennah Elizabeth Phillis Abby Lynn Pierson Cory Alexander Plunkett Zachary David Puckett Danielle Lindsay Redmond Devon Patrick Rice Joseph Edwin Riggs Paige Alicia Riggs Jacob Matthew Russell Magie Brooke Schafer Billie Jean Schmidt

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North-Eastern Inland District Defense, The Challenge Program Award Winner, and 2012 Penn-Ohio All Star. Exline plans to play football and major in secondary English education at Geneva College. Katie Ann McKenzie, daughter Talbott of Michael and Sheilah McKenzie, Lisbon, was ranked third in her class with a 3.735 GPA. She was a member of National Honor Society, Chorus, CIS and FACS. Her awards include All A Honor Roll, perfect attendance and an art award. McKenzie plans to major in writing in college. Nicole Kathryn Talbott, daughter of Tracey Talbott, Lisbon, was ranked fourth in her class with a 3.723 GPA. She was a member of the band, Spanish club, National Honor Society, The Natural Society of Leadership and Success, Shotokan Karate. Talbott plans to attend the Honors College at Kent State University to major in sociology. Madilyn Nicole Dowling, daughter of Kip and Julie Dowling, Salineville, earned a 3.69 GPA to be ranked fifth in her class. She played basketball, volleyball, softball, and was also a member of National Honor

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Springfield Local High School held graduation ceremonies at 6 p.m. June 10. During the ceremonies three students were named valedictorian. Amanda Dicks, daughter of Joyce and Ken Dicks, Petersburg, was ranked first in her class with a 4.0 GPA. A majorette, she was also a member of Speech Team, Academic Challenge, the Northern Strut Twirling Team, and is a member of Petersburg Presbyterian Church. Her senior year awards include, National High Honor Roll, Hall of Fame and Young Women with Bright Futures by the YWCA. Dicks plans to major in biomedical engineering at Indiana Tech. Anthony Buzzacco Jr., son of Tony and Barb Buzzacco, New Middletown, was also ranked first with a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of Drama Club, Speech and Debate Team, History Day, Destination Imagination, marching/concert band, and pep band. His senior year awards include Academic Hall of Fame, Best Actor-Drama Club, History Day state qualifier, Poland Speech Meet fourth place, four year band letter, honors diploma, and Top 10. Buzzacco plans to attend Bowling Green State University. Sarah Mercer was also named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. The daughter of Kern and Cindy Mercer, New Middletown, she was a member of Science Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Student Council president. She was also a two time state qualifier on the speech team. Her senior year awards include Academic Hall of Fame, valedictorian, honors diploma, and National High Honor Roll. Mercer plans to major in journalism at Youngstown State University. Devan Weckerly earned the rank of salutatorian with a 3.95 GPA. She is the daughter of Sandra Sutak, Poland; and David Weckerly, Knox, Pa. Her extracurricular activities included Drama Club, concert choir, Destination Imagination, National Honor Society, and History Day. Her senior year awards included top 10, honors diploma, and Academic Hall of Fame. Weckerly plans to major in communications with a focus in journalism and pub-

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lishing at the University of Mount Union. Madison Groner, daughter of Jim and Erin Groner, Petersburg, is ranked fifth in her class with a 3.95 GPA. She was a member of National Honor Society, volleyball, softball, Spanish Club, Science Club. Her senior year awards include honor roll, top 10, honors diploma, Academic Hall of Fame, softball letter, and volleyball letter. Groner plans to attend Youngstown State University to major in human resources. Mark Noel, son of Helen and Mark Noel, New Middletown, earned a 3.94 GPA to be ranked sixth in his class. A member of the school’s golf and track teams, he also took part in Ski Club, Academic Challenge, and National Honor Society. His senior year awards include High Honor Roll, honor roll and a golf letter. Noel is currently enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. infantry and will be called to active duty on Jan. 28, 2012. Joe Ohlin is ranked seventh in his class with at 3.911 GPA. The son of Mary Jo and Ron Ohlin, Petersburg, he was a member of National Honor Society, Chess Club, Science Club, served as a class officer, and varsity football. His senior year awards include Tim Withers Scholar Athlete Award (football), Scholar Athlete Academic Hall of Fame, All A Honor Roll, InterTri County League first team football, Quad County and Northeast Ohio first team football, third team All-Ohio football, and student of the month. Ohlin plans to major in biology/pre-med at Youngstown State See SPRINGFIELD, Page 33

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Springfield High School Class of 2012 Frederic Bender Michelle Berry Alexander Bishard Dominic Bruno Michael Buchenic Elissa Burkey Dallas Busse Anthony Buzzacco Alyssa Casto Stephanie Chapman Matthew Chicase Caitlyn Coler Jonathan Conder Jennifer Cunningham Bobby Cusick Amanda Dicks Daniel Dilling Jessica Evan Samuel Fiumara Joseph Fleeger Sarah Gabrick Dillon Gbur Jessica Gibbs Scott Gorby Madison Groner Thor Guillard Austin Hostetter Rick Huskins Brian Johnson Ciera Johnson Alexis Karelin

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HANOVERTON — United Local High School held its graduation ceremony on May 27 and award valedictorian honors to four students. Ciara Marshall, daughter of Gary and Mary Marshall, East Rochester, is one of four valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of Interact Marshall Club, Art Club, Ruriteens, Spanish Club and National Honor Society. Her awards include distinguished honor roll, Golden Eagle Award, Mount Union Founder’s Scholarship, and an academic letter. Marshall plans to attend the University of Mount Union and double major in Japanese and Spanish, with a minor in Chinese. Prosko Ruth Prosko, daughter of Mark and Mary Ann Prosko, Hanoverton, also earned a 4.0 GPA to be named valedictorian. She was captain of the varsity basketball, volleyball and track teams, while serving as National Honor Society president, and Senior Class vice-president. Her awards include an academic letter, Bausch and Ritchie Lomb Honorary Science Award, Ohio American Legion Americanism and Government Award, Wendy’s High School

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was a member of the softball team and cheerleading squad. Her awards include Lake Erie College Valedictorian full tuition scholarship, Marion G. Resch Foundation Scholarship and Buick Achievers Scholarship. Ritchie plans to major in business at Watt Lake Erie College, where she will also be a member of the cheerleading squad. Jordan Watt, daughter of Dave and Jennifer Watt, Salem, earned a 4.0 GPA to be named valedictorian. She was a member of National Honor Society, varsity volleyball, varsity cheerleading, the Talon staff, and the Principal’s Advisory Council. Her McCartney awards include Wright State University Valedictorian Scholarship, scholar athlete, and distinguished honor roll. Watt plans to attend Wright State University and enroll in its nursing honors program. Krista McCartney, daughter of Jerry and Kathy McCartney, Salem, was named class salutatorian with a 3.941 GPA. She Willis was a member of VICTOR STOFFER agent - owner

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WELLSVILLE — Wellsville High School had three students recognized as class valedictorians during its 2012 commencement ceremonies on May 27. Nicholas DaLonzo, son of Jacki and Nick DaLonzo, both of Wellsville, was named valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He served as student council president and was a member of Varsity W Club and Leo Club. He was also a three year football and four year track letterman. His senior year awards included 3.75 Honor Roll and Excellence in Pre-Calculus. DaLonzo plans to major in athletic training at The Ohio State University. Dominic Deem, son of Ronald and Frances Deem, Wellsville, also graduated with a 4.0 GPA to be named valedictorian. He was involved in track, choir, National Honor Society, varsity Academic Challenge, and ACTION. His awards include 3.75 Honors Program, Excellence in Spanish IV, Excellence in Anatomy, Calculus Award of Merit, Lions Club Student of the Month, and the United States Achievement Academy Excellence in Science. Deem will major in computer engineering at the University of Akron. Jacob Reed, son of Karl and Cynthia Reed, Wellsville, graduated as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. His extracurriculars include football, baseball, weight lifting, and yearbook, where he served as editor/photographer. He was award Excellence in Pre-Calculus, Excellence in Physics, and Excellence in English IV. Reed plans to attend Kent State University to major in political science before transferring to The Ohio State University. Taylor Hardman, daughter of James and Paula Hardman, Wellsville, was named class salutatorian with a 3.923 GPA. She served as president of her senior class and FTA. She was involved in varsity cheerleading and Ebony & Ivory show choir. Her senior awards include the Patrick Gilmore Award. Hardman will attend Kent State University at East Liverpool to study nursing. Dominique Jackson, daughter of

Wellsville High School Class of 2012 Taylor Lynn Adkins Noah Caleb Allison Noelle Elizabeth Amato Cheyane Elizabeth Anderson Crystal Dawn Bailey Joshua Beau Bauer Jillian Renee Bergert Lizbeth Ashley Bickel Amber Lynn Boley Cody Dylin Brush Michael John Call Joshua Phillip Carter Courtney Lynne Cook Nicholas Joseph DaLonzo Dominic Marc Deem Seth Leighton James Dinch Joseph Nicholas Dowling

Marichu and Raymond Jackson II, Wellsville, was ranked fifth in her class with a 3.906 GPA. She participated in varsity cheerleading, Ebony & Ivory show choir, student council advisory board, academic challenge, and was National Honor Society vice-president. Her awards include Calculus Award of Merit and Excellence in Spanish IV. Jackson plans to attend the University of Akron to study vocal music and prepare for medical school. Cody Brush graduated sixth in his class with a 3.891 GPA. The son of Randall Brush, East Liverpool; and Brenda Wilson, Wellsville, he was a member of National Honor Society, academic challenge, student council, track, and the fall play. His awards include Calculus Award of Merit, 3.75 Honors, Excellence in English IV, Excellence in Anatomy, and Excellence in Spanish IV. Brush will enlist in the United States Army as airborne infantry. Alyson Saracco earned a 3.824 GPA to be ranked seventh in her class. The daughter of James and Judy Saracco, Wellsville, she was a member of Art See WELLSVILLE, Page 37

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Club, Future Teachers of American, Spirit Club, Y-Teens, and National Honor Society. Her awards include Excellence in English IV, Calculus Award of Merit, Excellence in Anatomy, Excellence in Art IV, and 3.75 Honor Roll. Saracco plans to major in education and minor in English at the University of Mount Union. Alexander Williams was ranked eighth in his class with a 3.784 GPA. The son of Craig Williams, Wellsville, he took part in the Kent State University post secondary program. During his senior year he was named to the KSU dean’s

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BELOIT — West Branch High School held its 2012 commencement on June 3 in the high school field house. During the ceremony, nine students were recognized as valedictorians. Taylor Baum, daughter of Dave and Kim Baum, Homeworth, was named valedictorian. She received the Baum Youngstown State University Trustee’s Scholarship. Baum plans to attend Youngstown State University. Kayla Coldsnow, daughter of John and Dawn Coldsnow, Beloit, graduated as a valedictorian. She was the recipient of Youngstown State University Trustee’s Scholarship. Coldsnow plans to attend Coldsnow Youngstown State University. Amanda Hawk, daughter of Cathy Betz, Beloit; and Keith Hawk, East Rochester, graduated as a class valedictorian. Hawk plans to attend Kent State University in the next year. Dominique Heck, daughter of Tammy and Larry Weibel and Marc Heck, all of Alliance, was named a class valeHawk dictorian. She was the recipient of Youngstown State UniverSee WEST BRANCH, Page 39

West Branch High School Class of 2012 Noah Abdoo Amber Adams Bonnie Ameser Joseph Anderson Samara Anderson Tara Atherton Millicent Austin Emily Ayers Andrew Baird Barry Bandy Christopher Bandy Jenna Barborak Tiffany Barickman Matthew Barker Maryssa Barnett Clayton Bates Taylor Baum Danielle Beadnell Levi Beck Cody Beegle Patrick Benjamin Emily Berger Rex Billiter Jr. Matthew Borner McKaley Boswell Zachary Bowen Matthew Bozmoff Patrick Brady Bethany Brown Kayla Brown Calvin Browning Chelsea Broyles Will Buetel Lydia Burch Danielle Byall Anthony Cairns Shannon Campbell Taylor Campbell Anthony Cappa Stephanie Carl Emily Carlton Nichole Carlton Matthew. Carson Jane Chapman Kayla Coldsnow Joshua Crewson Cody Criss Marissa Criss Morgan Cross Kevin Curtis

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sity Trustee’s Scholarship. Heck plans to attend Youngstown State University. Erica Huston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Huston, Alliance, was also named valedictorian. She was the recipient of Kent State University Trustee’s ScholarHeck ship. Huston plans to attend Kent State University. Dorothy Schlueter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Schlueter, Salem, graduated as a class valedictorian. She received the University of Notre Dame Scholarship, Salem Italian American Scholarship, Elks Most Valuable Student Award and Salem Rotary Award. Schlueter plans to Huston attend the University of Notre Dame. Matt Unkefer, son of Terry and Mabel Unkefer, Alliance, was named valedictorian. He received a Marietta College Dean’s Scholarship. Unkefer plans to attend Marietta College to major in petroleum engineering. Emily Weber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Weber, North Benton, was named valedictorian. She received the Fran-Baxter GOOD LUCK!

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COLUMBIANA — Commencement activities for Heartland Christian were held May 25 in the Heartland Auditorium. Ryan Benner, son of Randall and Mariah Benner, Salem, was named class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the Theatrical Society, varsity Benner soccer, student council, National Honor Society, and Roaring Lions. Benner plans to attend college and double major in computer science and computer engineering. Daniel J. Brancroft, son of Dr. Charles and Robin Bancroft, Canfield, earned a 3.97 GPA to be named class salutatorian. He Brancroft was a member of the golf, baseball and basketball teams, National Honor Society, while also serving as student council chaplain and vice-president. He also received academic scholarships. Brancroft plans to major in pre-professional biology and minor in chemistry at Malone University. Melinda Koerth, Koerth daughter of Gary and Cindy Koerth, Austintown, was ranked third in her class with a 3.9 GPA. She served as senior

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class vice-president, a Middle School Girls Only mentor, and was a member of student council, National Honor Society, and the Buddies Program. Her awards include the Liberty Academic Scholarship, Liberty University Champion Scholarship, Pastor Alumni Scholarship, and Honors Program Scholarship. Koerth will attend Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., to major in teaching English as a second/foreign language with a minor in Spanish. See HEARTLAND, Page 43

Heartland Christian School Class of 2012 Ethan Jared Altomare Carley Melynn Baker Daniel James Bancroft Melanie Christine Beil Ryan Joshua Benner Michael Frank Broderick Jr. Alexis Marie Brooks Olivia Yvonne Buch

Ashley Lauren Burkhart Erica Joy Congemi Nathaniel Robert Crawford Edwin Robert Cruickshank Vanessa Marie Easley Maranda Irene Husted Melinda Marie Koerth Anthony Michael LaRocca

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American Spirit Academy’s Class of 2012, left, held graduation ceremonies on May 19. Meanwhile, outside one graduate’s car offered some cautionary advice coupled with an arithmetic problem.

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Edwin Cruickshank, son of Robert and Ola Cruickshank, McDonald, graduated with a 3.881 GPA to be ranked fourth in his class. Cruickshank plans to major in counseling at Youngstown State University. Austin Richter, son of Chip and Mary Beth Richter, Columbiana, earned a 3.85 GPA to graduate fifth in his class. He was involved in soccer, track, student council, National Honor Society, and drama. He was awarded the Youngstown State University Dean’s Scholarship. Richter plans to attend YSU and major in graphic design. Presley Mays, daughter of Donald and Joyce Mays, East Liverpool, graduated sixth in her class with a 3.7 GPA. She served as student council president and Drama Club secretary. She was also a member of National Honor Society, volleyball, and cheerleading. Mays will double major in communications and child psychology at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. Alexis Brooks, daughter of Krista Brooks, East Liverpool, is ranked seventh in her class with a 3.6 GPA. She was a member of student council, National Hon-

or Society, the Buddies Program and Purity Chicks. Brooks plans to attend Grove City College to major in exercise science. Christian Stryffeler, son of Dave and Brenda Stryffeler, Columbiana, graduated eighth in his class with a 3.46 GPA. He played soccer, basketball, and is a member of his church praise team. Stryffeler plans to attend college to major in business and communications. Anthony LaRocca, son of Tony LaRocca and Gerri Kaye Duesenberry, both of Canfield, earned a 3.45 GPA to be ranked ninth in his class. He was a school sound technician and a member of yearbook. LaRocca will major in film and entertainment business at Full Sail University. Ashley Weikart, daughter of Mike and Renee Weikart, Salem, was ranked 10th in her class with a 3.41 GPA. She played basketball and was a member of missions team. She was awarded the Columbiana County Basketball Coach’s Association Scholarship and an academic scholarship from Calvin College. Weikart will major in accounting and minor in missions at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Jason Thomas, son of Michelle and Scott Thomas, Salem, earned a 4.094 GPA to be ranked sixth in his class. He was a member of National Honor Society, student council, Spanish Club, and played football. He was awarded the Kent State University Trustees and Honors Scholarships. Thomas plans to attend KSU as part of the bachelor’s of science/doctor of medicine program, before continuing studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Jocelynne Samu, daughter of Jacqueline and Attila Samu, Beloit, was ranked seventh in her class with a 4.089 GPA. She served as National Honor Society registrar, National Art Honor Society secretary, and varsity soccer captain. She was also a member of the varsity track team and Academic Challenge. Her awards include Buckeye Girls State delegate, honor roll, Lou Slaby Arts and Athletic Award, and an academic award for soccer. Samu plans to major in zoology at Miami University. Karli Utt, daughter of Carrie and Kevin Utt, Salem, graduated with a 4.080 GPA and was ranked eighth in her class. A member of the golf team, she also served as Spanish Club president, choir president, National Honor Society vice-president, and was a member of student council. She was awarded the Northeastern Buckeye Conference Academic Award. Jordan Umbs, son of Lura and Douglas Umbs, Salem, was ranked ninth in his class with a 4.061 GPA. His extracurriculars included varsity soccer captain, yearbook editor in chief, National Honor Society co-president, German Club, and Delta Epsilon Phi, the National German Honor Society. He was awarded the Northeastern

Buckeye Conference Scholar Athlete Award for soccer and a full tuition scholarship to Cleveland State University. Umbs plans to major in computer science at CSU. Rachel Lutz, daughter of Lora and David Lutz, Salem, graduated Wood 10th in her class with a 4.029 GPA. Her extracurricular activities included Interact Club, Spanish Club, student council, volleyball, and National Honor Society, where she served as an officer. Lutz will attend The Ohio State University to study nursing. Umbs Trent Kenreigh, son of Tricia and Tim Kenreigh, Salem, earned a 4.020 GPA to be ranked 11th in his class. He played varsity basketball, football, track, and golf. He was also a member of Spanish Club. His awards include the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship, Northeastern Buckeye Conference Scholar Athlete Award, and the Division II Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association All-Ohio Team Award. Kenreigh plans to major in biolo-

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band, Spanish Club, and Future Educators Association. Her awards include the Columbiana City Retired Teachers’ Association book grant, Gamma Eta Sorority Scholarship, Columbiana Alumni and Friends Scholarship, academic letter, Award of Merit, Columbiana High School Academic Award, Al Ridel Scholarship, Lucille Funkhauser-Mundy Band Scholarship, Buckeye Girls State Scholarship, and a senior band member certificate. Goehring will attend the University of Mount Union to major in chemistry and minor in education. Nicole Ray graduated fifth in her class with a 3.911 GPA. The daughter of Paula and Brian Ray, Columbiana, she served as

senior class secretary. She was also a member of volleyball, Interact Club, Spanish Club and student government. Her awards include a merit award, Columbiana High School Honors Diploma, Ohio Honors Diploma, and an academic letter. Ray plans to attend Gannon University to enroll in its five year physician assistant master’s program. Kailee Engel, daughter of James Engel and Andrea Engel, both of Columbiana, earned a 3.78 GPA to be ranked sixth in her class. A member of the varsity soccer team, she was also involved in speech and debate, marching band, and the Salem Youth Chorus. She was awarded an academic letter and an Award of Merit. Engel

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al Honor Society. Her awards include the Incentive Scholarship. Bable plans to major in mass communications at Kent State University. Carly Angelica Blair, daughter of Chester and Debbie Blair, Negley, is also a honors graduate. Her extracurricular activities included volleyball, softball, Pep Club, CLEAR Club, and student council. Blair plans to Kent State University to majoring in nursing and minor in art.

David Buster Blue, son of Doug and Leanne Blue, East Palestine, was named a honors graduate. He was a member of the track, cross country, football and basketball teams, and National Honor Society. Blue plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. and study MOS Intelligence. Shayne Dakota Cope, daughter of Michelle Cope, East Palestine; and Sean Cope, Leetonia, is also a honors graduate.

Her extracurricular activities included cheerleading, PAWS, serving as a Dog Days volunteer, Pep Club, and Tri-Hi-Y. Cope plans to study education at Marshall University. Shannon Amelia Jurjavcic, daughter of Tina Jurjavcic, East Palestine, and the late Hank Jurjavcic, was also named a honors graduate. She was a member of the basketball and volleyball teams. She was also a member of Rotary Interact Club, Tri-Hi-Y,

and National Honor Society. Her awards included the Incentive Scholarship. Jurjavcic plans to attend Kent State University to major in nursing. Emily Sue Noel, daughter of David and Geri Noel, East Palestine, was named a honors graduate. She played volleyball, softball and basketball. Noel plans to study pre-pharmacy at Cleveland State University.

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and Jackie Shatzer and Marty and Dardi Albright, all of Minerva, earned a 3.682 GPA to graduate 10th. She was involved in National Honor Society, student council, varsity soccer, varsity softball, and Leadership Class. Her senior year awards include first team All-County in bowling, and Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) Scholar Athlete. Among her soccer awards are NBC honorable mention, Eastern District honorable mention, and Stark County honorable mention. Albright plans to attend the University of Mount Union to major in exercise science.

Student of the Month during her senior year. Taylor will attend Youngstown State University to major in history. Perry Kimmel, son of Perry and Lori Kimmel, Columbiana, earned a 3.9 GPA to graduate 10th in his class. He was involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Element 79 youth group. He was also named a Student of the Month. Kimmel will enroll in Kent State University’s honors program and study health care administration.

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